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Salesforce Sustainability Cloud helps customers reduce their carbon footprint

Data visualization is a key component of Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud, which helps customers track their impact on the environment.

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Enhancing Sustainability and Social Responsibility Through Collaboration with Cisco Webex

From Design to Sustainability, Eileen Fisher is committed to maximizing positive environmental and social impact with Cisco Collaboration Tools.

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4 Environmental Startups Driving The Circular Economy

The circular economy aims to eliminate waste by creating businesses built upon reducing, recycling and reusing as opposed to endless consumption. Here are four entrepreneurs leading the charge with their environmental startups.

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Lucie Germser Shows What Denim Sustainability Looked Like 40 Years Ago

Lucie Germser, head of communication and design at Monsieur-T, reflects on an old photo of herself in re-used denim overalls.

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Sustainability-linked loans soar as green bond issues slow

In just two years, this new green finance vehicle has generated more than $108 billion in issues.

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Going green: Green Action Fund supports student-driven sustainability projects

The fund has given life to projects like Green Apple Bikes.

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Coke, Pepsi, KDP Announce Sustainability Initiative

At a press conference earlier today, The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo announced the launch of Every Bottle Back, a sustainability initiative in conjunction with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners.

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Bolstering krill sustainability via cooperation

Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has turned up the heat on its sustainability messaging by cooperating with Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization that has long been supportive of a cautious approach to the harvesting of krill in Antarctica.

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Use of single-use plastic needs to be minimised, but the larger problem also needs to be attended to

Single-use plastic is only part of what is truly a massive challenge, and that is the management of all kinds of plastic waste.

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Soorty’s Executive Director Ebru Debbağ Talks Sustainability – Interview

Many companies like to tout their sustainability chops, but rarely do we get the chance to hear the specifics. We talk with Soorty’s eco-chief Ebru Debagg.

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Solarkiosk is a proud finalist of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020! –

Solarkiosk is a proud finalist of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020! Solarkiosk is honoured and proud to be selected by a distinguished Committee as one of the finalists in the Energy category for the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020.

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How Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl Has Pioneered Energy Sustainability | Interview with Anne-Pierre Ackermann | Sustainability Leaders Project

Imagine you are in charge of a design hotel and fine restaurant high up in the Swiss alps, overlooking St Moritz and the Engadin lakes, and your job is to operate it as sustainable as possible – keeping energy consumption low (while ensuring high guest satisfaction) and minimizing food waste. How would you do it? 

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Growth vs sustainability: Zalando makes “compromise on economics” for new environmental goals – Sustainability

Zalando has signalled a new direction on cutting emissions and reducing plastic waste, with its co-CEO admitting this will involve a trade-off with growth.

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SATS and Sembcorp form Sustainability Partnership for Green Operations

This collaboration will bring SATS a step towards achieving its sustainability goal of 80 percent reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030.

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Sixth Sharjah Hospitality Forum envisions industry’s future from sustainability perspective

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) hosted the sixth edition of the Sharjah Hospitality Forum today…

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India to ban single-use plastics on board ships in Indian waters

From January 1, Indian ships will prohibit a large number of single-use plastic products, including ice cream containers, hot dish cups, microwave dishes and potato chips bags, from being carried on board.

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Three Ways To Improve Sustainability Initiatives With Flooring

Selecting sustainability flooring can lead to healthier building occupants, higher quality indoor conditions, and improved resource preservation.

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PhD candidate honoured for sustainability research | Swinburne news

Swinburne PhD candidate Mohammad Ramezani Taghartapeh has received a Green Talents award in recognition of his contribution to sustainable development.

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Risk Management – Aligning Sustainability and Risk Management

The Business Roundtable, a nonprofit association made up of CEOs from major American companies, issued a statement that the primary focus of business is no longer to drive shareholder value, but to work in the interests of all stakeholders, including employees and communities. This marks the latest development in a broad trend of rethinking the purpose of business and can be seen as the coming of age for the corporate sustainability movement.

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Indian ships to ban potato chips bags, bottles, other single-use plastics on board from January 1

The Directorate General of Shipping has come out with an order prohibiting a large number of single-use plastics in Indian ships and foreign ships in Indian waters from January 2, 2020.

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Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal

Prada has signed a deal worth €50m (£43m) with financial services company Crédit Agricole Group in an effort to champion sustainability. The five-year sustainability loan, which is reportedly the first of its kind in the luxury industry, allows for the Italian fashion house to alter its interest…

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Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability – CPP-LUXURY

Prada Group has signed what is billed as the first business loan in the luxury goods sector linking the annual interest rate to practices that help the environment. Prada said Tuesday that the five-year, 50 million-euro ($55-million) loan with Credit Agricole Group will see interest rates lowered based on “achievement of ambitious targets related to sustainability.”

