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I can’t buy single use plastic bags at the supermarket anymore, but companies get away with this…

r/assholedesign: Because nothing comes before profit, especially not the consumer.

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Kering Leads Fashion Sustainability Pact, Uniqlo Launches a Magazine

Major fashion brands have come together to sign a new sustainability pact. Led by Kering, the Fashion G7 Pact will be presented at the G7 summit.

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Ikea’s new Greenwich store receives highest BREEAM sustainability rating

Home improvement retailer Ikea’s Greenwich store has achieved sustainable construction certification BREEAM’s ‘Outstanding’ status, just over two months after it opened.

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Pamplin Media Group – Vineyard recognized for its sustainability efforts

Vineyard recognized for its sustainability efforts, Local News, Newberg local News, Breaking News alerts for Newberg city….

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Hooray for Earth Day! Riverbend Celebrates Conservation and Sustainability

ALTON This year’s Riverbend Earth Day Festival, celebrated at Old Bakery Beer Company, was a joint venture between the beloved local brewery and the Piasa…

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14 Projects Receive Sustainability Fund Grants

The NC State Sustainability Fund has awarded $165,000 in grants to 14 sustainability projects on campus during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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The Goodfellow Green Production Initiative …Fostering Sustainability, Fuelling Innovation

Products available through the Goodfellow Green Production initiative strike a favourable balance between product quality and reducing the product’s carbon footprint. They allow customers to focus on research and product design without compromising quality and, in fact, often serve as a creative…

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Sustainability a Top Priority for Event Planners

Event planners expect venues to address sustainability issues such as food waste, IACC’s 2019 report says.

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Wine2wine to focus on social sustainability at next event

31st July, 2019 by db_staff Wine2wine, an international wine industry forum organised by Veronafiere, is set to focus on social sustainability at its sixth event, due to take place in Verona on 25 and 26 November. Organisers of the annual forum said in a statement that they had decided to focus on social sustainability as the subject’s popularity “risks rendering it devoid of substance”. 

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Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track

The circular economy promises many benefits, not least cutting the carbon footprint of various major industries such as food, energy, waste and water. However,…

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Luxury packaging enterprise makes sustainability central to re-brand

A pioneering luxury packaging provider has undergone a rebrand as it makes exciting plans for the future.

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When the Herbal Industry Meets Corporate Accountability and Sustainability

The herbal industry can often seem as opaque as the protective bottles its products come in. And despite the healthful goals of many supplement-takers, corporate accountability and sustainability are not inherently guaranteed.

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Postcode lottery of fees for private nurseries ‘threatens sustainability’

Some private nurseries are being paid as little as £3.26 an hour to help deliver the Scottish Government’s flagship policy to expand free early……

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A Celebration of Compliance – General Motors 2018 Sustainability Report

The General Motors (GM) 2018 Sustainability Report is out and every compliance practitioner should not only read but celebrate it for its salutation of the company’s compliance program and its compliance practitioners.

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Dubai Electricity & Water Authority: Enabling Sustainability with Solar Analysis

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority: Enabling Sustainability with Solar Analysis https://youtu.be/BndT0z_l65Y…

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No ‘True Leaders’ in Sustainability, Transparency Among US Retailers –

A review of 14 major U.S. clothing companies found “room for improvement” on transparency, chemical, waste and water management and labor.

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Shawn Mendes Is a Flow Water “Sustainability Ambassador”

While the singer’s partnership with the Canadian boxed water brand is commendable, there’s still a lot you should know about its ecological impact…

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Ultra Music Festival Announces Environmental Impact and Sustainability Efforts

Ultra says it more than halved its use of single-use plastics in 2019, but other environmental concerns remain.

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Why Meal Kits Are A Great Solution For Sustainability

As our global focus on making our food habits more eco-friendly continues, meal kits are a great option. They’re a wonderful solution for sustainability.

