Amid uncertainty in trade circles led by issues such as the anti-free trade stance of President Trump, China’s evolving status as a sourcing center and ongoing Brexit talks with the European Union, Texworld USA returns to New York’s Jacob. K. Javits Convention Center for three days starting Jan. 22, with more than 240 exhibitors from around the globe.
Episode 84 of the edie podcast sees the edie team working remotely as part of the UK-wide lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. As such, edie asks sustainability experts from Interface, General Motors, Landsec and BT how they’re ad…
Announced this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the partnership will see the two organisations work together to bring innovative, cradle-to-cradle products and services to market. Specifically, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will offer its best practice advice to SC Johnson and connect the company to its nine other Global Partner corporates, including Nike, Unilever, Google and H&M, while SC Johnson will invest in research, development and trials of new products and materials.
The overarching aim of the Foundation’s Global Partner scheme is to drive a culture-wide shift to a truly circular economy, in which no resources are sent to landfill or left to pollute nature. As the owner of brands such as Mr Muscle, Glade and Windex, SC Johnson’s specific focus will be on single-use plastic packaging – a topic it has been discussing with industry experts for “several years”, according to chairman and chief executive Fisk Johnson. “Plastic pollution is an enormous problem, and it is going to take businesses, governments, consumers and civil society working together to solve it,” Johnson said. “We’re all going to have to come together, and Ellen and the Foundation have done an excellent job creating an opportunity for partnership and progress.”
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A change is coming to Norwegian Cruise Line: It’s doing away with single-use plastic bottles on its ships. Norwegian announced Wednesday it is partnering with JUST Goods Inc. (founded by rapper, actor and activist Jaden Smith and his family) to eliminate plastic bottles on it cruise ships by Jan. 1 and replace them with JUST’s paper cartons. The company estimates it will save more than six million single-use plastic bottles each year.
Jordan Davidson – Ireland is ready to say goodbye to plastic cutlery, plastic balloon sticks and grocery items wrapped in plastic.
Beware, food tech dilettantes: Do not go charging headlong into London’s Future Food-Tech event this October without a good game plan. In past years, you might have gotten away with aimless roving; that was back when these events were all a lot smaller and cosier and more manageable. Yet those days, in the words of Celine Dion, are gone. There has been a popularity boom that in some ways mirrors the food tech sector in general.