Continue Reading... Sustainable Palm Oil for North American Organizations

Sustainable Palm Oil for North American Organizations

Palm oil can be found in half of all packaged products, as well as many consumer goods. Learn about the significant misconceptions about palm oil and how to solve the problem of sustainability versus growing demand.
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Andy will explain what the issues are with palm oil relating to modern slavery, land grabbing and deforestation, which impacts wildlife habitat, including endangered orangutan populations. It is impossible to sustain the global requirement without palm oil, but if the issues around it are not dealt with properly, it could drive the orangutan into extinction. Andy will present a solution which will satisfy retailers, suppliers and consumers.

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Continue Reading... Discover 5 Top Startups creating Prefabricated Homes

Discover 5 Top Startups creating Prefabricated Homes

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into Smart Cities. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups creating prefabricated homes or “prefabs”.
Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Startups creating Prefabricated Homes out of 392
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

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Continue Reading... Phoenix Preps for Next Phase of Data Center Growth

Phoenix Preps for Next Phase of Data Center Growth

Phoenix has established itself as a major market for cloud computing, and nearly every major hyperscale platform and wholesale data center developer has lined up land for future capacity in Greater Phoenix. The region is positioned for continued data center expansion, and the pace and location of that growth will be guided by deployment trends for large customers, especially regarding how they position their capacity and availability zones. This launches the Data Center Frontier Special Report series exploring the Phoenix market. 

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Continue Reading... Circular economy interventions to go beyond the existing climate action in developing countries – Insights – Circle Economy

Circular economy interventions to go beyond the existing climate action in developing countries – Insights – Circle Economy

Commissioned by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), which advises the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Circle Economy and Shifting Paradigms have researched how the circular economy can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in low- and middle-income countries. 
This report uncovers the range of socio-economic and environmental co-benefits that circular mitigation interventions can bring to GEF countries of operation.

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Continue Reading... New Sealed Air shrink packaging is designed-for-recycling for circular economy – Innovations Food

New Sealed Air shrink packaging is designed-for-recycling for circular economy – Innovations Food

Sealed Air has developed a market leading designed for recycling shrink-packaging solution to support food companies increasingly move to a circular economy.
 
The new CRYOVAC® brand Designed-for-Recycling Standard Presentation Shrink Bag and Shrinkable Rollstock are the world’s first RIC4 coded heat-sealable food packaging materials, meaning they are 100% recyclable* to help food processors and retailers further improve sustainability.
 
Enhanced efficiencies and environmental performance can also be realised through the range’s thinner, lighter EVOH barrier and excellent mechanical resistance. These features can help to reduce packaging material usage and overall carbon footprint by up to 60%, compared to widely used thermoforming packaging systems.

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Continue Reading... How the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions

How the circular economy can help heavy industry reduce emissions

The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry emissions.
Globally, industry emissions are responsible for 27% of our CO2 emissions, second only to the power sector. Four materials are responsible for up to 60% of these industry emissions – steel, cement, chemicals and aluminum – reaching a total of 7.1 Gt CO2 per year.

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Continue Reading... First look at Ireland’s plans for a circular economy

First look at Ireland’s plans for a circular economy

The first draft of Ireland’s circular economy strategy introduces a €250,000 funding call and the EPA’s successor to the Waste Prevention Programme.  Efforts against the climate emergency are ramping up across Europe. Here in Ireland, recent initiatives include a new €10m fund to help companies compete in a low-carbon future and a five-year plan to help them prepare for the impacts of the climate crisis. Today (16 April) marks another step towards a sustainable future as the Government has published the first draft of its national strategy to transition to a circular economy.

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Continue Reading... The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020_01 aims at student concepts that contributes best to our society referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2020_01 aims at student concepts that contributes best to our society referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is one of the most important design prizes for students from all over the world, with about 10,000 submissions each year. Together with our sponsors, iF provides the platform for talented young designers and their future-oriented concepts. If you are also interested in supporting the young talents, click here.
The competition categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. That’s the reason why we are looking for submissions that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.

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Continue Reading... HPE and Konica Minolta emphasising sustainability

HPE and Konica Minolta emphasising sustainability

For those wondering if the pandemic had knocked sustainability into touch, the answer is clearly “no” if the marketing from green organisations promoting the efforts of HPE and Konica Minolta is anything to go by.
Both firms have received backing over the past couple of days for the efforts they have made to support the planet. The awards should make it easier for their respective channel partner bases to include a green element in their pitches to customers.

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Continue Reading... Asymmetry in knowledge, attitudes, and practices of shark conservation advocates: sustainable shark fisheries vs. bans on fisheries and trade | Research Square

Asymmetry in knowledge, attitudes, and practices of shark conservation advocates: sustainable shark fisheries vs. bans on fisheries and trade | Research Square

Current shark conservation and management conflicts represent an underrecognized expression of long-standing debates over whether the goal of modern conservation should be sustainable exploitation of natural resources or maximum possible preservation of wilderness and wildlife. In the developing world, exploitation of fisheries resources can be essential to food security and poverty alleviation, and management is typically focused on sustainably maximizing economic benefits.

