12 Dec 2019

Rolling out the ‘green carpet’ to promote recycling

Decembre 12, 2019 RECYCLING INTERNATIONAL – by  Kirstin Linnenkoper Did you know the global carpet recycling sector was worth over EUR 10.7 billion last year? If carpet recycling wasn’t “hot” in the past, it certainly seems that way now. It doesn’t hurt that recyclers and producers are collaborating with big fashion brands and event organisers […]

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21 Nov 2019

Tarkett and Aquafil close the loop on carpet tiles: a key step towards circular economy

PRESS RELEASE Paris, France and Waalwijk, The Netherlands, November 21, 2019 – Tarkett today announces that it is closing the loop on commercial carpet tiles in Europe thanks to a pioneering partnership with Aquafil. This is the result of an intensive collaboration over recent years, going beyond the traditional customer and supplier relationship. The two […]

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30 Sep 2019

Consumers want to buy sustainably—they just don’t know how

30 September 2019 FAST COMPANY – by Jessica Klein A new study finds that while 95% of people in the U.S. think sustainability is a good goal, most of them don’t know what to look for to determine if something is, in fact, sustainable. There’s something different about H&M’s newly released 2019 fall and winter […]

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11 Sep 2019

Aquafil’s Regenerated Nylon Material, ECONYL®, Contributes To LEED v4 Credits

September 11, 2019 ATLANTA — September 12, 2019 — Aquafil, a company in the circular economy, announced that ECONYL® regenerated nylon contributes to LEED v4 points in four main categories. LEED v4 is the most current version of the LEED green building rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in […]

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19 Aug 2019

Fortune’s 2019 Change the World List: Companies to Watch

August 19, 2019 FORTUNE – By Matthew Heimer and Erika Fry Fortune’s Change the World list focuses on companies that are addressing social challenges through their core business activities. Most of the companies on that list are relatively large, with $1 billion or more in annual revenue, which helps them both pay for and scale their […]

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14 Aug 2019

How Aquafil Became the Green Carpet Provider of Choice

14 August 2019 ECO AGE If you thought this year’s Disney remake of Aladdin boasted the most magic carpet you’d see this year – think again. We take a look at how Aquafil has transformed ocean and carpet waste into the glamorous event entrance of choice. Italian manufacturer Aquafil has proven that green really is […]

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11 May 2019

A planet-friendly portfolio for a new baby like Archie

May 11, 2019 THE TIMES INVESTMENT – Lowering pollution and building a nest egg are not irreconcilable aims. Mark Atherton picks the best ethical funds and stocks. While it is unlikely that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will ever need to worry about his financial future, the environment is likely to be of even greater concern by […]

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09 May 2019

This Italian company wants your clothes to be made from garbage

May 9, 2019 THE SUNDAY MORNING – by Chiara Remondini To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans. “When I look at a landfill, I see a goldmine,” Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive officer of nylon manufacturer […]

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04 May 2019

It’s a goldmine, not a landfill: This Italian entrepreneur uses garbage to make upscale accessories

May 4, 2019 THE ECONOMIC TIMES – By Chiara Remondini Giulio Bonazzi’s company uses Econyl, recycled thread to make clothes. To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans. “When I look at a landfill, I see a goldmine,” […]

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03 May 2019

This Italian Company Wants Your Swimsuit to Be Made From Garbage

May 3, 2019 BLOOMBERG – by Chiara Remondini To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans. “When I look at a landfill, I see a goldmine,” Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive officer of nylon manufacturer Aquafil, said […]

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12 Apr 2019

Sustainable fashion: 10 recent milestones

April 12, 2019 FASHION UNITED – by Simone Preuss Sustainability seems to be the redemption song nowadays that is turning from a mere buzzword into a flourishing movement. In view of the growing knowledge also among consumers that the fashion industry is most likely the second most polluting industry on the planet, any and every […]

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22 Feb 2019

Rossana Orlandi launches Ro Plastic Prize for reusing, recycling and reinventing plastic

February 22, 2019 DEZEEN – by Lizzie Crook Dezeen is partnering with Rossana Orlandi to challenge designers to develop new ways of recycling and reusing plastic with the Ro Plastic Prize. Now open for entries, the competition forms part of Orlandi’s Guiltless Plastic initiative, which exists to champion the responsible use of the material. Dezeen […]

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