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UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal
UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled late last month by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Closed Loop Fund Launches FlexPack Recovery Challenge, Gets $10M Infusion from Amazon
Closed Loop Fund Launches FlexPack Recovery Challenge, Gets $10M Infusion from Amazon

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Amazon today announced that it will invest $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. The investment will increase the availability of curbside recycling for 3 million homes in communities across the country, making it easier for customers to recycle and further develop end markets for recycled commodities. The investment will divert 1 million tons of recyclable material from landfill into the recycling stream and eliminate the equivalent of 2 million metric tons of CO2 by 2028 — equivalent to shutting down a coal-fired power plant for six months.

PepsiCo, Seventh Gen, CLF Bring Sustainable Plastics Closer to Reality
PepsiCo, Seventh Gen, CLF Bring Sustainable Plastics Closer to Reality

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - There’s a flurry of activity this week, as several heavy-hitters announce moves that promise big ripple effects in the plastics and packaging space. PepsiCo, Inc. today announced a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries, Inc., a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop’s joint venture facility in the US and incorporate Loop™ PET plastic, which is 100 percent recycled material, into its product packaging by early 2020.

Wales Aims to Become First ‘Refill Nation,’ Teach Residents ‘Value of Tap Water’
Wales Aims to Become First ‘Refill Nation,’ Teach Residents ‘Value of Tap Water’

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Welsh Government and City to Sea, a group campaigning against single-use plastics, are collaborating on the development of campaigns to encourage refills and change residents’ behavior to make tap water their first choice for hydration. While the campaigns will help people ‘see the value of water,’ the government has also announced an additional £15 million of capital funding to further improve Local Authority recycling collection systems and infrastructure, including for plastics.

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Embracing Blockchain to Empower Consumers to Address Their Climate Impacts
Embracing Blockchain to Empower Consumers to Address Their Climate Impacts

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Imagine buying a pair of shoes and being able to address the carbon emissions from those shoes’ production and transportation right when you buy them. To date, this hasn’t been possible: We didn’t have blockchain to immutably and transparently track the carbon; point-of-sale integrations were cumbersome, and the carbon market has only worked in tonnes while a pair of shoes is around 12kg of carbon.

Q&A: Fuji Xerox on the Circular Approach That Redefined Its Business
Q&A: Fuji Xerox on the Circular Approach That Redefined Its Business

WASTE NOT - Long before concepts such as future-fit and circular became buzzwords, Fuji Xerox was already busy redefining business as usual and demonstrating the opportunities to be harnessed by embracing a more sustainable, resource-efficient business model.

Collaboration Imperative for Making Sustainability Commitments a Reality
Collaboration Imperative for Making Sustainability Commitments a Reality

COLLABORATION - Recent climate change talks in Bonn drew to a close last week without major fanfare. However, despite no landmark announcements — such as that coming out of Paris after COP21 — it was nonetheless a critical meeting, with a key aim of better defining ‘how’ to make the ambitions set out in Paris in 2015 a reality and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. For those of us leading sustainability efforts for companies, the COP talks are a great opportunity to learn about what’s happening at a global level and reflect on how we, as just one actor, fit into the bigger picture.

G-Star RAW Unveils First-Ever C2C Gold Certified Denim
G-Star RAW Unveils First-Ever C2C Gold Certified Denim

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Denim has rightfully earned its reputation as a dirty business, but denim brand G-Star Raw is continuing its efforts to shape a new future for the fabric with the development of the first-ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold level certified denim.

CDP: Inaction on Deforestation Is Putting $941B at Risk
CDP: Inaction on Deforestation Is Putting $941B at Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new report by CDP has revealed the extent to which deforestation threatens the global economy — and the numbers are staggering.

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Report Reveals Tech Industry Giants Failing to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains
Report Reveals Tech Industry Giants Failing to Keep Child Labor Out of Cobalt Supply Chains

WALKING THE TALK - Cobalt is back in the news, as a new report from Amnesty International reveals that tech industry giants such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Renault and Vodafone aren’t doing enough to keep child labor out of cobalt battery supply chains in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and China.

