Photo Courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office Across the five boroughs, approximately 36 million pounds of single-use plastic foodware is collected from NYC’s residential waste stream. Tens of millions more pounds are collected from commercial establishments. By Forum Staff Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed an executive order that will end the direct City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives.
One of Australia’s largest producers of sweet corn and beans has reduced plastic packaging on its produce by 80 per cent, removing single-use trays bound for the bin.
Melissa Joy Manning discusses an evolving industry and the “people component” of responsible sourcing.
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Shell Energy continues its European expansion with its intended launch as an energy supplier in the Netherlands. The company, present as a supplier in the UK and Germany, intends to supply 100% locally generated wind and solar power to customers. Customers who purchase gas also are being offered a CO2 emissions offset scheme. Under this scheme, customers can opt to pay an extra amount for each unit of gas, which is used to purchase credits from certified forest and tree planting projects that have avoided or absorbed carbon emissions. Among these are the Cordillera Azul rainforest protection project in Peru and the Katingan Mentaya conservation project in Indonesia.