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3 Ways to Integrate Sustainability Into Your Small Business

You’re a small business that strives to be sustainable, but how do you integrate sustainability into your core activities and your message? Learn more here.

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CHP Submits Law Proposal for Single-Use Plastic Ban

MP Budak drew attention to the prevalence and damage of plastic use in the law proposal he submitted to the parliament.

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Atlanta Braves, WestRock Increasing Sustainability Efforts At SunTrust Park

Recyclable items, including plastics, paper, metal and glass, will be collected and transported to WestRock’s local material recovery facility….

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Inditex signs up to new sustainability initiative

Inditex has signed up to the “Fashion Pact” initiative, created to “champion environmental sustainability” in fashion.

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Marriott bans single-use shampoo, bath gel bottles

Marriott International announced Wednesday that it will&nbs…

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Commercial real estate builds on sustainability advances

The global commercial real estate industry has reduced energy consumption in several key areas, helping to improve energy use intensity.

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G7 summit: New fashion coalition unveils sustainability pact

32 companies, including Kering, Adidas, Chanel, Nike, Hermès, H&M, and Burberry, have joined together to address the industry’s outsized impact on the environment.

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Seedlip turns discarded lemons into coasters to promote sustainability

23rd August, 2019 by Edith Hancock Non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Seedlip is teaming up with London bar Lyaness and agri-tech company Green Lab to show drinkers how they can reuse food waste at home. The saying goes ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ 

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Argentine men’s grooming brand focuses on sustainability

Dandy is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Buenos Aires, Argentina that is focusing in on two of the biggest trends in the Latin America market – men’s grooming and sustainability.

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Marriott Eliminating Single-Use Toiletries Globally

Marriott has announced that they will be eliminating single-use bath toiletries at their properties globally by December 2020. Here’s their logic for this.

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Nepal to Ban Single Use Plastics in Everest Region

Nepal has announced that single-use plastics will be banned from the Everest region in further attempts to clean up the environment on the mountain.

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Enhancing sustainability of fracking via innovations in wastewater management

Researchers from the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering are leading a major initiative to reduce the amount of water needed in the natural gas extraction process, and to treat …

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Mother of Pearl Leads Sustainability Conversation at Fashion Week

The label’s creative director, Amy Powney, will host a panel discussion in association with the British Fashion Council and BBC Earth.

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Metro, Mondelēz, Mars, Target To Lead CGF Sustainability Committee

The Consumer Goods Forum has announced a new leadership team for its Sustainability Steering Committee, for a two-year term.Christine Montenegro McGrath, vice preside…

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Youth and inspiration unlocking the future

Putting the world on a more sustainable path is in everyone’s best interest, but no one has a greater stake in securing the future than our youth.

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Watch: Alannah Weston on sustainability through retail

Retail Activist nominee Alannah Weston explains how Selfridges is leading the way on ocean sustainability and how she will continue to shout loudly on the issue.

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Mara Hoffman, Unifi Discuss Sustainability Solutions and Green Fashion

Fiber firm Unifi and fashion designer Mara Hoffman discuss fashion industry sustainability solutions.

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Insect producer lands aquafeed sustainability certification

French start-up InnovaFeed, which specializes in the production of high-quality insect meals for the aquaculture sector, has achieved Friend of the Sea (FoS) and Friend of the Earth (FoE) certificatio…

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How a European collaboration is helping Nice’s sustainability struggles

Alain Chateau, Director, Centre of Excellence – Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur discusses how the IRIS European Project is helping Nice’s smart city endeavors.

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At Cosmoprof, Gen Z are the answer for sustainability

Last week at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, our Global Beauty Director, Jenni Middleton brought together some of the world’s pioneering beauty brands to discuss the unique challenges Gen Z brings to brands.

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New Soil Program to Increase Sustainability in Cotton Production

The Soil Health Institute is launching “Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton,” to help U.S. cotton farmers improve cotton sustainability.

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Forest sustainability by the acre: 300M+ certified to SFI

More than 300 million acres of forests across the U.S. and Canada are certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. In addition, tens of millions more are positively influenced by the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard.