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Green Friday: The retailers championing sustainability over spending for Black Friday 2019

Today (29 November) is Black Friday, the biggest sales event of the year. But with consumers increasingly prioritising purpose over profit and climate change climbing the ranking of public priorities, some retailers are taking note and using the o…

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Press Release: ANA to reduce reliance on single-use plastics

ANA HD will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges and replacing the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in these areas. The plastic straws will be replaced with eco-friendly bioplastic or paper straws while the new stirring…

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How AI Is Impacting School Energy Savings And Sustainability Practices

The Department of Energy reports that K-12 schools currently spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, but with the estimated potential to cut costs by 25% through smarter energy management.District leaders will be in search of ways to offset budgetary cuts and energy-efficient solutions are key.

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DCD London: European data centers and the sustainability challenge

It’s always easier in Norway…

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Interface Report Highlights 25 Years Of Sustainability Initiatives

The global flooring company has announced Mission Zero success for carbon neutral flooring products, and commits to next initiative, Climate Take Back.

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Turmoil at The RealReal, Facebook’s rebrand, Prada’s sustainability loan

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week, including The RealReal’s shares plunge over doubts on ‘no fakes’ pledge.

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Milkmen Return In London To Slash Single-Use Plastic Waste

Excellent news for the environmental as Milkmen return to London as millennials start ordering glas…

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“Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact” | Talks at Google

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$1.5m for interdisciplinary researchers in AI, data and sustainability

Our researchers will share in $1.5M in interdisciplinary (IDR) grants to help tackle big social and scientific questions across our strategic research focus areas.

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ANA to reduce single-use plastics in its cabins and lounges

The airline will replace the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in the cabins and lounges with eco-friendly materials from February 2020…

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6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

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Hyatt Launches Three Global Sustainability Initiatives

Hotel Business | Posts…

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Worldwide Food Service Provider Launches First Sustainability Report —

Earlier this fall, Calavo Growers, Inc.—a global avocado-industry leader—released their first sustainability report .This document is an effort to highlight their ongoing commitment to preserving the land for future generations, which is vitally important to a company that relies on produce for …

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Hyatt Eliminating Single-Use Toiletries Globally

Hyatt has announced that they’ll switch to single use toiletries as soon as possible at properties globally, no later than June 2021.

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Levi’s Banks on Sustainability, Depop’s Sexual Harassment Problem

Levi’s is getting ready for a future in which large-scale clothing recycling will be an option. It has recently launched the eco-friendly Wellthread line.

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Selfridges bans single-use wet wipes over plastics concerns

Selfridges has removed all single-use beauty wipes from its in-store Beauty Halls and its online offering, in a bid to reduce the plastic footprint of its customers’ bathroom routines.

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Consumer demand for sustainability not going anywhere, retailers must adapt

As traditional retailers move online and the transport of products around the world continues to increase, now is the time for brands to prioritise sustainability and to consider their direct impact the environment on a global scale.

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Denim Strategies Weaving Together Sourcing and Sustainability Shifts

From Kaltex to Lenzing, denim suppliers adopt sustainability and sourcing strategies to survive the U.S.-China trade war and serve brands.

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Successful Hygienix 2019 Addresses Sustainability in Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care

The FEUR System™ fecal incontinence product earns prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award™ Cary, NC, November 19, 2019 – Over 500 absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals from 30 countries and throughout ……

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An Affordable Way to Find Circular Economy Profits

You can do a state-of-the-art analysis efficiently and effectively. Focus on only some materials, and use available data.

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What’s the point of the circular economy? | ING

The circular economy is pitched as an answer to the world’s sustainability challenges. But is a circular economy actually achievable? Our online magazine The View explores the question in its latest edition.

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Hyundai Partnership Brings Water Sustainability Efforts to Campus ‹ Pepperdine Graphic

Sustainability challenged students to participate in the Fill it Forward competition to reduce waste from single-use plastics and win $100,000 for sustainability initiatives on campus. The competition, sponsored by Hyundai, is between three southern California schools: Pepperdine University, Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University.

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Another example of excellent design and sustainability, this time by SAS

A few weeks ago we brought the news that Virgin Atlantic was launching sustainable amenity kits, made from Kraft paper, which married cool design aesthetic with a clear sustainability drive. Now, SAS is launching a new packaging design for the award-winning New Nordic by SAS food concept.

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Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics

All Hyatt brands worldwide will move to large-format bathroom amenities and reduce single-use water bottles by June 2021.

