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Plastics tax a ‘boost for circular economy’ says Bureau Veritas

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, sustainability authority Bureau Veritas believes that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy.

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AER at Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona

AER is organising a mutual learning event focused on food, in partnership with Smart City Expo World Congress. This event, which was announced at the Committee 1 Plenary meeting in Vojvodina by the Chair of the AER Working Group on Rural Development Olimpia Neagoe will be a mutual learning event on food which will be organised around 4 discussion groups.

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The Circular Economy and the SDGs – 2019

The Relevance of Circular Economy Practices to the Sustainable Development Goals Patrick Schroeder ,1 Kartika Anggraeni,2 a……

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6 sustainability tips for Earth Day

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

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“Recycle By Numbers” Could Provide Solution For “Confused” Consumers

Mandatory on-pack “eco-labelling”, featuring a new combined colour and number system, could provide a cost-effective solution to the challenge of simplifying recycling for consumers, without costing councils millions, according to SUEZ.

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Business giants join Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global commitment to eradicate plastics pollution

Business giants, financial investors, non-profit organisations and national Governments have vowed to eradicate plastic waste and pollution, as part of a new Global Commitment spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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How can innovation and PPPs support sustainable production and the shift to a circular economy?

A circular economy is one that designs most pollution and waste out of the system, extracts maximum value from resources and allows natural capital…

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UPM Raflatac joins Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100 | 2018-03-14 | Flexible Packaging

To further its sustainability efforts, UPM Raflatac has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 program.   The Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) is a pre-competitive innovation program that enables organizations to develop new opportunities and realize their circular economy ambitions faster. It brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform.

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How one Chilean startup is bringing an end to single-use plastics | Improving lives through business innovation

Algramo has created a refillable dispensing system that replaces plastic sachets clogging the developing world…

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What is sustainable cocoa?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on sustainable cocoa will help mainstream ethical cocoa, says the chair of the standard, while an NGO worries uptake will be limited.

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It’s just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainability

How do you justify a company’s sustainability investments? There’s an app for that.

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Why Aramark’s new sustainability strategy focuses on ‘well-being’ over sustainability

Here’s a hint: it’s because one follows the other.

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War declared on world’s growing e-waste crisis

Weighing more than all commercial airliners ever built and worth more than most countries’ GDP, electronic waste poses a growing economic and environmental threat, experts said Thursday, as they launched a global initiative …

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Six reasons why mass tourism is unsustainable | Guardian Sustainable Business

Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities – and doesn’t make good business sense.Anna Pollock argues that destinations should be protected and celebrated…

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The Amazon’s new danger: Brazil sets sights on palm oil | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Brazil’s ambition to become a palm oil giant could have devastating social and environmental impacts if the move is not carefully managed, say experts…

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Ownership Design For A Sustainable Economy

What is the relationship between employee ownership and sustainable business practices? Our research, conducted with support from Partners for a New Economy, suggests the answer to this question is far from simple.

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In Crisis, Don’t Ditch Sustainability | Opinion | BoF

Under severe economic pressure, it’s tempting to see social responsibility as dispensable, but it’s as essential as ever to long-term strategy, argues Clare Press.

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Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

While this isn’t the time to browse stores in-person or plan an outing, you can still give experiential and alternative gifts that are meaningful and eco-friendly. The key to good sustainable gift giving is to think of a memorable gift that doesn’t use a lot of natural resources.

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Minecraft’s energy module and compostable coffee pods for the NHS: 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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20 Sustainable Earth Day Products

Earth Day Product – These sustainable Earth Day products range from conservation-themed figurines to eco-friendly toy collections. In celebration of Earth Day 2020 o…

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Designing a sustainable future

Social responsibility, a notion that in modern times became limited to the wider reaches of the pure at heart, has slowly seen a resurgence back into the…

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Shell Sustainability Report 2019

This report lists the topics that were a priority for Shell in 2019. Topics that consistently ranked of higher importance were energy transition and climate change, business ethics, transparency and corporate governance.

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John Lewis unveils sustainable womenswear collection

John Lewis & Partners has teamed up with luxury sustainable womenswear brand Mother of Pearl to launch a new sustainable clothing collection made from organic cotton and certified renewable wood fibre sources.

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Beauty Sees ROI in Sustainability Practices –

“There are no short wins with sustainability.”…

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Berkeley, UC Berkeley commit to reducing single-use plastics by 2030

Both UC Berkeley and the city of Berkeley have announced initiatives to reduce and, to some extent, eliminate all single-use plastics by 2030.