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Amid Rochester’s growth, an eye on sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council recently recognized Rochester for efforts to reduce waste, cut energy use and improve air and water quality, making it the first Minnesota city to earn a LEED certification.

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Silk rallies support to make sustainability-focused ‘plogging’ an Olympic sport

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8 sustainability podcasts to listen to this Earth Day

Give your daily commute a boost and learn the latest trends in environmental conservation by subscribing to one of these sustainability podcasts.

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10-year anniversary for Cermaq’s sustainability report

10-year anniversary for Cermaq’s sustainability report April 16, 2019 Aquaculture News,News-Global This year marks Cermaq’s ten years anniversary for its award winning sustainability reports. Since 2010, Cermaq’s sustainability report has been externally assured. Cermaq has led the way in contributing to an increasing transparency in the salmon industry.

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Breakthrough sale for shrimp sustainability initiative

Ecuador’s Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has today signed off its first batch of approved farmed shrimp exports.

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The Problem With A-Listers Championing Sustainability

We’re bombarded with A-Listers begging us to change our habits in a bid to combat climate change – but are they just being hypocritical?

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What Europe needs is a Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact

This letter has also been published in The Ecologist [1] [2], Wellbeing Economy, and The National.It has also been referenced in the Irish Times, […]…

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University of Helsinki: A global change-maker in sustainability

Dedicated to research, teaching and global interaction, the University of Helsinki does all it can to empower students and build a brighter tomorrow.As…

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Swedish-made brake innovation boosts sustainability in EVs, HEVs

Swedish company Automotive Components Floby has relaunched its SiCA Light product – an aluminium brake disc with silicon carbide particle reinforcement.

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Creative Responses to Sustainability | Green Guide for Portugal launched!

culture360.ASEF.org is delighted to announce a new Green Guide for Portugal, in partnership with Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia do Porto.  Since 2015, ASEF has been publishing the series Creative Responses to Sustainability, a series of country-specific guides that look at arts…

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Green Supply Chains: Sustainability Sells

This article looks at three companies that aim for environmental sustainability in their operations. It examines their “green” practices and also considers the financial impact of those activities.

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Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban Could Create Jobs, Environment Minister Says

Jun.10 — Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna discusses the Canadian government’s plan to ban single-use plastics like straws …

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Sustainability a crucial success factor for Heineken

Brewing giant Heineken regards sustainability as a crucial factor for success, according to a presentation by the company during Districon’s seminar in…

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Finding New Life for Single-Use Biopharma Plastic Waste

Ties that biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has with a waste management firm allows biopharma plastic waste to become building materials.

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More Energy Needed in Battle Against E-Waste

It is estimated that 50 million tonnes of electronic waste – or e-waste – was generated globally in 2018, half of which comprised personal tech devices.

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Elevating Sustainability

Corporate sustainability has evolved far beyond a feel-good marketing strategy to engender goodwill and loyalty. It has become an economic and environmental imperative, as companies, policymakers, and financial regulators across the globe recognize the risks associated with the failure to plan…

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LIIF Announces $100 Million Sustainability Bond Issuance

10x Oversubscription Indicates High Demand for Impact Investing The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is excited to announce its first public debt offering with a $100 million Sustainability Bond issuance.

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Advanced Recycling: Fueling Environmental Sustainability

Advanced recycling is a form of recycling that converts post-use plastics into valuable petroleum-based products and fuel.

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Interview with Ellie Cleary on Conscious Travel and How Influencers Can Support Tourism Sustainability

Ellie Cleary of Soul Travel Blog & Consulting in this interview discusses latest trends in responsible travelling and gives tips and inspiration how to travel more consciously and responsibly. Ellie, as passionate traveller, do you remember when you first heard about sustainability in connection with tourism?

