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Exploring IKEA’s Sustainable Design Strategy: Part One

IKEA provides a successful example for achieving the sustainable design strategy, this is a complete guide for how they achieved this target.

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Rubbermaid® Launches National Recycling Program To Strengthen Sustainability Efforts

Rubbermaid®, a leader in home organization and food storage solutions, announced today a partnership with international recycling leader,…

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London Fashion Week Announces Its September 2020 Dates, and the Main Focus Is Sustainability

London Fashion Week’s September 2020 season is taking a new form this year. What’s usually labelled as the Spring/Summer 2021 womenswear schedule will now be a gender-neutral showcase of both womenswear and menswear designs, which will include digital activations and physical presentations that…

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Burger King’s latest sustainability effort: reduce cow farts

Burger King is improving its cows’ low-carb diet by adding 100 grams of lemongrass to reduce methane emissions (aka cow farts).

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Sustainable Menstruation Corporation Diva International Inc. named among Canada’s Greenest Employers of 2020 – Plastic and Toxic Free Period

According to GlobeNewswire, last month, Mediacorp Canada Inc. named the Kitchener, Ontario-based Diva International Inc. one of Canada’s Greenest Employers of 2020. To be among the recipients of this honour, a company must meet several criteria, including, the development of unique environmental programs or initiatives;…

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Virtual Maintenance Conference: Industry Plays Key Role in Emergence of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The business aviation industry continues to play a leading role in the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), The emergence of SAF was detailed in the NBAA GO Virtual Maintenance Conference session, Sustainable Aviation Fuels – A Maintenance Perspective.

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Port of Hamburg becomes more sustainable with solar-powered mooring systems

A newly-built berthing area in the Elbe River is powered by nineteen solar panels. The panels provide power to quick-release mooring hook units with integrated capstans.Following…

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PLASTIX, Denmark and Titan Bioplastics, USA Team Up to Provide Innovative Sustainable Recycled ‘Super Plastics’ with Food Safe Nano Technology

/PRNewswire/ — PLASTIX in Lemvig Denmark, a plastics recycling company dedicated to mechanically recycling post-use maritime fibers such as fishing nets and…

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Why sustainability is now a key consideration for global investors

By Simon Kent, Global Head of Financial Services at global consultancy partnership Kearney…

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COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?

Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more ‘hygienic’ than reusables. But critics say there’s no scientific evidence this is so.

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Sustainable Office Refurbishment Ideas That Won’t Break The Budget

When you are in the market for an office refurbishment there are a huge number of careful considerations to be made.One of the most important and most talked…

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One Last Second Chance: The Core Tenets of a Safe & Sustainable Post-COVID-19 Tenancy – CoreNet Global

Guest blog by: Zain Jaffer An exogenous shock to the market, COVID-19 is a magnitudinous force shaping new business norms for decades to come. The novel virus has turned health and safety into a corporate affair, a public conversation, and a shared responsibility. Q1 of 2020 forced virtually every employer and operation to pivot, and those that have found success have done so with the help and support of their teams. 

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Sustainability Triad | LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

The well-known triad of environment, economy, and society depicts the many dimensions of sustainability in an understandable yet complex way.Architects must plan buildings – and cities – where people feel comfortable, find their manifold needs satisfied, and treat others with re……

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Waves Are Surging To The Forefront Of Sustainable Energy

In 2019, wind and solar energy contributed over 10% of U.S. power and has shown a strong average annual growth of 11.6% YOY. However, if the 2030 renewable …

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As India stares at single-use plastic ban, country’s per capita consumption far behind world average

Let’s not get so technical and understand how grave is this plastic problem and where do we stand as a country in terms of plastic consumption and production?Get latest Business online at cnbctv18.com…

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Why Sustainable Food Systems are Needed in a post-COVID World

By Nicoletta Batini, James Lomax, and Divya Mehra Food systems are essential to economic activity because they provide the energy that we need to live and work. However,…

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Special Issue “Thinking Entrepreneurially, Thinking Sustainably

Special Issue “Thinking Entrepreneurially, Thinking Sustainably: How Do We Learn How? Innovative and Responsible Pedagogy in Entrepreneurship and Management Education” Print Special Issue Flyer Special Issue Editors Special Issue Information Keywords Published Papers A special issue of…

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Environment and Sustainability Research in and for a Post-COVID-19 world – York Environmental Sustainability Institute

A half-day workshop to explore emerging topics in post-COVID-19 environmental sustainability research.

