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Autex has transformed a roof terrace in London into a showroom displaying its latest acoustic panels and products.

Designed in collaboration with TP Bennett director, Michelle Wilkie and senior interior designer Ben Boxshall, Autex’s Clerkenwell showroom is intended to function like a gallery, where products can be exchanged on a regular basis. It is divided into four zones and can cater for both one-on-one conversations and larger group events.

Dispersed throughout the spaces are the manufacturer’s latest interior wall and ceiling acoustics products, which showcase ways designers can use them to reduce noise in the workplace.

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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has exhibited a plastic water bottle he used for three months at an exhibition promoting recycled plastic objects in Milan.

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Serving over 40 million customers every month, grocery giant ALDI announced an ambitious plan to offer 100 percent sustainable packaging by 2025.

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James Cropper, the UK’s most innovative paper-maker, has recently completed a unique design project to transform its paper delivery fleet in partnership with paper artist Kyla McCallum of Foldability. The brief was challenging, the artwork had to communicate the intrinsic beauty of James Cropper’s bespoke papers, be delivered at a huge scale – the full length of an articulated truck – and to an unprecedented quality.
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To achieve its goals, Stamford, CT-based Nestlé Waters North America is expanding its relationship with supplier Plastrec and working with other suppliers to support the company’s ability to nearly quadruple its use of food-grade recycled plastic, or rPET, in less than three years.
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Consider this fact: more than 500 billion single use disposable coffee cups are produced in one year, many of them plastic. Even paper cups currently produced largely aren’t recyclable, due to the plastic coatings that are used.
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Eindhoven-based design studio Dutch Invertuals has curated an exhibition of 10 objects, to question whether – in the anthropocene era –  it is possible to reduce the volume of non-essential products in our lives.
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The first of these is a range of wash-off film labeling solutions that make it easier, during the caustic washing process that is central to the recycling of PET, to separate polypropylene labels from clean PET flake. The key to this concept is UPM Raflatac’s RW85C wash-off adhesive. The clear, white, or metallized film label stocks score additional sustainability points because their release liners are made from 90 percent post-consumer recycled content. According to UPM Raflatac, the labels have been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) as exceeding APR’s strict standards for recyclable label products.
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Plumen has launched an LED light bulb as a more sustainable alternative to its 001 bulb, which was named the Design of the Year in 2011.

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Innovation not just for innovation’s sake, but driven by unmet consumer and industry needs: That was the inspiration behind Garçon Wines’ Flat Wine Bottle for e-commerce, a uniquely shaped wine bottle that easily slides through the rectangular letterboxes found in the doors of U.K. consumers and businesses. For its ingenuity, this “flattened” 750-cL PET bottle, which not only facilitates the delivery of wine packages, but also features a number of notable sustainability improvements over round glass bottles, was recognized by Dow as a Diamond finalist in its 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation.
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Square Baby, a San Francisco Bay Area-based baby food company that delivers fresh, ready meals has entered into a multi-year partnership with Vericool Inc. to use its compostable insulation and recyclable cold-chain packaging as a replacement for expanded polystyrene.
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A new restaurant celebrating sustainability has opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designed by Dutch architecture firm cezeped, The Green House is a “circular” pavilion that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting center. Created as part of an initiative by Strukton Ballast Nedam and Albron, the experimental and temporary venue follows eco-friendly principles and features modular components so that it can be dismantled and moved to a new location in the future.
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dutch company offers a solution to one of music festival’s biggest problems – waste. each year mountains of land waste are left behind formed of the things people can’t be bothered to deal with, one of which is tents. offering a more eco-friendly, easy-to-throw-away alternative, designers wout kommer & jan portheine have created kartent, a 100% recyclable cardboard for the 3-day festival.
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Based in Avery Island, LA, and an American tradition since 1868, McIlhenny Company has a rich history of packaging its famous sauce in glass containers. Over the last 150 years, nine bottle variations have been developed with embossments showcased on the bottom of the bottle.
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