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These homes are off-grid and climate resilient. They’re also built out of trash.

By Nick Aspinwall Photo: Ramsay De Give , Washington Post
Mike Reynolds never worried too much as the world inched closer to doomsday. In the spring of 2020, motorists lined up in their cars outside grocery stores waiting for food as the coronavirus pandemic first…
01/04/22
                                                               

Next Stop for the Tire Industry: The Circular Economy

By 3P Editors
Tires may not be the first commodity that comes to mind when imagining a circular economy. Their numbers are hidden in plain sight. Globally, approximately 1 billion tires reach the end of their lives each…
11/29/21
                                                               

Earth911 Podcast: Rent-a-Romper Founder Lauren Gregor on Reducing Baby Clothing Waste

By Laurent Gregor
The fashion industry is a profligate source of pollution, even when making baby clothing. Lauren Gregor founded Rent-a-Romper to help parents find and reuse baby clothing. During the first years of a baby’s life, they…
10/19/21
                                                               

Reusable Packaging Is the Latest Eco-Friendly Trend

By Jamie Ducharme Photo: Getty Images
When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there’s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn’t. According to the World Economic Forum, just 14% of plastic packaging is…
09/28/21
                                                               

Could Seaweed Be Key to More Recyclable Packaging?

By Sarah Lozanova
As consumer demand for more sustainable packaging increases, DS Smith is researching the use of seaweed in paper and packaging products. In particular, the British multinational packaging company is exploring seaweed as an alternative fiber…
08/30/21
                                                               

The Role Of Battery Recycling In The Circular Economy: Part 3 – The Role of Policy

By Kezi Cheng and others
Battery chemistries are changing rapidly, and battery designs with significantly lower cobalt content could dramatically impact profitability. One of the biggest challenges these companies face is inhomogeneous input material. Furthermore, solid state or lithium metal…
06/25/21
                                                               

The Role Of Battery Recycling In The Circular Economy: Supply Chain, Logistics and Profitability

By Kezi Cheng and others Photo: Getty Images
The current battery supply chain is shown in red in Figure 2. Low grade (e.g. 50%) material from mines is refined by a smelter to 97-99%, and further upgraded to battery specifications (99.9% or greater),…
06/24/21
                                                               

How digitizing global supply chains will advance the circular economy

By Georgia Sherwin
For all of the wrong reasons, global trade and supply chain logistics have been front of mind this year. When consumers get what they want, when they want it, they typically don’t ask too many…
06/24/21
                                                               

The Role Of Battery Recycling In The Circular Economy: Part 1 – Key Technologies

By Kezi Cheng and Others Photo: Getty Images
Only a few major battery innovations (Lead Acid by Plante, Nickel Cadmium by Jungner, Lithium-ion by Goodenough/Sony) have reached significant market penetration since the 1800s. As of 2018, over 90% of large‐scale battery storage power…
06/23/21