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Circular Fashion: H&M Launches Kids Collection Made From Recycled Plastic Collected On Indonesian Beaches

4 Mins Read As part of its Bottle2Fashion project, H&M has partnered with Danone Aqua to transform plastic bottle waste from the shores of Indonesia into recycled polyester, the same material used for its latest kidswear collection. The H&M kidswear collection launched on January 14 is made from approximately 3.5 million PET bottles that were transformed into recycled […]

Carrefour x The Loop: Retail Giant Partners With Circular Packaging Platform To Offer Consumers Refillable Deposit Scheme

4 Mins Read According to Packaging Europe, retail giant Carrefour has joined hands with the Loop to offer reusable and returnable packaging to consumers thus promoting a ‘zero waste’ lifestyle. Consumers can take advantage of this new single-use packaging-free alternative both online and in-store. Launching the scheme in two Paris Carrefour shops in Bizot and Beaupassage, with 10 […]

Thailand: Suez’ First Asia Plastic Recycling Plant Could Save 35K Tonnes In Emissions Per Year

3 Mins Read Suez, the French waste and water management multinational company, has opened its first plastic recycling plant in Asia. Located in Thailand, the plant will be able to convert 30,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste into post-consumer recycled plastics. It marks a significant development in the region’s recycling infrastructure to tackle the increasingly severe plastic pollution […]

GREEN @ COMMUNITY: A Complete Guide To Hong Kong’s New Recycling Stores

8 Mins Read The city’s landfills are running out of space and we need to reduce our waste ASAP- that’s the general idea behind the latest waste separation programme set up by the Hong Kong government, which takes in 8 types of recyclables including papers, metals, plastics, glass bottles, regulated electrical equipment, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and […]

The Ultimate Plant-Based Watch Guide – Our 20 Picks For Vegan Friendly Time

8 Mins Read Living a vegan lifestyle is getting easier day by day as consumers are getting more environmentally conscious, which further motivates brands and makers to create more eco-friendly products. Watches have been a space without much innovation on the planet-forward side in the past, but all that has changed as a new generation of watchmakers rises […]

5 Ways Conscious Consumption Is Driving The Resale Fashion Boom

3 Mins Read Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion right now, as the industry grapples with its reputation as one of the most polluting in the world. Consumers, in search for more eco-friendly ways to shop, are looking for alternatives that leave behind a lighter footprint – and this is driving the growth of resale fashion, which […]

H&M Launches ‘Looop’ Garment-To-Garment Recycling System In Stockholm

3 Mins Read Fast fashion giant H&M has just debuted a new garment-to-garment recycling system called “Looop”, which enables the transformation of unwanted clothing into new textiles. It’s the latest move in a series of circularity-focused measures the company has made in recent months as it faces greater pressure from consumers over its environmental responsibility.  Launched on Monday […]

Oil Industry Is Waging Price War Against Recycled Plastics Amid Pandemic Demand Boom

4 Mins Read With the coronavirus pandemic fuelling the demand for plastics, from face shields to packaging used for online shopping deliveries, oil industry players are taking advantage and starting a price war between new plastics that they manufacture against recycled plastics. Across the world, statistics are also showing that recyclers are losing the battle too, putting the […]

Nike Launches ‘Move To Zero’ Carbon & Waste Campaign To ‘Protect Future Of Sport’

2 Mins Read Sportswear giant Nike has announced a new sustainability initiative with the “singular aim” of “protecting the future of sport”. Called Move to Zero, the new campaign will see the multinational corporation dramatically shift its operations to circular models, from moving to 100% renewable energy to eliminating all single-use plastics and diverting waste into new products.  […]

Greenwashing In Fashion Is On The Rise, Here’s How To Spot It

7 Mins Read By: Durva Simone Bose Greenwashing in fashion is on the rise. Learn more about what it means and how you can tell the difference between a genuinely conscious brand and and one that is just ‘performing’ sustainability. There’s been an increasing amount of buzz around the terms ‘sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘natural’, in everything from fashion […]

Wasted Fashion: 1/3 Of All Clothing In Hong Kong Wardrobes Never Worn

3 Mins Read A new study commissioned by Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit Redress has revealed that a third of clothing in Hongkongers’ wardrobes are never or rarely worn. The research also found that two in five consumers in the city keep their clothes for one year or even less, highlighting the severity of the throwaway culture in Hong […]

Nespresso Pledges Net-Zero By 2022, Debuts New Recycled Aluminium Capsules

3 Mins Read Nespresso has committed that every cup of its coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022. In the same announcement, the Nestlé-owned capsule coffee launched its new capsules, which are the first-of-its-kind on the market made with 80% recycled aluminium. It comes amid a wave of renewed sustainability and circularity pledges from brands across different industries […]

IKEA To Open First Ever Second-Hand Store In Sweden This Year

3 Mins Read IKEA has announced that it is opening its first second-hand concept in Sweden later this year. It comes after the furnishing giant previously said it would begin rental and recycled business models as a part of its sustainability pledge to become fully circular by 2030.  IKEA will soon be opening its first ever second-hand store […]

Happy Baton: 6 Reasons I’m Loving My Toy Rental Subscription

5 Mins Read I recently got the chance to test out Happy Baton, Hong Kong’s first toy rental subscription service. What’s a toy rental subscription? Well a parent’s dream really! Basically you sign up on Happy Baton’s website, complete a short questionnaire about your child’s age and general likes/dislikes and then the company sends you a monthly delivery […]

Eco Kicks: Sean Wotherspoon & Adidas Release Vegan SuperEarth Sneaker Collab

3 Mins Read Sean Wotherspoon, one of the most renowned sneakerheads in the world and brainchild behind the famous Nike Air Max 97/1, has teamed up with sportswear giant Adidas to launch SuperEarth, a new collaboration of vegan-friendly and sustainable sneakers. With this latest release, it looks like animal-free and eco-friendly kicks are taking over the mainstream. Having […]

The Body Shop Singapore Opens Sustainability-Focused ‘Activist Workshop’ Store

3 Mins Read The Body Shop Singapore has just transformed one of its new retail stores at the Ion Orchard shopping centre into an “activist workshop”. At the store, customers can explore cruelty-free and sustainable products while also participating in recycling old items and use repurposed materials to create upcycled wrapping paper for gifts. It marks the brand’s […]

Selfridges Makes 5-Year Sustainability Pledges, With New Circular Retail Models

4 Mins Read Selfridges & Co., also known simply as Selfridges, has launched a new sustainability initiative called “Project Earth” and made five-year commitments to green its operations. The high-end department store says that it will take a three-pronged approach, including exploring new circular retail models, using more sustainable materials in products and ultimately, to “inspire a shift […]

Levi’s & Ganni Team Up To Launch Rental Capsule Upcycled Collection

3 Mins Read Levi’s and millennial-favourite brand Ganni have collaborated to create a new rental-only collection of three staple denim pieces – all crafted from upcycled vintage Levi’s and repurposed denim. Customers will be able to lease out garments from the new low-impact line through Ganni Repeat, the brand’s online rental platform.  Copenhagen-based label Ganni and American outfitter […]