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LEDGER open call – CAPSSI

LEDGER, a Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions funded by the EU, offers up to 200.000€ and a customised venture programme of 12 months to projects solving problems using decentralised technologies such blockchain, peer to peer or distributed ledger technologies.

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Space offers new frontier for next-generation sustainability

Space exploration is driving the creation of futuristic technologies that have a potentially vast range of applications on earth if they are effectively harnessed by business and innovators.At the next edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a le…

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Green guru tackles myths about USC sustainability efforts

Ever wonder why USC doesn’t have solar panels on its buildings? Or whether the dining halls serve sustainable food? The university’s sustainability specialist takes on tough questions about USC sustainability efforts.

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RTS, Philadelphia Union Launch Recycling and Sustainability Plan

The collaboration will salvage Talen Energy Stadium’s soil to provide 93 tons of reuse for composting or fill for construction projects.

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How Sustainability Can Offset Costs for Hospitality Users

Introducing sustainable practices can help reduce utilities and labor costs for hospitality users….

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Megan Boland Boosts Sustainability Through Research, Campus Involvement

NC State University Ph.D. student Megan Boland makes a sustainable difference in the lab and on campus.

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Farmers tuning in to the profitability of sustainability 

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Sustainability trend boosts StePac films in U.S.

Packaging company StePac, Tefen, Israel, has changed its Xtend films so they’re compatible with automated bulk and retail packing lines.

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Dearborn plans strategies for growth, sustainability in 2019

The City of Dearborn and its partners were considerably busy in 2018. They worked to implement a new marketing strategy, continued to push for major economic development, added several new businesses, and further defined themselves as a Healthy Dearborn community that everyone can live, work, study, visit and play in.

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Sustainability in the Michigan dairy industry: Robotic milking

Part two in a series of podcasts looking at sustainability in Michigan’s dairy industry.

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Learning to Address Sustainability in Corporate Decision-Making

As a corporate consultant, Pol Lezcano saw how critical sustainability was becoming in corporate decision-making. He enrolled in Columbia’s Sustainability Management program to learn how to tackle this issue.

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Stanley Earth looks to solve sustainability challenges

As part of its ongoing effort to be a better global and corporate citizen, Stanley Black & Decker has launched a new brand aimed at developing technologies that innovate for social good.

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Sustainability served seven ways in new Nightingale project

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Why Sustainability Is Key to Business Performance

The social and economic impact of the financial crisis in 2008 not only sent shockwaves throughout the world, it also galvanized a growing movement of citizens and business leaders who wanted companies to be more socially and environmentally responsible.

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Profile: Nina James on her road to sustainability

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Del Monte takes measure of sustainability progress

Del Monte Fresh has ongoing yearly efforts to measure and evaluate the firm’s water use, electricity, and fuel usage for production.

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Pamplin Media Group – Gathering focuses regional sustainability efforts

Gathering focuses regional sustainability efforts, Local News, Gresham local News, Breaking News alerts for Gresham city….

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How ERM uses advanced technology to advance sustainability

The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Keryn James from ERM on how tools and tech can accelerate the fight against climate change.

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The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality…

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Kroger’s next phase includes private brands focus, sustainability

For Kroger, staying ahead means a focus on private brands, and the next phase of that strategy is all about sustainability and Fair Trade Certification.

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How Rural Traditions Inspire Sustainability In Hanoi

The VAC-Library project brings rural Vietnamese traditions to the city to make urban living more sustainable.

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Should the Federal Dietary Guidelines Consider Sustainability?

Four years ago, the meat industry killed efforts to include the environmental impact of the food we eat. New reports say the issue won’t resurface in 2020.

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CISL Director Polly Courtice joins keynote panel at The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019

Can the global economy can withstand the pressures of new demands created by climate change? This was the question put to the keynote panel at The Economist Sustainability Summit 2019, which included Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) founder Director Dame…

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Sustainability; Alternative energy; Power generation; Ocean research

Sustainability; Alternative energy; Power generation; Ocean research…

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New sustainability feature coming to TriMet’s Tilikum Crossing

Installation of small wind turbines will require bridge’s multi-use paths to close at times March 25-28 You’ll soon see something new on TriMet’s Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People.We’re insta……

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Sustainability and innovation in paper manufacturing needed

As Dubai moves closer to achieving the targets set by the Dubai Paperless Strategy, experts at Paperworld Middle East 2019 noted that paper …

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Trying to solve the sustainability and fashion conundrum

Welcome to our brand new section of the site which is going to focus on the sustainable side of retail.It’s exciting times for anyone involved in this area as technology and retailers try to keep up with customers’ demand for all things ethical.  From palm oil to fur farms, fast fashion to one use…

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Scania publishes Annual and Sustainability Report 2018

News – UK Haulage News, Logistics and Transport News, Road Transport News, Freight and Shipping News…

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Report urges more sustainability from Swiss financial centre

Switzerland must make its financial centre more sustainable and transparent, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Airport commits to waste reduction and environmental sustainability

Building on efforts to be industry leaders in environmental sustainability, the Jackson Hole Airport Board voted on Monday to seek a 60% waste reduction from its onsite operations by 2030.