Canopy Releases Viscose Producer Progress on Deforestation-Free Supply Chains
Canopy Releases Viscose Producer Progress on Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - As part of its CanopyStyle initiative, environmental NGO Canopy has released an updated and expanded edition of its Hot Button Report, a ranking of eleven viscose and rayon producers that represent 70 percent of global viscose production.

Report: Digitizing Leftover Garment Data Could Unlock Billions for Fashion Industry
Report: Digitizing Leftover Garment Data Could Unlock Billions for Fashion Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies operating in the apparel industry could be missing out on new opportunities for growth by not digitizing data on leftovers from garment factories, says a new report by H&M Foundation Global Change Award winner Reverse Resources.

UN Migration Agency, RBA Team Up to Target Forced Labor, Exploitation
UN Migration Agency, RBA Team Up to Target Forced Labor, Exploitation

SUPPLY CHAIN - The issue of worker exploitation and forced labor continues to gain global attention, as more and more companies rise to the challenge to align their operations with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Scope 3: The Serious Path Towards Sustainability
Scope 3: The Serious Path Towards Sustainability

SUPPLY CHAIN - More and more companies are making public commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions outside of their own operations. Why? Because compared to scope 1 and 2 emissions (from direct activities), avoiding scope 3 emissions can have the greatest impact on a corporate footprint. The numbers are clear: The majority of GHG emissions come from indirect activities, both upstream and downstream, in the supply chain. In fact, for most of consumer goods products manufacturing, scope 3 emissions account for over 70 percent of overall GHG emissions. Included is everything from purchasing raw materials to end of life treatment.

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It’s All About the Chain, Gang: Procurement the Link to Sustainable Supply Chains
It’s All About the Chain, Gang: Procurement the Link to Sustainable Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - We are transitioning to a low-carbon, circular and inclusive economy. The latest arrival to the party is the procurement department — and none too soon, given the mammoth challenge ahead to make global supply chains sustainable and ethical. If you’re looking to fill your procurement cart with insights on tackling the challenges, read on for information about two tools and a city with a supply chain vision.

Ganaz: Putting Tech in Workers’ Hands to Improve Recruitment Practices
Ganaz: Putting Tech in Workers’ Hands to Improve Recruitment Practices

MARKETING AND COMMS - Brands have identified labor recruitment as one of the riskiest parts of their supply chains, and rightly so. Human trafficking, forced labor and wage theft often have their origin in recruiting practices.

How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains
How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Ohio-based Buckhorn manufactures different types of heavy-duty, reusable plastic packaging for the food processing, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, bakery and agriculture industries, with a focus on improving companies’ supply chain performance by reducing product waste and material handling costs. The company is also dedicated to keeping its own impacts in check by buying back end-of-life containers for recycling; the company then incorporates ground-up recycled materials, called ‘regrind,’ into the next generation of containers. We spoke with president Ken Kozicki to learn more about Buckhorn’s commitment to eliminating waste throughout its value chain.

Microsoft, Pact Expand Partnership to Eradicate Child Labor in DRC Mining
Microsoft, Pact Expand Partnership to Eradicate Child Labor in DRC Mining

SUPPLY CHAIN - Microsoft Corp. and international development organization Pact have announced an expanded partnership to address child labor mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining and will build on the successful Watoto Inje ya Mungoti (Children Out of Mining) project.

How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity
How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - While eliminating human trafficking and sourcing from environmentally responsible suppliers are now common topics in supply chain management, in fact they are just two of many ways a company can have a positive impact on communities through its supply chain. Dell is one company showing that increasing the diversity of suppliers, with a focus on women and minority-owned companies, can not only help bring opportunities to new sectors, but build a better business, as well.

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Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk
Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk

SUPPLY CHAIN - Approximately 21 million around the globe are victims of modern slavery, a number that has grown significantly over the last year as a result of the escalating migrant crisis in Europe, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

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