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Harvard alumnus practices sustainable ranching –

Owners of ranch and nursery since the 1970s talk about the interdependence of financial and environmental viability.

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Sustainable living tips for life at home

To celebrate Earth Day, Kate Brant – Google’s Sustainability Officer shares some simple at home sustainability tips and ways you can enjoy planet Earth from wherever you are.

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Niche Streetwear Brands Embrace Sustainability –

A range of independent streetwear labels across continents are banking on eco-friendly products and socially responsible practices catering to opinionated customers.

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Sustainable eating

How can we eat more sustainably? This article is not about what diet to follow, but how you can eat sustainably whichever diet you choose.

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6 sustainability tips for Earth Day

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

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Coronavirus Effect on Sustainable Fashion –

Even as designers such as Eileen Fisher, Gabriela Hearst and Mara Hoffman struggle to stay in business, they see opportunity for sustainable fashion in the wake of the pandemic.

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Earth Day 2020: Where Single-Use Medical Devices and Retail Bags Intersect

Single-use has become a dirty hyphenate in many aspects of life, but not in the medical space, where non-reusable plastic devices have improved patient safety. In light of COVID-19, is society ready to reconsider the health benefits of single-use products in everyday life?

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Nutreco publishes Sustainability Report 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Nutreco today publishes its online 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting the work being done across the company at both a global and local level to drive the company’s mission of Feeding the Future.

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Denim Brands, Mills Share Progress of Ellen MacArthur’s Jeans Redesign

Denim brands and mills share updates on new collections designed according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.

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50 Sustainable Marketing Innovations

Sustainable Marketing – These sustainable marketing innovations range from eco-conscious beer brand initiatives to reusable water bottle pop-ups. Notable alcohol brand i…

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20 Sustainable Drinking Innovations

Sustainable Drinking – These sustainable drinking innovations range from eco wine maker initiatives to plastic-free beer packaging.While Scottish beer brand Tennent…

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Etihad promotes sustainability agenda –

As the pandemic has grounded much of its fleet, the airline continues research into halving its net emission levels by 2035……

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Continuing the sustainable composites conversation: CompositesWorld

Once the coronavirus pandemic ends, and a “new normal” begins, what will the conversation around sustainable composites and advanced materials sound like?

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9 Reusable Makeup Remover Pads to Help You Ditch Single-Use Wipes

Reusable makeup remover pads are becoming more and more common because the ones we throw away end up in a landfill, hurting the environment in the long run.

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How To Choose A Sustainable Canadian Wine

While some parts of Canada have more options than others, every province has at least a few upstart viticulture enterprises.

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Sustainability front of mind

Located 1.5km from the heart of Fremantle, East Village at Knutsford is set to become the port city’s most sustainable new development.

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How Sustainable Development Ravaged the Congo Basin

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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How My Family Practices Sustainability

My husband and I didn’t always prioritize living a green lifestyle, but something changed once we started volunteering at an all species rescue, Ferdinand’s…

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Sustainability as a Driver for Microgrids: Why it’s Real

The term sustainability evokes an eye roll in some quarters. But a new report by Lux Research says that’s changing. Here’s why it’s important to microgrids.

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A Circular Economy for 3D Printed Plastics Starts with Material : Additive Manufacturing Magazine

When the greatest share of a product’s environmental impact comes from producing its feedstock, selecting the right material is critical. For 3D printing and manufacturing in plastic, biopolymer could be the first step toward a more sustainable model.

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Sustainable Living Is Expensive – The End Of Myth

Sustainable living appears expensive especially on Instagram because influencers show off lots of eco-friendly items and purchases; live in huge or fancy homes with trendy minimal decor and zero waste accessories.

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Banning single-use plastic bottles? More places, companies drink to that

Plastic bottles, the scourge of the modern world, play a big role in mucking up our oceans, lands and rivers. Here’s how you can help stop it.

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The Triangular Economy: Behind the Circular Flows

Brian Czech challenges the notion of a “circular economy,” pointing out that circular sectors may arise, but the macroeconomy will always be triangular.

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Circular Economy: South Africa has a unique challenge mainly to implement good policies

Part III: Business models based on collaborative consumption are typically quickly developing or well established around high-value products.

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A sustained focus and finance are needed to deal with a…

Just as the world should have been investing more in preparedness long before the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders should learn from this painful experience and invest now in the steps to prevent potentially catastrophic biological events, whatever their origin.

