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Sustainability, Communities Seen Key Drivers of Future Design Practice

Sustainability was one theme discussed on Tuesday at the second Altagamma “Next Design Perspective” conference held at Gucci in Milan.

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IKEA Israel to eliminate single-use plastics at start of 2020

Furniture giant announced last year it was removing all disposable items from its stores, worldwide…

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John Lewis trials plastic bag-free store

John Lewis says its Oxford shop has become the first department store to stop using plastic bags, as part of a new pilot scheme…

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Amtrak Is Running Late as It Begins to Tackle Single-Use Plastics

In mid-October, 20 design students and design professionals boarded an Amtrak train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.Their mission on the way to…

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John Lewis trials sustainability schemes at Oxford store

Ban on 5p single-use plastic bags and replacement of bubble wrap with eco-wrap among measures…

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Fool-Proofing Sustainability, Part 3: Value Cycling

The model we use to teach MBAs about production is the value chain. But there’s a problem: It imagines a linear world in which materials can be constantly pushed through an assembly line with no consequence.

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Canada’s long-term sustainability tied to population growth

This reverberates into important measures like housing, transport, and education…

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Technology and sustainability revealed as top convenience trends

Technology and sustainable and healthy are the two trends that will shape the convenience sector over the next five years, according to a leading analyst.

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Eastman Takes a Significant Step to Accelerate the Circular Economy

Eastman has begun commercial operation of a chemical recycling technology that takes aim at solving the problem of waste plastic.

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O2 e-waste scheme passes three million phone milestone

Mobile network says it has stopped 450 tonnes of e-waste going to landfill…

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Pressure on Ibiza’s sustainability: Is the party over?

The environmental impact on the Spanish island best known for its nightlife.

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Tel Aviv starts to phase out single-use plastic in schools

Kindergartners and first to third graders who stay on for lunch to get multi-use crockery, cutlery kits; kindergartens to be equipped with dishwashers…

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The Cycle Of A Circular Economy

Facility professionals have the power to further the circular economy, and options are growing to discover new choices for office furniture and more.

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British Lawmakers Want to Grill Fast-Fashion Bosses on Sustainability

British lawmakers are conducting an inquiry into the impact the fast-fashion industry has on both the environment and pay.

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Urban farming plants seed of sustainability

The benefits of healthier produce and the social and economic impact are such that more people should embrace the practice.

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Burberry adds two new emissions targets to sustainability strategy

British luxury brand Burberry has added two new “ambitious” emissions-based climate goals to its 2022 responsibility strategy.The goals, approved by the…

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Glassman Europe in Lyon aims to help manufacturers debate how the glass industry can increase the reduced reliance on single-use plastic

Glassman Europe in Lyon this September aims to help manufacturers debate how the glass industry can increase the reduced reliance on single-use plastic….

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10-year MSC veteran becomes head of sustainability at Macduff

Claire Pescod has left the Marine Stewardship Council after 10 years of work in ‘fisheries outreach’, to join Scotland’s Macduff Shellfish…

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Study identifies way to enhance the sustainability of manufactured soils

A combination of waste materials supplemented with a product of biomass could help in the search for high quality soils, a new study suggests.

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Inditex among signatories for ‘Fashion Pact’ sustainability initiative

Inditex is one of 32 businesses that has signed up to the ‘Fashion Pact’ initiative, created to “champion environmental sustainability” in fashion.

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Viewpoint: Why GMO crops are planet’s best hope for sustainability

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.

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MPs call for tax on all single-use plastic packaging

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…

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Sustainability is an innovation problem

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.

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Making sustainability happen: new European policies offer a unique opportunity

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

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Prada ‘Re-nylon’: Where timelessness and sustainability meet luxury

Prada responds to the sustainability challenge with Re-Nylon, its new capsule line of accessories made from recycled materials.

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Gartner: by 2029 the circular economy will be the only economy

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.

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Canada’s Green Party edits photo of leader holding single-use cup

Elizabeth May was “shocked” to see the image, saying it was manipulated without her knowledge.

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Girls and young women call for UK to reduce single-use plastic

Hundreds of thousands of girls join Girlguiding campaign to tackle plastic pollution…

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Caterers Take Single-Use Plastics Off the Menu

Caterers share their tips and tricks for cutting down on the product that never dies—single-use plastics.

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Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog from September 2019

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.

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Seasonal diets could be the answer to food sustainability

By eating produce grown close to home, we can reduce our carbon emissions and reconnect with the land…

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Skiing for sustainability

A Danish rubbish-to-clean-energy plant is attracting global attention with its new ski slope…

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The war on waste: ‘Every item from our daily life needs to become part of the circular economy’

Europe produces 31kg of packaging waste per person every year, but only 40% of that is recycled.Henkel is partnering with innovative companies in a bid to improve that figure…

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Remedies for single-use plastic packaging

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. …

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Sustainability makes irrigation good business

Drip irrigation, in a nutshell, is the process of lacing your garden area with irrigation lines that feed into the root systems of your plants, “dripping” water into them gradually

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Tizi n’Tichka Pass, Central Morocco Tichka means “it’s difficult” and so it means literally a difficult path, because it has so many s…

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World Service – World Business Report, Unilever to halve single use plastics

Consumer goods giant tells BBC of its plans by 2025.

