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'Free-From' Foods Are Changing the Way Your Meals Are Produced

9.18.18
Source: Bloomberg, 9/9/18

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While the food and beverage sector has grown 1.9 percent over the past year, "free-from" versions are growing faster, according to data from Nielsen. Products labeled antibiotic-free saw growth rates of nearly 20 percent, followed by soy-free at 19 percent and hormone and antibiotic-free at 15 percent.


Live Nation Sets Zero Waste Goals, Adds New Sustainability Staff

9.18.18
Source: Waste360, 9/10/18

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The company aims to achieve zero waste in 20 of its owned and operated amphitheater venues by 2020.


H&M Foundation opens 'Garment-to-Garment' recycling plant in circular fashion drive

9.11.18
Source: Edie.net, 9/7/18

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Fashion retailer H&M's charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has this week opened a hydrothermal textile recycling plant as the company strives to become "truly circular" by 2030.


Packaging Standards Across Supply Chain Delivers Financial, Ethical Value

9.11.18
Source: Environmental Leader, 9/6/18

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Switched-on brands are becoming ever more aware of the importance of packaging when it comes to consumer experience. Far too few, however, have yet to address the extraordinary packaging inefficiencies that exist throughout the supply chain. Where is the consistency in packaging types -- both material and size -- that can not only enforce sustainability and ethical standards but also enable cost saving optimization of pallets, containers and warehouse space?


Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

9.11.18
Source: New York Times, 8/31/18

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Lego wants to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics, and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials by 2030.


FOCUS-Unilever confronts the 'chairdrobe' as consumers rethink laundry

9.5.18
Source: Reuters, 9/5/18

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For decades, Unilever and Procter & Gamble, the industry leader that created the best-selling brand, Tide, have pitched new and improved laundry detergents and fabric softeners, primarily to women using washing machines. But millennials are less loyal to traditional brands and have new demands, including that products save time and be environmentally sustainable.


PEW Charitable Trusts Identifies Ohio EPA Among Agencies with Innovative Approach to Helping Businesses Navigate Regulations

8.30.18
Source: Ohio EPA, 8/22/18

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Ohio EPA's Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) earned the attention of the Pew Charitable Trusts this month for the Agency's innovative approach to providing free, customized and confidential support to help businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations. The PEW Report was part of the policy-focused, nonprofit organization's research into state-based programs which provide an essential public service (e.g. protecting human health and the environment), while also encouraging business growth and job creation.


Turning Coffee Waste into Coffee Cups

8.22.18
Source: Macquarie University, 8/21/18

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A Macquarie PhD student believes he's come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups. He's developed a method to turn coffee grounds into lactic acid, which can then be used to produce biodegradable plastics, and is now refining the process as he finishes his PhD.


Anheuser-Busch's new accelerator seeks sustainability solutions

8.22.18
Source: SupplyChainDive, 8/21/18

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Anheuser-Busch is looking to bring "anyone with a passion for building a more sustainable future" together at its recently announced 100+ Accelerator program to fix global sustainability issues. The 10 challenges -- from responsible sourcing to closed loops or green logistics -- await applicants, who can submit their solutions to the program by mid-September. Successful applications will receive support from Anheuser-Busch in the form of funding, networking and mentorship. The company said the new annual accelerator will include a pilot project by each startup and a structured curriculum to integrate solutions with a corporate partner and plan for scale.


Chemical attraction: How cosmetics can damage the planet

8.17.18
Source: Resource, 5/16/18

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The damaging effect of cosmetics on the environment was brought into the public eye by the UK ban on microbeads. But what about those less visible, chemical ingredients? Kate Dickinson explores the steps being taken to regulate the European cosmetics industry.


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