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From Lay’s potato chip bag to soccer field

Source: Fast Company

Partnering up with UEFA, Lay’s is building soccer fields all around the world. The project, known as RePlay, is not only related to sustainability, but is also a push to engage young people in communities around the world in sports and life skills. The soccer fields are made from recycled Lay’s potato chips bags. They cost about $200,000 to $250,000 to build and are estimated to have a life span of about 10 years. After that, the field can be fully recycled. The first field opened in May in Tembisa, South Africa. Next up sites are chosen for where they’re likely to have the largest social impact with a community.

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Sustainable luxury fashion giants

Source: Sustainable Brands

Things are changing in the luxury fashion industry. Gucci for example just introduced a new textile called Demetra. The biobased and animal free textile is also made available for wide industry use. With Demetra, Gucci joins other fashion innovators who are working towards a circular fashion economy. Meanwhile, Burberry has pledged to become climate positive by 2040. With this pledge, the company is setting a new industry standard and improving its current 2040 net-zero target.

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Recycled Lego bricks

Source: Triple Pundit

Lego’s are about to be more sustainable than back in the days. This week, the Lego Group introduced a prototype brick made from the plastic used to make beverage bottles. The past three years, the company spent testing and retesting different types of plastics to create the perfect brick. The results are bricks that meet both Lego’s safety and play requirements. Reworking its brick formula is one aspect of Lego group’s ongoing sustainability efforts. The company revealed a three-year plan in 2020 to spend up to $400 million on social responsibility and sustainability programs. By 2022, manufacturing operations are expected to be carbon neutral.

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