Continue Reading... This is the first house to be 3D printed from raw earth

This is the first house to be 3D printed from raw earth

Mario Cucinella Architects and Wasp, Italy’s leading 3D printing company, have completed the first house to be 3D-printed from raw earth. The process coined Tecla (standing for technology and clay) is eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly due to the production being zero waste and needing no materials to be transported to the site as it uses local soil. It took just 200 hours for multiple printers to construct the 60-square-metre prototype in Ravenna, Italy.

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Continue Reading... Pétition · Tell Whole Foods: Take single-use plastic packaging off your shelves ·

Pétition · Tell Whole Foods: Take single-use plastic packaging off your shelves ·

Plastic waste is piling up at a record pace in our parks, streets and oceans. We’re on track to put more than 53 trillion metric tons of plastic into our oceans and waterways each year by 2030.
It’s time to turn the tide on the plastic pollution crisis.

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Continue Reading... Body Composting Is the Newest Sustainable Death Practice

Body Composting Is the Newest Sustainable Death Practice

If the idea of body composting makes you squeamish, you’re not alone. We don’t like to think about death, especially when it comes to the physical aspect of what happens to our bodies after we die. But burial and cremation, our standard methods of disposing of human remains, aren’t great for the environment.
Enter the sustainable death movement. People are searching for ways to dispose of bodies with respect and dignity — without harming the planet in the process.

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Continue Reading... Mixed picture

Mixed picture

Although criticised by some, energy from waste is seen as a vital component of the UK’s waste management system. Chris Elliott looks at where it fits as we transition to a circular economy.
It’s one of the burning issues in the quest for a circular economy: is incinerating waste a good thing or not?
On one side of the argument, there are those who believe it can be a useful way of making energy, and that it’s preferable to landfilling. It’s also a way of destroying waste that cannot be managed in any other way, because the material involved is dangerous, such as infectious bio-wastes from hospitals, or hazardous wastes from industry.

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Continue Reading... Berkeley Forum hosts conversation on sustainable cities

Berkeley Forum hosts conversation on sustainable cities

Three speakers discussed the reimagination of sustainable cities, Singaporean urban planning and New York City’s green spaces at a Berkeley Forum event Wednesday, also touching on redlining and public health inequities in the United States.

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Continue Reading... Our Sustainability Story

Our Sustainability Story

As socially and environmentally conscious people with customers who are the same, we get a fair number of questions about the sustainability practices of our company. The short answer is two fold – 1) We’ve put a lot of work and research into this front, particularly given how small we are and 2) While we’ve made some solid progress, we (and the food industry in general) still have a ways to go. 

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Continue Reading... Happi Floss: Sustainable Flossers

Happi Floss: Sustainable Flossers

Happi Floss is on a mission to replace single-use plastics and we’re starting with flossers. Made with layers of post-consumer recycled paper, Happi Floss is designed to decompose quickly in the compost or soil, unlike our plastic counterparts that can take 400+ years to decompose, if ever.
Created by Doctor Staci, a functional and holistic pediatric dentist, Happi Floss is a woman-founded, owned, and operated company.

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Continue Reading... Accenture, SAP to Accelerate Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

Accenture, SAP to Accelerate Sustainability in Supply Chain Management

The United Nations Global Compact — in association with SAP, Accenture, and 3M — published the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Ambition Guides in September 2020 to mobilise industry around SDG Ambition and scale impact for the 17 SDGs. Collaboration is key to achieving the SDGs and with “Partnerships for the Goals” one of SAP’s key focus areas, its expanded collaboration with Accenture is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at helping businesses capture value from sustainability.

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Continue Reading... The Circular Economy: bioprecinct approach to region’s natural resources

The Circular Economy: bioprecinct approach to region’s natural resources

This paper provides an overview of sustainable economic development strategies across the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (MIW) region in Queensland. We discuss the opportunities that can take advantage of the region’s natural resources through a circular economy approach. The focus of this paper is to stress the need to consider all elements in the value chains that are needed to ensure sustainable bioindustries can be established for many years.

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Continue Reading... Grand Valley receives gold status from national sustainability group – GVNext

Grand Valley receives gold status from national sustainability group – GVNext

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded Grand Valley a STARS gold rating in recognition of the university’s sustainability efforts.  STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, gauges the progress of colleges and universities toward sustainability in all sectors, including education and research, innovation, administration and operations.  Grand Valley’s STARS rating this year was 74.9, up from 70.8 in 2019.

