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Both tools are designed to help change mindsets about product life cycles, material flows and processes

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.

The events address the issue of throw-away fashion cultures in an attempt to halt the growing amount of unnecessary waste being sent to landfill

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 said that re-using rather than recycling 100 sofas can save 1.5 tonnes of carbon.

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.

The partnership comes as part of the Uk-wide 'Love your clothes' campaign

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.

Approximately 42% of Carlsberg's total carbon footprint is derived from packaging

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's group finance director and head of sustainability Tim Haywood confident the company is on track to hit its sustainability targets

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.

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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.

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud

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.

Former supermodel Anna Freemantle with students

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.

William McDonough has been instrumental in bringing cradle-to-cradle philosophies to business

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.

Bright sparks needed - Gunter Pauli

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.

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