Kerecis Reduces Waste By Repurposing Fish Skin

Kerecis, a company in Iceland, has partnered with Iceland Ocean Cluster on a 100% Fish Project with the goal of creating high-value products out of previously wasted parts of the Atlantic Cod.

One such product is turning fish skin into human skin grafts, enabling burn victims to heal and generate new skin. Other products include getting fish oil from fish liver, exporting fish heads to Africa, and making fish leather from fish skin.

The 100% Fish Project fosters innovation, promotes economic development, […]

Rolls-Royce Product Redesign Doubles Operating Time

Rolls-Royce is planning to invest in blade coatings of A350-1000 engines to improve durability and resilience.

This coating will be especially effective for aircraft  operating in areas with lots of sand and dust. The company is working with Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify the new blade for the engine to double its time-on-wing.


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McDonald’s and Reusable Dine-In Packaging

McDonald’s has 21 reusable containers for dine-in customers in France, including red plastic containers for fries, clear plastic beverage glasses, and white plastic cups for chicken nuggets.

French law mandated these changes, which were implemented in 2023.

While McDonald’s has worked hard over the years to be more environmentally conscious with its packaging, it firmly believes that this new model “doesn’t work.”  Cost, convenience, sustainability, and operational issues related to this law are complex, and the overall impact remains to be seen.


Pandora Jewelry Made with Recycled Metal by Mid-2024

Beating its target by a year, the Danish company Pandora expects to source only recycled gold and silver by mid-2024.

Pandora is considered the largest jewelry company in volume of products sold. Last year 97% of its gold and silver were from recycled sources, and the company has made rapid progress on the goal it set back in 2020.

In another important step towards sustainability, Pandora already only uses lab-grown diamonds.


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