Oman will ban single-use plastic bags starting next year as part of efforts to reduce pollution and protect the environment, Muscat announced Sunday.
As the world evolves with the advent of new technologies and increasingly invasive agricultural practices, we continue to actively pursue the development of new types of industries while still dependent on existing ones.
(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched what it claims is the first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide. The Guide provides a practical framework, including best practices, for creating a maritime sustainability report for both…
At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts, hear from industry insiders and allies, and…
If you are enjoying a relaxing drink this weekend – we suggest raising a glass to the industry’s increasingly impressive circular economy credentials.
At the recent World Economic Forum, over 30 leading companies, including global cement producer CRH, across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through the World Business Council for Sustainable Development‘s (WBCSD) newest initiative, Factor10.
Long-awaited Waste and Resources Strategy sets out plans for businesses to be legally and financially responsible for the recycling or disposing of their packaging waste…
The coffee ground skin care brand is now called UpCircle to promote its circle economy branding…
Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
In response to George Monbiot on natural capital, Tony Juniper argues nature is not an impediment to economic success, but an essential prerequisite for it…
“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is known as one of the most harmful phrases in business, as it keeps…
With its dynamic use of poetry and art to help students connect with the issue of climate change, Metamorphosis can serve as an excellent cross-curricular resource.
When starting a business, an entrepreneur should know more than what kind of products or services he should offer to the market. He must also know how to put value in what he does so that people trust his brand.
But laws need to be brought in for the plan to have teeth…
The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth.The new Action Plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, targeting for example their design, promoting circular…
These sustainable activewear pieces including jogger sweatpants, T-shirts, and sweatshirts are all super stylish, and beyond comfortable.
The Goodyear tire company has revealed a concept tire that may never need replacing.
New plastics tax ‘real boost’ for circular economy and recycling infrastructure, says sustainability experts – Sustainability
With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability experts reveal that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy…
single use products – Tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash are useful for travelers but the hospitality industry is looking at ways that it can minimize th…
With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, sustainability authority Bureau Veritas believes that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy.
AER is organising a mutual learning event focused on food, in partnership with Smart City Expo World Congress. This event, which was announced at the Committee 1 Plenary meeting in Vojvodina by the Chair of the AER Working Group on Rural Development Olimpia Neagoe will be a mutual learning event on food which will be organised around 4 discussion groups.
Mandatory on-pack “eco-labelling”, featuring a new combined colour and number system, could provide a cost-effective solution to the challenge of simplifying recycling for consumers, without costing councils millions, according to SUEZ.
Business giants, financial investors, non-profit organisations and national Governments have vowed to eradicate plastic waste and pollution, as part of a new Global Commitment spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
A circular economy is one that designs most pollution and waste out of the system, extracts maximum value from resources and allows natural capital…
To further its sustainability efforts, UPM Raflatac has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 program. The Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) is a pre-competitive innovation program that enables organizations to develop new opportunities and realize their circular economy ambitions faster. It brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform.
How one Chilean startup is bringing an end to single-use plastics | Improving lives through business innovation
Algramo has created a refillable dispensing system that replaces plastic sachets clogging the developing world…
How do you justify a company’s sustainability investments? There’s an app for that.
Here’s a hint: it’s because one follows the other.
Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities – and doesn’t make good business sense.Anna Pollock argues that destinations should be protected and celebrated…
The Amazon’s new danger: Brazil sets sights on palm oil | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
Brazil’s ambition to become a palm oil giant could have devastating social and environmental impacts if the move is not carefully managed, say experts…
Under severe economic pressure, it’s tempting to see social responsibility as dispensable, but it’s as essential as ever to long-term strategy, argues Clare Press.
While this isn’t the time to browse stores in-person or plan an outing, you can still give experiential and alternative gifts that are meaningful and eco-friendly. The key to good sustainable gift giving is to think of a memorable gift that doesn’t use a lot of natural resources.
Minecraft’s energy module and compostable coffee pods for the NHS: 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.
John Lewis & Partners has teamed up with luxury sustainable womenswear brand Mother of Pearl to launch a new sustainable clothing collection made from organic cotton and certified renewable wood fibre sources.
Both UC Berkeley and the city of Berkeley have announced initiatives to reduce and, to some extent, eliminate all single-use plastics by 2030.
Single-use has become a dirty hyphenate in many aspects of life, but not in the medical space, where non-reusable plastic devices have improved patient safety. In light of COVID-19, is society ready to reconsider the health benefits of single-use products in everyday life?
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Nutreco today publishes its online 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting the work being done across the company at both a global and local level to drive the company’s mission of Feeding the Future.
Denim brands and mills share updates on new collections designed according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign project.
Once the coronavirus pandemic ends, and a “new normal” begins, what will the conversation around sustainable composites and advanced materials sound like?
Reusable makeup remover pads are becoming more and more common because the ones we throw away end up in a landfill, hurting the environment in the long run.
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
The term sustainability evokes an eye roll in some quarters. But a new report by Lux Research says that’s changing. Here’s why it’s important to microgrids.
When the greatest share of a product’s environmental impact comes from producing its feedstock, selecting the right material is critical. For 3D printing and manufacturing in plastic, biopolymer could be the first step toward a more sustainable model.
Plastic bottles, the scourge of the modern world, play a big role in mucking up our oceans, lands and rivers. Here’s how you can help stop it.
Part III: Business models based on collaborative consumption are typically quickly developing or well established around high-value products.
Just as the world should have been investing more in preparedness long before the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders should learn from this painful experience and invest now in the steps to prevent potentially catastrophic biological events, whatever their origin.
Deadlines have to be respected, says the European Commission in response to calls by industry to lift an EU-wide ban on some single-use plastic items because of health and hygiene concerns raised during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries. More recyclables are being disposed of in the traditional waste processes. This challenges the goals of sustainability while stressing the need for a systems-level approach.
In mid-February, a member of the Bitterroot Salish Tribe spoke to students about his tribe’s management and protection of natural resources.
Renters and tenants face challenges when it comes to living sustainably as they are more limited in their choices than homeowners given they do not own the place they live. But whether you’re renting a room in a sharehouse or an entire property, tenants can embrace sustainable living.
Last year, the Swedish Fashion Council made an unprecedented move while planning the annual Stockholm Fashion Week: They canceled the event entirely, citing concerns about its environmental impact. Not everyone in fashion is taking such drastic measures, of course, but it spoke to the urgent need for action on the issue, one that designers and customers alike are now recognizing.
Philanthropic funding in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is increasing, but there is still a projected $2.5 trillion funding gap.
‘This system cannot be sustained’ (‘This system cannot be sustained’) — High Country News – Know the West
This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.
In an African context, a Circular Economy mindset may enable a significant shift towards electrical vehicle technology.
Sustainable development and the three pillars of sustainability are often mentioned in the media, but what do these terms actually mean, and how can the dental profession move towards a more environmentally friendly mindset and approach?
The growing complexity of social, economic and environmental challenges requires us to embrace geospatial technologies and collaborations…
To truly understand and implement an effective sustainability initiative, it’s critical to evaluate the social, environmental and economic impacts of production.
The Development Policy Foundation is seeking European partner cities to apply for the Partnership for Sustainable Cities 2020 call. The Foundation is looking for a lead partner and would be preparing the application. This call is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships built among Regional & Local Authorities of the EU Member States and of partner countries in accordance with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
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Sustainment training is a powerful tool for ensuring that sales reps not only maintain but sharpen their product knowledge.
What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly.