Amazon, which is locked in an intense battle for market leadership against Walmart-owned Flipkart, said less than seven per cent of the packaging in Amazon warehouses now is single-use plastic in nature.
The University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development have both issued circulars urging educational institutions to plan schemes to introduce alternatives for single-use plastic.
Electronic waste causes severe health and environmental concerns. They expose human to many ailments and also pollute the environment resulting in the death of many animals. Damaged electronics, electrical devices like computers, printers, batteries, and mobile phones are all types of electronic…
Last year, Yahoo announced that they would begin publishing sustainability ratings for publicly traded companies. This could be wonderful news on the investor/consumer front, but what does it really mean for the businesses themselves?
Welcome to our section of the site which focuses on the sustainable side of retail. It’s exciting times for anyone involved in this area as technology and retailers try to keep up with customers’ demand for all things ethical. From palm oil to fur farms, fast fashion to one-use plastic, excess packaging to food waste – this is where the real action is. .
At Première Vision Paris this month, the Greek yarn manufacturer Varvaressos will unveil the new generation of smart cotton, born from an innovative and socially responsible system granting sustainability from the cotton seed to the garment.
Seven in 10 Britons want a complete ban on single-use plastic, according to a study. An overwhelming majority of adults believe retailers should no longer stock or supply items such as plastic water bottles or straws because of their environmental impact.
Read more about Single-use plastic ban sees paper stocks rally. Are the gains sustainable? on Business Standard.Last week, as many as 14 stocks from the sector gained 10 per cent or above, as compared to a modest 0.64 per cent gain in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex…
Read more about Paper, jute product stocks extend rally amid single-use plastic ban buzz on Business Standard. Ludlow Jute & Specialities, Star Paper Mills, Orient Paper & Industries and Ruchira Papers have seen their market value appreciate in the range of 50 to 150 per cent from their respective…
Consumers increasingly look for sustainability credentials in the brands they buy. And yet, whenever brands talk about sustainability, consumers are increasingly sensitive to green-washing and hypocrisy.
This post was originally published on this site Moscow, September 20. On 16–17 September 2019 representatives of the Russian regions visited Finland to learn about advanced technologies in such areas as waste processing, recycling, and renewable energy.
According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global skateboard market is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2025. Cutting-edge companies are doing their part to produce durable, sustainable skateboards to help reduce deforestation.
After China recently stopped accepting recyclables from the United States, more and more plastic material started being burned or landfilled. To address this, California aimed to become one of the first states to ban single-use plastics, but the bill was blocked by industry lobbyists.
California lawmakers failed to pass legislation that would have made the state the first to partially phase out single-use plastic packaging and foodware. The two bills, Senate Bill 54 and legislation Assembly Bill 1080, sought to slow the production of virgin plastics through requiring…
The effects of climate change are estimated to intensify in the coming years as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions keep rising. If we could manage to make our economy circular then we could reduce GHG emissions by 56%.
Negotiators of the European Parliament, Council and Commission struck a provisional agreement early Wednesday morning (19 December) on banning single-use plastic products like cutlery and food containers, in what is one of the most quickly finalised proposals in recent EU memory.
One of the core principles of a circular economy is that waste is a resource. Rather than being thrown away, we should look at ways to use it as an input for another process. Safi Sana are applying this line of thinking in Ghana.
A major plan by California lawmakers to require a 75 percent recycling rate for single-use plastics and packaging stalled for the year in the Legislature Sept. 14. But supporters vowed to bring it back.
Heathrow Airport has ramped up its security by sinking USD 63 million (GBP 50 million) into enhancing its current set-up with the latest in cutting-edge computed tomography (CT) tech, which could have a knock-on effect of reducing single-use plastic within the hub.
Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its brand new, immersive Learning Hub, which give users the opportunity to discover and explore the circular economy through curated learning paths, and real-world examples.
S’well is a global brand on a mission to create positive change in the world by minimizing single-use plastic consumption through its creation of fashionable water bottles and, recently, reusable straws and snack/ food containers.
The word “waste” describes materials or products that are no longer of use. In a linear economy, it accumulates as an undesired by-product of economic activity. Waste and environmental hazards are commonplace throughout the …