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How Austin’s Commitment to Sustainability is Driving Prosperity –

Austin, Texas, is a shining example of how sustainability can contribute to the development and growth of a city.

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ECO EYEWEAR // Making Sustainability the ‘New Normal’

When Italian eyewear powerhouse MODO launches a new collection from Eco Eyewear, the industry is watching closely. Interview with Giovanni Lo Faro.

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Willy Legrand On Hotels, Sustainability and the Future of the Hospitality Business

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…

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Smurfit Kappa works with specialty brewer to replace single-use plastic pack

Smurfit Kappa has worked with a Belgian specialty brewer to produce a sustainable packaging concept that eliminated the need for shrink film.

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One On One With: Healthcare’s giant step for sustainability

In this episode of Food Management’s podcast, we talk with Barbara Hamilton and Chris McCracken about human health and the environment.

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ING Launches Fund Financing Based on Sustainability

ING recently closed the world’s first sustainability improvement capital call facility for Quadria Capital Fund II, where the interest rate is pegged to the sustainability performance of the fund.

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NCC: Why recycling is important, how we’re making it better and what you can do

There is a patchwork of recycling programs and policies across Canada because provinces have jurisdiction over recycling, and each has built its own system. While no two systems are the same, they all strive for positive economic and environmental outcomes.

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Botanical Illustration, Sustainability and Cultural Diplomacy

Explore the relationship between cultural diplomacy, and sustainability, particularly the role that botanical illustration could have in spreading awareness…

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California Bans Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Hotel Business | Posts…

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Charles Hoskinson: Cardano Focuses On Sustainability, Interoperability and Scalability

In a recent conversation with Anthony Pompliano, Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano (ADA), talked about how Cardano is going to grow in the future…

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City looking for input on ways to reduce use of single-use plastics in Regina

The City of Regina has put out a survey looking for resident feedback on ways to help reduce the use of single-use plastics….

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H&M dives deeper into circular economy with start-up investment

H&M is furthering its progress towards a more “circular” business model as it increases its investment in a reselling start-up.

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Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps — one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves…

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E-tailers asked to reduce single-use plastic, develop sustainable packaging

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.

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KLM’s Centenary Inspires Increased Aviation Sustainability Initiatives

On its 100th anniversary, KLM Dutch Royal Airlines sets its sights on aviation industry improvements for the coming century.

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SITA’s sustainability journey and the UN’s global goals

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.

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Climate art awards and low-carbon council housing: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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Coffee stand at Temple encourages sustainability –

Cloud Coffee locally sources their products and allows students to bring their own reusable containers.

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Economic sustainability shapes path to national development

Economic growth is contingent upon being able to borrow money and invest it.

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EPFL pulls out of Hyperloop to focus on sustainability

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has announced that it will no longer compete in the Elon Musk-organised transport competition.

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Govt Asks Ecommerce Players To Gradually Reduce Single-Use Plastic

The commerce and industry ministry has advised ecommerce companies to gradually slash single-use plastic in packaging of products.

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Budget 2020: Environment – Banning of variety of single-use plastic products to begin in 2021

The environment and sustainable development have been two particular areas of concern in Malta over the past years, with the environmental movement gaining momentum, and protests against measures and…

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Celebrate the second International E-Waste Day

Wondering what to do with your old electronics? Celebrate International E-Waste Day by repairing, reusing, reselling, recycling and educating others on e-waste.

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Moving to a Circular Economy in the Netherlands

As we work toward achieving a fully circular economy by 2050, our experts discuss innovations in circular construction.

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Sustainability-Focused Shopping Initiatives : madewell archive

madewell archive – The Madewell Archive is a newly launched, fashion-forward and sustainability-focused partnership between beloved Millennial brand Madewell and thre…

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How Cisco Built a Bridge to Sustainability

Cisco offers examples of how to leverage the power of procurement and sourcing for the greater good, with recycling, reusing and food donation.

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Four in ten of us spurn single-use plastics and the rise of ‘ethical’ shoppers

Forty per cent of people avoid single-use plastic in a survey of more than 2,000 – and most call themselves ‘ethical shoppers’. This means supermarkets are stripping out their plastic use.

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Stora Enso Sustainability Report Rated Among top 10 Globally

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).

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Launch Of Omocom: Closing The Gap Between Circular Economy And Insurance

Even when sharing belongings amongst trusted-peers, individuals might feel an underlying unease in the potential conflict that would arise, should the object be broken.

