“Among the many lessons learned from today’s global pandemic is that humanity’s choices today determine our future outcomes. In the area of sustainability (and elsewhere), we can always make better choices. And with technology, we have a powerful lever to make those better choices feasible. Thus, we must all show willingness to embrace this kind of change. Starting in 2020 — and building on 10 years of sustainability work — we have embarked on a bold journey that will provide year-on-year momentum towards a circular, carbon neutral and healthy future with the help of IT. We do this because we should and because we can…”
Merrell, the leading outdoor performance and lifestyle brand, today announced This Is Home, a multi-year sustainability initiative designed to inspire consumers to protect the nature that shapes their everyday lives. The campaign will focus on digital, social, and connected TV while showcasing Merrell footwear and apparel that is made with more sustainable materials. The goal is to inspire people to get outside while minimizing their environmental impact. To kick off the inaugural year of This Is Home, Merrell is launching a multinational product takeback and resale program called Merrell ReTreadSM, which will save 300,000 pairs of footwear from landfills in our own backyards. This first of its kind program introduces the takeback economy to the footwear industry and is a step towards a more circular economy.
New and innovative service-based solutions are at the forefront of the circular economy transition. For the circular economy transition to emerge at scale, trade and trade policy will be in a key role in facilitating the global spread of new circular economy businesses and solutions, also providing new jobs and livelihoods.
Quezon City hotels and restaurants have been given until July 1 to fully comply with an ordinance banning single-use plastics for dine-in purposes.
The Porsche Taycan has set a new Guinness World Record, with a cross-country drive seeing the EV go from coast to coast in the US with under 2.5 hours of charging stops along the way. It’s a sign of how far public electric vehicle infrastructure has come on in recent years, though also a reminder that there’s more to EV ownership than simply where you can plug in. The route itself was straightforward: from Los Angeles, CA all the way to New York City, NY on November 12, 2021. In total, the Taycan drove 2,834.5 miles, Porsche says, with driver Wayne Gerdes pausing at 18 different charging locations for a cumulative total of 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 48 seconds. That’s an average of around 157 miles per charging session. The previous record stood at 7 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 second.
Sustainability has become a critical component to business plans across the country. Companies are looking for areas to reduce emissions, which often involves taking a closer look at the equipment and fuel chosen to move materials day to day.
Thing is, implementing sustainable practices needs to make business sense, too. Fortunately, propane equipment offers a clean, cost effective solution to material handling professionals of all kinds.