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Brand Activation & Immersion Food-Sharing Platform Is Decreasing Waste By Connecting Members To Swap Goods

OLIO is a UK-based app that allows neighbors to connect and share food that might otherwise go to waste, run by a team that integrates user feedback into its design

Fashion & Apparel Everlane Dedicates New Sub-brand To Carbon-Neutral Sneakers

The DTC retailer aims to offer an eco-friendly alternative to the hype cycle of sneaker culture

Packaging & Product Engagement E-Consignment Platform thredUP Launches Collection To De-Stigmatize Used Clothes

The thrift retailer's newly launched repurposed collection leverages trends in sustainability and exclusive access by encouraging shoppers to reclaim the word 'secondhand'

Analysis Interview: How A Circular Shopping Platform Lets Consumers Own The Product, Not The Packaging

Loop's co-founder explains how the sustainable packaging platform works with brands like P&G, Unilever and more to enable ecologically sound consumption patterns with durable containers designed for refill and reuse

Food & Beverage Hy-Vee Points Grocery Shoppers To Discounted, Soon-To-Expire Foods

The supermarket chain is implementing an in-store mobile app that marries reduction of wasted food with lower costs for customers

Consumer Goods Loop Helps UPS, PepsiCo, P&G And More Enable No-Waste Packaging

The circular shopping platform transforms the single-use packaging of everyday items like toothpaste or ice cream into durable and reusable containers, curbing waste by letting consumers use and return rather than discard

Features PSFK Retail Conference Preview: How Eileen Fisher Enables Conscious Retailing

Ahead of presenting at PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 Conference next month, Eileen Fisher's Vice President, Amy Hall, shares how the brand manages to balance profitability with sustainability, and drive engagement by providing solutions to consumer demand for ethical, transparent retail

Delivery & Logistics HelloFresh Caters To Conscious Consumers With Eco-Friendly Packaging

In a push toward sustainability, HelloFresh is incorporating recycle-able and biodegradable packaging into its meal kits to help reduce landfill waste

Technology Pioneer Of Humanability: Joy Youwakim

In an interview with PSFK in collaboration with Verizon, Joy Youwakim discusses how she is using technology for good in her work with growing produce on top of landfills, putting waste to use and offering communities locally-grown food as well as helping to alleviate hunger

Technology Pioneer Of Humanability: Komal Ahmad

In an interview with PSFK in collaboration with Verizon, Komal Ahmad discusses how she is using technology for good in her work as founder and CEO of Copia, a mobile app that helps businesses put their excess food to use, helping curb environmental waste as well as giving food to those who need it most

Packaging & Product Engagement Plant-Based Cups Can Handle Heat And Be Composted

World Centric uses sugarcane fiber to make disposable, biodegradable hot coffee cups, meeting a need for consumers and businesses that are watching their environmental impact

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services American Express Card Will Be Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastic

American Express is working with ocean conservation organization Parley to align with customer values around pollution and tourism

Retail The North Face Will Repair And Resell Used Clothes At A Discount

The outdoor clothing brand launched an online store for refurbished clothing in bid to help the environment and attract bargain shoppers

Cafe & Restaurant How Innovative Packaging Is Fighting Throwaway Culture

Packaging has been considered a necessary evil—until now, as designers are finding creative ways to encase products in materials that serve a second function, from measuring tape to toys