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A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation
A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation

LEADERSHIP - I came to Colorado, like millions before me, for the mountains, the active, sustainable lifestyle — and, of course, the beer. Coloradoans love their beer. So when I was invited up to Fort Collins to check out the water-saving initiatives of a local brewery I jumped at the opportunity. “Which one?” I wondered. Fort Collins is home to more than 15 breweries (roughly 1 for every 10,000 residents), amongst the highest concentrations for any city in America. New Belgium is a certified B Corp — that’d make sense. Or maybe Odell?

Restaurants, Manufacturers, Retailers Offer Best Practices in New Guide to Cutting Food Industry Waste
Restaurants, Manufacturers, Retailers Offer Best Practices in New Guide to Cutting Food Industry Waste

WASTE NOT - Food waste has proved to be a persistent global challenge despite numerous efforts to reduce it from stakeholders throughout the value chain, from corporates, to non-profits, to startups. At the same time, it may not be obvious to business owners and employees what they can do to be reducing food waste in their daily operations.

Hershey Giving Chocolate Lovers More Visibility Into Their Food with SmartLabel
Hershey Giving Chocolate Lovers More Visibility Into Their Food with SmartLabel

MARKETING AND COMMS - Soon consumers in the US will come a lot closer to knowing what's in the food they buy thanks to a new standard being introduced by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). SmartLabel was created to meet the public’s desire for more information about the products they use and consume, and Hershey is the first brand to adopt it.

Trending: Nestlé, McDonald's, Tetra Pak Advance World Domination of Sustainable Packaging
Trending: Nestlé, McDonald's, Tetra Pak Advance World Domination of Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This week, Nestlé announced it is the newest member of the How2Recycle Label Program. Selected Nestlé USA and Purina® brands will use the How2Recycle label to help communicate to the public how to recycle their packaging.The How2Recycle label is a project of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), developed to provide clear and concise on-package recyclability information and keep recoverable materials out of landfills. The brands join over 40 How2Recycle member companies using the label on packaging.

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UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations
UK Brands Turning to Co-Creation to Help Unlock Packaging Innovations

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Flicking through various CSR reports, it’s interesting to note how often packaging is highlighted as an area in need of more attention. It’s hardly surprising given the complexity of applying lifecycle thinking to a material that needs to protect the product inside it while also delivering a satisfying consumer experience.

Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins
Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Dow Chemical Company on Tuesday announced the launch a new family of resins that offers unprecedented performance levels to help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps.Innate Precision Packaging Resins are created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, which Dow says will empower customers to unlock new packaging opportunities through “unmatched stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.”

Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water
Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water

WASTE NOT - Levi Strauss & Co. claims its consumer care recommendations could have saved California 35 billion liters of water over the past four years — the amount of time that the state has been experiencing a severe drought.

Microsoft’s Manufacturing Operations Achieve Carbon Neutrality
Microsoft’s Manufacturing Operations Achieve Carbon Neutrality

NEW METRICS - Microsoft has, as of July 1, 2015, achieved carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations, according to the company’s 2015 Citizenship Report.The software company’s data centers, software development labs, offices and business air travel have been carbon neutral since July 2012.Microsoft was able to achieve carbon neutrality across its global operations due to its internal carbon fee. The program puts a price on carbon and makes the company’s business divisions responsible for the cost of reducing and compensating for the carbon emissions associated with their electricity use and air travel.

BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications
BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications

PRESS RELEASE - Sovermol® 830 promotes sustainable development for industrial flooring systems, coatings exposed to potable water and semi-structural adhesivesExcellent hardening and mechanical characteristics even under difficult conditionsBASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol® trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching a new polyol that makes indoor floorings, e.g. in industrial warehouses or sports halls, more resistant.

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€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste
€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste

WASTE NOT - UK waste-reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced a three-year commitment to reducing clothing waste through a new €3.6 million pilot project. Funded by EU LIFE, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) aims to divert over 90,000 tonnes per year of clothing waste from landfill and incineration across Europe by March 2019.

New Avery Dennison technology allows clear label/glass separation
New Avery Dennison technology allows clear label/glass separation

PRESS RELEASE - The removal of self-adhesive labels from one-way glass bottles can be a challenge during the glass recycling process, impacting both the quality and availability of recycled material. Avery Dennison Glass Recycling materials use a self-adhesive technology that helps to solve these challenges, whilst at the same time maintaining shelf appeal. 