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EU dismisses industry calls to lift ban on single-use plastics – EURACTIV.com

Deadlines have to be respected, says the European Commission in response to calls by industry to lift an EU-wide ban on some single-use plastic items because of health and hygiene concerns raised during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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21 Sustainable and Socially Responsible Companies

If you want to work for an employer that’s making the world a better place, one of these companies might be your ideal fit.

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Pandemic, Plastics And The Continuing Quest For Sustainability

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries. More recyclables are being disposed of in the traditional waste processes. This challenges the goals of sustainability while stressing the need for a systems-level approach.

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2020 Houses Awards shortlist: Sustainability

Twenty-six projects in this category have advanced to the 2019 Houses Awards.

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Stella McCartney creates Sustainable Faux fur

The world’s first sustainable faux fur is here; it’s cruelty-free and good for the planet.

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Culture, Resilience, and Sustainability of the Salish People

In mid-February, a member of the Bitterroot Salish Tribe spoke to students about his tribe’s management and protection of natural resources.

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A Guide to Sustainable Living for Renters and Tenants

Renters and tenants face challenges when it comes to living sustainably as they are more limited in their choices than homeowners given they do not own the place they live. But whether you’re renting a room in a sharehouse or an entire property, tenants can embrace sustainable living.

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Is Fashion Really Getting More Sustainable?

Last year, the Swedish Fashion Council made an unprecedented move while planning the annual Stockholm Fashion Week: They canceled the event entirely, citing concerns about its environmental impact. Not everyone in fashion is taking such drastic measures, of course, but it spoke to the urgent need for action on the issue, one that designers and customers alike are now recognizing.

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Increased Attention to Sustainable Development Goals

Philanthropic funding in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is increasing, but there is still a projected $2.5 trillion funding gap.

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Is Organic Farming Truly Sustainable?

Organic farming is largely associated with food safety, and environmentally friendly and ethical farming practices- but is this really the case?

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‘This system cannot be sustained’ (‘This system cannot be sustained’) — High Country News – Know the West

This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.

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Electrical vehicle adoption in Africa: The Circular Economy way

In an African context, a Circular Economy mindset may enable a significant shift towards electrical vehicle technology.

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Webinar to discuss sustainability in dentistry

Sustainable development and the three pillars of sustainability are often mentioned in the media, but what do these terms actually mean, and how can the dental profession move towards a more environmentally friendly mindset and approach?

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Geospatial tech critical for building a sustainable world

The growing complexity of social, economic and environmental challenges requires us to embrace geospatial technologies and collaborations…

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Simplifying sustainability: How brands can establish sustainable supply chain practices

To truly understand and implement an effective sustainability initiative, it’s critical to evaluate the social, environmental and economic impacts of production.

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Partner Search: Sustainable Cities

The Development Policy Foundation is seeking European partner cities to apply for the Partnership for Sustainable Cities 2020 call. The Foundation is looking for a lead partner and would be preparing the application. This call is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Regional & Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. 

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10 things we learned in recent circular economy live chat | Guardian sustainable business

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Sussing Sustainable Investing

Financial Advisor Magazine created exclusively for advisors by highly experienced editorial and publishing teams. We provide an interactive community for the Financial Advisor, Investment Advisor, Financial Planner, Financial Planning, RIA, Retirement Planning, ETFs, Alternative Investments,…

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Preparing for a Sustainable Future

Preparing the construction industry for a sustainable future.

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Sustainment Training Engages and Supports Sales Representatives

Sustainment training is a powerful tool for ensuring that sales reps not only maintain but sharpen their product knowledge.

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Seafood: Making Sustainable Choices

How do we make sustainable seafood choices? Right now, 90% of the world’s fisheries have been fully exploited or overfished.

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Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism

What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly.

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Cool San Francisco ranch house is a sustainable gem

Malcolm Davis Architecture has created an incredible home design that includes a stunning indoor-outdoor layout as well as several sustainable elements.

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How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy

Eighty percent of a product’s environmental impact is decided on the design table but most apparel professionals weren’t trained to design with the end-user or end-of-life of the garment in mind.

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Sustaining containment of COVID-19 in China

On April 8, China lifted its 76-day lockdown of Wuhan, with trains and flights resumed and highways reopened. Shanghai will reopen its schools for many students from April 27. Given that most new COVID-19 cases in China are imported, the country is reopening businesses and schools gradually and…

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A Circular Packaging Economy

A global packaging company enters the circular economy as it adds a new paper recycling plant to its nearby paper mill and manufacturing facilities.

