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California winery innovates with sustainable recycling creation

Covered with a photovoltaic roof, the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is self-sufficient and champions environmentally friendly design principles.

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Sustains Its Top GreenMetric Rankings

From the smallest of deeds, like recovering surplus food to give to people in need (and keeping the food out of the waste stream), to large renewable energy projects, UC Davis’ efforts in sustainability have the nation and world taking notice — again.

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Firsthand Effects of the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation –

By Vice Adm.Dean Peters, commander, Naval Air Systems Command, and Bill Taylor, assistant deputy co…

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Majority of younger shoppers will choose a sustainable retailer over a less sustainable one, research shows

Making the most of this shift means improving personalisation of customer journeys, so that customers feel confident they are choosing the right product first time…

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Planners to Boost Efforts in Sustainability, Diversity, Immersion

Nearly 60 percent of planners said they would take steps to address environmental issues at events, according to Eventbrite’s 2020 Events Trends Report.

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Sustainable Thread, Now with Israeli Startup Twine

An Israeli startup can dramatically reduce water and air pollution from the fashion industry with a new technology for dyeing thread.

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Earlton bison ranch is certifiably sustainable

Family-owned farm Bison du Nord received two new certifications in January…

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Meat giant Tyson cultivates ‘sustainable protein’ coalition

Animal agriculture is responsible for around 14 percent of global emissions.

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Family Owned Grocers Call For A Town Centre Single Use Plastic Ban

Family owned supermarkets and convenience stores have called for a total ban on single use plastic cups and plastic shopping bags ahead of the Irish general election, …

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Appropriate density is crucial to housing sustainability

Debate around housing density has probably never been as prevalent, with a major focus on more sustainable development.Significant changes and improvements have taken place with planni…

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China Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics

Earlier this month, China announced a new five-year plan to eventually ban single-use plastic waste in the entire country.

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Single-use plastics checking out of Accor properties

The next major hotel operator has joined the plastics exodus, with Accor committing to remove all single-use items from its global estate by end of 2022.

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Despite Industry Lies & Bribes, Single-Use Plastics Are On The Wane

More companies are turning away from single-use plastics as public consciousness about plastic pollution increases.

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Prince Albert, Sask. bans single-use plastic bags | Globalnews.ca

Prince Albert becomes the first city in Saskatchewan to ban single-use plastic check-out bags.

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Brexit: Fisheries Bill to enshrine sustainability in law

The government says the Fisheries Bill gives the UK power to operate as an independent coastal state.

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Earth911 Podcast: Plastic, Sustainability, and You

Earth911 talks plastic, sustainability, and the actions we can all take around the house to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Learn how to recycle disposable contact lenses and to create a zero-waste kitchen.

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Leveraging Bloggers For Sustainable Branding

Blogging and social media marketing have been the hottest topics during the decade. The rapid increase in the popularity of bloggers and social media users have triggered the marketing mavens to leverage their influence for branding purposes.

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Sustainability Highlights at NRF 2020 –

Over three days at the NRF “Big Show,” six sessions billing “sustainability” in their titles.

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For a Sustainable Food System, Look to Seeds

The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.

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York c-store puts sustainability on the agenda

The University of York is taking steps to tackle the issue of single use plastic and food waste in its stores.The Nisa retailer has extended its range of…

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Circularity Gap Report 2020: ‘Our world is now only 8.6% circular

Today, Circle Economy launches the Circularity Gap Report (CGR) 2020 in Davos. Our world is now only 8.6% circular. Of all the minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass that enter it each year just 8.6% are cycled back.

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Paid Post: From Garbage to Gold: Tales of the e-waste pioneers

At first glance, the business of recycling and reusing small electronics sounds neither glamorous nor lucrative. However, given forecasts of up to 50 billion…

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The 2019 sustainability year in review, in haiku

A baker’s dozen of developments.

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Sustainable City | Fully Charged

We spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it’s still not quite finished. Thi…

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Twenty-seven startups join the Circular Economy incubator Startupticker.ch | The Swiss Startup News channel

Last year, 26 Swiss startups graduated from the first Circular Economy Incubator (CE Incubator) program. This year, a new cohort comprising 27 early-stage startups will join the 2020 program at the Impact Hubs of their respective city – in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne or Zürich. During the next three months, the teams will benefit from one-to-one coaching, workshops, networking sessions, co-working at the Impact Hubs, and access to the Swiss circular startup ecosystem and an expert pool.

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China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Find out more about China’s move to ban single-use plastics by 2025 and the impact this will have on the plastic waste crisis across the planet.