PepsiCo, Unilever, WWF Leading Coalition Pushing for Value Chain Collaboration in Fighting Food Waste
PepsiCo, Unilever, WWF Leading Coalition Pushing for Value Chain Collaboration in Fighting Food Waste

WASTE NOT - As we prepare for the innumerable resource challenges of supporting a population expected to top 9 billion in the next 35 years, it is simply unacceptable to continue wasting food. Organizations large and small are now focusing a variety of efforts on eliminating food waste.

Freight: Ripe (and Largely Uncharted) Territory to Add to Your Company's Sustainability Map
Freight: Ripe (and Largely Uncharted) Territory to Add to Your Company's Sustainability Map

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent review of corporate responsibility reports from major consumer-facing brands, Environmental Defense Fund found that barely half of the companies mentioned the environmental impact of their freight supply chain and the steps they were taking to reduce this impact. This is unfortunate for two reasons: Freight transportation is a major source of corporate-caused climate pollution, and it’s ripe for rapidly achieving significant cost-savings and emissions reductions.

Materiality Assessment Finds Materials, Transparency, GHGs Critical Issues for Cleaning Products Industry
Materiality Assessment Finds Materials, Transparency, GHGs Critical Issues for Cleaning Products Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the first-ever industry materiality assessment in its 2015 Sustainability Report on Tuesday. Sustainability analytics firm Framework LLC conducted the assessment using data from across the sector’s value chain to map critical risks and opportunities, and found materials, transparency, and greenhouse gases among the top concerns for the $30 billion cleaning products industry.

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United Upcycles Banners Into Bags to Benefit Re:new Project, Peruvian Forest Project
United Upcycles Banners Into Bags to Benefit Re:new Project, Peruvian Forest Project

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More than 20 large banners that encouraged United Airlines customers to “Fly the Friendly Skies” at Chicago O’Hare found new life; the airline worked with the Columbia College Chicago Department of Fashion Studies and the Re:new Project – a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for refugee women – to transform the large fabric signs into 100 eco-friendly carry-on bags.

Xerox, Starwood Hotels, Bigelow Shift Allegiance from SFI to FSC for Responsible Paper Practices
Xerox, Starwood Hotels, Bigelow Shift Allegiance from SFI to FSC for Responsible Paper Practices

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Environmental watchdog ForestEthics announced today that four major US companies — Xerox, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Dental and Bigelow Tea — have expanded their commitment to support and promote responsible forestry, by distancing their brands from the controversial Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) paper and wood certification and labeling, and instead supporting and promoting that of the Forest Stewardship Council.

Toyota Sets Goals for Better Cars, Manufacturing and Communities
Toyota Sets Goals for Better Cars, Manufacturing and Communities

CLEANTECH - Toyota recently announced a set of goals to be achieved over the next 35 years, which address key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion and degradation of biodiversity.The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles as much as possible. The challenge is composed of six individual challenges across three areas: Ever-better cars, ever-better manufacturing and enriching lives of communities.Ever-better cars

WRAP to Lead €2.1M Raw Materials Recovery Project for Electronics
WRAP to Lead €2.1M Raw Materials Recovery Project for Electronics

THE NEXT ECONOMY - UK waste-reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is launching a first-of-its-kind project to explore commercial opportunities for harvesting critical raw materials (CRMs) and precious metals from everyday end-of-life electronic products. The EU LIFE-funded project, Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery (CRM Recovery), will link collection methods with recovery success.

Trending: UK Grocers Turning Waste into Packaging
Trending: UK Grocers Turning Waste into Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - British grocery chains Tesco and Waitrose have added a new facet to their waste-mitigation efforts by launching upcycled packaging.Beginning this month, Tesco shoppers could get their groceries in recycled plastic bags made from back-of-store waste plastic, such as pallet and multi-pack wrapping. Recycling firm Eurokey is collecting and sorting Tesco’s plastic waste, and plastics recycler Papier-Mettier is processing it and turning it into single-use carrier bags.

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H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh
H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

SUPPLY CHAIN - Earlier this month, H&M was accused of being “dramatically behind schedule” in meeting the requirements of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in a joint report from the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium.

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