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Wisetek calls on companies to cut down on e-waste

Wisetek has called on Irish businesses to minimise waste and preserve natural resources by embracing the circular economy. The IT asset disposal, re-use and manufacturing service provider have processed 100,00 tonnes of materials to date.

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Spotlighting Whole Child, Whole School Sustainability in the State of Washington

Year round, the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and its Green Strides outreach initiative share promising practices and resources in the areas of safe, healthy, and sustainable school environments; nutrition and fitness; and environmental education.

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Wyndham launches ‘Full Circle’ sustainability program

Wyndham Destinations Asia-Pacific has launched ‘Full Circle’ – an initiative which will see it focus on rehoming used furniture from its vacation division.

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Can Development & Sustainability Go Hand-In-Hand?

History might lead us to believe that they can’t — but is that true for today’s developing countries…

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Nepal is banning single-use plastic on and around Mt. Everest

Nepal is banning single-use plastic on and around Mt.Everest…

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This Company Wants To Eliminate Single Use Plastics

Kat Nouri already had a successful business that she had been running for over a decade. But she had a desire to do more — to use her business as a vehicle to stop plastic pollution.

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National Composites Week: Sustainability: CompositesWorld

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working toward a sustainable world.

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Nationwide ban on single use plastic! At G7, PM Modi highlights India’s large scale efforts on climate

In his address to the Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris last week, Modi said India will achieve most of the COP 21 climate change goals set for 2030 in the next one and half years.

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Single Use Plastic and how the cosmetics industry is reducing waste

Single Use Plastic and how the cosmetics industry is reducing waste…

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The world is going sideways. What’s a sustainability professional to do?

The Amazon and the Arctic are burning, Greenland and Antarctica are melting, and longstanding concerns such as plastic waste, air pollution and water security that don’t seem to be getting better. How do you stay positive?

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Australia Post commits to ambitious sustainability plan

Australia Post commits to ambitious plan that will create economic, social, and environmental value for the Australian community.

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UBS makes sustainability push with new hire

UBS has announced that Huw van Steenis will join on 2 September 2019 to chair the new, firm-wide Sustainable Finance Committee and lead Investor Relations. He will…

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The power of job crafting for sustainability jobs — and beyond

Even if your title isn’t ‘corporate sustainability specialist,’ there are still many ways to have an impact.

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Marriott to Eliminate Single-Use Toiletry Bottles

New, large amenity bottles reduce plastic waste while offering guests a convenient “pump” design.

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This ‘Moon Shot’ Parka is Brewed for Sustainability –

The Moon Parka, set for a limited release on Dec. 12, was developed by apparel manufacturer Goldwin Inc. and biotech firm Spiber Inc.

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Plastic waste: Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, plans to eliminate single-use plastic toiletries by 2020

InterContinental Hotels and Walt Disney Co.have also announced plans to eliminate mini-sized bottles of toiletries…

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit focuses on the circular economy

This year’s European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will focus on ways of closing up loops in the supply chain to ensure materials are recycled and non-recyclable plastics are eliminated.

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Here’s how e-scooter and e-bike companies could embrace the circular economy

Shared micromobility services may reduce emissions, but the short lifespan of the scooters and bicycles raises questions about materials use and deeper supply-chain impacts.

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What a summer at GreenBiz taught me about sustainability

The business world takes notice as innovations pave the way to a greener, cleaner economy.

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Flipkart reduces single-use plastic by 25 percent

Ecommerce major Flipkart has made a commitment to move towards a 100 percent recycled plastic consumption in its own supply chain by March 2021.

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St. Lucia’s sustainability map: where blue, green and orange economies merge

A Q&A with St. Lucia’s Minister of Sustainable Development.

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World’s largest hotel chain, Marriott, to ban single-use plastic toiletries

The world’s largest hotel chain has announced that it is to stop providing toiletries in single-use plastic bottles, in a bid to reduce waste caused by the packaging.

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Swiss Trader Sucafina Announces $300 Million Sustainability-Linked Credit Line

Daily Coffee News by Roast magazine provides essential only news and resources for specialty coffee professionals. Daily Coffee News covers coffee news from seed to cup, including stories on coffee origin, imports, exports, logistics, supply chains, sustainability, retail, baristas, roasting and…

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Stella McCartney Named Sustainability Advisor to LVMH | Hollywood Reporter

Stella McCartney has been named a sustainability advisor to LVMH, with specifics of a deal coming in September….

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Long-awaited space sustainability guidelines approved by UN committee

The approval of set of space sustainability guidelines by a United Nations committee has been widely endorsed by the global space community.

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The changing attitudes to sustainability in the fashion industry

The impact that the fashion industry is having on the planet is continuously being highlighted by environmental groups calling for change, and many brands have already committed to making some conscious changes in their approach.

