Two European retailers have introduced new services that allow customers to resell items, showing the growing interest in circular economy initiatives.
Innovation in advanced materials offers the disruptive potential to transform the way we build our future cities – and make them greener and smarter.
While bars, gyms, dine-in restaurants and other buildings have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality. It’s possible that water left sitting for long periods of time could contain excessive amounts of heavy metals and pathogens concentrated in pipes nationwide, say researchers who have begun a field study on the impact of a pandemic shutdown on buildings.
Sue Garrard, global expert in sustainability, shares her views on the plastic revolution in a long-distanced kitchen table discussion with James Purcell, Quintet’s Group Head of Sustainable Investing.
Sustainability is rapidly shifting from a “nice to have” to a core competency influencing branding, competitive position, and supply chain resiliency. Businesses can no longer get by with generic statements or nebulous objectives, procurement and supply chain functions are being tasked with fundamentally challenging and taking practical actions across all areas of operations and supply chain. But defining what sustainability means in real terms and translating this into measurable actions and improvements is easier said than done.