Stockholm, 23 May, 2022 – The Planet First program initiated by the H&M Foundation and world-renowned The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has recently resulted in an innovation that could potentially be a game-changer when it comes to fighting global CO2 emissions. The Carbon Looper project – clothing that captures CO2 from the air and then releases it as nutrition for plants – is now being tested by the restaurant staff at Fotografiska Stockholm.
Together with Social Alpha and JSW Foundation we’re looking for solutions in waste management, that can move the needle towards a circular economy in India, while enabling social inclusion for informal waste pickers of Bengaluru.
Are you a planet hero? What would happen if all CO2 emissions completely stopped, or what share of all agricultural land worldwide is used for feeding animals? Test your knowledge in this short quiz, you will most likely be surprised and learn something new!
A laundry solution that prolongs garments’ life, AI helping smallholder cotton farmers to increase yield and income, an invention realising the circular recycling of elastane and polyester blends, carbon-negative viscose made from CO2 emissions and regenerative agriculture making planet positive alternative to goose down – these are the five Global Change Award winners 2022, sharing a €1 million grant from the non-profit H&M Foundation.
Nature is declining at unprecedented rates. But innovations that can reverse humanity’s negative impact on it exist. We talked to biodiversity expert Dr. Lin Li and investment manager Caroline Brown about the rise of circular investments and the efforts made to put us on the right path.