Metrics details. Global fashion industry has bitterly evidenced the social and environmental implications associated with fast production cycles, overuse of resources, waste generation, environmental pollution and unethical labour conditions. Growing consumer awareness regarding social and environmental impacts of fashion products has led to create a new marketplace for sustainable and ethical products. This paper highlights craft practice as one of the potential avenues for achieving sustainability within the fashion industry. Through a case study drawn from handloom industry, this paper explores a manufacturing approach that is committed to fair-trade principles and designed to prevent waste.
Our partnership with McDonald's was a first for a leading company and an environmental group. In the late s, McDonald's faced public pressure to reduce its packaging and waste. But the visible waste — including foam "clamshells" protecting every burger — was only a small part of the story. Nearly 80 percent of McDonald's waste was generated behind the counter, in food prep and supply systems. The project team analyzed McDonald's U. We set out to help them find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as they could. Over the next decade, McDonald's eliminated more than million pounds of packaging including the polystyrene clamshells, recycled 1 million tons of corrugated boxes and reduced restaurant waste by 30 percent.
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In a circular economy, upstream innovation is about tracing a problem back to its root cause and tackling it there. It means that rather than working out how to deal with a pile of waste, we prevent it from being created in the first place. Find out how moving upstream can tackle packaging waste and pollution while generating economic benefits. By redesigning products, materials, and services, it is possible to prevent waste from being created in the first place.