VMWare’s Pratima Rao Gluckman on using blockchain to rescue ocean-bound plastics

November 13, 2019 by  
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Pratima Rao Gluckman shares how VMWare and Dell are working together to collect ocean-bound plastics and using blockchain to track packaging materials. As companies continue to innovate technological solutions, there’s always challenges. VMWare and Dell have had to figure out how to eliminate fraud and authenticate source materials.

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Earth911 Podcast: Rockay Socks Combine Recycled Ocean Plastic With Reduced Water Usage

November 11, 2019 by  
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Rockay makes socks from ocean plastic with anti-odor characteristics that … The post Earth911 Podcast: Rockay Socks Combine Recycled Ocean Plastic With Reduced Water Usage appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper team up for recycled plastics drive

October 31, 2019 by  
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The collaboration spearheaded by WWF will focus on boosting recycling infrastructure and public awareness campaigns in the U.S.

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The need to digitize traceability is key to enabling circularity

October 28, 2019 by  
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The jury is still out on blockchain, but without better process automation and better data, it will be difficult to scale product takeback.

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The view from 20: General Motors’ global sustainability energy manager reflects on changes at the automaker

October 28, 2019 by  
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The legacy company is expanding to encompass renewable energy procurement and EV integration, but innovation can be hard.

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Artist suspends a giant cube filled with images of ocean plastic inside a London museum

September 26, 2019 by  
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Architectural and design studio Sam Jacob Studio has unveiled a new installation that highlights the burgeoning threat that plastic waste poses to the planet. Suspended from the ceiling of London’s V&A Museum, Sea Things is a giant, mirrored cube that emits a cartoon-style animated video. The animation takes spectators on a poignant journey from the year the first commercial plastic products were launched to 2050, the year some scientists estimate that the volume of plastic will be greater than fish in the world’s oceans. As part of London Design Festival , Sea Life greets visitors as they enter the V&A Museum’s great hall. Suspended in the air, the massive, transparent cube was inspired by a Charles and Ray Eames textile pattern found in the museum that depicts a pattern of fish and other sea creatures. However, the artist has updated the Eames pattern to reflect today’s growing ocean pollution issue. Along with a bevy of fish, a variety of waste objects found in the ocean these days, namely plastic bottles , has been added floating around in the cube. Related: Artist submerges 24 portraits underwater to raise attention about our plastic waste The animation begins in 1907, the year that one of the first commercial plastic products (Bakelite) was launched. The animation continues through the years, showing how the ocean waters have become more and more polluted with massive amounts of waste. The animation ends in 2050, the year that the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has estimated that the volume of plastic waste in our oceans will be greater than the amount of marine life. During the inauguration of the eco-art installation , Sam Jacob explained his inspiration. “The Eames’ were working in a very optimistic time when consumerism was linked to freedom. For us, now, we’re working in a very different context. Our relationship to things, to production, to ecology is far more difficult and complex,” he told journalists. “So, what we’ve done here is to remake the Eames’ pattern from the perspective of 2019.” While Sea Things is located on the ground floor, Jacob is also exhibiting a collection of ceramic water vessels in the museum’s ceramics gallery. The series reimagines some of the museum’s most historic objects remade in modern materials. For example, a water pot from China’s Ming Dynasty is reproduced in recycled plastic, and a 4,000-year-old beaker from Scotland was remade using bioplastic made from sea shells. + Sam Jacob Studio Via Dezeen Photography by Ed Reeve via Sam Jacob Studio

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Apparel industry fashions sustainability roles; insurers look to cut risk with new chiefs

August 27, 2019 by  
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From new ventures from sustainability stalwarts to tech executives in energy management, it’s an interesting time of the year for the sustainability field.

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What good are city clean-energy targets?

August 27, 2019 by  
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Cities from Atlanta to Los Angeles and beyond are seeing sweeping changes.

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Ocean health is good business: An urgent call to ocean action

June 13, 2019 by  
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The CEO of the UN Global Compact calls for companies to work to ensure healthy, productive and well-governed oceans.

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Why we’re still at sea on ocean plastics — the real reasons we haven’t solved the plastic crisis yet

May 27, 2019 by  
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Our circular economy analyst on the Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit, a seaside session with companies, NGOs, waste management firms and innovators.

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