As the experts in what consumers want and why, the Mintel Sustainability Barometer features research and insight on consumers’ sustainability attitudes, behaviours, and purchase preferences across 16 countries, and offers recommendations for brands based on best-in-class innovations, marketing, and campaigns. It provides valuable and actionable consumer insights and expert recommendations that help companies and brands make better, sustainability-driven decisions about the future of their business and its impact on society.
The Commission proposed a new Batteries Regulation (with Annexes) on 10 December 2020. This Regulation aims to ensure that batteries placed in the EU market are sustainable and safe throughout their entire life cycle. Batteries and accumulators play an essential role to ensure that many daily-used products, appliances and services work properly, constituting an indispensable energy source in our society. Every year, approximately 800.000 tons of automotive batteries, 190.000 tons of industrial batteries, and 160.000 tons of consumer batteries enter the European Union.
California’s Trinkler Dairy Farm, a Nestle supplier, has become the first pilot farm within the U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative (NZI). With an initial $1.5 million investment from Nestle, Trinkler will test new technologies and implement sustainable farming practices to demonstrate the economic viability of achieving net zero emissions within the next five years. The dairy farm aims to reduce its GHG emissions 30% by 2023.
Mayor Janey, in collaboration with the City of Boston’s Environment Department, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Northeast-based textile recycling company Helpsy, has delivered dropboxes for residents to bring their textiles to eleven BPS locations across Boston. These dropboxes are a part of the City of Boston’s work to expand recycling services citywide, creating a healthier and more sustainable environment for generations to come. This expansion of services builds on the work of Boston’s Zero Waste Plan and BPS Sustainability efforts in reducing the amount of waste generated and going to landfill or incineration. “Promoting sustainable practices are especially important as we work towards a greener and more equitable Boston,” said Mayor Janey. “I am excited that the City of Boston, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools and Helpsy, has delivered dropboxes for residents to bring their textiles to eleven BPS locations throughout Boston. These dropboxes will help expand recycling services citywide and will create a healthier environment for generations to come.”
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We believe sustainability is one of the core growth drivers of our business in the long term. On June 21, 2021, our parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), published its 2020 Sustainability Report, and we are very proud to share the highlights here. Greg Yull, President and CEO of IPG, commented: “We embrace sustainability at IPG as a way to conduct ourselves every day. Practicing respect toward one another and our communities, delivering innovations and striving for efficiencies and eliminating waste in the use of raw materials, water and energy are inherent to our values. This year’s report details our approach toward sustainability, our achievements and where we have more work to do. The report builds on our prior work and enhances our disclosure, including a materiality assessment to guide our strategy and judge our performance against.”