For several years at METSTRADE, we have been asking our Sustainability Panels the question: ‘‘How green is green in the leisure marine industry?” The topics we have covered have included disassembly, life cycle assessment, material selection for better recyclability at end-of-life, and the development of clean energy storage and propulsion solutions. For the 2021 sustainable panel at METSTRADE, we considered the intensifying global pressures on achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. For instance, the climate change targets set out by the UN Sustainability Development Goals, and the EU Green Deal. With this in mind, we decided to narrow the focus, by homing-in on the latest innovations aimed at achieving these climate change targets.
The plastic debris consisting of 414 million pieces including 977,000 shoes, 373,000 toothbrushes, bottles, cutlery, bags, and straws have covered up the beaches of the tiny Cocos (Keeling) Islands with a population of just 600.
Our Sustainability Journal chronicles YKK’s efforts to protect the environment and to benefit employees, communities, and the thousands of companies that use YKK® fastening products.
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Mr. Wuthichai Sithipreedanant, Senior vice president for corporate social responsibility and sustainable development of Charoen Pokphand Foods, said the company has adopted the Circular Economy principle to optimise resource use efficiency. Mr. Wuthichai Sithipreedanant leads CPF’s corporate social responsibility and sustainable development efforts. He added that CPF has proactively looked for solutions to reduce food loss and food waste generated in its business and to increase energy and water consumption efficiency as well as using more renewable energy and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, it has continuously reduced the use of single-use plastic throughout our value chain and taken efforts to design environmental-friendly food packaging.
Industry analysts are watching as a a newly announced potential single-use plastics ban in Canada may create changes, especially in the fast food segment.