Apple just announced plans to close the loop and make all of its products from recycled materials. We tend not to realize how damaging our electronics are for the environment – from mining materials to the toxic effects when we dump them . Apple starting tackling these problems last year with its recycling robot , and now the electronics giant wants to only use recycled materials in its devices. Apple recently released its latest environmental report, and in it, the company claims that it is working towards using recycled materials to create its next generation of products. This will happen, in part, by reclaiming and re-using old Apple devices. Obviously they aren’t there yet, but Apple has never been shy when setting goals. Related: Apple just unveiled a blazing fast iPhone recycling robot Apple has been steadily shifting towards renewable resources. Its data centers all run on renewable energy , and it has partnered with or built its own solar and wind farms to generate the energy it needs. The company has also been recycling old devices, which saved Apple over $40 million in gold re-use alone. Via Engadget
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GreenBiz 350 podcast this week: A Bayer materials spinoff looks to close the loop on carbon, and the founder of Method turns to plant-based protein.
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Clothing retailer H&M is sponsoring a $1 million challenge to anyone who can figure out a sustainable way to close the loop on textiles. A closed loop clothing manufacturing scenario involves recycling old and unwanted clothing into new materials, which are then used to produce new garments and a “zero waste” textile industry. Several clothing manufacturers are attempting closed loop practices in part of their clothing lines, or with certain fabrics, but the H&M Conscious Foundation’s Global Challenge Award is being put forward to drum up some even more ambitious innovations. The foundation will award five prizes each year on an ongoing basis to foster creative solutions that will help reduce the negative environmental impact of the textile industry and hopefully cut costs as well. Read on to learn more about the challenge. READ MORE >
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Can the famed sustainable designer and America's largest waste hauler help customers close the loop?
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How do we close the loop for non-biodegradable plant-based plastic?
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Image via: Fatty Tuna on Flickr.com Finally, someone has found a way to close the loop on all of that barely-used soap and shampoo that goes to waste after hotel patrons depart one hotel for new hotels and new showers full of sample-sized soaps and shampoos. Clean the World has come up with a way to get 100% use out of all of those tiny bottles, and…
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