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The Latest in Sustainable Textiles | Down To Earth

The Latest in Sustainable Textiles | Down To Earth | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
As the name implies, organic cotton is grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Textiles made of organic cotton require less water to manufacture than conventional cotton textiles and are often more comfortable.
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Used Coffee Proving Fertile Grounds for Sustainability

Used Coffee Proving Fertile Grounds for Sustainability | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it

Starbucks, Nestle and the University of Cincinnati are among the organizations turning spent coffee grounds into bioplastics, laundry detergents and biodiesel, The Guardian reports.

 

Starbucks currently purchases around 400 million pounds of coffee a year and is working on turning the used grounds, along with its bakery waste, into laundry detergents, bioplastics and other products.

 

The coffee giant is donating the waste to a research project at the City University of Hong Kong. Researchers blend the grounds and baked goods with fungi that break down the carbohydrates into simple sugars that can the be processed into succinct acid, a key ingredient in many products including bioplastics and laundry detergents.


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This is so cool! Another reason to #lovecoffee and #sustainabilityefforts :-)

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What is the future of sustainable design? - open thread | Guardian ...

What is the future of sustainable design? - open thread | Guardian ... | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
Sustainable design is picking up pace but as Adam Aston writes in his latest blog, long development time frames and gaps in knowledge make commercialisation a tough nut to crack. However, innovation in materials, such as ...
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What an awesome thread to follow! Excited to see what contributions and insight will come from this.

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Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London

Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, Google and its design team hope to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum ratings and deliver an overall carbon saving of 40 percent."

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Lenawee's Center for a Sustainable Future to open

Lenawee's Center for a Sustainable Future to open | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it

"With its free-standing array of photovoltaic solar panels, vegetative roof, insulating earth berm, geothermal wells and solar lighting tubes, the Lenawee Intermediate School District's new Center for a Sustainable Future is a laboratory in waiting."

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This Michigan based center sounds amazing! What an inspiring project that came into fruition. We'd love to see something like this in San Francisco one day, but for now are proud of our own sustainable efforts such as those which can be found at the California Academy of Sciences and Heron's Head Park Eco Center!

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Las Vegas Palazzo Resort Named Most Eco-Friendly Hotel in America | Travel Agent Central

Las Vegas Palazzo Resort Named Most Eco-Friendly Hotel in America | Travel Agent Central | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
The selections are based on a poll by Hotels.com that surveys a hotel's carbon footprint, style, and price.
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Kudos to Palazzo Resort! When can we all go to check this out in person?!

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The Business Case For Sustainability is Becoming Easier to Make

The Business Case For Sustainability is Becoming Easier to Make | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
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It is so great to see some larger companies and corporations adapting their business practices to more eco-friendly ones!

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Organic cotton supports farmers and protects the environment. Have you cottoned on yet? #cottonedon

Organic cotton supports farmers and protects the environment. Have you cottoned on yet? #cottonedon | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
Organic cotton delivers proven benefits for people and the environment - when it comes to making sustainabilty claims you can trust, nothing beats it.
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We at Rx Clothing are proud to say we have #cottonedon! Every garment we sell is a tried and true example of this green initiative. Here are 5 facts that everyone should know about the benefits of organic cotton!

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Nike Unveils Water-Free Dyeing Process [Pics] - PSFK

Nike Unveils Water-Free Dyeing Process [Pics] - PSFK | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
The eco-friendly method called 'ColorDry' eliminates the use of water and harmful chemicals, reducing energy consumption.
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The manufacturing process is truely becoming revolutionary! Incredible progress in the green division, environmental design and technological invention.

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Plans for organic cotton taskforce - Ecotextile News

Plans for organic cotton taskforce - Ecotextile News | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
Plans for organic cotton taskforce Ecotextile News Cotton sacks ISTANBUL – Proposals for a groundbreaking initiative that could rapidly accelerate growth in the organic cotton market are been discussed by leading clothing brands such as C&A,...
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A common obstacle many businesses face when using#organiccotton is the complex supply chain of the material. We are delighted to find out that Change Agency and Textile Exchange have created a taskforce for organic cotton, an imperative initiative that could spearhead the growth of the organic cotton market and propel this trend on a world-wide scale!

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DODOcase | Infographic: Support Small Manufacturing

DODOcase | Infographic: Support Small Manufacturing | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
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A delightfully powerful infographic published by one of San Francisco's very own small businesses, DODOcase. The benefits of small and local manufacturing are inspiring! As another participating business of local manufacturing we hope it encourages everyone to #supportsmall!

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Nike Launches A New App To Help Designers Choose Green Materials

Nike Launches A New App To Help Designers Choose Green Materials | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
For about eight years now, Nike has selected materials for apparel and shoe products by using an in-house sustainability index, developed by researchers from a gigantic database of scientific research and analysis of the life cycles of products.
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Why Organic Cotton?

Why Organic Cotton? | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it

"There are two primary reasons to choose organically-grown cotton whenever you can. The first is your own health; the other is the health of the earth. And they’re inseparable." (RT @OrganicSpaMag: Why Organic Cotton?

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We'll be worried if this article doesn't persuade you to turn to organic cotton whenever the option presents itself. Join the organic cotton community; you'll be doing yourself and the environment a favor!

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Nike to increase sustainable supply chain components

Nike to increase sustainable supply chain components | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it

"Nike is committed to catalyzing a major change in the world of materials, driving for the elimination of hazardous substances and innovating new,...

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Implementing sustainable practices within its supply chain and manufacturing processes is not only a wise adjustment for the retail giant, but a decision that could have an admirable rippling effect on its corporate counterparts. Let's keep our fingers crossed we start seeing such switch overs to "green" decisions happening more quickly!

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Seeds of Discontent: A Texas Organic Cotton Farmer Takes On Monsanto.

Seeds of Discontent: A Texas Organic Cotton Farmer Takes On Monsanto. | Supporters of Sustainability | Scoop.it
For a small organic farmer on the high plains of Texas, challenging Monsanto is tantamount to questioning the power and promise of biotechnology.
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This article gives some valuable insight into the legal battles organic cotton farmers face and the great lengths some individuals are willing to go in order to protect and preserve the integrity of their cotton's organic element.

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