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Secrets for circular supply chain partnerships from Interface and Aquafil 29.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Secrets for circular supply chain partnerships from Interface and Aquafil Elsa Wenzel Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:00 It’s an enviable alliance that has outlasted most marriages. For two decades, Interface and Aquafil have worked together to close the loop on carpeting, an example that other companies have followed. The carpet maker and the nylon supplier moved long ago past the early steps of engagement and strategy. They've innovated on raw materials, resulting in Aquafil's Econyl yarn that it recycles from ghost fishing nets, carpet fluff and other would-be waste. They've co-launched pilot projects that have reshaped their supply chains, including the Net Works program, which pays fishers in the Philippines and Cameroon for turning in castoff nets used to create new nylon. They've expanded their markets and slashed carbon footprints along the way, cementing reputations as innovators. What are the secrets for the successes of this longtime collaboration between Interface and Aquafil? A virtual GreenBiz event ...
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The Future of Agriculture in Egypt 12.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

This version is subsequent to the previous version “The future of Agriculture”, which was written by the Carbon Footprint Center in 2016 (version 1, 2016). Due to our vision to face many challenges in regards to climate change, food insecurity, water scarcity, and desertification we decided to rewrite and update the original study after the new economic development in Egypt.

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How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity 12.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity Katrina Shum Tue, 05/12/2020 - 01:30 This article is part of our Paradigm Shift series, produced by nonprofit PYXERA Global, on the diverse solutions driving the transition to a circular economy. See the full collection of stories and upcoming webinars with the authors  here . Commerce as we know it is going through a rapid evolution. The convergence of new technology, emerging social platforms, constrained natural resources and the evolving values of each new generation is changing the way we do business — whether it’s the sharing economy, the rise of products as a service or the retail shopping experience itself. But the accelerated growth of the retail industry has come at a cost. There’s no doubt about it — we are in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis. We’ve all seen the viral images of turtles with straws stuck up their noses, or whales washed up with bellies full of plastic bags. And one of the biggest contributors to ...
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How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy 17.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Eighty percent of a product’s environmental impact is decided on the design table but most apparel professionals weren't trained to design with the end-user or end-of-life of the garment in mind.
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Testing the mettle of the aluminum cup 23.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Which is better: reusable, unrecyclable plastic or single-use, recyclable aluminum?
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The future of plant-based meat 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Progress might be slower than the current hype suggests, but the products will almost certainly get better.
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A conversation with Ford's sustainability leader 3.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How will the No. 2 American automaker focus on sustainability amidst restructuring and major transformation?
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Natural Climate Solutions: How 4 global companies leverage nature to tackle the climate crisis 24.2.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Danone, General Mills, Barry Callebaut and Braskem accelerate climate action through nature-based solutions.
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Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups 21.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups for good 21.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Turning carbon into concrete could win UCLA team a climate victory — and $6.5 million 16.1.2020 LA Times: Science

A UCLA team is vying for the Carbon XPrize, a competition to see who can recycle the most CO2 by turning it into useful products like concrete.

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Letters to the Editor: Is red meat a green food? In the U.S. it is 10.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Beef production accounts for only about 2% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Eliminating it would do away with a cheap source of protein.

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6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From refill schemes to more practical and viable recycling options, there's a stronger sense of urgency to find solutions.
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Intel, Apple tout circular, carbon-free manufacturing 12.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Make no mistake, these changes have been years in the making.
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“Bleak” U.N. report finds world heading to climate catastrophes 27.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Humanity is headed toward climate catastrophes, according to a U.N. report issued Tuesday, with China and the United States, the two biggest polluters, having expanded their carbon footprints last year.
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The vertical farming industry is growing deeper roots 11.11.2019 GreenBiz.com
Automation, changing consumer appetites and the heightened focus on sustainable agriculture cultivate new interest in urban and indoor growers.
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Opinion: Advice for the climate-conscious consumer: Don't sweat the small stuff 5.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Can't decide how best to reduce your carbon footprint? Focus on transportation and electricity, which are responsible for more than 60% of GHG emissions.

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The sensible, sexy and strange world of carbontech 24.10.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The trillion-dollar market is growing startups, products and technologies, though capital deployment remains an obstacle.
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The new labeling scheme designed to help companies go carbon neutral 23.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Goods deemed “Climate Neutral” are coming to stores soon thanks to a user-friendly approach to carbon accounting.
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