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selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DJSI, developed by Dow Jones and the RobecoSAM Group, was the first global index to assess corporate sustainability considering the economic, environmental and social development aspects…

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PepsiCo Launches 2018 Sustainability Report

PepsiCo has published its 2018 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress against its sustainability goals and announcing a new purpose behind its sustainability agenda: to help build a more sustainable food system. “As a global food and beverage leader whose products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day and that operates an agricultural supply chain touching 60 nations, we undoubtedly have a role to play in addressing the challenges of the modern food system, from climate change and resource scarcity, to packaging waste and income inequality,” says Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo’s CEO and Chairman.

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Scouting in Denmark Moves Forward With Environmental Sustainability

Scouting provides young people with opportunities to participate in programmes, events, activities and projects that contribute to their growth as active citizens. Through these initiatives, young people become agents of positive change who inspire others to take action.

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Climate strikes and UN Summits: The top 10 sustainability stories of September 2019

With Autumn now here, we take a look back at a September packed full of sustainability and energy news. This round-up includes all the highlights from the UN Climate Action Summit, net-zero announcements and climate strikes.

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Blow molding sector seeks quality, speed, sustainability

Blow molding machine makers make strides in use of recycled materials, energy efficiency along with cycle times.

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Community, Sustainability and Ice Cream: Selva Nevada

For decades, Colombia’s internal armed conflict halted rural development across the country. Travel to remote rural towns was dangerous and, due to lack of infrastructure, sometimes even impossible.Drug traffickers, one of the main drivers of the conflict, encouraged farmers in these regions to switch…

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Taking sustainability into space

Things are changing in outer space: it is filling with debris, attracting private companies, and raising new technological challenges. To keep pace with this mercurial environment, EPFL’s Space Center (eSpace) is changing its focus to logistics.

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LIVE Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Unlocking innovation in sustainability and energy

Day Two of edie Live saw the second LIVE broadcast of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, this time focusing on unleashing the power of innovation with industry experts from Heathrow, AB Sugar, Yellow Octopus Fashion and Mitie Energy.

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An EV revolution: Four key takeaways from Tesla’s first sustainability report

On Wednesday (16 April), the world’s most talked-about electric vehicle (EV) company published its inaugural sustainability report, revealing in-depth information on its environmental credentials for the first time.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours: The sustainability champions who made the 2019 list

The Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours list has recognised the outstanding achievements of a number of senior figures across the UK’s sustainability and energy sectors.

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Mike Barry: Five steps to go from good to GREAT sustainability leadership

EXCLUSIVE: Speaking on-stage at the Sustainability Leaders Forum in London yesterday (6 February), Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) director of sustainable business Mike Barry offered up his five key steps that all sustainability professionals should embrace to become “great leaders”.

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Take a stand and address single-use items and throwaway culture rather than just plastics, urges Zero Waste Scotland

The Scottish Government-funded circular economy advisory group Zero Waste Scotland is warning that the current focus on plastics is distracting from the real issue of ending the disposable throwaway c…

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AECOM: Sustainability and Resilience Consultant

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Collaborations promote sustainability, yield guarantee

Growers Edge partners with two firms to offer innovations for farms in new ways.

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Lucy Siegle confirmed for Sustainability Keynote at edie Live 2019

Renowned ethical living and environmental journalist Lucy Siegle completes a star-studded line-up of expert speakers appearing at the UK’s largest sustainability and energy exhibition, edie Live, as it returns to the NEC Birmingham on 21-22 May.

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Pratt Sustainability Principles – Part Two

Paramount to our operations is the safety of our workforce. Pratt’s ongoing commitment in this arena includes investment in the most advanced and innovative technology available, coupled with on-going training and preparedness of our employees.

