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Elopak – in the front seat for sustainability

Elopak has achieved a lot in the past decade in terms of sustainability, including a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and environmental improvements to its packaging products and processes. …

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Ensuring Sustainability in Food and Agriculture

Find out how you can help the environment by adopting these simple eating habits.

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 KSRTC bans single-use plastic on buses; urges commuters to bring own bottles

Bangalore news Oct 3 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog….

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Facebook’s former sustainability chief: Business needs to get vocal to reach net-zero

Facebook’s former sustainability director and Google’s former clean energy czar Bill Weihl has called on businesses to “go beyond their own four walls” and lobby for policies that create net-zero national economies in a “just” manner. Speaking at The Business Booster in Paris last month alongside Mary Robinson, former Irish President and incumbent chair of the UN Elders, Weihl was asked to give a brief summary of where he believed corporate leadership on climate justice currently sits, and what more must now be done to deliver a just transition to net-zero.

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Black Sheep Coffee: London brand grew to £110m success without using single-use plastics

A London-based coffee chain, which grew from a stall in Camden, became a £110 million success in just six years without using any single-use plastics for their products. Black Sheep Coffee owes its success to its unique business model with co-founders Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth constantly…

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London theatre Royal Court to ban visitors from bringing in single-use plastic bottles

A London theatre is banning single-use plastic bottles as part of a mission to become a net-zero carbon venue by 2020. The Royal Court theatre in Chelsea announced it was scrapping its plan to put on a month of of shows focussing on the climate emergency, according to the Guardian.

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Canada’s Green Party alters photo of leader using single-use cup

Image of Elizabeth May manipulated to make it seem as if she was using a reusable cup and metal straw instead of a disposable cup…

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5,000 illegal e-waste units being run in Delhi

The hotspots are located in the Northeastern and Eastern part of Delhi, including Seelampur (Shahdara), Mustafabad (North East Delhi), Behta Hazipur and Loni (Ghaziabad), among other places.

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Marriott To Phase Out Single Use Plastic Bottles For Soap And Shampoo

Marriott announced that they will be getting rid of the miniature toiletry bottles in their hotels, and replacing them with larger, reusable containers…

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Sippets: November 2019

Crumbs of news from the world of Real Bread….

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Cities at crossroads: Single-use plastic only part of the challenge

Single-use plastics are plastics which are used just once as in disposable packaging, and also in items such as plates, cutlery, straws, cups, etc.

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Canadian retailers want a ‘harmonized approach to reducing single-use plastic’

Provincial regulation would make stores’ waste-reduction efforts easier to manage.

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Marston’s launches hotel room crack down on single-use plastic

Brewery and hotel operator pledges to eliminate single-use plastic bottles and cups from its 60 inns by the end of 2019…

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Plastic bag ban: Single-use bags banned in Victoria

Victorian retailers who supply single-use plastic bags to customers could be fined $49,500 per offence under new laws that come into effect on Friday.

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GoSun Flatware: Portable Utensils to End Single-Use Plastic

Patrick Sherwin is raising funds for GoSun Flatware: Portable Utensils to End Single-Use Plastic on Kickstarter! Reusable utensils that fit in your wallet, purse or pocket.

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Tel Aviv Schools Ban Single Use Plastic for Meals

Schools in Tel Aviv took a significant step toward environmental protection the last week of October.The municipality adopted a policy to remove single-use plastics in the school system, according to Hamodia. …

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Investing in the circular economy can save ‘billions of euros’, says Circul’r director Jules Coignard

“The circular economy is not only respectful of the environment, but it can mean saving billions of euros,” said Jules Coignard, the director and co-founder of the circular economy platform Circul’r at a conference on the circular economy yesterday at the Barcelona campus of TBS Business School. Founded in 2014, Circul’r is a Paris-based network of over 500 companies around the world in the circular economy. Its platform connects startups and companies to co-create circular economy solutions.

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HP seeks to turn more e-waste into new products

HP says it is serious about fueling its reinvention through a strong recycling policy it calls Sustainable Impact that aims to meet some lofty goals. The company invited members of the press across the Americas to witness the process in which old HP printers, cartridges, laptops, desktops and other products bearing its logo undergo a recycling regimen.