14 Nov '11, 3pm

Puma's New Tack on Sustainable Consumption: Compostable Clothes

Puma's New Tack on Sustainable Consumption: Compostable Clothes

In the last 18 months or so, Puma has hit the ground running with a number of industry-leading (and, truthfully, world-leading) sustainability initiatives. From their groundbreaking environmental profit-and-loss statement to green packaging plans to a commitment to zero toxic pollution by 2020 , the sportswear company has made big strides on addressing its environmental impacts. But as with all consumer-facing companies, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is what happens to your goods when your customers no longer want them. Another sustainability-minded brand, Patagonia, recently took steps to get people to buy used clothes first , but Puma is taking a different tack: Making their clothes compostable. In The Guardian , Louise Osborn reports on comments made by Puma CEO Franz Koch suggesting that the company is looking at closing the loop on its products. Osborn writes...

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Puma shooting for compostable clothing.

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