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New Study Finds Sea Level Rise and Marsh Crabs are Reshaping Salt Marshes – Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment

A recent study from the University of Florida found that sea level rise—combined with the burrowing and grazing activities of Sesarma, a native marsh crab—are causing salt marshes across the U.S. South Atlantic Coast to rapidly fracture and reorganize. These findings, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, highlight the profound importance of this marsh crab in controlling how salt marshes are responding to sea level rise,

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UN Live United Nations Web TV – Live Now – (English Only + Open CART Service) 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 11th meeting

Opening of the High-level Segment of ECOSOC / Ministerial Segment of HLPF – With remarks by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.- Voluntary national reviews (HLPF)…

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Opinion: Ridesharing into a Circular Economy: Could taking a cab save the planet?

The current era is characterised by the rise of mobile internet and the app economy. From a transportation perspective, this is evident in the way we use ridesharing today. Services such as Rapido, QuickRide, Ola and Uber have succeeded in providing a ride while replacing the drive. They have also enabled commuters to prioritise convenience and also be productive while on-the-move. But what if rideshare could also be the most sustainable form of motorised mobility?

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Circular Economy Programme | Overview

Designed for the next generation of circular economy pioneers, the circular economy programme space feature both online collaborative learning and immersive face-to-face workshops. Through these activities, we will facilitate unique interactions with our extensive networks in academia, business,…

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Nigeria generated 461,300 tonnes of e-waste in 2019UN – Punch

Ife Ogunfuwa Nigeria has led the West African region to generate 461,300 tonnes of electronic waste in 2019, a new report by the United Nations has said.According to the UN Global e-waste monitor 2020 published on Thursday, the country is still heavily reliant on informal recycling of e-waste despite…

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MassChallenge Switzerland Announces Open Application for its new Sustainable Food Systems Challenge | MassChallenge

MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of zero-equity startup accelerators today announced the launch of its Sustainable Food Systems Challenge, in partnership with Nestlé, Bühler, GEA, Givaudan, Barry Callebaut, Südzucker, and Amcor.

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Pliers smaller than an ant’s jaws are controlled by optical fibres

Minuscule pliers made of soft filaments added to the ends of optical fibres can be controlled with visible light, and could be used to grip objects tens of micrometres in size, such as some individual cells.
 
Piotr Wasylczyk at the University of Warsaw in Poland and his colleagues made the pliers from liquid-crystal elastomer, a soft polymer material. They bend when visible light shines through attached optical fibres.

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Sustainability | Special Issue : Electromobility for Urban Freight and Logistics

In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions which facilitate the search for win-win solutions where cost-efficient commercial urban transport can be successfully achieved with the use of electric vehicles. Suitable submissions include the adaptation of existing distribution and service logistics systems with the inclusion of electric vehicles (e.g., within city logistics concepts), fleet analysis and routing tools, lifecycle and total cost of ownership (TCO) estimations, cost and environmental impact assessment, etc. Furthermore, we welcome successful case studies demonstrating the applicability of electric vehicles for urban freight transport and logistics.

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Sustainable Stationery: Going Plastic Free – Blog

Saying no to plastic carrier bags and water bottles might be an adjustment, but if you’re like most people, you’re probably happily making steps to make your lifestyle more sustainable where you can. However, there might be one small but significant part of your sustainability journey that you haven’t considered…your stationery.
 