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From philanthropy to sustainability | Business

Corporate Social Responsibility in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries is changing…

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GSMA | Sanergy: Using mobile to unlock circular economy approaches to sanitation in Nairobi

This series features innovative business models leveraging digital solutions to improve sanitation services and draw learnings from the five sanitation service providers that were supported by the…

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Premier Inn owner to wipe out unnecessary single use plastics by 2025

Parent company Whitbread promises a ‘root and branch’ review of plastic use to cut back on single use plastics…

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Miami Art Week 2019: Exhibitions On Sustainability

If artists, curators and gallerists all work from a place of expression, tackling subject matter that’s gripping their attention, there are few topics as personal—and universal—as our planet.This Miami Art Week was far from the first to address sustainability, but three large-scale installations …

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A heightened focus on food security and sustainability

The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, there is a need for the …

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility

FIVE STAR ACCOMMODATIONS IN AN HISTORIC PALAZZO IN THE HEART OF ROME’S CENTRO STORICO   Unico Argentina Suites has the smallest ele…

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An overview of sustainability at Dal

A new climate change operations plan was published by Dal’s Office of Sustainability. Here’s what Dal’s been doing for campus sustainability.

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Aldi Set To Replace 12.5 Million Single Use Plastic Bags With Compostable Bags

Aldi is going green with its commitment to replace 12.5 million single use plastic bags with compostable bags by early 2020.

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Survey: online retailers need to focus on pack sustainability

Almost a third of online shoppers surveyed by UK distributor of protective packaging Macfarlane, said they are prepared to pay more for sustainable packaging.

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Thesis Opportunities “Circular economy for agri-food systems”

Thesis Opportunities “Circular economy for agri-food systems” The following thesis opportunities are co-supervised by Dr. Vivian Valencia (Farming Systems Ecology) and Dr. Oona Morrow (Rural Sociology Group) The circular economy is a hot topic these days, with innovations coming from the…

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Schoonover Green Roof to Provide Educational Opportunities, Sustainability

Students may soon have the opportunity to grow plants on top of Schoonover Center, once construction of the green roof is completed.

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Sustainability gets look-in for productivity planning in NSW

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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How CSR Training Aligns Companies on Sustainability Goals & Standards

By incorporating CSR training into your LMS, you’ll highlight your commitment to sustainability, while bolstering your recruitment, retention and training.

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How MyMizu is creating community & fostering sustainability

Using the MyMizu app, people can locate places to get free water refills — from public drinking fountains to restaurants and other participating businesses.

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4 operations trends around labor, design, sustainability and menu

NRN editors present their top restaurant industry predictions…

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Nestlé Invests CHF45m A Year In Cocoa Sustainability

Nestlé is spending CHF45 million (€41.17 million) a year on efforts to source cocoa sustainably, the food company said, also citing progress in reducing child labou…

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Dubai Airports to go single-use plastic free –

Eateries like Mcdonald’s and Costa Coffee are actively involved in this initiative……

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Pinterest trend report spotlights sustainability for 2020

News industrie : Consumers are more likely to make environmentally friendly purchases in 2020, and this is true of many fields including fashion, says the Pinterest 100 report, which offers a glimpse of emerging trends for next year.

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Schwarzkopf partners with TerraCyle to up sustainability

Hair care specialist Schwarzkopf has partnered with international recycling provider Terracyle to launch its free Schwarzkopf Recycling Program in the US.

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Future cosmetic trends futurologist says reductionism and sustainability key

Consumer sentiment around consumption is shifting and the cosmetics industry must start reducing offerings and making sustainability a side effect, rather than selling point, says a futurologist.

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Report: ‘Sustainability First’ a Key Fashion Industry Theme for 2020 –

McKinsey’s fourth annual “State of Fashion” report shows that the “sustainability first” theme will dominate fashion’s agenda in 2020.

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Sustainability requires impact investing

Lidia del Pozo summarized the different social impact investment initiatives BBVA has put in place and explained how the bank espouses the full typology proposed by the EVPA model.

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Smurfit Kappa unveils innovative new packaging portfolio to replace single use plastics in beverage packs

Packaging SolutionsSmurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages.The innovative new corr…

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Businesses ‘struggling to turn sustainability ambitions into action’, surveys reveal

A survey of more than 9,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors has found that 96% want to improve their environmental and social practices – but that most are struggling to deliver this change due to a lack of funding or resources.

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Bring sustainability to the party with reusable party packs

Zero Waste Party Packs are growing in popularity as part of both the sharing economy and zero-waste movements. Learn how to make your own.

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Lycra Tackling Fiber Sustainability Throughout Portfolio –

The Lycra Company is moving ahead on multiple fronts to support and expand its Planet Agenda sustainability platform and use recycled fiber.

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GBCI Rolls Out ISSP Professional Sustainability Credentials

The ISSP credentials recognize individuals with skills to foster innovation, transform culture, and embed sustainable practices in organizations globally.

