Following backlash concerning plastic waste buildup in beaches and oceans, Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to officially ban the manufacture, supply and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs, commonly known by the brand name of Q-tips. Environmentalists and conservationists are hailing the change as wonderful news for wildlife and ecosystems. Before the new ban came into effect, several cosmetic giants already made the switch to manufacturing more biodegradable alternatives, like paper-stemmed versions. For instance, pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson made the switch two years ago.
Earlier today (25 November), Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that ride-hailing firm Uber will not be able to renew its licence in the capital. But will this move help or hinder the sustainable mobility transition?
Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication of its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.” The report captures how…
The OECS is set to host the third and final Blue Economy webinar series aimed to ensure sustainable use of ocean resources in the OECS.
Sustainability is one of the most important issues facing businesses and consumers in the 21st century. The global population is growing, which means there is an increasing demand for resources — many of which are being depleted at an alarming rate. It’s clear that we need to find a way to sustain our growth while preserving our environment. Fortunately, many businesses have already begun implementing sustainable practices, which can help reduce waste while strengthening their brand reputation. Some common corporate sustainability goals include reducing emissions, eliminating single-use plastics and improving energy efficiency. However, achieving these goals can be difficult, especially when you consider the size and complexity of most organizations. That’s why technology has been so instrumental in helping businesses improve their sustainability record.