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SSE unveils new sustainability targets tied to SDGs

Cutting carbon intensity of its power, championing living wages, and building out EV infrastructure will all support Sustainable Development Goals, says energy giant…

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Corporate, finance & investment landscape shifting to sustainability

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Jobs and Skills in the Circular Economy

A positive transition to circularity for work and workers. Circular economy provides wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. Jobs enhance this wellbeing by contributing to thriving societies and the equal distribution of wealth. The Jobs & Skills Programme defines and identifies circular jobs, analyses the environment needed to create them and maximise their societal benefits, and examines how best technology can play a positive part.

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Obtaining Sustainability in Packaging and Delivery Through Technology

Technology and AI can help reduce waste and play a role in sustainable parcel delivery.

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VSPT gains sustainability certification for a fourth time

Chilean wine giant VSPT Wine Group, which was named Ethical Company of the Year at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2018, has been re-certified for the fourth time under the National Sustainability Code.

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CSIS Global Development Forum 2019 – Development Finance and Debt Sustainability

Breakout Session #1 – Development Finance and Debt Sustainability Meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) will require investment estimated in the t…

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Are Brands Serious Enough About Their Sustainability Missions?

Brands shouldn’t just rely on their “give back” messages, they should be looking deeper into their supply chains to determine their impact. …

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Financial Inclusion to Financial Sustainability: Empowering Women in South Asia and Across the Globe

On April 11, 2019 the Atlantic Council hosted a panel discussion in partnership with Grameen Foundation India and the NGO Committee on Financing for Developm…

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Fir Tree Partners Invests in their Sustainability Mission

Fir Tree Partners a New York City-based, private investment firm, engaged Kostow Greenwood Architects to uphold its “sustainability mission” through design.

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Parking, sustainability popular topics at USU’s Gripe Night

Parking, sustainability popular topics at USU’s Gripe Night…

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Bridget Foley’s Diary Views on Sustainability: Halide Alagöz

Ralph Lauren’s evp, chief supply chain and sustainability officer talks about building a corporate framework on stewardship and impact.

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Almonds & Sustainability: The Truth About Almonds & Water Use

Almonds are a popular nut, but there’s concern over the amount of water they need. Are almonds a sustainable choice? Or are they bad for the environment?

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Agroplast is making roof tiles out of recycled single-use plastics

Africa continues to lead in devising eco-friendly alternatives to pollution sources with the continent boasting some of the most ingenious recycle solutions…

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Tackling Sustainability and Urbanization With AI-Enabled Furniture

A look at how society can utilize mechatronics to address the challenges of urbanization.

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CBRE: 2018 Sustainability Report With GHG Reduction Goal

California-based real estate services and investment firm, CBRE Group, published its 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report with greenhouse gas reduction aims.

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Bill on Sustainability Would Make Manufacturing More Competitive

National Association of Manufacturers…

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Interview with Theodota Nantsou on Climate Change and Other Issues Affecting the Sustainability of Tourism in Greece

Sometimes it takes good old street campaigning to get those “up there” to listen – and things done. Greece, during the last years, has seen turbulent times, and as a destination still has a long way to go in terms of sustainability, as Theodota Nantsou tells us in this interview.

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

FAMOUS FISHING BOATS By 1950, the port of Essaouira was the most important for Sardines in Morocco. Also for export of cereals. …

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INDA’s World of Wipes® 2019 International Conference Provided Valuable Connections and New Ideas for a Circular Economy

Danufil® QR Fibres Named Winner of the World of Wipes Innovation Award® Cary, NC, July 2, 2019 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, reports its 13th annual ……

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FinServ & Environmental Sustainability: Top 40 Influencers

Sustainability risks are business risks, and are being discussed throughout all sectors. Next up in our miniseries we focus on Sustainabiltiy and FinServ.