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Far Ahead of the Sustainable Curve

Its not only exciting to build something new, but to be able to do it by integrating so many new ide…

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Why Fish Farming is Not Sustainable Nor Healthy

Watch the doc, ‘Fillet Oh Fish!’ – With wild salmon threatened throughout the world, aquaculture unfortunately creates significant pollution and toxic fillets.

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Accor to ban all single-use plastics by end 2022 | TTG Asia

Accor has vowed to remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by end-2022, as it joins the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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The Week in impact investing: Sustainability disruption

TGIF, Agents of Impact! The Week’s Agent of Impact Leila Janah, Samasource, 1982-2020. Corporations outsourced. Leila Janah impact sourced.With global…

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Less is more when it comes to sustainability KPIs – Sustainability 2020

Rather than try to hit too many KPIs, procurement professionals should work with stakeholders to identify and focus on a few key areas…

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The Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

The symposium of Sustainable Development Goals Challenge discusses the implementation of the SDGs in politics and will raise awareness about the importance of the intertwined biology-environment-lifestyle-complex for our health – especially regarding disease prevention and health preservation.

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BlackRock’s climate u-turn and futuristic cities: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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The Journey of the Recycled, Sustainable Coffee Cup

The paper takeaway or “to-go” cups that hold our morning coffee have long been a part of American culture. What started as an early invention for sanitation and convenience has since evolved into a modern question of long-term sustainability.

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EIT Climate-KIC launches Massive Open Online Course on e-waste

EIT Climate-KIC, together with its partners the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), EIT RawMaterials, the International Telecommunication Union, KU Leuven and the World Resources Forum, has launched an updated Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the e-waste…

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A Guide to Finding Truly Sustainable Funds From a Chief Sustainability Officer – Barron’s

Plenty of investments claim to be green. Many so-called ESG funds are not. Astute investors can learn to spot greenwashing.

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Worcester and London universities to trial sustainable diets behaviour change programme

Students at the University of Worcester, City and the University of London will take part in a new European trial designed to change behaviours and promote sustainable diets and climate-friendly meals.

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The Best Ways to Deal With E-Waste as a Small Business

Businesses love technology. It’s revolutionized the places we work; the way we buy, sell and trade; and the way we communicate on a daily basis. Put simply, any true 21st century business cannot do without it.

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How to invest in sustainable companies in the UK

Interest in sustainable investing is increasing. Here’s a look at three ways to invest sustainably in the UK.

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China Calls For A Complete Ban On Single-Use Plastics

The world’s biggest polluter vows to curb its plastic problem by 2025…

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MIT.nano receives international sustainability award

MIT.nano, the campus facility for nanoscience and nanotechnology research, has been awarded the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories 2019 “Go Beyond” Award for excellence in sustainability in laboratory and other high-technology facility projects.

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Round Britain with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust: The magic of Moonspray

Emily Caruso reports on a unique cruise round the coast of Britain with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust…

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Holzweiler and Snøhetta’s sustainable Copenhagen show

At Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W 2020 sustainably-minded Norweigan label Holzweiler presented a reusable greenhouse-inspired runway set designed by regular collaborators Snøhetta.

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BMJ’s divestment campaign and India’s net-zero trains: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Sustainable Business Leadership in 2020: edie publishes results of flagship annual survey

edie has today published a comprehensive report breaking down exactly what ‘business leadership’ looks like from the perspective of hundreds of sustainability, CSR and energy professionals from across the country.

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Future Cannabis Industry Leaders Will Focus on Sustainability and Social Impact

Two-thirds of American consumers consider sustainability when making a purchase.

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KUKU birdhouses combine sustainability and wildlife protection

Designed by Marco Antonio Barba Sánchez, KUKU focuses on sustainable design and wildlife protection.

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Sustainable Fashion: HURR | Retail Insider

As the first peer-to-peer rental site founded in the UK, the HURR Collective, which launched in 2019, is hoping that it will benefit from first mover advantage while the clothing rental market hots up around the world. Retail Insider recently spoke to its chief product officer Ollie McQuitty about how the company saw an opportunity in the circular economy to be both sustainable and profitable. McQuitty explains that co-founders Victoria Prew and Matthew Geleta saw a chance for women to have an unlimited wardrobe accessed online making both environmental and economic sense.

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Plastics in a Circular Economy: A Look Back Helps Industry Push Forward –

I recently had the chance to look back at some of the Plastics Division’s environmental stewardship programs, and I’m struck by how our engagement on the marine litter/plastic waste issue has grown.

