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As early renewables near end-of-life, attention turns to recycling and disposal

By Emma Penrod

Although only a handful of states have implemented rules related to the disposal of batteries, PV panels and other renewable assets, the time has come to consider their fate as early installations reach the end of their useful life, industry leaders concluded during a Tuesday webinar hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).


Decarbonizing cities – how to harmonize buildings, mobility and infrastructure

By Francesco Starace and Jean-Pascal Tricoire
An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities. Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon. Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

How To Practice The Three R’s In Fashion: Reducing, Reusing & Recycling Clothing

By Sam Bowman

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, textiles take up about 5% of all landfill space in the United States. Much of that percentage is made up of clothing that gets thrown away. Thanks to fast fashion brands like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara, it’s easier than ever to buy inexpensive clothes quickly and to get rid of them just as fast. Unfortunately, treating clothes like they are easily dispensable will continue to cause problems in our already-full landfills.


Coronavirus-induced oil price plunge is hurting the circular economy for plastic

By Robin Hicks

One of the biggest oil demand falls in history may be good news for emissions-watchers. But it’s bad news for the business of plastic recycling. How will pricier post-consumer plastic affect corporate sustainable packaging commitments?


How Instagram Culture Is Contributing To The Climate Crisis

By Sara Li

Social media feeds our appetite for fashion, but the result is a recipe for environmental disaster.


Is a world without trash possible?

By Robert kunzig

The vision of a “circular economy”—where we use resources sparingly and recycle endlessly—is inspiring businesses and environmentalists alike.


A Greener Red Carpet

By Carla Cantor

Will Joaquin Phoenix show up at the Oscars in the Stella McCartney-designed tux he vowed to recycle throughout the awards season? Will Jennifer Aniston dress in a vintage gown as she did last month at the Screen Actors Guild Awards?


Suavs Recycles Water Bottles Into Sneakers

By Debra Born

Take a sip out of that disposable water bottle that you bought when you thought no one was looking. Then hold the water bottle out and look at it as if for the first time. Notice I said look at it, don’t crush it, because the clear, corrugated plastic is sharp enough to cut you if you crack it.


Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester

By Emma Thomasson

BERLIN (Reuters) – Adidas (ADSGn.DE) will launch new fabrics made from recycled polyester and marine plastic waste and expand the product lines that use them after the success of shoes made with the Parley for the Oceans initiative, the sportswear firm said on Tuesday.


Nestlé invests in food-grade recycled packaging

By Erin Sloan

A prominent food and drink processing company is making moves to further a circular economy and invest in more sustainable options for its packaging.