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H&M educates customers about its conscious cotton line prominently at the checkout.

H&M Wants to Revolutionize the Apparel Industry

Last week I went to Stockholm to learn more about H&M’s sustainability program. Over my three days with the company, I found its…
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Crawl-Walk-Run: Actionable Steps to Sustainable Sourcing for Private Brands

Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are…
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Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.
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H&M Conscious Foundation Offers $1.1M Bounty in Quest to Close the Fashion Loop

The foundation made five strings-free grants to innovators in the apparel industry.
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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…
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Ikea Says We’ve Now Hit ‘Peak Curtains’

"In the West, we have probably hit peak stuff," Ikea’s head of sustainability, Steve Howard, said at a recent Guardian conference.
Marine explores the Ganges by boat on her Fund for Teachers fellowship.

Fund for Teachers Grant Inspires Water Study in India, Engagement in Class

With a $5,000 teacher grant, an Earth Science teacher spent six weeks in India documenting the global water crisis to make sustainability relevant…
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4 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends to Watch For in 2016

For the food and beverage industry, 2015 was a year of bold commitments. So, as we look to the year ahead, what will…
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The Growing Ocean Plastic Crisis

Vast amounts of plastic are turning our oceans into a polluted, inhospitable mess, and without strong action by governments and companies, it could…
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These Chic Carry-On Bags Are Upcycled from Alaska Airlines Seats

Alaska Airlines recently reupholstered more than 6,000 seats within its fleet -- and it found a creative solution for all of that unwanted…
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Epson Rolls Out Printer That Also Recycles Printed Paper

Epson has rolled out a printer that recycles shredded paper into new, fresh sheets, creating a closed-loop recycling system within the office.
As some industries, like the aluminum industry in North America and Europe, gain traction on greenhouse gas reductions, the need emerges to level the playing field with their counterparts in markets like China.

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.
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Upcycling: An Old Idea with Renewed Vitality

Upcycling isn’t new, but the term is. It’s a way of repurposing what we have, to create an even better or higher purpose…
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Levi’s Making It Easy to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

This week Levi’s announced a partnership with Give Back Box in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for Goodwill. For every box…
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Is America Recycles Day Obsolete?

For nearly 20 years, Americans have been coming together each November 15th to mark America Recycles Day. Today, recycling is such an integral…