Coca-Cola has announced a partnership with Lime, the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles, to reward people who made the commitment to recycling. They created the partnership in celebration of the fact that Coca-Cola’s Sip Sized Bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic. Together Coca-Cola and Lime hope to make the option of zero-emission transportation more accessible to everyone. They also want to encourage more people to commit to recycling and making better decisions when it comes to plastic waste. Brandan Strickland, Brand Director of Coca-Cola Trademark, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit, said, “The 13.2oz, 100% rPET* Coca-Cola bottle is just one of the many innovations the company has introduced. To make important advancements towards a World Without Waste. Now, with Sip Sized, 100% rPET* Coca-Cola bottles are available at convenience stores across the nation. We’re encouraging people to go the extra mile to commit to recycling our products again and again.”
Teaching Scenario Planning in Sustainability Courses: The Creative Play Method – Belinda Wade, Tomas Piccinini, 2020
Sustainability management is rapidly progressing from an operational task to a strategic imperative one as environmental and social concerns shape the business environment. Scenario planning is increasingly being used by companies and governments to explore the potential impact of future challenges. Applied in a management education context scenario planning offers teachers of sustainability a tool through which they can promote creativity while developing student knowledge, skills, and abilities, preparing them for work in an increasingly dynamic market environment.
A high-performance version of the zinc-ion battery will enable stationary energy storage that promises to be cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly than lithium-ion batteries. Until now, zinc-ion batteries have been severely hampered by their rapid degradation during use. Now, a KAUST team has developed a new electrolyte and electrode combination that improved several aspects of zinc-ion battery performance, particularly the stability over multiple charge and discharge cycles. To combat these issues, the team developed a water electrolyte with a very high salt concentration. The more salt ions present in the solution to bind surrounding water molecules, the fewer free water molecules are available to damage the electrodes.