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How Lego Perfected the Recycled Plastic Brick
wired.com

Back in 2015, kids' toys conglomerate Lego announced it would be investing a large sum into a Sustainable Materials Center. Six years later and after testing over 250 PET materials, Lego has confirmed a suitable PET plastic alternative produced from discarded bottles. This discovery, made by a team of 150, is the first brick made from a recycled material that meets most of Lego’s requirements for its standard ABS bricks.

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Back in 2015, kids' toys conglomerate Lego announced it would be investing a large sum into a Sustainable Materials Center. Six years later and after testing over 250 PET materials, Lego has confirmed a suitable PET plastic alternative produced from discarded bottles. This discovery, made by a team of 150, is the first brick made from a recycled material that meets most of Lego’s requirements for its standard ABS bricks.

Back in 2015, kids' toys conglomerate Lego announced it would be investing a large sum into a Sustainable Materials Center. Six years later and after testing over 250 PET materials, Lego has confirmed a suitable PET plastic alternative produced from discarded bottles. This discovery, made by a team of 150, is the first brick made from a recycled material that meets most of Lego’s requirements for its standard ABS bricks.

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Supporting the world’s sustainability goals, one pallet at a time
www.mmh.com

Companies enabling supply chains with sustainable pallets

End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

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End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

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4 things corporations need to know about the Global Plastics Treaty
www.greenbiz.com

140 organizations from 34 countries begin talks about a Global Plastics Treaty

Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

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Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

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140 organizations from 34 countries begin talks about a Global Plastics Treaty

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Circular business model lessons from IKEA, REI and Eileen Fisher
www.greenbiz.com

Implementing circular business model for global brands

Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

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Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

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Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

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That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

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What Brands Need to Know About Sustainability Moving into 2021
medium.com

Sustainability is the future of the business world

The global pandemic has shed a much-needed spotlight on sustainability within organizations and their supply chains, forcing difficult discussions about the role companies play in the future of our planet.

A study released in October 2020 found 81% of companies are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago. Another study released in July 2020 shows 79% of consumers are changing their purchase preferences based on the social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact shown by a brand.

Sustainability within an organization is no longer negotiable and greenwashing is no longer acceptable. We believe it's time for brands to start making a concerted effort to implement sustainable practices at all levels of the organization. Read more below.

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The global pandemic has shed a much-needed spotlight on sustainability within organizations and their supply chains, forcing difficult discussions about the role companies play in the future of our planet.

A study released in October 2020 found 81% of companies are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago. Another study released in July 2020 shows 79% of consumers are changing their purchase preferences based on the social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact shown by a brand.

Sustainability within an organization is no longer negotiable and greenwashing is no longer acceptable. We believe it's time for brands to start making a concerted effort to implement sustainable practices at all levels of the organization. Read more below.

The global pandemic has shed a much-needed spotlight on sustainability within organizations and their supply chains, forcing difficult discussions about the role companies play in the future of our planet.

A study released in October 2020 found 81% of companies are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago. Another study released in July 2020 shows 79% of consumers are changing their purchase preferences based on the social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact shown by a brand.

Sustainability within an organization is no longer negotiable and greenwashing is no longer acceptable. We believe it's time for brands to start making a concerted effort to implement sustainable practices at all levels of the organization. Read more below.

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Sustainability is the future of the business world

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Coronavirus is causing a flurry of plastic waste. Campaigners fear it may be permanent
www.cnn.com

COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

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COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

The sustainability imperative
www.nielsen.com

The Sustainability Imperative

It’s hard to ignore the siren call to protect the planet. Or to remain unmoved by those facing increasingly poor living conditions across the globe.

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The Sustainability Imperative

It’s hard to ignore the siren call to protect the planet. Or to remain unmoved by those facing increasingly poor living conditions across the globe.

Report shows a third of consumers prefer sustainable brands
www.unilever.com

Report shows a third of consumers prefer sustainable brands

A new international study by Unilever reveals that a third of consumers (33%) are now choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good.

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Report shows a third of consumers prefer sustainable brands

A new international study by Unilever reveals that a third of consumers (33%) are now choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good.

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