A true circular economy is still a long way off. But forward-thinking companies are inching closer to making it a reality. Read on for seven case studies that are sure to inspire.
Author: Mary Mazzoni
A growing number of food and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies aren’t waiting for the government to mandate ingredients disclosure and supply chain improvements. They’re turning to third-party verifiers in an effort to appeal to knowledge-hungry buyers.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called the conflict “one of the defining climate justice fights in the United States.” But many Americans still aren’t sure what all the fuss is about. Don’t want to be the last one to get the skinny on the story? We’ve got you covered.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Cotton Goes Beyond Fabric - Sustainably
While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped applications across multiple sectors. And utilizing them could be a boon for small farmers.
This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America’s largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver it.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America’s largest waste streams and highlighted company and nonprofit efforts that cut them down to size.
While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they have to say before you make up your mind.
Many of us don’t have the time to plan out trip itineraries on our own, and hopping from hostel to hostel with kids in tow isn’t always practical. Quick fix: These unique options deliver better travel with one click.
As the Paris Agreement continues its slow march through legislatures around the world, there’s one impending deadline no one is talking about — at least not yet.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft… forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why the 2016 GOP platform should worry environmentalists. It’s worse than you think.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country’s first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn’t go far enough. And one food giant is out to raise the bar for the whole industry.
It’s official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he’s a GOP mainstay, Pence isn’t exactly a household name — leaving many to wonder where he stands on the issues they care about and how he would perform as veep. To answer all those burning questions, we took a look at Pence’s voting record and his stance on environmental and social sustainability issues. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.
The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials that can be perpetually cycled.