Doing well while doing good, with Dr Michael Feindt from Blue Yonder 23 october 2019 Artificial intelligence is one of those rare technologies that can help organizations boost their environmental credentials, while also improving the bottom line.
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At the start of the year we wrote about how Prada had taken on a major sustainability-linked loan, ensuring that the brand had to either reduce its environmental impact or else face pecuniary consequences. We speculated that more brands were likely to follow Prada’s lead in tying the way they raise capital to sustainability objectives, something that would have a fundamental impact on the design and operation of their property portfolios.
Hotels are going sustainable in a number of ways. Kitchen gardens may be the most exciting though. These UK hotels are leading the way. There’s something rather lovely about eating food sourced, at least in part, from your own garden. To dig into a pie, for example, and be able to look outside and see the tree from which your apples came is a certain kind of deliciousness. You know what’s even better than this? A meal sourced from mere metres away that you haven’t even had to make.
The European Compost Network welcomes the positive vote of the ENVI Committee on its own initiative report on the New Circular Economy Action Plan. The ECN supports the report’s recommendations help agriculture farmers to replace mineral fertilizers with organic soil improvers such as compost and digestate and save organics in soil.
“We have to create a level playing field” said MEP Jan Huitema Rapporteur of the ENVI Committee “or we even have to give a plus to secondary raw materials so to reward their use”. The circular economy is not only a key model to protect the environment and reduce pollution of air, water and soil. It also allows countries to be less dependent on imports of raw materials and it reduces the huge greenhouse gas emissions associated with their mining and shipping.
An own-initiative report of the European Parliament is not legally binding but is a very useful indicator of the European Parliament’s priorities and concerns and it contains official calls on the European Commission to take action. In February (08/02), the European Parliament Plenary will vote on the report adopted last week by the ENVI Committee.
Read the full article at: www.compostnetwork.info