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Eco Warrior Princess
Sep 18, 2020

Australia's leading eco store Biome opens a mecca for sustainable f...

Australia’s leading zero waste and eco-lifestyle store, Biome opened its mecca for sustainable fashion in Brisbane this month, located at Biome Collective next door to its flagship store in Paddington.
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EU Policies
Sep 18, 2020

Ban on single-use plastics in Germany approved by lawmakers

It covers products like drink stirrers, plates, and chopsticks, as eco-friendly alternatives to these products already exist. This will, according to the ...
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Cosmetics Design Asia
Sep 18, 2020

Go sweat: NZ’s Ultrella outlines local and overseas expansion plans...

New Zealand-based Ultrella is looking to expand locally and overseas with its natural deodorant ‘demi-perspirant’ products.
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Frozen Foods Biz
Sep 18, 2020

Heura sees recycled cardboard packaging as way to cut plastic use

Huera, a plant-based faux meat products company based in Barcelona, Spain, has revamped its packaging to reduce plastic use by 80%, which translates to 12.85 tons less plastic entering the waste steam per annum. The new packs feature a microwaveable tray made of 100% recycled ...
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3DPMN
Sep 18, 2020

HP introduces 3D printed advanced tooling solution for molded fiber...

HP is partnering closely with industry leader Pulp Moulding Dies Inc. (PMD) to deliver the next-generation of durable, lighter, faster and easier to use tools. HP is also working with leading packaging solutions companies such as Veritiv, who works with customers from design c...
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Business Green
Sep 18, 2020

M&S to roll out garlic bread made from surplus baguettes

Unsold fresh bread is being given a second chance to feed customers - as garlic bread - thanks to a new initative set for rollout at Marks & Spencer food outlets. Baguettes and boules loaves that would once have been consigned to the bin at the end of trading in M&S stores are...
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Sustainable Brands
Sep 18, 2020

Primark and cotton connect: Bringing sustainable cotton from field ...

Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.
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Food For Mzansi
Sep 18, 2020

Redefining 'food waste' can ease hunger, save environment

Role players in the agriculture sector are prodding the government to rethink the labelling of perfectly nutritious and edible surplus food as “food waste”. Tonnes of food is wasted like this every day, which is unacceptable, they argue, especially in a country that is rife wi...
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Food Ingredients First
Sep 18, 2020

SavrPak fights food waste with patented moisture-eliminating techno...

SavrPak deploys the laws of physics and thermodynamics to eliminate moisture from a container before its food deteriorates. With at-home deliveries and takeout spiking during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has ramped up production of its patented food waste prevention tech...
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swissinfo.ch
Sep 18, 2020

Swiss start-up plans promising alternatives to plastic

Bloom Biorenewables uses wood, straw, cherry stones or walnut shells to make bioplastics, textiles, cosmetics and perfumes. The Swiss start-up has developed a technology for producing materials from biomass instead of oil.
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New Jersey 101.5
Sep 18, 2020

Trenton facility turning our wasted food into renewable energy

Trenton Renewables, New Jersey’s only facility that takes on both food waste recycling and Class I renewable energy, is said to have the annual capacity to save 110,000 tons of organic material that would otherwise be trapped in a landfill or incinerated.
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Material District
Sep 17, 2020

Biodegradable textile made from algae and silk protein

With her project Decomposition of Materiality and Identities, designer Scarlett Yang imagines a circular ecosystem in which garments grow, decompose and shape-change throughout time and changing environment.
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waste360
Sep 17, 2020

City of Los Angeles joins food waste collaborative

The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) announces plans to lead a US-based public-private partnership - one of the largest in the world - to address wasted food. Together with ReFED, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and WRAP, the PCC is calling on food retailers and their supply chain ...
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CNN
Sep 17, 2020

Fabscrap repurposes textile scraps to counter fashion's waste problem

New York-based nonprofit Fabscrap collects, organizes and repurposes textile scraps from the city's design offices, to divert as much unused material as possible from being landfilled or incinerated.
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NOSH
Sep 17, 2020

Fancypants Baking Co. announces first flavor in new line of cookies...