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BlackRock’s SDG fund and HP’s ocean-plastic drive: 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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Firms launch circular economy solution to prevent millions of tonnes of e-mobility waste worldwide

A new partnership aims to demonstrate how bespoke circular-economy batteries can tackle the mounting problem of e-waste, specifically in relation to electric vehicles.Aceleron, a UK developer of sust…

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Earthships: A Circular Economy solution for Africa

The Circular Economy model is steadily gaining momentum around the globe, doing away with a linear and wasteful mindset.

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Trump’s FDA Cuts Through Red Tape, Approves of Process To Decontaminate Single-Use Masks

President Trump is not afraid to use his executive power when necessary, but he is also quick to get government out of the way when it benefits Americans.

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5-point checklist for a sustainable safari

For those who enjoy the finer things in life……

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How Travel Will Resume and Why Sustainability Will (Have to) Thrive in the Years Ahead | Brett Tollman | Sustainability Leaders Project

Brett Tollman of The Travel Corporation (TTC) in this interview discusses the importance of sustainability in tourism, and how his company helps to advance it.

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EU dismisses industry calls to lift ban on single-use plastics

Deadlines have to be respected, says the European Commission in response to calls by industry to lift an EU-wide ban on some single-use plastic items because of health and hygiene concerns raised during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The A-Z of Sustainable Fashion | WTVOX

Sustainable fashion movement is seizing ‘the moment’. From green carpets and fur-free fashion weeks to Instagram feeds, sustainable fashion is everywhere.

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Reducing Single-Use Culture Through Legislation – National Zero Waste Conference

EcoJustice Radio and Adventures In Waste look at Single Use Consumption Culture and how proposed #AB1080 and #SB54 legislation in California attempts to reduce…

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How coronavirus reveals our unbreakable bond with single use plastic

Measured – Factual – Critical…

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In charts: How coronavirus is impacting sustainability professionals across the UK

EXCLUSIVE: An edie survey of more than 100 sustainability professionals across the country has revealed exactly how the global pandemic of Covid-19 has impacted day-to-day working for those leading the CSR agenda for their organisations. Here…

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Funding plans threaten independence of post-Brexit green watchdog, National Audit Office warns

Watchdog raises concerns over government plans to fund proposed Office for Environmental Protection through Defra…

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Extended producer responsibility: the answer to cutting waste in the UK?

Maxine Perella explores what it is, which countries are leading on it and how it could propel us closer to a circular economy…

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Social entrepreneurship in tourism: Like NGOs but sustainable

While NGOs do not necessarily hold a responsibility towards donors, social startups can’t run on fundraising.

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Practical Sustainability Creating a Better World –

We think practical sustainability means sustainability that creates a better world for all people and life that share it. We think it should also contribute to happier and healthier people living within these environments.

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Six key areas of focus for sustainability professionals during lockdown

It’s been almost a month since the UK Government introduced lockdown measures in response to Covid-19 and has since announced a further three-week extension to social distancing. As such, edie offers some best-practice advice for sustainability pr…

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9 of the best sustainable backpacks for travelers

Eco-friendly travelers should check out these sustainable backpacks.

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Is Covid-19 being used to lobby against the single-use plastic crackdown?

Group of academics, campaigners and politicians warn against delaying plastic pollution crackdowns in US and UK…

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Why the pandemic could give business leaders a broader mandate for sustainability

Let this be the beginning, not the peak, of a corporate transformation journey, so that once society is beyond the immediate threats, we move into a refreshed approach to capitalism.

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Toshiba Recycles Nearly 187 Tons of E-Waste and Replants 37,083 Trees in 2019

Toshiba Celebrates Sustainability With Recycling & Reforesting Efforts Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to a more sustainable earth, Toshiba…

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Choosing an effective type of business sustainability

By Kaushal Shah, CEO and Founder of envoPAP…

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Nordstrom to donate $1m to textile recycling innovation, reduce single-use plastics under new sustainability goals

News industrie : The company plans to meet its new goals, which include reducing single-use plastic by 50%, sourcing more raw materials and extending the life of 250 tons of clothing, by 2025.  (#1208630)…

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Construction, Sustainability, and Smart Cities

The Internet of Things to drive sustainability and safety and the concept of smart cities forward.