It may come as a surprise to many that the gold standard of the green building industry, LEED certification, actually does very little to address the land beyond the building. The highest ranked LEED buildings may perform very poorly from a sustainability perspective. Fortunately, this gap has been addressed by The Sustainable Sites Initiative, a cooperative effort of The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, The American Society of Landscape Architects, and the US Botanic Garden.
Nestlé has outlined a £1.5bn investment programme to shift packaging from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastic.
Glasgow City Council has approved new measured to reduce plastic use across the local area, headlined by a commitment to phase-out single-use items by 2022.
Let’s all welcome the European Union (EU) to the anti-plastic pollution movement. On Wednesday, EU lawmakers voted 571 to 53 in favor of a complete ban on 10 single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, and coffee stirrers.
The most important circular economy documentary to date – Closing the Loop – will have a a global Screening Week in March.