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

FAMOUS FISHING BOATS The smaller blue boats go out for fishing when the wind is blowing little from north and there are no high waves…

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NTI creates sustainability team, appoints head

The insurer reshapes its structure to help future-proof businesses…

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Sustainability important to international tourists—new research

New research shows that international visitors to New Zealand value sustainability and protecting the environment but there are gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers to do more to promote eco-friendly …

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Air New Zealand rolls out measures to reduce single-use plastic waste on flights

New Zealand’s flag carrier will remove plastic bottles from business and premium economy cabins and ditch individual plastic sauce packets from mainland North……

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Corn grower declares war on waste by eliminating millions of single-use plastic trays

One of Australia’s largest producers of sweet corn and beans has reduced plastic packaging on its produce by 80 per cent, removing single-use trays bound for the bin.

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2020 Wedding Trends Are All About Sustainability

What are the biggest 2020 wedding trends? Vogue reflects on what modern brides want now, from the flowers to the dress to the cake.

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Kettering MP discuss sustainability at DS Smith plant

DS Smith has recently invited Philip Hollobone MP to its Kettering packaging facility to discuss sustainable packaging solutions.

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Fashion Companies Are Having Trouble Meeting Circular-Economy Goals

The signatories of the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment have made just 21 percent progress toward circularity goals.

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How can the hospitality industry drive sustainability?

Research has found that 87% of travellers would prefer to travel sustainably, here we look at how the hospitality industry can meet sustainability demands…

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EU Adopts Ban on Certain Single-Use Plastics

On 21 May 2019, the Council approved the European Parliament’s position on the “Single-Use Plastics Directive” proposal, which will now be signed into law and then published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020 open for entries

Entries for edie’s 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards are now officially open for entries, with some exciting new categories added to the scheme which recognises excellence across the spectrum of sustainable business.   …

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Fashion giants ‘must ‘urgently accelerate circular economy action’

Of the 213 circular economy targets for 2020 set by 90 big-name fashion companies taking part in a collaborative circular economy campaign, just one-fifth (21%) have been met.

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Guernsey increases focus on sustainability

Guernsey is launching local initiatives to improve its sustainability credentials, such as a zero-waste shopping market or the option for travellers to hop aboard a ferry – allowing a more sustainable way to travel from the south of the UK.

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IDEO’s Lauren Yarmuth on the cultural conditions for the circular economy

Lauren Yarmuth is a systems thinker — and she’s thinking in terms of how to unlock the challenges that prevent the transition to a circular economy.

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Scotland’s NHS buys more than 189 million single-use plastic cups

SCOTLAND’S NHS has purchased more than 189 million single-use plastic cups in the space of five years, it has been revealed.

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Berkeley takes home five higher ed sustainability awards

From a curriculum with solutions for a sustainable future to a campaign to create an herbicide-free UC, Berkeley’s work shined at the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Confere……

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More Energy Needed in Battle Against E-Waste

Headline More Energy Needed in Battle Against E-Waste…

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Waste coffee cups become gift cards in Hallmark circular economy venture

Hallmark is working with Cumbria-based papermaker James Cropper to create a new recycled collection…

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Consumers Will Spend More than $3 Billion on Single-Use Outfits This Summer, Alone

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics – such a straws, coffee lids, and water bottles, which are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled – have been a topic of increased discussion amongst national and local governments, as well as non-profit organizations – and individuals –…

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Customers Value Sustainability — Brands And Retailers Must, Too!

Is it just us, or is the conversation about retail social and environmental impact getting louder? My colleague Luis and I are certainly hearing a lot more about it.These are not new topics, of course, but there is a renewed fervor and tone: from documentaries on plastic in the ocean and calls from…

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The Zero Waste Design That Promotes Sustainability

Whether it relates to coffee grounds or new clothing patterns, zero waste design can optimize economic efficiency in surprising ways.

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Enhancing the Hotel Guest Experience through Sustainability

Wise choices in fixtures, finishes, and functions may draw guests’ attention.

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It started with Boomerang Bags, now Dungog dumps single-use plastics for good of the planet

A small town team harnesses sewing power to create more than 4,000 reusable bags in a bid to save the planet.

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Digital Procurement’s Role in Sustainability, Ethics and Compliance

Procurement organizations need to make smart choices on how they apply digital strategies and tools/services to sustainability, ethics and compliance.

