Jewellery designers can win £5,000 in new Monica Vinader sustainable jewellery competition

Jewellery brand Monica Vinader is asking designers and makers to enter its ‘New from Old’ competition, raising awareness of the importance of sustainable practices within the industry.  The sustainable jewellery competition asks entrants to create jewellery from recycled materials.  The winning collection will be featured on the brand’s website, and the designer will win a £5,000 prize.

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E-shopping addiction lays waste to green packaging drive in China, Economy News & Top Stories

If you worry about all the waste generated by the annual rush of holiday shopping and gift giving, it is nothing compared with the mountains of discarded packaging that comes from a single event in China.  On Nov 11 each year, the world’s biggest consumer market goes into overdrive as e-commerce giants like Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com lure shoppers with huge bargains during the Singles’ Day sale.
On Nov 11 each year, the world’s biggest consumer market goes into overdrive as e-commerce giants like Alibaba Group Holding and JD.com lure shoppers with huge bargains during the Singles’ Day sale.

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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them

Fishing on the high seas is a bit of a mystery, economically speaking. These areas of open ocean beyond the territorial jurisdiction of any nation are generally considered high-effort, low-payoff fishing grounds, yet fishers continue to work in them anyway.  I am an environmental data scientist who leverages data and analytical techniques to answer critical questions about natural resource management.

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Chubb Names Alexandra Waldman Climate Sustainability Manager

Chubb today announced that Alexandra Waldman has been appointed Climate Sustainability Manager. Formerly the company’s Senior Environmental Program Manager, Ms. Waldman in her newly created global role will help to identify and implement opportunities for climate-related products and services, encourage employee engagement in climate sustainability issues and establish an objective, metric-driven framework against which to measure progress of the company’s sustainability initiatives. 

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Sustainable D328eco Aims To Lead Turboprop Renaissance | Air Transport News

The economic shockwaves from the Covid-19 pandemic have prompted airlines to consider the prospect of operating turboprop aircraft through new eyes. Deutsche Aircraft maintains that an urgent need for carriers to recalibrate yield calculations as traffic levels slowly recover provides a strong springboard for its plans to step up the development of an updated version of the Dornier 328 regional turboprop.

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3 Steps to Becoming a More Sustainable Business

Depending on your business focus, sustainability may not be at the core of your mission, but it should be a key part of your business strategy.  For me, it’s a natural fit. You see, my business is clean energy. I’m also passionate about leadership and educating people about the importance of climate change and the environment. But the environment is just one aspect of sustainability. 
For me, it’s a natural fit. You see, my business is clean energy. I’m also passionate about leadership and educating people about the importance of climate change and the environment. But the environment is just one aspect of sustainability. 

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Burberry and The RealReal join forces to make fashion circular – Burberry

“Leading the way in creating a more circular economy for fashion is a key element of our Responsibility agenda,” said Pam Batty, VP Corporate Responsibility, Burberry. “The RealReal shares our ambition to promote the circular economy and keep clothing in use for longer. We know that the enduring quality of Burberry pieces means their appeal and value is long-lasting. Through this new partnership we hope to not only champion a more circular future but encourage consumers to consider all the options available to them when they’re looking to refresh their wardrobes.”
According to The RealReal, resale demand for Burberry has increased by 64% year-on-year, with searches for Burberry on the site rising fastest among Millennial and Gen Z customers.

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Cracking cheese, Gromit! Wensleydale waste to heat 4,000 homes | Yorkshire | The Guardian

The crumbly cheese beloved of TV duo Wallace and Gromit will soon help heat thousands of Yorkshire homes with renewable “green gas” made from cheese waste.  The Wensleydale Creamery has struck a deal to supply the waste whey from its cheese factory to a local bioenergy plant that produces enough renewable biogas to heat 4,000 homes. The Leeming biogas plant, which currently runs on ice-cream residue, will use a process called anaerobic digestion to turn the dairy-based waste into renewable biogas.

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Finding Wedding Inspirations & Revealing Trends: Diversity & sustainability

Around 95% of couples initially planning to wed this year have postponed their big day to next year, but rather than allowing disappointment to take over, they are utilizing the extra time to plan their event in detail. From rethinking sites for photographs to planning wedding favors, wedding playlists, and reception meals and entertainment, carefully planned aspects promise to make next year’s weddings bigger, more beautiful, and certainly more Instagrammable than in past years.

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Join the LDE Centre for Sustainability Lab on Circular Textiles in February 2021 | Centre for Sustainability

Together with Fashion for Good we managed to a collect a selection of challenging graduation assignments. We are looking for graduating master level students, who are working on or looking for a thesis assignment related to Circular Textiles AND want to join an interdisciplinary and extra-curricular program together with other students from the LDE universities between February – July 2021.