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Continue Reading... Carlsberg and Corona tackle water and plastic waste: The sustainability success stories of the week

Carlsberg and Corona tackle water and plastic waste: The sustainability success stories of the week

After parent company AB InBev announced that three major businesses – namely Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Coca-Cola – are now supporting its 100+ Accelerator to fund sustainable start-ups, beer brand Corona has posted its own update on start-up financing.
The brand is making funds of up to $100,000 per business available to startups working to develop solutions to the world’s plastic pollution problem. To apply for funding under the scheme, called the Corona Plastic Free Challenge, applicants will need to outline how their product, system or technology can be used to reduce or remove plastic from a specific part of the beverage supply chain. Specific focus areas are plastic bottle cap liner alternatives and solutions for keeping products on pallets during transportation without plastic film.

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Continue Reading... The Really Useful Podcast | Can Headphones Be Vegan? A Look at Sustainability in Electronics

The Really Useful Podcast | Can Headphones Be Vegan? A Look at Sustainability in Electronics

Vegan headphones might sound like the name of an indie band, but they’re real. Headphones made without leather and using sustainable materials are just one of the ways in which using technology responsibly is becoming more important.  This week, we take a look at sustainability in technology, and how things might change going forward.

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Continue Reading... U.S. auto suppliers oppose setting gas-powered phase-out date | Business

U.S. auto suppliers oppose setting gas-powered phase-out date | Business

Auto suppliers told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday they opposes setting a firm date to end the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and warned that a quick shift to all electric vehicles could cost thousands of jobs. California said in September it planned to end sales of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.

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Continue Reading... PA Environment Digest Blog: Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition Now Accepting Proposals For Innovative Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Economic Development Project Funding

PA Environment Digest Blog: Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition Now Accepting Proposals For Innovative Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Economic Development Project Funding

Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition Now Accepting Proposals For Innovative Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Economic Development Project Funding

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Continue Reading... Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Taking Off | Port of Seattle

Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Taking Off | Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle Commission hosted a study session today to review progress implementing the Port’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) strategic plan and significant investments of the private sector in SAF production and use in Washington. The study session occurs just days after the Washington state legislature approved policy creating a low carbon fuel standard. The policy to lower carbon emissions from fuel now goes to Washington state Governor Jay Inslee for his signature.

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Continue Reading... New virtual event will discuss how tourism can return sustainably – Events – HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST

New virtual event will discuss how tourism can return sustainably – Events – HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST

virtual event focusing on sustainable tourism will take place in May.
Presented by TLC, ‘Reset Tourism. Sustainably’ puts nature and the protection of culture and heritage at the top of its agenda.
Taking place on May 25, starting at 9am UK time, it will have a line-up of speakers including representatives from UNWTO, ministers of tourism and specialists in sustainability, hotels operations and development.

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Continue Reading... Colgate to open source recyclable toothpaste tube tech

Colgate to open source recyclable toothpaste tube tech

THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive has begun the switch to a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube and will share the technology.
THE DETAILS The company’s Tom’s of Maine has unveiled the first tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. The brand will debut the tube for its Antiplaque & Whitening toothpaste and complete the switch across all of its toothpastes in 2020, when the Colgate brand will initiate the transition in Europe and North America.  

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Continue Reading... Colgate to open source recyclable toothpaste tube tech

Colgate to open source recyclable toothpaste tube tech

THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive has begun the switch to a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube and will share the technology.
THE DETAILS The company’s Tom’s of Maine has unveiled the first tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. The brand will debut the tube for its Antiplaque & Whitening toothpaste and complete the switch across all of its toothpastes in 2020, when the Colgate brand will initiate the transition in Europe and North America.  

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Continue Reading... Pernod Ricard Targets Circular Making for 2030: Q&A with Vanessa Wright and Carine Christophe

Pernod Ricard Targets Circular Making for 2030: Q&A with Vanessa Wright and Carine Christophe

Sustainability isn’t a new focus for Pernod Ricard, the global wine and spirits company whose portfolio includes familiar names like Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, Jameson, Kahlúa, and Seagram’s.

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Continue Reading... Simple solutions to the plastic plague: Europe’s award-winning innovations | The Social Enterprise Magazine – Pioneers Post

Simple solutions to the plastic plague: Europe’s award-winning innovations | The Social Enterprise Magazine – Pioneers Post

A natural food preservative spray and a smart tech solution to zero-waste shopping: two winners in this year’s EU Social Innovation Competition on going to market and the growing demand for new ideas.

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