Unilever and Novelis collaborate to educate on circular economy
Sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future has launched two new online tools designed to help businesses embrace the circular economy, following partnerships with consumer goods firm Unilever and the world's biggest aluminium can recycler Novelis.
Hubbub launches upcycling workshops to 'reinvent' unused clothes
Hubbub is launching a new series of low-cost upcycling events that allow people to 're-fashion' their wardrobes, in an effort to reinvigorate the £30bn of underused clothes that lay dormant in wardrobes in the UK.
Zero Waste Scotland launches social media campaign to inspire upcycling
Zero Waste Scotland has launched an 8-week social media campaign to encourage Scots to 'upcycle' unwanted pieces of furniture.
Zero Waste Scotland partners with festival to promote 'eco-friendly' fashion
This year's Edinburgh International Fashion Festival will feature a new focus on sustainability, thanks to a new partnership with Zero Waste Scotland.
P&G takes previously non-recyclable plastic away from landfill
Procter & Gamble's air freshener brand Febreze has partnered with international upcycling and recycling firm TerraCycle for a new recycling scheme to enable previously non-recyclable air and home care products to be recycled for the first time.
Carlsberg faces up to 'tough' circular economy changes
The uptake of a circular economy business model at Carlsberg has been admittedly difficult as the brewing company battles the perfect storm of poor government engagement, a lack of industry collaboration and in-house habitual change.
Interserve digs deep for data to keep green goals in sight
When Interserve embarked on its ambitious sustainability plan last year, it discovered a pressing need for better data capture. Maxine Perella looks at the challenges this presented, and asks if the company is on is track against its early goals.
HP works towards closed loop model on ink cartridges with recycled plastic
Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced that it is working towards a closed loop model with 75% of all HP ink printer cartridges now being made using 100% recycled plastic.
Designers recycle airliner on Channel 4 programme
Three designers, who specialise in turning scrap into cash, have made an array of new products from an Airbus aircraft which was featured on a Channel 4 programme hosted by Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud.
Clothing giants including Stella McCartney and Next sign green pledge
UK clothing powerhouses including Tesco, Next and designer Stella McCartney are among 53 retailers, suppliers, charities and recyclers in the textiles sector who have committed to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of clothing across its lifecycle.
'Lease a fleece' business model looks to become latest fashion
A circular economy clothing concept whereby consumers hire items to wear instead of buying them has been launched, and is currently seeking investment.
Waste upcycling could go global in just four years
Upcycling technologies could be adopted for waste materials on a mass scale globally by 2018 with intense activity in this sector already being experienced in North America and Europe.
Scotland releases funding to boost reuse activity in third sector
Scottish third sector organisations can benefit from a new £150,000 grant fund designed to help increase reuse of furniture and other household goods.
Patagonia flips upcycling on its head to slash manufacturing waste
Patagonia has embarked on an ambitious remanufacturing programme to continuously recycle its flip-flops, with the potential to reduce production waste by nearly a third.
Cradle-to-cradle guru launches collaborative to tackle waste through design
William McDonough, co-founder of the cradle-to-cradle movement, has joined forces with a leading US waste contractor to address the wasteful impact of consumer goods.
Upcycling to strut its stuff at London Fashion Week
Liora Lassalle, the winner of this year's sustainable fashion award, the Estethica / Veolia Re-Source competition, will launch her first collection during London Fashion Week February 15 - 19 2013.
Which? maps out sustainable consumption blueprints for 2030
Waterless washing machines, rechargeable kids and handheld molecule scanners might be commonplace in a future world built on resource scarcity, collaborative consumption and immersive technology.
O2 upcycles mobile phones into 'talking' shoes
O2 has made a fashion statement by unveiling a range of functional mobile phones built into vintage shoes as part of its Recycle campaign.
Dragons' Den approach needed to push waste up the hierachy
A young generation of entrepreneurs is needed to drive forward the upcycling of waste into new materials that have better environmental value.