From firestorms and fatal heat waves to flooding and droughts, climate events are accelerating. Each one is forcing more focused attention on finding strategic solutions to a global concern—and quickly. Businesses are stepping up to meet this daunting challenge. By closely examining their environmental footprints, setting ambitious carbon-emission reduction targets and better empowering stakeholders through transparent communication, many for-profit organizations are embracing sustainability as a core philosophy. The result is more widespread ambition than ever before to make real and meaningful shifts to how—and why—they do business. Experts say there is no time to lose.
Green digital passport: Product traceability to create circular material loops | European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
The linear way of producing and consuming products is ruining fragile ecosystems and causing the loss of valuable natural resources. The circular economy brings more sustainable solutions where products are in use longer and materials are reused to manufacture new products. To keep products and their materials in a closed loop and enable a circular economy, we need to understand what materials that are included in the product. Traceability of products and materials is complex, and to succeed in implementing product passports stakeholders need to come together to find a pathway forward. GS1, TCO Development and ECESP invite you to the #EUCircularTalks on green digital passport. Using the case of a smartphone, our speakers will explain the basics for traceability of materials in products as well as the material flow and information loops that are connected to it.
Four days, 1,550 nautical miles, 500 workers and the world’s largest cruise ship – Royal Caribbean’s new ship Wonder of the Seas is one step closer to completion. Here’s an exclusive look at the fifth ship in the cruise line’s iconic Oasis Class successfully carrying out its first set of sea trials to ensure it’s in ship shape. A key milestone in the construction process for new ships, the trials entail pushing the ship to its limits during a series of performance tests across the propulsion, navigation, engine performance systems and much more. Debuting in March 2022, Wonder is set to build on the signature features and experiences the game-changing class of ships have touted since first revolutionizing the cruise industry more than a decade ago.