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Digital rights are vital for sustainable development

Access Now joined 15 other organizations to review the outcomes of UNGA74, including the critical importance of civil society engagement.

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Nike Commits To Sustainability For Olympics

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Nike is focusing on sustainable, high-tech products made from recycled and sustainable materials.

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Finland Called by Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

A small guide to responsible tourism and sustainable tourism with the best travel agency in finland. Know the significance of journey with best guide.

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‘Need to tackle rising e-waste,’ says CMET director general | Cities News,

CMET is a chain of three labs functioning under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY). The other two labs are located in Hyderabad, Telangana and Thrissur, Kerala.

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Adidas Tops New Sustainable Cotton Ranking for 2020

Adidas scored the highest in the 2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking assessing consumer-facing companies that have significant cotton use. Ikea and H&M Group also ranked near the top.

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Sustaining economic development with MSME empowerment

SMALL and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) are globally recognized as engines of socio-economic transformation.In Nigeria, they are at the…

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Rethink the Sustainability of Packaging

Grocers need to consider the availability and price of materials, as well as how best to educate their shoppers…

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Sustain’s response to the Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment Committee | Sustain

Our response to the House of Lords Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment is now available online. …

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Creating a sea change in beverage sustainability

The drinks industry scores a measly 4.8 out of 10 for sustainability in a report released this week. How can it improve?…

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The Big Debate: Should single-use plastics be banned? | The Star

Plastic bans are increasing around the world, a necessary step to save our environment, writes Sarah King of Greenpeace Canada. Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argues that, although well meaning, such bans create more problem than they solve.

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At Bitrefill, Innovators Build a Circular Economy for Bitcoin

Sponsored: Bitrefill has a mission to revolutionize the way bitcoin functions as a true everyday currency worldwide….

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FREE: MA in Sustainable Design info webinar!

Do you worry about about climate change, ocean plastics, and conspicuous consumption?  Are you excited about the power of biomimicry, collaborative design, visual communications, and systems thinking?

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Volvo’s Polestar Boosts Sustainability Efforts

The Volvo electrified sub-brand aims to reduce weight, plastic content and waste material with natural and recycled source materials.

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Developing Sustainable Confidence

Confidence is an endurance buzzword that refers to a sometimes seemingly elusive, magical elixir that athletes want to get their hands on.When we see other runners free from doubt … Continue reading “Developing Sustainable Confidence”…

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#97 | What Am Sustainable Fashion?

Listen in to learn how you can choose your fashion to be more sustainable and have less of a negative impact on the environment and the world!

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Sustainable Energy for All Forum by Climate Tracker

Together with Hivos, Climate Tracker will be training and sending 6 amazing African journalists to cover the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Rwanda.

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How Indiana Borough is Building a Sustainable Future –

Indiana Borough strives to be a welcoming and sustainable place to live.

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Sustainability (For Real). Gabriela Hearst AW20 –

Gabriela Hearst’s autumn-winter 2020 line-up was beautiful. And it managed to be really sustainably made, without making a fuss about it. For Hearst, enviroinment is a priority. And she can translate that passion into luxurious, softly minimal, super high quality clothes.

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Sustainable spirits changing the world

Sustainability is more than just a trend with producers upping their game when it comes to their environmental footprint.We look at the spirits brands that have placed a greater emphasis on going green…

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Sustainable Agriculture Policy Priorities – NSAC

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Policy Priorities, an Update on FSMA Rules, EQIP Interim Rule, and Winter…

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Sustainable Farming Comes To America’s Heartland

It is assumed that American farmers are united in their support of Republican candidates but a new focus on sustainable farming may be changing the political calculus.

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Fungi’s fabulous future in mental health and sustainable materials

These images showcase the incredible ways mushrooms can be used for everything from boosting well-being to fashioning baroque high heels

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London and Glasgow form partnership to pursue circular economy principles

The cities will share knowledge and best practice from case studies developed in the Circular London and Circular Glasgow projects which began in 2017…

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The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the worst foods you can buy, in terms of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. But some people are trying to change that.

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Proptech and sustainability solutions shape the future of real estate

Proptech is the latest weapon in the real estate industry’s fight to be more sustainable. While property stakeholders increasingly care about the ethics of how buildings are built and run, owners are more aware than ever of sustainability’s impact on the balance sheet.

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Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide: Sustainable Development Goals & Events

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which 17 goals were created. All member states of the UN have adopted the agenda with the aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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Travel Matters partners with JUMP sustainable behaviour change scheme

Travel agency Travel Matters has launched a new partnership with the sustainable behaviour change scheme JUMP, to engage with sector workers in order to respond to the climate emergency.

