Future crops will need to withstand conditions like climate change, low water availability, rising soil salinity, and attacks by pathogens and insects. Genetic engineering could help address these problems while also reducing the amount of land and other natural resources needed to grow our food.
MPs have called for a tax on all single-use plastic packaging and also raised concerns that compostable plastics are being introduced without consumers knowing how to dispose of them. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee says a “fundamental shift” away from all single-use packaging…
The world is. on. fire. The Earth is burning. We only have a little time to arrest climate change, and if we fail to do so the consequences will be both dire and irreversible. We have the technology and the resources to fix things, if we want to.
Chief supply chain officers are and will continue to be instrumental in the shift from a linear to a circular economy. By 2029, circular economies are expected to replace linear economies and that comes with consequences for supply chain leaders.
We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today. Here are our most-read posts from September.
Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us.A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery. …
Willy Legrand, Professor at IUBH International University Bad Honnef – Bonn in Germany, shares his views on sustainability and gives practical tips how hotel managers and operators can prepare for zero emission regulations…
Read more about E-tailers asked to reduce single-use plastic, develop sustainable packaging on Business Standard. The DPIIT is taking and planning series of such steps under the Plastic Waste Free-Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign – 2019.
The discussions focusing on inequality and climate change, and what needs to be done to achieve the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development, will be relevant to help refine SITA’s focus on sustainability.
For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
If you were to create a pile of all the LPs, cassettes and CDs you ever owned how big would it be? Where are they all now? Did you throw them out? Recycle them?The impact of technology on the environment is massive – both positive and negative.
During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water undrinkable and contributing to a growing global crisis.
Sales in plant-based foods show no sign of slowing in Europe. But booming demand raises complex issues, from the nutritional profile of formulations through to the sustainability of ingredient sourcing.
Hundreds of up to date listings and reviews for restaurants in East Hampton and Southampton, New York; Complete Hamptons dining guide for restaurants in Montauk, Amagansett, Napeague, Springs, Sag Harbor, Wainscott, Sagaponack, Bridgehampton, Noyac, North Sea, Hampton Bays, Quogue, Flanders, Hampton…
MIAMI, FLA. – SeaDream Innovation is the world’s most advanced hybrid ship being built today that will sail to all seven continents. SeaDream has received a grant for USD $1.8 million for the creation of the revolutionary vessel from Enova, an organization owned by the Norwegian Ministry of…
Over 2.8 billion people globally still don’t have access to safe drinking water. Saba Mebrahtu Habte, Yvanah Hernandez, Wang Zhao and Xiwang Zhang discuss promising developments in water desalination and purification schemes that offer promise in improving access.
Last week, CAPS we showcased eight projects at the Web Summit in Lisbon, a huge tech conference that, with around 70,000 attendees, claims to be the world’s biggest gathering of entrepreneurs. In the Social Innovation Village, CAPS exhibited: ChiC, DECODE, MAZI, Grassroot Wavelenghts, Crowd4Roads and Commonfare.
Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, experts gathered here emphasized. “Cotton represents so much more than just a commodity: It is a culture, a way of life, and a tradition that finds its roots at the heart of human civilization,” said FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu at a World Cotton Day event held on Monday at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters here.
This is one of the flowering rooms at Canndescent, a Desert Hot Springs cannabis business that operates several cultivation facilities. The company has the dual distinction of being the first municipally permitted cannabis cultivator in California, and the first in the industry to embrace commercial-scale solar. Canndescent’s CEO Adrian Sedlin said the solar project, which consists of more than 700 solar modules set up on carports, offsets about 30% of the energy used at the facility.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed its commitment to sustainability by launching a new initiative named the Institute of Positive Fashion (IBF). Through the project, which comes just days before London Fashion Week, the BFC hopes to set industry standards that encourage companies to…