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Food giants capturing opportunities from meat-free products to drive sustainability efforts

Food manufacturers and retailers such as Tesco, Unilever and Nestlé are “seizing the opportunity” of a thriving plant-based market to assist with the low-carbon transition, with a new report noting that the alternative protein mar…

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I only said no single-use plastic, not plastic-free India, clarifies PM

Read more about I only said no single-use plastic, not plastic-free India, clarifies PM on Business Standard.India should develop cost-efficient solution, not only to address problems in India, but also across globe, says Modi…

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Rabbis join call to cut single-use plastic, starting with religious holidays

Ben-Gurion University student persuades 30 religious leaders to sign letter citing dangers of plastics to health and environment as Israelis gear up to celebrate Jewish New Year…

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Sustainability with Chinese Characteristics

According to World Bank estimates, China is expected to exceed 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles) of installed high-speed rail by next year, up from more than 25,000 kilometers by 2017, and to add considerably more in the years ahead.

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European CEOs: Changing consumer behaviours is the next sustainability frontier

The chief executive officers of some of Europe’s largest corporates have concurred that although consumer awareness of sustainability issues is rising rapidly, the responsibility for changing behaviours ultimately lies with big businesses.

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Civic body in Assam’s Hailakandi opens ‘bank’ to collect, recycle single-use plastic items

The Hailakandi Municipal Board in south Assam’s Barack valley has opened a plastic bank where citizens can go and deposit single-use plastic items.

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Govt shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products

Read more about Govt shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products on Business Standard. The plan was for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to outlaw six items on Wednesday as part of a broader campaign to rid India of single-use plastics by 2022.

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Circular Economy & Product Design Mandates: EU Bans Halogenated Flame Retardants in Electronic Components and Imposes Reparability Obligations

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a new set of eco-design requirements for ten categories of energy-consuming products, including refrigerators, washing machines, and televisions…

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Mavidon Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of LemonPrep® Tubes and Single Use Cups

Mavidon is voluntarily recalling 21 lots of LemonPrep® 4 ounce tubes and single use cups to user level. These products have been found to be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia.The specific lots are listed below:…

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The CFO sustainability

LinkedIn Twitter In the next ten years, CFOs who have historically been responsible for making financing and investment decisions based on ROI and NPV, will be under increasing pressure to deliver valuation that incorporates the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that shape…

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Solana Beach bans distribution of single-use plastic bottles at city events

Council wants to set example as county’s environmental leader…

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ITC Hotels to stop single-use plastic from December 31: Report

This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UNGA address on September 27, wherein he told the world that India was geared towards becoming a plastic-free nation, with a massive ongoing campaign in the country in this direction.

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Panchkula admin holds meeting against single-use-plastic

The orders come in accordance with the PM’s initiative of reducing plastic consumption in the country.With rumours about a nation-wide ban on single plastic set to be imposed on October 2…

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Innovations, latest scientific knowledge and state of the circular economy on the agenda in Helsinki

The conference European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy will be held between 30 September and 1 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland with a view to presenting the state of the circular economy and recommendations for promoting a sustainable circular economy based on the latest research data.

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10 Ways to Avoid Single-Use Plastics on Your Travels

From organising sunset beach walks to finding free watering spots and salvaging fabrics for use in your own travel gear – here are your top tips for avoiding single-use plastics while you’re on the road…

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Norwegian Cruise Line: No more single-use plastic bottles by 2020

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.

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Zero single-use plastic bottles, other sustainable hotel practices

  They could not have stated the seriousness of their intention more emphatically.As loud, dramatic music boomed in the background, hundreds of bundled-up, old plastic bottles were lowered fr……

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Single-use plastics: A roadmap to eliminate this menace

Even after enacting four major legislations in the last 20 years, we have not been able to eliminate even one single-use plastic product.

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Could bioplastics reduce the amount of single-use plastic?

Ashlee Jahnke, director of research at plastic substitute specialist, Teysha Technologies, explains how a breakthrough in bioplastics could help to reduce the amount of single-use plastic.