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Sustainability Flows at Creekfest at San Pedro Creek Culture Park

The sustainability-focused event offered live music, food trucks and booths with organizations like the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the Edwards Aquifer Authority, Texas Master Naturalists, and Keep San Antonio Beautiful.

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BioMar helps China step up trout feed sustainability

BioMar has signed an agreement with Minze Long Yang Xia, the largest trout farmer in China, to supply high performance fish feed with almost half the environmental footprint compared to local Chinese…

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MPs to scrutinise the UK Government’s internal sustainability progress

As Ministers consider legislating for the adoption of a net-zero carbon target for 2050, a group of MPs are set to investigate the UK Government’s internal sustainability targets and progress.

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Gaia Herbs: Bringing Accountability, Sustainability to the Herbal Industry

Long recognized for its publicly transparent and ethical growing and sourcing practices, Gaia Herbs demonstrates a commitment throughout its entire supply chain to the health of people and planet.

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A taste for sustainability, Life & Culture

SODEXO is turning up the heat in its fight against food waste. Read more at The Business Times.

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MilliporeSigma Launches Four-Year Push for Packaging Sustainability

The quest for supply-chain sustainability requires paying as much attention to the package as the product inside it. That necessity that doesn’t escape global life science leader MilliporeSigma. The company has launched a four-year effort to enforce green packaging for well over 300,000 products,…

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NW’s Largest E-Recycling Business Was A Fraud, Rules Federal Judge

In what an industry watchdog called a message to false advertisers, a federal judge Tuesday ordered the owners of the Northwest’s largest electronic waste recycler to spend more than two years in prison.

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Celebrating Sustainability at Leeds

Leeds has won an award for embedding a collaborative approach to sustainability across all aspects of the University curriculum.

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APAC beverage trends: energy, flavour, sustainability

Data analyst firm GlobalData looks at trends that could reignite consumer interest in the non-alcoholic beverage sector.

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How much you can earn in sustainability and environmental roles

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Sustainability Report 2018: Roadmap defined and actions initiated

Sustainability is an integral part of Galenica’s corporate management. In its Sustainability Report, which is published annually, the Galenica Group informs its stakeholders about its…| May 15, 2019…

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Starbucks Completes Issuance of Third and Largest Sustainability Bond

Article – Starbucks Completes Issuance of Third and Largest Sustainability Bond – The new $1 billion Sustainability Bond will support Starbucks ethical coffee sourcing and its Greener Retail initiative – A portion of the funds will support a new $20 million equity investment in responsAbility Investments…

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The Collider shifts leadership, seeks path to financial sustainability

The Collider announced that Claire Callen, owner of the Wells Fargo Building, will join the nonprofit’s board as president and assume all responsibility for daily operation of the organization.

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Bayer strives for sustainability for farmers and consumers

As farmers, we are addressing consumer’s concerns for the environment by doing more with less with the help of new technology from Bayer.

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Greenbrier Companies Doubles Down on Sustainability

National Association of Manufacturers…

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Clean Ocean Action: New Jersey Towns Continue to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Parsippany-Troy Hills, Atlantic Highlands, and South Orange are among the most recent New Jersey towns to join a list of over 30 local o…

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Two Iowa wind farms earn highest sustainability ratings

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced in July that two of Alliant Energy‘s wind farms were verified as meeting the guidelines for…

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Packaging recovery tops sustainability conversations

These past few months have been a flurry of packaging and sustainability conferences. From Minneapolis to Paris, it has been rewarding to participate in the global discussion on making packaging systems more sustainable.

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The Intersection of IoT and Sustainability

Georgia Tech hosts an event connecting the dots between the corporate and societal digital transformations.

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McLaren Vale’s green credentials drive wine industry sustainability

Lessons learned in one of Australia’s most sustainable wine regions are shaping new a national program aimed at making Aussie wine world’s best practice.

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Marine Conservation Society asks single-use plastic purchasers to ‘Donate Your Guilt’

A powerful national campaign is asking people to donate to the UK’s leading marine charity every time they forget to leave home with a reusable bag,…

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Helsinki launches a sustainability app for the city

Helsinki has launched a sustainability app that lets residents, tourists and business owners choose shops, transit and more based on sustainability. Lean more.

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São Paulo has Collected and Recycled 185 Tons of E-Waste Since 2017

With 65 collection points throughout the state of São Paulo, Green Eletron has collected approximately 185 tons of E-waste since late 2017. The non-profit initiative to accept devices discarded by consumers was founded in 2016 by the Brazilian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association…

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Week in Lithuania: Smoking ban in balconies fails, President approves new Cabinet, Iki against single-use plastic

Last week, Lithuanian government didn’t back ban on smoking on balconies, President Nausėda approved cabinet with three new ministers and blasted acute social exclusion cases in two municipalities.