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Top 3 AmeriStar winners excel in packaging design, sustainability

It is AmeriStar Award season once again, and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has announced the competition’s 2019 winners. A panel of 12 judges (including our own Executive Editor Lisa McTigue Pierce) evaluated more than 50 packages entered into 17 categories, ultimately awarding…

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How Speedling Embraces and Succeeds With Sustainability

Speedling, which grows ornamentals and vegetable plugs, has always focused on using its resources efficiently. Now, these efforts are paying off.

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Green Bonds and the Pathway to Sustainability

In 2018, reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. National Climate Assessment provided at least two grim conclusions.

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Single-use plastic engulfs a pretty woodland in a new installation by artist Clare Townley

Using reclaimed and recycled plastic, artist [Clare Townley](https://thenewbridgeproject.com/portfolio/clare-townley/) has transformed woodland in New…

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Student-Friendly Apps to Teach Sustainability

Want to track your carbon footprint? Find out where to recycle your old phone? Buy produce that meets certain green standards? Good news – there are apps for each of those tasks, and more.Sustainability apps have been growing in ……

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Sustainability campaigners demand consolidation of eco-labelled products

Consolidation of eco-labelled products is badly needed, according to speakers at the 11th European edition of the Sustainable Food Summit held last month in Amsterdam.

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Aldi announces plastic bag ban support, will phase out single-use plastic by 2020

Aldi has backed the New South Wales Government to follow the private sector and ban single-use plastic bags.

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Starlink failures highlight space sustainability concerns

The failure of at least five percent of the first batch of SpaceX Starlink satellites has put a spotlight on the growing concerns about orbital debris.

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Education for sustainability: IIEP at CIES 2019!

A delegation from IIEP-UNESCO is looking forward to attend the annual conference of the…

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Pernod sets out 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility goals

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has revealed its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility plan, which addresses environmental issues, social responsibility and combatting alcohol abuse…

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ORHAN PAMUK’S ISTANBUL

NEW YORK TIMES WORDS/STEVE WRIGHT IMAGES He seemed to tense up slightly as we left the mosque and wandered into one of Istanbul’s hard-co…

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4 smart steps to begin driving sustainability success

Given patrons’ increasing preference for restaurants that demonstrate sustainable practices, many owners and operators are eager to…

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Field Notes: Sustainability in Tech and Textiles

Editor’s note: WWD Field Notes is a column featuring the latest technology, B2B and business solution news.

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Education focus for successful second EFIA sustainability breakfast

Packaging SolutionsThe European Flexographic Association (EFIA) hosted its second sustainability breakfast meeting to discuss the education challenges facing t…

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Turkish circular economy-based solid waste PPP secures EUR 9 million loan

A joint venture between France’s Suez Groupe and Turkish waste management firm Altas has secured a EUR 9 million loan for a EUR 15 million circular economy-based project to develop an integrated solid waste management system.

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Six designers tackle sustainability from food, waste and even death

These Design Indaba 2019 speakers are working to design more sustainable methods and products.

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Statement of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) – Designing for a Circular Economy

An ambitious implementation of circular economy principles in the building and construction sectors requirestheinvolvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, from the construction materials and building components manufacturers to procurers, builders, users, building managers,recycling…

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Carnival Corporation Releases Sustainability Report

Carnival Corporation released its ninth annual sustainability report on June 18, detailing the key i…

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Sustainability Focused Meatless Meatballs : plant-based meatballs

plant-based meatballs – IKEA takes another environmentally conscious step and announces it will be rolling out plant-based meatballs. IKEA sells approximately one billion …

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3M Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy Network

The CE100 network brings together businesses, innovators, cities, governments and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model.

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Portugal, Cork Flooring and Sustainability

When I was asked recently by The Colour Flooring Company if I would like to visit Portugal, how could I say no? It’s a country I have never visited before..

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ORHAN PAMUK’S ISTANBUL

NEW YORK TIMES WORDS/STEVE WRIGHT IMAGES Mr. Pamuk found the building himself, designed the exhibits and assembled his character’s fictio…

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EIT supports digital roadmap for a circular economy

EIT Climate-KIC along with several European stakeholders, in a discussion paper published today, is advocating for the alignment of the EU’s circular economy and digital agendas. The paper paves the way for a more extensive final study, scheduled to be published in late autumn 2019.

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We must empower sustainability

The European Union and China recently tabled extensive proposals for sustainable finance that will jump-start their clean innovation. While the world is moving forward, the United States is turning inward and backward.

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Beauty Kitchen takes sustainability to the next level

UK brand Beauty Kitchen has taken sustainability and eco-friendly up a notch or two with its pioneering programme ‘Return. Refill.Repeat.’…