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Technology, sustainability and saying goodbye to some old friends.

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.

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Boxes a successful experiment in quality and sustainability

Packaging SolutionsA packaging solution devised by rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes in close collaboration with its customer Experimental Perfume Club provid…

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Sunrise chief sees link between sustainability and 5G

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MBB FORUM 2019, ZURICH: Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee (pictured) highlighted the …

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Ban of Single Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles at Hotels to Become Law in California

A ban of single use plastic toiletry bottles at hotels to become law in California, as the governor of the state signed the bill which…

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Survey: Brexit uncertainty halting sustainability investment

Almost a third of businesses claim to have delayed green innovation projects in the last 12 months due to the political uncertainty over Brexit, research from Schneider Electric has revealed.

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NSW MPs back ban of single-use bags but reject Labor’s bill to do so

Environment Minister Matt Kean declared “I want to ban the bag” as he defended the government’s decision to scuttle Labor’s bill as it was debated in the lower house.

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UN Report Highlights Possible Future Scenarios to Address E-Waste

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…

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Tina Arrowood: A circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean | TED Talk

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.

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Norwegian, JUST Goods to Eliminate Single-use Plastic Bottles

The partnership will enable the cruise line to replace all single-use plastic bottles across its fleet by January 2020.

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Plant-based boom faces sustainability and nutrition challenges

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.

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Inside Kering’s High-Stakes Fashion Conference on Sustainability

At this year’s Shanghai Fashion Week, the luxury group Kering hosted the very first sustainability conference “K Generation Talk & Award Ceremony in China.”…

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Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track

We must make sure that increasing the efficiency of our industrial systems doesn’t lead to more consumption.

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After Air Pollution, Delhi Now Has An Ewaste Management Problem

Over 5K illegal ewaste processing units, employing more than 50K workers, are operating right under the government’s nose in the Delhi NCR.

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5 emerging jobs in the circular economy

Nearly any job could “go circular” but these positions are critical to accelerating circularity.

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Watch our talk on the circular economy and architecture

Dezeen’s founder Marcus Fairs will speak to a panel of experts in Eindhoven about the circular economy and architecture, as part of Dutch Design Week 2019.

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Single use plastics: Customers okay with charges on carry bags, here’s why

A majority of customers are fine with retailers charging for carry bags as it helps them inculcate the habit of bringing their own carry bags.

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Govt Organises Challenge For Startups To Discard Single-Use Plastic

Following implementation of tech-based solutions, the government has now come up with Single-Use Plastic Grand Challenge for startups. …

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Clean air for schools and ‘hot rocks’ in Cornwall: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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It’s official: The first sustainability standard for professional services

The new framework includes metrics specific to the industry, such as key performance indicators for supplier diversity

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Startups Using Blockchain For Sustainability

The Other Bar is partnering with the UN and leveraging the blockchain for their sustainable chocolate bar to make the positive effects apparent to the customer.

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Melbourne level-crossing removal project wins Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award

The Cox Architecture and Aspect Studios-designed Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Project has been awarded the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award.

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Shinn Estate Remains Focused On Sustainability Under New Ownership – 27east

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…

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Recycle Utah praises Park City businesses pushing for sustainability

The Christian Center of Park City receives a lot of items people have deemed as junk.From clothes to old televisions to surplus food, the nonprofit finds a place…

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Grid, Philly’s sustainability magazine, launches subscription push to stay afloat

Grid, the monthly Philadelphia-area magazine covering sustainability in the city, announced Wednesday it can no longer sustain itself solely on advertising funds.

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SeaDream Innovation to raise the bar for sustainability at sea

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…

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Cruise Industry in Baltic Sea Region Focuses on Increasing Sustainability

Seven countries have signed a new Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto.

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A promising path to improve sustainability of water treatment systems

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.

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Small steps, big impact: Sustainability tips Community Food Co-op

The second article in a series of interviews focusing on leaders within the climate action sphere.

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The Top 10 Most Exciting Art/Sustainability Initiatives in Brazil

by Yasmine Ostendorf In the early autumn of 2018, I got the very exciting news that I had been accepted for a residency I had been dreaming of for years: s…

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Cargill to launch BeefUp Sustainability initiative to reduce GHG emissions

Cargill to launch BeefUp Sustainability initiative to achieve a 30% greenhouse gas intensity reduction across its North American beef supply chain by 2030.

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Web Summit was a blast!

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.

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Elon Musk, Tesla Bring Back Unlimited Supercharging Despite Sustainability Concerns

Tesla is once more offering unlimited supercharging, a service once halted because of sustainability concerns.

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The widening e-waste issue and the environmental impact of Apple’s policies

Stewart McGrenary takes stock of the world’s e-waste, citing examples of countries and companies taking the right steps to sustainability.