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James Hall initiative aims to reduce single-use plastic

Spar G&E Murgatroyd Lowther Street, one of James Hall & Co’s company-owned stores in York, has installed an in-store water tap for customers to acc…

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To Clean Up Everest, Nepal Is Banning Single-Use Plastics on the Mountain

Earlier this year, volunteers collected three metric tons of garbage from the famed landmark…

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Smurfit Kappa works with Vanhonsebrouck to replace single use plastic packaging

Packaging SolutionsSmurfit Kappa has worked with a well known Belgian specialty brewer to produce a sustainable packaging concept that eliminated the need for…

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Completing the Picture – New paper tells how the circular economy tackles climate change

As leaders from around the world gather in New York for Climate Week NYC, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Material Economics, has launched Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change. The paper reveals the need for a fundamental shift in the global…

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The Himalayan village that confiscates single-use plastics

This tiny Himalayan village has shunned single-use plastics – the impact is too serious for them.

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Total Reclaim CEO Hopes to Restore E-waste Recycler’s Reputation

Total Reclaim’s new CEO, Bobby Farris, discusses how he plans to restore trust with the company’s employees, customers and public at large.

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Girlguides call for action on single-use plastic

Nearly half a million members – including the Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger divisions – are due to take part in a week of action.

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Carnival Cruise Line Provides Update on Reducing Single-Use Plastics

Carnival Cruise Line has provided an update on reducing single-use plastics across the fleet including plastic water bottles.

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India shelves crackdown on single-use plastic

India has shelved a planned crackdown on single-use plastic due to business worries over disruption.

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Circular Economy incubator launches the second edition

Last year, the Circular Economy Transition (CET) launched the first Circular Economy Incubator with the aim of supporting early-stage startups that are dedicated to developing solutions based on circular activities such as resell, reuse, repair, and refurbish. Through a three months incubation program, startups have the opportunity to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) and validate their business model supported by one-to-one mentoring sessions with experienced coaches, workshops, networking sessions, and access to the Swiss circular startup ecosystem and a pool of experts within the field of Circular Economy.

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Swiss Call for early-stage Startups in the Circular Economy, December 15th deadline

Segment, the customer data infrastructure company, today announced the launch of the Segment Privacy Portal, a new set of features that help businesses put their customers first through proactive privacy management.

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BlackRock launches its first circular economy fund, teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

World’s largest asset manager promises to work with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to explore how investment flows can drive circular economy…

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Krones and Stadler are turbo-starting a strong Circular Economy

Used PET bottles and other plastic waste can be a valuable resource for the packaging sector and other industries. However, currently this resource remains unused in many areas.

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How the circular economy can help tackle climate change

There needs to be a shift in the global approach to tackling climate change, according to a new report, which suggests the circular economy could be the missing piece in the puzzle.

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7.5% of Belgian jobs are circular – Jobs & Skills Programme – Circle Economy

The report Circular Jobs in Belgium provides insight into the nature and amount of jobs in the country’s circular economy. The research, supported by the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation, presents a baseline measurement on employment in the Belgian circular economy.

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Can the circular economy stop capitalism trashing the planet?

What’s dubbed the linear economy can be seen throughout our world: from appliances that can’t be fixed, to plastic packaging that can’t be recycled, but there is another philosophy we could adopt…

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Plasma gasification: a way to boost the circular economy

It is essential to obtain a better understanding of plasma gasification (PG) and its impacts on the environment, society and the economy. PG is a technology that could be used to divert waste from landfill.

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UK: 3D Printing the Circular Economy Through Re-distributed Manufacturing

As 3D printing revolutionizes industries around the world, it is inevitable that economies will be affected too as business models and supply chains are transformed.

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TerraCycle Adds Loop To Its Circular Economy Repertoire

Customers can order products from a variety of companies that are shipped to them in returnable and reusable containers packed inside a reusable blue Loop container. When the products are consumed, the containers are placed inside a similar Loop container, picked up by UPS or other package…

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Canada Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The Canadian government has announced it will ban single-use plastics by 2021. It will examine scientific evidence first to come up with a list of items.

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How Companies Can Pursue a More Circular Economy

InnovationManagement.se is one of the internet’s preeminent resources for innovation news and best practices, and is consistently recognized as a top-ten innovation blog globally.

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The Circular Economy: Redesigning our Planet’s Future

Our modern world was designed for mass consumption and waste. Choosing to build a circular economy will be integral to the future of our planet.

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What is a circular economy?

