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Collecting Discarded Plastic (and Data) For That T-Shirt

Thread, a Pittsburgh-based B Corp, is employing hundreds of people living in impoverished regions to pick up discarded plastic bottles, which they then…
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Carpet Recycling Jumps 52 Percent in 2013

Fourteen percent of carpet was recycled into new products or used to produce energy last year – rather than buried in landfills –…
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The Role of the Corporate World in Sustaining the Environment

Early companies never really considered how corporate business may impact the environment. As forests were burned to the ground in the name of…
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Recycling is Built Into Bacardi

Recycling old materials is built into Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and is part of the company’s…
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The North Face Sustainability Report: Environment and Efficiency

The most recently issued The North Face sustainability report highlights the company's progress on clean energy and sustainable manufacturing.
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Houston’s One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts – but what about one bin for…
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Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…
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‘Give Back Box’ Turns Old Shipping Boxes Into Charitable Donations

What if you could take your old shipping boxes from online retailers and – instead of tossing them into the recycling or garbage…
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Upcycling Gets Famous With New Reality Show Series

One might assume that handling trash every day for a living might be a smelly job. But for the motley crew of designers,…
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The Circular Economy is (Slowly) Coming to Europe

Can the circular economy become the norm in Europe? The European Commission recently adopted a framework to ramp up waste diversion in its…
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4 Lessons the Apparel Industry Can Learn from Carpet-Makers

Believe it or not, there's actually a great deal the apparel industry can learn from carpet-makers about closed loop recycling, as Paul Murray,…
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American Eagle Outfitters Expands Clothing Recycling Program

The clothing retailer, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is expanding its partnership with I:Collect (I:CO), a closed loop textile recycling company.
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Big Change Dwells in Tiny Houses: Corporate Sponsorships and Making a Difference

Choosing smaller options such as a 7.5-ounce rather than a 12-ounce can of soda for long-term benefit is often a no-brainer. But what…
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StEP Initiative is Turning e-Waste Into an e-Resource

Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership…
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3p Weekend: Trending Topics from SB’14 San Diego

Triple Pundit gathered five of the top trending topics from SB'14 San Diego for a quick weekend read. Stay tuned for more coverage…