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Navigating back to sustainability: perspectives from Tanzania

An interview with Blue Ventures’ partner support technicians in East Africa, Haji Machano and Khamis Juma…

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Travel & Environmental Sustainability: Can the twain meet?

culture360.ASEF.org features key points discussed during the closed-door meeting of cultural mobility funders and information points at ASEF Unplugged-Amsterdam.

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Revolv promotes circular economy and reducing single-use waste in a reusable cup-sharing event

In an effort to promote circular economy and reducing single-use waste, revolv is organising a reusable cup-sharing event titled ‘Tiong Bahru Takeover’ during the weekend of 24- 25 August 2019.For one weekend only, revolv is collaborating with four cafes in Tiong Bahru to enable customers to get …

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FINALLY – Someone gets it!!! 10 ways not to attend the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit

The first week of September is going to be #reportingmania week in Singapore, as the third annual Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit (ASR…

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PDX Aims to Reduce Use of Single-use Plastics

The airport’s Green Plate Program gives travelers and employees the option of receiving their meals on reusable plates and utensils.

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The LA County Sustainability Plan

Last week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the LA Countywide Sustainability Plan. Along with my colleagues Sean Hecht and Nat Logar and other faculty across UCLA, I assisted in the drafting process and witnessed the shaping of the Plan from the ground up.

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LVMH looks to beat Kering in the sustainability stakes

When Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris suffered a very serious fire in April this year the Pinault family, which heads up the Kering luxury goods group, pledged Euros 100 million on the night of the fire towards its rebuilding.

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Destination Sustainability: How To Measure Sustainable Tourism Success?

In partnership with The Place Brand Observer, we asked our global panel of sustainable tourism experts this: What does it take for a destination to be considered successful, in terms of sustainability? How to determine and measure sustainable tourism success? The panel’s responses highlight the many ways how success can me measured and further, what success really means to the organization in terms of sustainability.

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Introducing the world’s first sustainability improvement derivative

Companies are becoming more open to getting measured on environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, and ING is encouraging them to expand such goals by providing financial incentives. Today, we announced the world’s first sustainability improvement derivative (SID) provided to SBM Offshore,…

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The LEGO Group Posts Sustainability Mission Video

Yesterday, LEGO posted a video on their YouTube channel outlining their sustainability mission. Their goal is to make 100% of their building elements out of sustainabily-sourced materials by 2030. They’ve already made strides towards that goal by making their plant elements out of sugarcane.

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Sustainability Tool Aids Buyer/Supplier Communication

The Sustainability Consortium has selected SupplyShift as its new partner and reporting platform for The Sustainability Insight System (THESIS) Index, formerly and most widely known as The Sustainability Index.

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Teacher’s tips for lessons in sustainability

Primary school teacher Blair Minchin is sharing his tips on how to take learning beyond the classroom to the home.

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A R&D project led by VTT to create a sustainable basis for the circular economy of textiles

Telaketju, a network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles, shifts its focus from recycling to managing the whole value chain, extending textile life-span and creating novel business models.A two-year R&D project, led by VTT, will gather more than 20 companies and research partners together…

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Single-Use Customized Cosmetics : Customized Cosmetic

Customized Cosmetic – CosBall is an industry-disrupting customized cosmetic innovation from Korea that aims to share high-quality, fully customized products at a fair pr…

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Shift Cannabis: The Cultivation Epitome of Quality & Sustainability

Shift Cannabis represents a paradigm shift in the marijuana industry, bridging the gap between the sacredness and exploitation of the…

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Asking the tough questions about agency e-waste

Alex Sisserson, a product manager for Iron Mountain Government Solutions, details the steps agencies should consider to make sure they safely dispose of……

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Meet the sustainability leader: Social Sustainability & Community Development – JPA Furniture

With entries now open for edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winner of our Social Sustainability & Community Deve…

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E-Waste Poster Design

Saved onto Posters Design Collection in Graphic Design Category…

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Ask Eartha: Back to school sustainability

Dear Eartha,The school year is about to start, and I am wondering, how I can get my children ready while keeping sustainability in mind? — Katelyn, Dillon With a new school year approaching, parents are…

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Mowgli restaurant, Westgate Oxford, makes sustainability pledge

AN OXFORD restaurant is pledging to do more to promote sustainability.