The Bic Crystal – probably the most famous plastic pen in the world – was invented in 1950. Since then, they’ve reportedly sold 57 pens a second, meaning that there are over 100 billion of them in the world. How many of these are languishing in a land-fill? We’d guess a few.

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IATA: Post-COVID world ‘must embrace sustainable aviation fuel’ | Biofuels International Magazine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritise investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. IATA’s call comes on the eve of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit which will meet virtually to debate moves toward a low-carbon future.

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Adriatic Algae Biotech – The answer to more sustainable world

Microalgae versatile nature is the answer to sustainable technology of the future. Take a look at our research and developement department current activities.

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In search of sustainability: private retirement systems in Australia, the UK and the US | Reports/Guides

Policy frameworks shape retirement system structures, and together these determine system sustainability. Retirement system sustainability is defined as the ability of plan boards and managers to be responsible investors, active stewards and allocators of capital to economic activities with desirable social and environmental outcomes. Policymakers often ignore the connection between policy, structure and sustainability when designing private retirement systems.An examination of the sustainability of the Australian, UK and US private retirement systems with seven recommendations for policymakers and industry.

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Ultra-low temperature carbon (di)oxide hydrogenation catalyzed by hybrid ruthenium-nickel nanocatalysts: towards sustainable methane production – Green Chemistry

It is a paradox that the excess of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere can endanger lives and even the civilization that has been founded on carbon. Human addiction to carbon is persistent and therefore we need novel chemistry for the efficient conversion of CO2 to harmless or useful products.

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Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure

Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure Plc (“Atlantica,” NASDAQ: AY) announced the launch of an offering of $100,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of green exchangeable senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be the senior unsecured obligations of Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure Jersey Limited (the “Issuer”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantica, and fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior, unsecured basis, by Atlantica.

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2020 – The Year of Sustainable Health & Beauty | The Shopper Agency

The desire for sustainable products is an ever-expanding global trend, which has slowly permeated all areas of commerce over the past few years. This trend has traversed disciplines and marketplaces, from the food and drinks industry to fashion. And health and beauty is no exception. There are four key consumer macro trends that seem to stand out within the industry.
The first: ‘Clean beauty’. This movement gathered momentum in 2019 and has really gained traction in 2020, with lots of huge brands partnering with sustainable beauty brands. A great example is Ultra Beauty who recently announced a partnership with clean retailer Credo and will now feature brands such as Innersense Organic Beauty and One Love Organics.

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Alok Sharma: Energy White Paper and Heat Strategy coming this Autumn

The Gibraltar Government is inviting the public to nominate individuals, groups and organisation for this years Gibraltar Sustainability Awards.The awards provide recognition of sustainability best practice in Gibraltar and reward the sustainability journey of individuals, clubs and associations, school, community, sports and faith groups, NGOs and charities, government agencies, authorities and departments, professional groups, business and commercial enterprises.
 

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A sustainable recovery plan for the energy sector – Sustainable Recovery – Analysis

We have designed a global sustainable recovery plan for the energy sector which has three goals: to maintain and create jobs, boost economic growth, and improve energy sustainability and resilience. This plan, which is specific, detailed and time-limited, was developed using the quantitative assessments of potential energy sector measures in Chapter 2. It takes account of the circumstances of individual countries, as well as existing energy project pipelines and current market conditions.

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Danish Design and Sustainable Luxury Come Together in 1 People’s Vegan Bag Collection …

1 People’s bag collection is a long term investment that every womancan make at a fair price, yet at the highest quality. Designed to flaunt woman’s true identity, the bag collection offers a variety of style and functionality that ranges from a sophisticated handbag and a stylish sling bag to an ample tote bag and a belt bag which can be altered to suit a woman’s sense of creativity. Itsrawmaterials are sourced ethically across the world and processed in a manner that protects the end products from toxins or harmful chemical substances.