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Clothing and Shoe Subscriptions, the Sustainable Answer to Amazon

By Leon Kaye Photo: Shane Rounce/Unsplash

Nike generated plenty of headlines earlier this week when it announced a shoe subscriptions for kids. For any parent who views this back-to-school time of the year with angst, or for any former kid who remembers the ordeal of going from store to store at the mall, Nike’s new venture will arouse plenty of reactions, from “oh thank goodness” to “where was this when I was young?”


Business Models: from Linear to Circular to Regenerative

By Desiree Driesenaar

In the 25+ years that I worked in regular companies in The Netherlands as Marketing and Business Unit Manager, I never knew what I am going to tell you now. But luckily the world is changing, we are innovating on all fronts.


HP Takes the Circular Economy to the Next Level

By Amy Brown

For a company that has been recycling its hardware and toner cartridges since the 1980s, moving to a circular economy was not that big of a leap for printer and personal computer leader HP Inc. Now the company says it is determined to build new, circular supply chains and lead the industry on incorporating post-consumer plastic in its products and keep that waste out of the oceans.


PepsiCo to Make Packaging Changes for Beverages

By Chris Wack

PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) said Thursday it is changing the packaging on some of its beverages in a move to reduce waste and promote a circular economy for plastics.


The ‘Circular Economy’ Rolls Into New York City

By Anne Kadet

Some companies that focus on recycling and re-use say it’s tough to get most consumers to participate, but they’re ‘on the path to profitability’


If You Missed the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 — the Elephant is Still in the Room

By Global Reporting Initiative

“The World Circular Economy Forum brought together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the best circular economy solutions,” it states on its website. As such, it reflects the current state of affairs and the direction of the international community towards transitioning to a circular economy. There’s really no better place to be if you crave a rich multi-stakeholder perspective on the topic in the short span of two days.


Using State-Of-The-Art Digital Technologies To Spring Clean Businesses And Create Circular Economies

By Natalie Parletta

While global demand for finite natural resources has skyrocketed, exceeding what the planet can sustainably support, innovative businesses are transitioning from linear to circular economies.


The Future Is Circular

By Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

Over the last few months, I have been talking and writing about the paradigm shift in the investing world brought about by climate change. “Paradigm shift” is not only a buzzword; rather, it represents a fundamental change to the principles on which a system is organized.


8 Things That Moved the Circular Economy Forward in 2018

By Mary Mazzoni

In their book released in the summer of 2018, corporate responsibility veterans David Grayson, Chris Coulter and Mark Lee predicted a “Regenerative Era” of business. “We believe that as we get closer to 2025, there will be a critical mass of companies committing to a circular economy or closed-loop approach to business,” they wrote in “All In: The Future of Business Leadership.”


Recycled Plastic Waste Creates Roads

By Patrick J. Kiger

A few years ago, engineer Toby McCartney was working in southern India with a charity that aided pickers who worked at landfill sites harvesting reusable items and selling them. McCartney discovered that plastic waste they retrieved was being put into potholes in roads, doused with gasoline, and set afire. When the plastic melted into the holes and then hardened, it filled them.