Honored at ProFoods Live conference, Hiland Dairy Foods Company earns Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing award.
About International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources……
Nestlé, one of the world’s largest providers of single use plastic bottles, says it is launching a new campaign to reduce the amount of plastic it contributes to the environment every year. Greenpeace says the new policy amounts to nothing more than greenwashing.
As smartphone sales have skyrocketed, so has the device’s contribution to waste streams and carbon emissions.
Manufacturers will need to conserve resources as 6 of the key elements for mobile phones will run out in the next 100 years. Changes to business models and consumer habits will be needed to tackle electronic waste. The ability to repair phones will be key to conserving resources, tackling e-waste and climate mitigation, and building a circular economy for electronics. Roughly four in ten people globally owned a smartphone in 2018 and that number continues to grow rapidly. This growth is driven by steady sales of the devices – more than 1 billion each year – putting hand-sized computers in people’s pockets.
“Looking back, few categories benefited more from the vision of our politicians and entrepreneurs than the batteries industry. The cell-powered revolution created 10 million jobs, added $150 billion to the global economy and provided electricity to 600 million people.