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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 12 hours ago

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How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses
How designers can maintain their individuality working at big fashion houses

In the last two decades, several creative directors have come and gone from their prestigious posts at heritage fashion houses...

By Marie-Agnes Parmentier 14 Sep 2021

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Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator
Nestlé opens its largest R+D Accelerator

Nestlé's global R+D Accelerator network was launched in 2019 to provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé intrapreneurs to bring highly differentiated innovations to the market at speed...

2 Sep 2021

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Philip Morris expands smoke-free Iqos brand

Philip Morris International will expand Iqos, the brand behind PMI's smoke-free tobacco-heating system, to encompass a broader range of smoke-free products across a variety of platforms...

17 Aug 2021

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Adidas to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for €2,1bn

Authentic Brands Group has a portfolio of more than 30 brands and a history of buying up struggling brands such as Juicy Couture, Forever 21 and Barneys New York...

13 Aug 2021

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Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

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Lego reveals first prototype brick made from recycled plastic bottles

The prototype uses PET plastic from discarded bottles and is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company's quality and safety requirements...

24 Jun 2021

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Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

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To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

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New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic
New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021

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The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon
The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

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Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021



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