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Conscious Fashion Campaign: virtual hub for SDGs

A virtual hub to accelerate climate action and ambition from the global fashion industry convened by the Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Office for Partnerships, will take place from April 1-30, 2021. Discover the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – To Make Peace With Nature, is a virtual educational experience which will feature informational tools and resources from United Nations agencies, environmental organizations and fashion initiatives confronting the global climate crisis. The experience aims to support the Race to Zero campaign and rally the fashion industry for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. The on-line event will advocate for climate‑positive actions including climate risks in all decisions and working together with a common purpose.
Attendees will be able to access on-demand content showcasing documentaries, podcasts, and short films, learn about innovations and sustainable solutions to accelerate climate action and save and download documents, reports, and information, on demand at any time during the 30 days.
Discover the SDGs will focus on SDG 13: Climate Action and the UN Secretary General’s 2021 priority to make peace with nature. As the fashion industry embarks on its recovery from Covid-19, it is crucial that systematic change is prioritized across the value chain.
For further information: www.discoverthesdgs.com

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Covestro: production of CO₂-based surfactants

Washing with CO₂ technology could be a major milestone on the road to the Circular Economy. The specialty chemicals producer Covestro AG, Leverkusen/Germany, came another step forward in the ongoing development of its innovation on this front: As part of the "DreamResourceConti" project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin, the production of CO₂-based surfactants and how they can be used to produce sustainable detergents and cleaning agents is examined.
Together with its academic partners RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, and the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), both Germany, Covestro has now succeeded in replacing part of the ethylene oxide (EO) from petroleum needed for production with carbon dioxide, making surfactant materials much more sustainable.
In the future, up to 25% of the conventional ethylene oxide could be replaced by CO2. In addition, initial tests have shown that the novel CO2-based material can be used in standard formulations for detergents with comparable primary washing performance. In the further course of the project, a detailed characterization of the new materials by the TU Berlin will provide further insights into potential fields of application so that CO2 can be optimally utilized as a raw material.


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More information: Covestro Sustainability