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Plastics Industry Seeks More Zero-Waste Programs

One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.

Boxed-Wine Marketers Strive for Leadership in Sustainable Packaging

Boxed wines are on the come-up, and leading marketers are trying to further distinguish their offerings with sustainable packaging that appeals to discriminating…

Packaging Industry Awards Grants for Polystyrene Recycling

The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative during an era…

How Cotton Recovery is Changing the Game for Sustainable Fashion

As an international solutions provider for clothing reuse and recycling, I:CO is tackling this issue by creating a closed-loop production cycle in which…

The Growing Problem of E-Commerce Waste

The rapid rise in online shopping and food delivery is creating mountains of cardboard and packaging waste, a problem that, so far, few…

Jaguar Land Rover Cars Will Soon Include Recycled Aluminum

An aluminum alloy containing 75 percent recycled material was introduced initially in the new Jaguar XE. But it will soon be used in…

Simple, Transparent Fashion: 3 Brands to Watch

Transparency, especially in the fashion industry, seems like a vulnerable business tactic, unless, of course, you have nothing to hide. These three fashion…

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…

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…

Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…