Climate change and dwindling resources mean we need to create new models of consumption…

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Atlassian CEO on Sustainability and Australian Tech Talent

Sep.24 — Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder and co-chief executive officer at Atlassian, discusses why the tech community needs to take the lead in sustainabil…

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Europe’s circular economy still in its infancy

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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BMW accelerates into the circular economy

The luxury automaker is using circular practices to cut out costs and emissions from its manufacturing processes.

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BlackRock launches its first dedicated circular economy investment fund

The world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock, has launched its first investment fund dedicated to accelerating the global development of a circular economy.

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Man Invents Edible Water That Looks Like Sweets To Keep Dementia Patients Hydrated

So clever!

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Bloomberg hosts second London sustainability summit

THROUGHOUT history, industries have either fought change or embraced it. Now, with the global threat posed by current unsustainable practices it is important that industry takes action. The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit brought together global business experts to discuss how they are…

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Profit, planet, and people: Dublin stadium’s approach to sustainability

Controlling the social, economic and environmental impact of its activity should be at the core of the administration of a sports venue, managers of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin told EURACTIV in an interview.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 51: Outdoor Gear, Sustainability, and Waste

On this week’s episode of the adventure podcast, hosts Dave and Kraig take a look at sustainability and eco-friendly practices in the outdoor industry.

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Barreca & La Varra Wins Milan Sustainability Competition with Zero Carbon Masterplan

Barreca & La Varra has won the “C40 Reinventing Cities” competition with their proposal for a zero carbon “Housing Sociale” scheme in Milan titled INNESTO….

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Techfestival Questions The Ethics, Sustainability and Future of Tech Behemoths

With a mandate to debate issues beyond those covered at other tech summits, founder Thomas Madsen-Mygdal explained that this summit exists as an antidote to summits that act as a platform to sell products, or as scouting opportunity for VCs to find fast-growing startups.

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Help Village Green Reach Our Sustainability Goal of 2,000 Paywall Subscribers

For the past five years, VillageGreenNJ.com has been delivering journalistic coverage of the news in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ. We sit and sift through hours of meetings, meeting videos, agendas and minutes.

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Eco Kids Summer Camp 2019 Day 6: Solid Waste Management & Sustainability

The 2019 Belize Eco Kids journey of knowledge continued on Friday as the campers learned about Solid Waste Management & Sustainability at Chaa Creek. Read more!

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10 US-based ski resorts showing the way on sustainability

We all know that ski resorts have a large environmental footprint.As Outside magazine recently noted, ‘with sprawling mountainside villages, water-guzzling snow machines, and high-powered chairlifts, it’s no secret operating a ski resort can be a dirty business.” Here in Australia some resorts have…

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I Like these FTSE 100 plays on cannabis and sustainability

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) may not seem to be awash with companies playing the cannabis and sustainability trends, but scratch the surface and they can be found.

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Sustainability gets green card during GlassTrend debate

Glass manufacturing professionals attended a sustainability debate about the future of glassmaking.

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Sustainability Top Priority at Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums

Howland Green is debuting a new energy-efficient development at Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums, west of Toronto. The developer’s projects are known for their “beyond net-zero” green building practises.

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Zara makes a bold commitment to sustainability. Is it greenwashing?

Zara has made a bold commitment to becoming a more sustainable company. But there is reason to believe that the company is greenwashing.

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University of Washington earns high marks in international sustainability rating

The University of Washington has been recognized as one of the most sustainable higher education institutions in North America, according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.

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PVH Corp. Unveils Ambitious ‘Vision of the Future’ for Sustainability –

PVH Corp. has a new corporate sustainability strategy, one that it says will set a “new level” of ambition and transparency.

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The Value of Environmental, Social & Governance on PIC’s sustainability journey

We sit down with Vhahangwele (Hangwi) Manavhela, Environment, Social & Governance Manager at South Africa’s largest asset management company PIC…

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Cradle to Cradle certified furniture raises the bar on sustainability

Loll Designs turns milk jugs into outdoor furniture, using 100% recycled materials that are also 100% recyclable. Take a look at the furniture line here.