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Style + sustainability | Innovators magazine

The fashion industry needs a major makeover to improve its environmental street cred.

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Sustainability – the overarching theme

Breadcrumb for Sustainability – the overarching theme…

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Evolving a Sustainable Future in the United Kingdom –

Prosocial is inherently about equity and co-production starting at the scale of small groups and then applying the same principles at multiple levels.

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The future of sustainable travel with TUMI

A partnership with American luggage specialists TUMI and non-profit organisation Waves 4 Water means explorers have more sustainable options when packing for their next trip…

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How to Create a Sustainability Mindset

A sustainability mindset for your business can help you think about how to make sustainability changes and decisions.This mindset……

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Fresh funding for initiative to help investors support sustainable fashion

Laudes Foundation, Brenninkmeijer family’s recently-launched philanthropic organisation, has backed a project working to engage investors with sustainable fashion, in a bid to scale up low-carbon, resource-efficient materials and business mod…

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Glasgow and London-based sustainable business organisations partner ahead of COP26

Glasgow’s Chamber of Commerce and London’s Waste and Recycling Board have forged a partnership, in a bid to help businesses in both cities make circular economy shifts ahead of COP26 in November.

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For Brands, Sustainability Is the New Digital

While there’s no question that sustainability practices are more expensive, it is absolutely possible for brands to become more profitable by being more sustainable and environmentally conscious.

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Adidas Tops New Sustainable Cotton Ranking for 2020

Adidas scored the highest in the 2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking assessing consumer-facing companies that have significant cotton use. Ikea and H&M Group also ranked near the top.

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February Chat – 2020 Sustainable Goals –

Our first #MeetGreenChat for 2020 was held on the 5th of this month and our topic was looking ahead to the new year and thinking about sustainable goals. These goals were personal as well as about the companies and organizations people worked for.

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The premiere of the weekly newsletter about sustainable food systems

We’re in a crisis that is also an opportunity.

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Aldi Set to Change 12.5 Million Single Use Plastic Luggage With Compostable Ones

In eco-related information this week, the shop chain Aldi has shared a serious announcement relating to its 139 shops in Eire – as of January 2020, Aldi will change its 12.5 million plastic luggage with compostable ones.

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Accelerating climate action: edie evolves flagship energy and sustainability event into Net-Zero Live 2020

The UK’s largest energy and sustainability event has been transformed into Net-Zero Live, a free-to-attend experience which will unite businesses, policymakers, investors, NGOs, product and solutions providers around a common purpose: to spa…

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Single-use plastic: How would you cope without it for a week?

BBC NI reporter Eve Rosato tries to live without single-use plastic for one week.

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SKYBIT: Myanmar’s Digital Solution to a Sustainable Economy »

One of the many advantages digital assets have is the ability to do fast, low cost, cross-border monetary remittance. For emerging economies like Myanmar, this is crucial. SKYBIT is the first blockchain digital asset platform in Myanmar, offering global financial inclusion for all of its people.

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India’s road to a sustainable energy future

A great opportunity for India lies ahead. As the country and the International Energy Agency build closer policy ties, it has an unmissable chance to India is facing an unmissable chance to restructure its energy market toward a more sustainable future, Kapil Narula writes.

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Our gigantic e-waste problem

New Zealand has a massive e-waste problem, pushed along by rampant consumerism. …

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Vodafone Ireland Fairphone Ireland’s Sustainable Smartphone

Vodafone Ireland has joined forces with Fairtrade smartphone company, Fairphone, to launch the first sustainable smartphone in the Irish market. The ethical, re

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Sustainable Strategies to Add to Portfolios in 2020

Socially responsible investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance principles are more than just a gimmicky theme to help conscientious investors feel good about their investment decisions.

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Inside the circular economy | Innovators magazine

Sharing practical circular economy solutions that are working for business is the focus of next week’s webinar from the Ethical Corporation.

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Coles shoppers slam hot cross buns packaged in single use plastic | Daily

Melbourne woman Caroline Lambert shared a picture of ‘loose fruit hot cross buns’ in separate plastic boxes to Instagram on Wednesday, prompting outrage from shoppers online.

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Banning single-use plastic

Sir, – I support Aoife Lord’s encouragement to the next government in relation to banning single-use plastic (Letters, February 13th). Perhaps the first items they should ban are the plastic cable ties used for election posters. – Yours, etc, EAMONN BYRNE, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem?

Levels of electrical and electronic waste are expected to more than double by 2050, according to the UN.