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Spanish startup Sepiia interweaves sustainability and ecommerce

Not all founders are cut from the same cloth. Federico Sainz de Robles was working in a textile laboratory when he wondered why clothing brands hadn’t evolved with the times. He decided that if nobody else was making attractive, practical, and sustainable clothing, then he would. So he founded Sepiia, a Spanish clothing startup that operates at the intersection of fashion, technology, and ecology. Instead of creating cheap resource-heavy fast-fashion items, Sepiia focuses on high-quality, durable items.

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Choose Love’ Shop-ifies Humanitarian Aid

The Choose Love online store sells much-needed products that consumers can purchase for refugees and displaced people. These include items for day-to-day survival, for emergency situations, and for building their futures. The site breaks the Choose Love shopping journey down into three stages: “Browse our store,” “Choose real products,” and “Leave with nothing.”

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Atomic-scale apertures represent a novel regime in physics and materials science

Two new studies demonstrate how to fabricate materials with single atom-sized pores that can be used for liquid and gas filtration. This regime of “zero dimensional” pores has a broad range of future applications, from water and gas purification to energy harvesting.  The first study, published in ACS Nano (“Stochastic Ionic Transport in Single Atomic Zero-Dimensional Pores”) and led by graduate student Jothi Priyanka Thiruraman, postdoc Paul Masih Das, and professor Marija Drndić, shows the ionic transport properties of these pores, with promise for applications in water purification and desalination as well as for creating artificial pores that mimic ion channels in biology.

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Focusing on Water Usage Effectiveness for Cooling Systems to Boost Sustainability

As the world continues to transition into learning, working and operating remotely, the data center industry is growing to match company and customer demands for high-performing IT equipment. However, with this increased demand for IT comes pressure for data center managers to meet sustainability goals to reduce their carbon footprints, save energy and reduce operating costs. However, there is another critical factor that improves sustainability in a data center: minimizing water usage.

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Sustainable Composites LLC – home of enspire leather

Since antiquity leather has been valued for its durability, comfort, and luxury.  These desirable attributes continue to make it a preferred material for many of today’s products.  Also, since antiquity, leather producers have had to deal with leather waste. Up to 75% of traditional leather is unused and is often disposed of by being sent to landfill or incineration.  Sustainable Composites LLC has developed a patented, totally unique, technically advanced material made from leather waste which changes the environmental landscape for leather products.
Also, since antiquity, leather producers have had to deal with leather waste. Up to 75% of traditional leather is unused and is often disposed of by being sent to landfill or incineration.

Sustainable Composites LLC has developed a patented, totally unique, technically advanced material made from leather waste which changes the environmental landscape for leather products.

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Roadmap to Renewables Unites Climate and Sustainability Goals

While the pressures of climate change bring a sense of urgency to renewable energy development, a new study serves as a roadmap toward uniting the goals of a low-carbon future with that of ecological sustainability and conservation.  The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainability from the University of California, Davis, and John Hopkins University, aims to help decision-makers avoid the unintended environmental consequences of renewable energy development.
The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainability from the University of California, Davis, and John Hopkins University, aims to help decision-makers avoid the unintended environmental consequences of renewable energy development.

“Renewables aren’t always sustainable, but they can be if we think proactively,” said co-leading author Sarah Jordaan,

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Pharrell’s Sustainable, Inclusive Skincare Line Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles

Created by musician, producer, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, Humanrace is a skincare company that focuses on environmental and social impact. Products are made from vegan and cruelty-free ingredients and packaged in reusable containers made from 50% post-consumer recycled landfill plastic. To reduce waste, these containers can be replenished with recyclable refill cartons.

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Sustainable packaging in the beauty industry: Q&A with Beauty Kitchen

Making beauty product packaging environmentally friendly is a challenge for the beauty industry for reasons that include using mixing plastic materials and having poor recyclability as a result of packaging design and branding.  Beauty Kitchen is a UK-based cosmetics company with a focus on sustainable packaging. It’s ’Return, Refill, Repeat’ programme, launched in partnership with Unilever, enables customers to drop off empty containers at any Holland & Barrett store in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, or Belgium to be sent back to Beauty Kitchen. Consumers will then receive 100 ‘Reward for Life’ points at the retailer.
Beauty Kitchen is a UK-based cosmetics company with a focus on sustainable packaging. It’s ’Return, Refill, Repeat’ programme, launched in partnership with Unilever, enables customers to drop off empty containers at any Holland & Barrett store in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, or Belgium to be sent back to Beauty Kitchen. Consumers will then receive 100 ‘Reward for Life’ points at the retailer.

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KBR Announces Energy, Sustainability Efforts; Stuart Bradie Quoted –

KBR has published its 2019 Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and announced a new sustainability agenda, the company reported on Friday. KBR will implement a plan to incorporate corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, policies, procedures and management approaches that will support positive environmental and social impact.

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