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Sustainability-Themed Fashion Lines

STORY mfg – Many fashion brands are doing the move toward sustainability-focused garments and the latest example of this is London-based streetwear label STORY…

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Scottish agricultural sustainability requires supporting our farmers

THERE are pigs sheltering in woodlands, cattle grazing rotationally to promote soil capture carbon, teams of slug-slaying chickens for pest control……

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US government researchers recover rare earths from e-waste

They have developed an energy-efficient, cost-effective process to recover critical materials…

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What is a circular economy?

Extended producer responsibility is the first step.

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Colombian Coffee Farming and Its Sustainability

Colombian Coffee Farming and Its Sustainability | Ways2GoGreen…

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Circular economy hype builds

With the circular economy model moving from buzz to business and trade strategy, the Commerce Ministry has pledged to beef up promotion and campaigns for the circular economy to reduce waste and increase value-added production.

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit To Address A Circular Economy

Moving the industry away from linear models of consumption.

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Adidas’ Director of Sustainability Alexis Olans Haass discusses materials, experiments and sustainability

Alexis Olans Haass of Adidas discusses how to engage consumers and integrate brand strategy with environmental awareness…

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Singapore banks ace environment sustainability survey

Singapore banks ace environment sustainability survey…

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A Whole New (re-cycled) World? An interdisciplinary conversation about the Circular Economy, Synthetic Biology and Sustainability Goals

This is a guest post by Penny Polson, Carmen McLeod, Sarah Hartley and Eleanor Hadley Kershaw *** Introduction to the Circular Economy The notion of a ‘circular economy’ has been gaining a lot of traction lately.

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San Francisco At It Again: Airport Bans Single-Use Water Bottles

On Tuesday, the ban on selling many single-use plastic water bottles at San Francisco International Airport went into effect. The ban was implemented based on a 2014 ordinance that bans selling disposable plastic bottles on city-owned property; the airport is owned by the city.

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All railway units to enforce ban on single-use plastic material

Read more about All railway units to enforce ban on single-use plastic material from Oct 2 on Business Standard.All vendors and staff across Indian Railways are to be encouraged to use reusable bags to reduce plastic footprint…

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Amazon UK Goes ‘Against Progress’ With Single-Use Plastic Packaging

Amazon’s Prime-branded blue-and-white plastic mailing envelopes aren’t as easily recyclable in the U.K. as they are in the U.S.

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Hoarding old gadgets ‘preventing circular economy shift’ and ‘spurring rare mineral shortages’

Hoarding old gadgets ‘preventing circular economy shift’ and ‘spurring rare mineral shortages’ 21 August 2019, source edie newsroom The fact that most UK households are hoarding old digital gadgets with no plans to recycle them is a key barrier to implementing circular economy principles for e-waste, the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed. 

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Online Food Packaging Drives Search for Sustainability

Online meal kits result in more packaging waste, especially plastics, and not everyone views the excess materials as a tradeoff for the pluses.

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Wastequip’s Kinder is Laser-focused on Sustainability

The Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient opens up about her career, her focus on sustainability and what she thinks the future holds for waste and recycling.

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LG Chem adds sustainability to supplier evaluation list

LG Chem has newly added sustainability to its evaluation items for raw materials suppliers amid a growing need for stable management of the supply chain, the company said Thursday….

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Sustainability on Display at MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College’s latest construction project comes with a green roof and vertical garden adorned with succulents and solar panels producing energy stored in a row of batteries to illuminate the structure at night.

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Blaze a trail for resi sustainability

More than a decade ago, sustainability was a key theme in the property industry. It was at the top of the agenda and being driven by a strong focus from government with targets to significantly reduce waste, water usage and carbon emissions across all industries.