Air Canada announced that it will gradually eliminate all single-use plastics on its flights as well as in its workplaces starting this summer. The program will begin with the replacement of the plastic stir sticks that are served with drinks on flights with bamboo stirrers.
A shift toward fast fashion has lead to the dramatic decrease of the practical service life of clothes and an increase in rental and resale.
Buyers will witness sustainability in action at the summer edition of Texworld USA as the show welcomes the Fashionsustain conference.
Today the federal government announced the formation of the Sustainable Finance Action Council, fulfilling one of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance. Following the announcement, Don Forgeron, President and CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), issued the following statement: “Insurance Bureau of Canada is pleased to see the formation of the Sustainable Finance Action Council. We anticipate the Council will articulate a long-term policy framework and road map for low emissions and climate-resilient growth, and develop a capital plan to meet these goals.
Fees for disposing of DIY waste at council recycling centres in England could be banned under government plans, in an attempt to tackle fly-tipping. Around a third of local authorities charge up to £10 an item for disposing of paving slabs, plasterboard, bricks and other materials. More than one million fly-tipping incidents were recorded in 2021, costing local authorities almost £400m. Ministers say they want to make it easier for people to dispose of waste. The proposed changes are contained in a technical consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs that could lead to current legislation being amended.
In 2015, the government banned charges on local residents disposing of household rubbish at household waste centres.