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Can brands avoid backlash as sustainability scrutiny piles up?

Marketing news, voices and jobs for industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Joanna Lumley talks sustainability and single-use plastic

Joanna Lumley shares her appeal to the public to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic and drink tap water, adding her tips for shopping sustainably…

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Engineering graduate and social entrepreneur develops plastic circular economy

Engineering graduate and social entrepreneur develops plastic circular economy…

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AirAsia launches new sustainability livery

Air Asia unveiled its new livery design for their Airbus A320 in Bangkok last week, to promote the message of “Sustainable ASEAN Tourism”.

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SCA Unveils Its Coffee Sustainability Program

Daily Coffee News by Roast magazine provides essential only news and resources for specialty coffee professionals. Daily Coffee News covers coffee news from seed to cup, including stories on coffee origin, imports, exports, logistics, supply chains, sustainability, retail, baristas, roasting and…

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Circular Economy: “Denim manufacturing is not standardized therefore the certifications don’t need to be either”

“Circular economy” is one of the catchphrases when it comes to restructuring the fashion business into a more sustainable model. But how to get there?

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Companies Are Using Regenerative Sourcing to Meet Sustainability Goals

Regenerative agriculture is gaining traction as a solution for meeting carbon goals, sourcing resiliency and consumer demands.

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Crevice gardens a model of urban sustainability

A crevice garden, which uses slabs of stone set vertically and close together, is a model of sustainability since it requires less soil and plants can grow deeper roots.

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How Sonoma, California wine country reached 100 percent sustainability

Sonoma County will achieve a 100 percent sustainability certification for its winegrowing industry through local production and earth-first business practices.

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Sustainability, development and devastation: New encounters in Indigenous dialogues

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Dutch Retailer Ahold Delhaize Issues $681 Million Sustainability Bond

Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize issued its first sustainability bond for €600 million, around 681 million in US dollars, with a term of six years. The company says that proceeds from the bond will finance environmental projects and community initiatives.

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International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

Manuel Barange, Director of FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, provides an overview of the International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability to be…

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The natural: Winemaker Damien Blanchon cultivates sustainability at Afton Mountain Vineyards

One morning last April, Afton Mountain Vineyards winemaker Damien Blanchon stood under a canopy in the rain, his yellow rain slicker a bright spot on the gray day. Smoke streamed out from the firepit he tended.

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Systemising sustainability: How rivals are collaborating to cut carbon

The Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum is putting best practice around energy and sustainability on the menu, with rivals collaborating to cut carbon.

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How Soludos Turned a Sustainability Stumble Into an Innovation Opportunity

Soludos’ recycled plastic sneaker was supposed to be what customers were asking for, but they were thinking one step ahead.

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Bensons for Beds extends sustainability strategy after recycling success

Bensons for Beds is set to extend its range of environmentally-friendly products after the success of a mattress recycling scheme in less than a year.

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Avery Dennison shortlisted for Global Environmental and Sustainability Award

Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison has been shortlisted for a 2019 Label Industry Global Award.

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PVNY Set to Revamp Format and Venue with Focus on Sustainability

Reacting to how the industry has changed and channeling its own desire to advance the trade show concept, Premiere Vision New York (PVNY) will launch a fresh format with a focus on sustainability at a new location in January. “We’re not even going to call it a trade show–we’re going to call it an event,”…

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South Orange Green Team & Environmental Commission Awarded Sustainability Grant

From the South Orange Green Team & Environmental Commission: This past spring, the South Orange Green Team & Environmental Commission was awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant funded by the PSEG Foundation.

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San Francisco International Airport Bans Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.

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Introducing the SCA Coffee Sustainability Program

The Specialty Coffee Association’s new Coffee Sustainability Program is founded on the principle that sustainability must be embraced by all actors in the coffee supply chain if the specialty coffee industry is to survive and thrive. As expectations for greater transparency and corporate responsibility grow in the industry, companies are rapidly increasing the size of their sustainability teams and seeking knowledgeable, experienced leaders to forge their path forward.

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: AIT-BEN-HADDOU

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO Architecturally, the living quarters form a compact grouping, closed and susp…

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Raven Breads: Striving for Ecological Sustainability Through Baking, Biking

Meet Sophie Williams, owner of Raven Breads—a one-person, bicycle-based bakery selling organic whole-grain and sourdough breads and pastries made from ingredients mostly grown in the Pacific Northwest.