Fancypants Baking Co. announces the first flavor in their new line of cookies baked with upcycled ingredients. Okara Chocolate Chip Cookies are cookies made with the mission to reduce food waste while creating delicious snacks. Okara is a byproduct of the soy milk making proce...
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Packaging News
Sep 17, 2020

Henkel claims coating enables recyclable alternative to plastic

Following last year’s launch of its RE range, which is “designed for recycling”, the company has since expanded the line-up to include both hot- and cold-sealable coatings for paper. Those products are certified as paper-recycling compatible.
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Times-Delphic
Sep 17, 2020

Hubbell dining hall reduces waste despite pandemic

Amid a pandemic where disposable is king, Drake University’s Hubbell has achieved the impossible by reducing its waste. Hubbell’s summer makeover was instrumental to its sustainability success.
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The Zoe Report
Sep 17, 2020

Kitsch's new consciously created hair brush collection uses this bi...

Kitsch is expanding its repertoire — and quickly. Bottle-free shampoo and conditioner bars arrived on Sept. 1, followed by the Kitsch Consciously Created Hair Brush Collection two weeks later on Sept. 15. And similar to the cult-favorite hair accessories, the price is there: ...
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Environment + Energy Leader
Sep 17, 2020

Kraft Heinz reports progress on sustainable packaging goals

The Kraft Heinz Company is making progress against goals related to improving packaging sustainability, according to their second-ever Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report, which was published this week.
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Packaging News
Sep 17, 2020

Lidl GB sets ambitious plastic waste reduction targets

Lidl GB has revealed a new set of bold and ambitious plastic and packaging reduction targets, after it made significant progress against existing pledges.
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Packaging Europe
Sep 17, 2020

Mak-Pak: Take-away packaging made from macro algae

Researchers produced the first macro algae prototype, a sheet of ten by ten centimetres, which was recently tested by Nordsee customers in Bremerhaven and Bremen in Germany for its feel, smell, consistency, look and taste. In a follow-up project to Mak-Pak, the prototype will ...
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WhatTheyThink
Sep 17, 2020

Mandatory deposit on containers in Germany: No more exceptions

The Bundesrat (upper house of German parliament) recently voted in favor of extending the mandatory deposit on containers to cover all non-returnable plastic bottles and beverage cans. This is good news for the protection of the environment. For besides yielding a higher quota...
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Waste Today Magazine
Sep 17, 2020

MassBio announces expanded partnership with Veolia for all waste ma...

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) announced Sept. 16 that it has agreed to an expanded partnership with Veolia North America, Boston, for its savings and rewards program, MassBio Edge. Under the agreement, Veolia will serve as MassBio’s preferred partner for al...
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Dairy Reporter
Sep 17, 2020

Mondi partners with SalzburgMilch and SPAR to reduce plastic waste ...

Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi Functional Paper & Films is launching a fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cheese and cold meats.
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New Straits Times Online
Sep 17, 2020

Rescuing unused fabrics for fashion

FASHION waste is a known fact. Fast fashion, in particular, contributes significantly to landfills around the world. This has prompted many brands and designers to take a more sustainable and meaningful approach to their work. One of the local designers who has embraced this c...
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Tampa Bay Times
Sep 17, 2020

So what does Publix do with those plastic bags you bring back to re...

Does Publix actually send that material to be recycled? Or is it just a feel-good lie to customers? Publix says indeed they do, and it works like this: When the recycling bins outside your local store get full, the contents are loaded onto trailers and sent to return centers i...
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The Guardian
Sep 17, 2020

Tesco to work with sharing app Olio in bid to drive down food waste

Tesco is to join forces with the food sharing app and social enterprise Olio in a drive to stop edible surplus food from going to waste in the UK and help feed more people in crisis in the local community.
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waste360
Sep 17, 2020

Using measurement tools to reduce food waste and drive prevention

Darby Hoover, Senior Resources Specialist at NRDC, has been working with her team on several projects to raise awareness around food waste and now the NRDC has templates and tools to turn that awareness into action at the city level.
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FashionUnited India
Sep 16, 2020

26 Sustainability efforts of the fashion industry in August 2020

At brand and retail level, more sustainable collections are going strong as well as operating in a more responsible, efficient and sustainable way. Yarn innovations were big this month too, along with new clothing rental initiatives.
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Silicon Republic
Sep 16, 2020

7 start-ups developing eco-friendly tech solutions

This week we take a look at start-ups in the green-tech space and the technology they’re building to reduce food waste, improve energy efficiency and make transport more environmentally friendly.

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