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Mineworx Technologies Ltd completes commissioning of its Greater Vancouver e-Waste recycling plant

And preliminary commercial production has started at the EnviroCircuit E-Waste processing facility located in Surrey, British Columbia

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Premier Inn owner to check out ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics by 2025

Whitbread is carrying out a review of plastic and packaging across its supply chain and intends to work closely with its suppliers to find alternatives to single-use items…

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Miami Dolphins Stadium Set to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic by 2020!

Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, is working on a new plastic initiative.

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Coldplay Skips World Tour For Environmental Sustainability

“We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point… How do we turn it around so it’s not so much taking as giving?”…

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SAP’s simple, sensible contribution to sustainability

Often, the best technology innovations are the ones that are virtually invisible…

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Becoming Environmentally Conscious: Meet the edX Sustainability Team

We sat down with the edX Sustainability Team to learn more about its creation, its impact, and its future. …

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Students Learn from Leading Sustainability Practitioners In Practicum Course

The Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership course is open to graduate students and undergraduates.

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Corporate travel managers not acting on sustainability concerns

Travel managers are coming under growing pressure to implement sustainable practices but this is still not being translated into sustainable practices. That’s the finding of …

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How Modi govt is combating the menace of single-use plastic through its 6 point formula

Ban on single-use plastic: The government has asked the states to compulsorily register all plastic waste recyclers.

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Multipack ‘topper’ boosts Coca-Cola’s packaging sustainability

The Coca-Cola Co. has announced yet another sustainable packaging launch for non-alcohol canned drinks in Europe. The company, together with Coca-Cola HBC and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), plans to roll out a streamlined paperboard “topper” for can multipacks in Europe next year.

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More focus needed on food waste in the creation of a circular economy

Ahead of a Finnish Council Presidency’s conference that aims to set the EU agenda for action on food waste towards 2030, a number of companies have made commitments to reduce their food waste, but a number of barriers still stand in their way.

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Premier Inn owner pledges to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025 –

The ‘Force for Good’ programme will see items such as sauce sachets, and behind-the-scenes food and textile packaging removed from its supply chain……

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Inspectorio Integrates Lab Data Into Its Sustainability Platform –

Apparel companies can monitor and share their laboratory test results in a dashboard on the Inspectorio quality and compliance platform.

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Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ and Timberland’s London eco-store: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

UBC Vancouver is ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware, and encouraging students, faculty and staff to choose reusable options such as their own mugs, water bottles and cutlery inst……

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Researchers map food sustainability across the planet

Washington (UPI) Nov 25, 2019 – Scientists have published a new world map featuring the sustainability rate of regional food systems. The map could help researchers better understand the links between diet and climate change.

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UK political parties ramp up focus on climate change and single-use plastics in their manifestos

This is an excerpt of an article by Bio Market Insights that I was quoted in: Commenting on the main political parties’ manifestos, Tom Burke, chairman of environmental thinktank E3G, told Bio Mark……

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Companies are Speaking out Against Black Friday to Stop Single-Use Plastic Pollution

Companies are speaking out against the consumerism and waste of Black Friday.

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Drug smuggling in Spain: Is the Spanish coast littered with single-use ‘narco-submarines’? | In English

After the first drug-laden submersible ever caught in European waters was seized on Sunday, police are wondering whether there are more such vessels at the bottom of the sea…

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MIT’s new sustainability garden creates a buzz

The Hive Garden, a first-of-its-kind pollinator garden at MIT, recently opened on Saxon Lawn. Designed as a sustainability garden that will be in part maintained by students, the Hive Garden hosts nearly 40 unique varieties of plants to attract and support pollinating species.

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UBC moving away from single-use coffee cups, plastic cutlery on campus | CTV News

The University of British Columbia is working to make single-use coffee cups and plastic cutlery a thing of the past – at least on its Vancouver campus.

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Daybreak: Recycling industry revives measure on single-use plastics | 2019-11-25 | Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

November 26, 2019 Click Here To Listen Recycling industry revives measure on single-use plastics   The recycling company Recology has put $1 million towards a ballot measure aimed at reducing single-use plastics in California.

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IFM introduces IFM – Kering Sustainability Chair – Fibre2Fashion

Find news on IFM introduces IFM – Kering Sustainability Chair and more fashion related news at Fibre2Fashion…

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Allbirds to Amazon: ‘Please steal our approach to sustainability’

Retail industry news, voices and jobs. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Sustainability-focused maker villages unite artisans

Maker villages, which house a variety of shops and studios are springing up in places including the United States, France, and the Netherlands.

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6 Sustainability-Minded Benefits Your Employees Will Love

Share sustainability with employees by offering benefits that are either sustainability-focused or have sustainable byproducts. Benefits like volunteer days, lunch-and-learns, and sustainability budgets all help employees understand and live out their role in helping the environment.