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Making sustainability work for nature and people

Not only has this Myanmar hotelier introduced a successful greywater treatment system in the Inle Lake, Yin Myo Su has also set up a vocational school to groom local hospitality talent.

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Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Are About to Be Banned at SFO

On August 20, a ban on single-use plastic water bottles at SFO, aka San Francisco International Airport, will go into effect…

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Consumer Goods and Environmental Sustainability: Top Brands and Influencers

The number of obstacles facing consumer goods brands is bigger than ever, but who are the influencers and brands coming out on top within this space?

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Sustainability Leaders Collaborative established in Dane County

Cities, villages and towns in Dane County are pledging to work together on environmentally-friendly projects.

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Country Road Make Sustainability The Height Of Luxury

The new 5 Star Green Star Design Review rated Chadstone store is the pinnacle of eco-friendly design.

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: AIT-BEN-HADDOU

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN OURZAZATE PROVINCE MOROCCO The oldest constructions do not appear to be earlier than the 17th century. …

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Business leaders express commitment to sustainability at Bloomberg Summit

The annual event brings together business leaders, politicians, and investors committed to sustainability.

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Five blockchain use cases: from real estate to sustainability

Blockchain use cases have to be identified before the tech can be adopted.Five experts do exactly that across their respective industries…

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Environmental sustainability – definition and issues

Environmental sustainability is concerned with whether environmental resources will be protected and maintained for future generations. Environmental sustainability is concerned with issues such as: Long-term health of ecosystems.

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Technology: A Sustainability Enabler for Hospitality Professionals

Technology: A Sustainability Enabler for Hospitality Professionals By CIOReview – Rapid technological advancements have taken place in restaurants, retail, and healthcare, and a direct crossover of them is…

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Helsinki’s Flow Festival Introduces Artist Sustainability Rider

The Flow Festival’s new Sustainability Rider is a ready-to-use set of clauses that artists can add to their existing riders — tackling items from transportation and food to recycling and energy production.

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Coca-Cola unveils ‘largest sustainability initiative’ to date for water packaging

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a string of updates to the packaging used across its Dasani water brand, in a bid to minimise its plastic footprint.

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Glass and metal no solution to bottled water’s single use footprint, study argues

New study from environmental think tank Green Alliance finds canned water products are only fractionally better for the environment than plastic bottles…

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Reimagining Amazon’s sustainability agenda

Same-day delivery reimagined customer service. What if the retail giant reimagined its commitment to human rights?

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Can palm oil enter the circular economy?

A waste product of crude palm oil is grossly under-explored despite it having the potential to electrify the energy-poor rural villages and prevent further…

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Seven crucial global trends for sustainability in the 2020s

During turbulent times for the sustainability space, how can green businesses keep up?A Forum for the Future report provides a rough guide to the 2020s and beyond…

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3 Ways You Can Promote Sustainability During Outdoor Activities

3 Ways You Can Promote Sustainability During Outdoor Activities | Ways2GoGreen…

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Single-use plastic bag use has been cut by 90% in the UK

In the last year, the UK has dramatically reduced its plastic bag consumption. In 2015, a 5p charge was introduced for every bag used.

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Sustainability is a Long-Term Growth Opportunity with Consumers

By 2021, shoppers in the U.S. alone will spend up to $150 billion on sustainable products, representing a quarter of all goods sold.Looking back from 2018 to 2017, sales of sustainable products grew…

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Sustainability goals hamstrung by competition law, Fairtrade body argues

A Fairtrade report has found that UK businesses perceive competition law as a hindrance to sustainability objectives across the supply chain.

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Tate & Lyle to assess sustainability of stevia supply chain

Global food and beverage provider Tate & Lyle has announced a new partnership aiming to assess the stevia sweetener supply chain for any improvements that can be made to environmental, energy and social stewardship.

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Nicole Miller’s Sustainability Obsession and What’s Next for the Brand

Nicole Miller and Bud Konheim discuss their brand strategy and how to ensure success in today’s hyper-competitive retail landscape.

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Note Design Studio champions sustainability with Formations installation

Note Design Studio completes Formations, a Milan design week installation for Tarkett, featuring totem poles covered in vinyl material that can be recycled…

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American Security Firm Leads the Way in Corporate Sustainability

Corporate interest and participation in sustainability practices are not abstract or theoretical goals, but are genuine intrinsic measures which when applied successfully, can result in positive results for a company, its employees, and the world around it.

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Backyard Farms: Okanagan chef serves up lesson on sustainability

I’ve been cooking professionally for 22 years. To be honest, I had never really thought about doing something else: Chris Van Hooydonk.

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Eight Ways Hotels Are Practicing Sustainability This Earth Day

From cleaning up their communities to implementing more environmentally friendly practices, here are eight ways hotels are taking action this Earth Day.