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Safety vs sustainability: Single-use food packaging use rises due to COVID-19 – but is it truly safer?

Single-use, disposable food packaging appears to have made a comeback rising on the coattails of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many consumers believe this to be safer and/or more hygienic – but are these beliefs truly warranted?

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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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Environmental cost of ‘fast fashion’ is not sustainable

Urgent fundamental changes to ‘fast fashion’ clothing items which are treated by many as disposable is needed to stem a devastating impact upon the environment according to scientists. The fashion industry has been heavily criticised for the devastating environmental pollution caused by its…

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Traditional automotive dealership in an electric Circular Economy model

We know the positives for the environment and consumers of the electric transport disruption – what about the future of the automotive dealer?

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Traditional automotive dealership in an electric Circular Economy model

We know the positives for the environment and consumers of the electric transport disruption – what about the future of the automotive dealer?

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4 ways s can drive circular economy innovations

CIOs are well-positioned to take a leading role in creating new business value and bolstering competitive agility in the circular economy.

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Building a resilient and sustainable future

The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and its multi-faceted impact on people’s lives around the world is taking a The COVID-19 pandemic and its multi-faceted impact on people’s lives around the world is taking a heavy toll on Asia and the Pacific…

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Lockdown reading: 8 of the best book recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals

With coronavirus confining us to our homes, edie has asked sustainability professionals for their recommendations on the must-read books to devour during the lockdown, and the editorial team have added in a couple of our own suggestions, too. …

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Lockdown screening: 8 of the best film recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals

With many edie readers searching for something to watch in the safety of their own home, we’ve pulled together a list of the top films and documentaries to get lost in during lockdown – as recommended by sustainability and energy profes…

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Covid-19 pandemic could provide an unlikely reprieve for single-use plastic bags

The movement to ban single-use plastic in the US was gaining ground but fears of spreading the virus with reusable bags have sparked second thoughts.

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How to ensure sustainability within healthcare

Deepak Prakash, senior director of global marketing at Avery Dennison Medical, describes the path to progress in healthcare industry sustainability.

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Environmental cost of ‘fast fashion’ is not sustainable

Urgent fundamental changes to ‘fast fashion’ clothing items which are treated by many as disposable is needed to stem a devastating impact upon the environment according to scientists.

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Fungi-inspired companies could play a new role in sustainability

From packaging to ecosystem rehabilitation, mycelium — the root structure of mushrooms — has a lot to offer.

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Overcoming crises requires solid economic foundation and truly circular economy – EURACTIV.com

The circular economy is part of a solid economic foundation. The copper industry welcomes the recent Commission Action Plan, and looks forward to working with the Commission to ensure its initiatives reach their full potential, writes Katia Lacasse, Director of Material Stewardship & Strategic…

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Choosing an effective type of business sustainability

By Kaushal Shah, CEO and Founder of envoPAP…