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Cities That Address Sustainability Challenges Attractive to International Businesses

Urban sustainability may be a hot topic, but is there a direct material benefit for cities that make an extra effort? Researchers at the University of Amsterdam Business School say there is. The international business scholars note that air quality improvement measures and good waste water treatment practices appear to make cities more attractive destinations when it comes to foreign direct investment.

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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: The fruits of sustainability and decent work

Costa Rica’s is taking the lead in promoting the socially-conscious production of pineapples whilst protecting the environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Trends and profit still stand in the way of sustainability

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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VIDEO: MAINSTREAMING SUSTAINABILITY: A Conversation with Changemakers at a Time of Change

MAINSTREAMING SUSTAINABILITY: A BF+DA conversation with changemakers at a time of change with Lewis Perkins, Deb Johnson, Amy DuFault and Richa Agarwal.

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What does sustainability mean to you?

Panelists will explore how the current paradigm of sustainability has developed over the last three decades.

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Patriots Use Solar Flagpole Lights To Show Commitment To Sustainability

One way members of the military and patriots are showcasing their commitment to sustainability and going green is with solar flagpole lights.

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Hosts Global Adopts a Sustainability Platform for Easy ISO Compliance

The DMC alliance is working towards systematic implementation and benchmarking for sustainable events, replacing a discrete ad-hoc approach.

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Beware of Poorly Vetted ‘Sustainability Certifications’: Brazil’s Palm Oil Industry

Here on RioOnWatch we regularly report on land rights struggles in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. With this focus in mind, on occasion we may publish articles such as this one, highlighting broader land rights conflicts across Brazil, and even the world. In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 6, residents of Acará, a municipality outside of Belém, capital of Brazil’s Northern state of Pará in the Amazon region, awoke to the distressing news that a transport ferry had crashed into the support pillars of a major bridge in the area, causing it to fall into the Moju River.

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Sustainability czar leaves Santa Monica greener than he found it

The man who made Santa Monica a leader in sustainability and helped the city prepare for climate change is retiring July 1.

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Thinking Beyond Sustainability: How Regenerative Farming Can Save Our Planet

We need to fix a broken system if we want things to get better, and regenerative agriculture provides some of the most tangible results that show it actually can.

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Why Apple’s Talk About Recycling And Sustainability…Could Just Be Talk

Apple has always been vocal about the green aspect and sustainability of their business, especially recycling.You’ve heard about Liam, the wonder bot that…

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Swedish brand steps up sustainability messaging

STOCKHOLM – Children’s outdoor brand Isbjörn of Sweden has announced that it will increase its sustainability and environmental messaging on apparel in order to better engage with consumers. The balance the company seeks to strike between functionali…

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Isko I-SKOOL Honors Student Designers for Fit and Sustainability

The 6th edition of Isko I-SKOOL challenged students to create sustainable garments fit for any form.

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What skills do you need to become a sustainability manager?

Interested in studying sustainability? If so, here’s a guideline on what you can study at university that will inspire your environmental passions.

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Sustainability Office Helping Businesses Go Green

Long Beach businesses that commit to environmental and sustainable practices are not only being recognized by their community, they’re now certifiably green. This year, the Long Beach Office of Sustainability launched its Green Business Certification and Recognition Program to enroll local businesses in the California Green Business Program.

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Is the Airline Industry’s New Sustainability Focus Set to Backfire?

The question is whether or not they are going to take time to reflect on their plans for sustainability. If they do, they might be able to adopt that or approach is to minimize the carbon footprint.

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PEI Urban Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects

Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute Urban Grand Challenges program.

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Walmart, PVH Set Plans for Supply Chain Approach to Sustainability

Walmart and PVH are shifting how they produce apparel and home goods, while working toward eco improvements in the supply chain.

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Sustainability Is Good for Mezcal And Everyone Who Enjoys It

A sustainable approch is the way forward for mezcal producers…

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Sustainability Series: Heathrow is the world’s first sustainable fish airport

Ethical retail is just as vital to airport sustainability as other terminal ops, but have you ever thought about how produce for food outlets is sourced?