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Continue Reading... Growing the Circular Economy in Guelph-Wellington and across Canada

Growing the Circular Economy in Guelph-Wellington and across Canada

Today, the Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities Office received new funding for a far-reaching initiative that will advance its goal to help create and support circular economy businesses and organizations in the region, and across Canada.
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario has committed nearly $5 million between 2021 and 2024 to support the creation of COIL – the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad.

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Continue Reading... DS Smith Sustainable Ecommerce Packaging

DS Smith Sustainable Ecommerce Packaging

We have developed simple, convenient and quick to assemble packaging solutions for the e-commerce, online retail, after-sales service and distribution industries.
The rapid growth of online retailing is creating new expectations for packaging, brand promotion, product protection and contributing to distribution efficiency.

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Continue Reading... Your Favorite Chewing Gum Is Likely Full Of Plastic; Nuud Wants To Be Your New Plastic-Free Brand | Dieline – Design, Branding & Packaging Inspiration

Your Favorite Chewing Gum Is Likely Full Of Plastic; Nuud Wants To Be Your New Plastic-Free Brand | Dieline – Design, Branding & Packaging Inspiration

Dieline is a global package design community and showcase of package design inspiration. We cover industry news, sustainable packaging news, design trends, and host our own packaging conferences, package design events, and Dieline packaging design awards.

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Continue Reading... Discover 5 Top Sustainable Rubber Recycling Startups

Discover 5 Top Sustainable Rubber Recycling Startups

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the Circular Economy. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups developing sustainable rubber recycling solutions.

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Continue Reading... Brazil must cut deforestation 15-20% a year to reach 2030 goal, says vice president

Brazil must cut deforestation 15-20% a year to reach 2030 goal, says vice president

razil needs to cut illegal deforestation by between 15% and 20% every year to eliminate it by 2030, Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Friday, referring to a goal set by President Jair Bolsonaro in a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden this week. Bolsonaro is set to attend a U.S. climate summit hosted by Biden next week amid international pressure to slash deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, which surged to a 12-year high in 2020 as an area 14 times the size of New York City was destroyed, government data show.

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Continue Reading... ESG Becomes Key To Sustainable Investment In Global Markets

ESG Becomes Key To Sustainable Investment In Global Markets

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) factors as the core principles governing business processes, financial and investment decisions are considered, social, ethical and environment friendly, and hence more sustainable. Investing into socially responsible impact funds, also known as ESG investing, is fast becoming the preferred option for a growing number of investors worldwide.

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Continue Reading... Maximizing energy for a sustainable future – Infineon Technologies

Maximizing energy for a sustainable future – Infineon Technologies

The world is at an inflection point. The need for electrical energy is ever increasing. Yet at the same time, economic, environmental, and technological pressures are closing in from all sides. This is the challenge that the engineers at Infineon Industrial Power & Control (IPC) face head on, every day. How do they help meet the seemingly endless demand for energy while ensuring sustainability? By building leading-edge products and solutions that ensure the smart and efficient generation, transmission, storage, and consumption of electrical energy.

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Continue Reading... Fugro’s vulnerability assessment informs Port of San Francisco’s safe and sustainable future – Subsea UK, Aberdeen, Scotland

Fugro’s vulnerability assessment informs Port of San Francisco’s safe and sustainable future – Subsea UK, Aberdeen, Scotland

Fugro has completed a geotechnical site characterisation, earthquake hazard and geotechnical vulnerability assessment for the Port of San Francisco’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar Waterfront Resilience Program. The work was conducted over a period of 3 years as part of a multi-hazard risk assessment (MHRA) to identify immediate and long-term hazards, such as those associated with earthquakes, flooding and sea-level rise. As the port’s lead geotechnical engineer for future programme phases, Fugro will use the MHRA inputs to develop and design optimal retrofit solutions for the port’s ageing seawall.

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Continue Reading... Tourism Industry Innovation: Liyang Tea Festival Sets Benchmark for the Integration of Experiential Tourism Plus Sustainable Economy

Tourism Industry Innovation: Liyang Tea Festival Sets Benchmark for the Integration of Experiential Tourism Plus Sustainable Economy

China Liyang Tea Festival and Tianmu Lake Tourism Festival simultaneously kicked off in Liyang, a city in Jiangsu Province in Southeast China on April 10, marking the 30th year since the tea culture was first celebrated in 1991. Celebrations will run for a month, all themed around the “Year of Ecological Quality Consolidation and Improvement”, and to highlight the wonderful vitality, leisure and entertainment of Liyang, a series of tea-related activities will be held focusing on culture, tourism, technology, economy and trade as well as publicity and promotion. The opening ceremony was also innovatively broadcast live across multiple online channels.

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Continue Reading... Five Ways to Create A More Sustainable Workplace

Five Ways to Create A More Sustainable Workplace

Sustainable workplaces, eco-friendly workplaces, green workplaces; whatever term you use, it all means the same thing. It is ‘a workplace that is environmentally sensitive, resource efficient and socially responsible’, as defined by Springer Link.
Managing a sustainable workplace can have a wide range of benefits from increasing employee retention to improving brand image. Employees who are happy and feel they are working for an employer who cares about social issues are more likely to remain within the business.

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