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Designing a Sustainable Coffee Pod: Club Coffee’s PurPod100
Designing a Sustainable Coffee Pod: Club Coffee’s PurPod100

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design Portfolio. Previously, I interviewed the inventor of the world’s first reusable beeswax food wraps. In this second article of the three-part series, I spoke to Claudio Gemmiti, Club Coffee’s SVP of Innovation and Strategic Growth.

Trending: Finally, Real Solutions to Tackle Coffee Cup Waste
Trending: Finally, Real Solutions to Tackle Coffee Cup Waste

WASTE NOT - With millions of disposable coffee cups finding their way into landfill each year, businesses and local authorities across the globe have been searching for ways to increase recycling and recovery of the single-use item. Building on the success of previous in-store cup and pilot recycling schemes, major brands in the UK have launched two permanent solutions for scaling coffee cup recycling.

Coded Yarns Poised to Weave Transparency, Traceability into Textile Supply Chain
Coded Yarns Poised to Weave Transparency, Traceability into Textile Supply Chain

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Traceability is an ongoing concern for the textile industry. Technologies such as barcodes, QR codes and RFID tags have been put in place to enhance supply chain transparency, but they often fail to provide complete traceability. Researchers at the University of Borås in Sweden have developed a novel coded yarn-based tracking system that promises to overcome existing limitations and deliver improved traceability.

Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award
Head & Shoulders Receives United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Award

PRESS RELEASE - The world’s #1 shampoo brand Head & Shoulders was the recipient of a UN Momentum for Change award in the Planetary Health category. The award recognises novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet. The Momentum for Change initiative, spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, shines light on some of the most innovative, scalable and practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change.

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#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models
#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earthshine, a consultancy and think tank focused on business and economic transformation, and remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk have released a new business case white paper demonstrating how remanufacturing within a circular economy can deliver a wide range of benefits for society, environment and economy.

Disruptive Suppliers Giving Big Business Boost Towards Achieving Sustainability Goals
Disruptive Suppliers Giving Big Business Boost Towards Achieving Sustainability Goals

COLLABORATION - Isle of Wight-based ethical apparel startup Rapanui has come a long way since its conception in 2009, when brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight launched with a mere £200. Now, with almost a decade of experience under its belt, Rapanui is helping other UK businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

Extraordinary Water Conservation is an Everyday Result for Rolland
Extraordinary Water Conservation is an Everyday Result for Rolland

PRESS RELEASE - The Rolland mill manufactures premium post-consumer recycled papers while recirculating each drop of water 30 times.

Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?
Can Performance Reporting for Different Companies Be Both Context-Based and Comparable?

NEW METRICS - One of the hallmarks of context-based sustainability (CBS) as an approach to performance accounting in business is that it features the use of organization- or company-specific metrics. Indeed, a basic tenet of CBS is that no two organizations are exactly alike and it makes sense, therefore, for them to use different metrics to assess their performance, all in accordance with their own materiality determinations.

Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data
Asda, Co-op Collaborate to Streamline Supply Chain Sustainability Data

SUPPLY CHAIN - British supermarket giants Asda and The Co-operative, together with leading sustainable business and supply chain platform 2degrees, are paving the way for the future of supply chain collaboration by enabling mutual suppliers to submit aggregated data on waste, water and ener

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Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives
Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives

COLLABORATION - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is on a mission to help consumers make healthier choices with the launch of a new pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches
Member Spotlight: Not just talk – Michele Bartolini shares how Rolland practices what it preaches

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Michele Bartolini, Marketing Director at Rolland, sat down with us recently to share how efficiencies and a new method of operating significantly reduced their product footprint and the need she sees for more tools that can help employees translate sustainability theory into their day-to-day functions. Read on to learn how Michele capitalized on her creative acting skills to tell Rolland’s story and what she’s learned from other SB Corporate Members.

Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant
Powered by Partnership: Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), today announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, GA paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power.

How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River
How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Flowing through south-central British Columbia is a crisp river, idyllically flanked by black cliffs. But in the 1970s, the clear water of the Thompson River took on a brown hue and bubbled with foam. Rocks were covered with a thick slime. Area leaders grew concerned that a harmful algal bloom might be to blame, which had potential to harm ecology, area residents and the river’s 24 species of fish, including salmon and rainbow trout. An investigation began into the effects of industrial and municipal discharge – particularly from the Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill and the City of Kamloops.

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ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign
ELC Joins the Renewable Energy 100 Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - As an employer, a corporate citizen and a global company founded on family values, The Estée Lauder Companies considers it one of our responsibilities to address climate change. We believe that working toward a low-carbon future will help ensure a beautiful and sustainable planet for generations to come. On the first day of Climate Week 2017, we are proud to reinforce our commitment to a low-carbon future by joining Renewable Energy 100 (RE100) and co-sponsoring this year’s Climate Week. By supporting Climate Week and signing on to RE100, we are underscoring our commitment to climate action and sourcing 100 percent of our global electricity consumption from renewable energy technologies.

Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report
Kohler Releases 2016 Sustainability and Stewardship Report

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler Co., the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has released its first public sustainability and stewardship report. The report reflects Kohler Co.'s sustainability strategy, introduced in 2008:

GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind
GM’s Ohio and Indiana Plants to Meet Electricity Needs with Wind

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT — All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use.

The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business
The Same, But Different: Some Thoughts on Japanese Business

LEADERSHIP - I recently visited Tokyo on a business trip and had the chance to meet with a number of Japanese companies. At the end of a three-hour meeting with sustainability professionals from a dozen or so multinationals, the host asked me for my impressions of Japanese organizations and their sustainability efforts. My honest answer: “I’m confused.”

Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility
Shaw to Generate Electricity, Use Waste Heat to Increase Efficiency at South Carolina Carpet Fiber Facility

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has committed to building a cogeneration, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant, at its Columbia, S.C. fiber production facility. The electric power plant will provide electricity for the plant and utilize the waste (exhaust) heat from a turbine to produce steam. This production will be enough to meet the entire steam demand of the plant and will replace the majority of electricity supplied by a utility company. With construction well underway, the power plant is expected to be operational by Q1 2018.

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SC Johnson Expands Sustainable Product Portfolio, Acquires Method, Ecover
SC Johnson Expands Sustainable Product Portfolio, Acquires Method, Ecover

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - SC Johnson, a manufacturer of products such as Windex, Glade, Shout, Raid and Pledge, has signed an agreement to acquire Method and Ecover, two consumer brands from People Against Dirty, a B-Corp and pioneer in ‘planet-friendly’ home, fabric and personal care products. Method and Ecover are well known for their use of naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients and responsible packaging.

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