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    Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings for 2022 and market analysis published


    The Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings, published annually by online news and analysis service Environmental Finance, are on firmer footing in their third year of existence, with the number of completed returns doubling from around 2,000 in 2021 to nearly 4,000 this year, up from 1,500 two years ago. In general, ...

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    U.S. federal report on microfiber pollution released


    Mandated by the U.S. Congress, the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) has delivered a new report on microfiber pollution coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. According to the paper, not only are microfibers a highly complex and diverse type of ...

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    It’s Great Out There Coalition launches Europe-wide social media competition


    The It’s Great Out There Coalition has launched a month-long competition on social media, as part of the latest phase in the #itsgreatoutthere campaign to get Europe more active outdoors. The #takesomeoneoutdoor competition will go live tomorrow and will run for a month, accessible to anyone in Europe. The first ...

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    SIA joins A New Earth Project to address packaging issues in snowsports


    Snowsports Industries America (SIA) – the trade association of the winter outdoor industry – has joined A New Earth Project. The coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, brands and environmentally conscious packaging suppliers was founded in April 2022 as an initiative of Atlantic Packaging. The partnership aims to find and scale sustainable ...

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    Adidas exhibits its “made to be remade” products in London


    At Design London 2022, taking place at Magazine London on Sept. 21-24, Adidas has organized an exhibition titled “Chasing Circularity.” The exhibits showcase the brand’s journey since the 2019 launch of Futurecraft.Loop, a corporate initiative that explores ways to make reusable products. The project has been working on a circular ...

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    Primaloft backs new plastics biodegradability lab at U.S. university


    The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth has opened a new learning and product development laboratory at its School for Marine Science & Technology in New Bedford. The opening ceremony was held on Sept. 13. The creation of the new lab was made possible by a public-private investment, including a grant ...

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    Ethical Trading Initiative issues new assessment for production in Myanmar


    The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has commissioned an independent evidence-based assessment of human rights and responsible business conduct within Myanmar. The assessment was conducted by Due Diligence Design, with research and analysis from partner Impactt; guidance on the implications of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) from SHIFT; and consultation with ...

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    Adidas to sell new breast cancer awareness items


    Source: Adidas For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, Adidas will be introducing an extended breast cancer awareness collection, with running, hiking and mountain biking footwear and apparel in the Terrex and Five Ten collections. According to a company release, the collection’s focus on functional outdoor footwear ...

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    ZDHC to add PFAS to its harmful chemicals list


    ZDHC has announced that the updated version of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) will include PFAS treatments used for textiles, leather and footwear. The MRSL Version 3.0 will be published by ZDHC on the Roadmap to Zero website ( on Nov. 1, 2022, with a transition period of ...

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    Lenzing switches to green electricity also at its Chinese site


    The Lenzing Group is gradually transitioning to green energy at its production site in Nanjing. This will allow its Chinese subsidiary Lenzing Nanjing Fibers to use electricity derived only from renewable sources from 2023 onwards. The transition will also reduce the site’s carbon emissions by 100,000 tons annually, the company ...

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    Globetrotter nominated for German sustainability award


    The German retailer Globetrotter is nominated for the German Sustainability Award in the “Resources” category. The prize is one of Europe’s best-known awards for ecological and social commitment and will be presented in December. Globetrotter has been picked as a nominee for a bundle of measures within its organization: The ...

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    Oberalp Group presents products made from hemp


    Right next to Oberalp’s own hemp field, the Alpine Hemp collection from Salewa was among the products presented at a cross-industry event on the topic of hemp on Sep. 7. For this purpose, industrial hemp was grown and processed into new products in a multi-industry partnership. At the press conference ...

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    The final countdown to EOS 2022 in Annecy has begun


    There are just three and a half weeks to go until the European Outdoor Summit (EOS), which will be held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Annecy on Oct. 6-7. After a two-year hiatus, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) has partnered with OSV to put together an impressive lineup of ...

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    EOCA submits application for Earthshot Prize


    The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has taken a step forward with its application for the 2022 Earthshot Prize. Launched in late 2019, the Earthshot Prize will award five £1 million prizes each year for ten years. Established by Prince William and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess ...

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    NCA sees no issue with use of generic data in consumer-facing sustainability communications


    Higg has issued a press release applauding the Norwegian Consumer Agency (NCA) for working with other global consumer agencies to agree on a set of key principles to help create a harmonized and clear approach to communicating environmental claims. Higg believes that consumers need information to take urgent action on ...

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    Montane launches initiative to promote more sustainable consumer choices


    The British outdoor clothing specialist Montane has launched its new “More Sustainable Choice” initiative. It is part of the brand’s strategy to improve transparency for consumers. Under the initiative, products that use at least 50 percent more sustainable materials, including recycled content, organic cotton, RDS down, non-mulesing wool and Tencel, ...

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    Sponsorship: Perhaps this is how it can be most effective?


    Sponsorship can take place in a wide variety of forms, but should usually pay off in terms of marketing targets. Charles Ross shares what he sees as missed sponsorship opportunities in the Outdoor industry, and which have had unexpected success.  He also illustrates that doing the right thing can be all that matters.

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    California passes bill to ban PFAS in textiles


    The State of California has passed a bill to end the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in new fabrics and textiles across the state. The California State Assembly passed The Safer Clothes and Textiles Act on Aug. 30, 2022. The bill now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. ...

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    Dolomite continues to support Trentino Tree Agreement


    Dolomite has extended its partnership with Trentino Tree Agreement, a project to enhance and restore forests in Italy’s Trentino, Outdoor Magazine has reported. The Trentino Tree Agreement was launched by local authorities – Provincia Autonoma di Trento – after storm Vaia destroyed 4,000,000 cubic meters of trees on Oct. 29, ...

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    Floods in Pakistan could trigger global cotton crisis


    An estimated 40 to 45 percent of Pakistan’s cotton crops have been ravished by the recent torrential rains and heavy floods. This is likely to have a major effect on the global cotton cycle, as Pakistan is one of the world’s biggest cotton producers. The country is the fifth largest ...