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H&M X IKEA Study Highlights Safe Substances For Recycled Textiles

4 Mins Read Home furnishing giant IKEA and clothing begemoth H&M have partnered together on a large-scale test study to help address textile recycling obstacles and are hoping the results will help them make a smooth transition to a circular economy. IKEA and H&M Group have joined forces in an effort to convert their work into circular businesses […]

Unilever Invests US$15M In Fund To Collect More Plastic Than It Sells By 2025

3 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has put forward a US$15 million investment into the Closed Loop Leadership Fund, which will help recover more than half of its plastic packaging footprint. The firm also says that the investment will mean that by 2025, its North America operations will be collecting more plastic than it sells. Unilever […]

Singapore Plans Commercial Food Waste Reporting Policy In Latest Zero-Waste Push

3 Mins Read In its latest sustainability push, Singapore authorities are considering a new policy to require commercial and industrial firms to measure and report how much food waste they produce and segregate for treatment. While industry consultations are due to take place in the second half of 2021, the proposed reporting rule will likely come into effect […]

Watsons Hong Kong Launches Citywide ‘Plastic Reborn’ Container Recycling Program With P&G

3 Mins Read Watsons Hong Kong, the health, beauty and pharmacy chain, has rolled out a new territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. Partnering with multinational CPG industry giant P&G, Watsons will provide convenient collection points across the city and work with Hong Kong-based circular economy service The Loops to send plastic personal care containers to a local recycling […]

Unilever X Alibaba: Duo Debuts Closed Loop Recycling System In China To Tackle Plastic Waste

4 Mins Read Unilever has joined forces with Alibaba Group to develop an AI-powered recycling system that will identify and sort plastic packaging in an effort to make China a waste-free country. British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever partnered with Chinese multinational tech company Alibaba Group to launch the ‘Waste Free World’ Initiative, a first of its kind technology-driven […]

Kroger Sets Aside US$2.5M To Back Upcycled Food Waste Startups

4 Mins Read American retail giant Kroger has pledged to support innovative startups developing upcycled food products and solutions. Through its charity arm Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation, the supermarket will invest US$2.5 million in collective grants to companies working on what it describes as the “next frontier” in recovering and repurposing food that would otherwise go to  […]

Mondelez Philippines: Snack Giant Partners With The Plastic Flamingo To Recycle Waste Into Eco-Bricks

4 Mins Read Snack Food company Mondelez Philippines recently announced that it would “substantially” invest in plastic waste management and has teamed up with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo to recycle waste into eco-bricks. In a virtual briefing, Mondelez Philippines announced that it will invest an undisclosed amount in solutions that help manage waste and has teamed up […]

Plastic-Neutral FMCG: Hindustan Unilever To Achieve 100% Plastic Waste Collection In 2021

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) plans to achieve 100% plastic waste collection this calendar year meaning that it will collect and process more plastic packaging waste than the company’s own plastic usage. Mumbai-based Hindustan Unilever, the leading Indian FMCG company that is a subsidiary of the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, with […]

Adidas Partners With Stella McCartney Again To Debut New Sustainable ‘Futureplayground’ Collection

4 Mins Read German sportswear giant Adidas in partnership with British fashion designer Stella McCartney unveiled an eco-friendly collection called ‘Futureplayground‘, showcasing activists and sustainable materials in its brand campaign. Since 2005, Stella McCartney and Adidas have been working together on multiple design collaboration. Their most recent partnerships involves the recently released spring summer 2021 collection, Futureplayground. With […]

Cyclon: Meet The 100% Recyclable, Zero-Waste Running Shoe You Use But Never Own

4 Mins Read Swiss-based high-performance running brand On launched a 100% recyclable shoe, Cyclon with the brand describing it as ‘the shoe you will never own’ given that runners can avail of the shoes through a subscription service. Slated to release in autumn of this year (2021), On’s 100% recyclable shoe does not compromise on performance rather it […]

Fast Fashion Giants Back Bangladesh Recycling Scheme In Industry Push To Go Circular

3 Mins Read Big fashion labels are hopping on the sustainable bandwagon, backing a new recycling scheme in Bangladesh garment factories. The program will see brands like H&M, Bershka, Marks & Spencer, Bestseller and others forge commercial partnerships with textile and garment manufacturers and recyclers to reintroduce post-production fashion waste back into their products, as well as find […]

Asian Example: Here’s How South Korea Is Recycling 95% Of Its Food Waste

4 Mins Read South Korea used to recycle just 2% of its food waste, but has since impressively brought this figure up to 95%. How? The country has tapped innovative technologies such as smart bins and bolstering local food production by setting up urban farms, as well as introducing compulsory household food waste recycling. It’s setting an example […]

Foodpanda Hong Kong Partners With Baguio iRecycle To Recycle Food Delivery Plastic Packaging

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Foodpanda recently announced a partnership with Baguio iRecycle, a waste management company to promote recycling of plastics in food delivery through Baguio iRecycle’s free door-to-door recycling service. Foodpanda Hong Kong has debuted a collaboration with waste management company Baguio iRecycle to arrange free of cost door-to-door recycling to Foodpanda’s customers. This initiative […]

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 […]