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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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Plant-Based, Sustainable, Scalable “Spider Silk” Provides Plastic Alternative
www.genengnews.com

Scientists recreate "spider silk" as a scalable plastic alternative

The strongest material on the planet, spider silk, is the inspiration behind a new plant-based plastic alternative, removing the challenges that come with the micro and nano structures of traditional plant-based plastic. This new, energy efficient method mimics spider silk on a molecular level and will result in a plastic-like free-standing film that can be composted at home.

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The strongest material on the planet, spider silk, is the inspiration behind a new plant-based plastic alternative, removing the challenges that come with the micro and nano structures of traditional plant-based plastic. This new, energy efficient method mimics spider silk on a molecular level and will result in a plastic-like free-standing film that can be composted at home.

The strongest material on the planet, spider silk, is the inspiration behind a new plant-based plastic alternative, removing the challenges that come with the micro and nano structures of traditional plant-based plastic. This new, energy efficient method mimics spider silk on a molecular level and will result in a plastic-like free-standing film that can be composted at home.

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Scientists recreate "spider silk" as a scalable plastic alternative

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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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Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

Jay Tapp
President & COO, Smart Plastic

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

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We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

Michael Stephens
Director of Technology, Smart Plastic

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

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One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion
www.downtoearth.org

The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

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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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Implementing circular business model for global brands

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With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

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