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CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options
CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Green America’s new ‘Skip the Slip’ report tracks the progress on receipt practices of 35 major companies. The retailers’ switch reflects growing consumer demand for digital options and non-toxic, recyclable receipt paper.

Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds
Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The food and gardening startup furthers its mission to “undo food” with the release of organic, non-GMO, domestically grown seeds for 92 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers — in packaging made of 100% recyclable materials.

Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste
Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste

MARKETING AND COMMS - If we want to reduce food waste, we need consumer-led solutions — which can be sparked by retailers. Brands, manufacturers and other food system actors get their message through to consumers if retailers open the door for them.

Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ to Make It Easier for Customers to Discover, Shop for Sustainable Products
Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ to Make It Easier for Customers to Discover, Shop for Sustainable Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Label launches with 25K+ products endorsed by team of third-party sustainability certifiers. And Amazon’s new ‘Compact by Design’ certification aims to reduce carbon emissions through increased efficiency and better packaging.

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In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability
In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - As fashion brands and retailers use the silver lining of COVID-19 to strengthen their sustainability commitments, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can help them demonstrate their sourcing and supply chain commitments to meet customer demand.

Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel
Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - Through its commitment to supporting local producers and providing customers new fuel options, Casey’s has become a key player in the biodiesel industry.

Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC
Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In partnership with major brands and small business owners, Algramo gives consumers a better way to refill household-name cleaning products through a cost effective, smart dispensing system.

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide
General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

WASTE NOT - The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Target Reveals Sweeping Action Plan to Advance Racial Equity
Target Reveals Sweeping Action Plan to Advance Racial Equity

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Target’s new Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH) has created an action plan which focuses on four areas: Team, Guests, Communities and Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

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Q&A: Meet the Team Helping Brands Stay ‘Grounded’ in Their Purpose
Q&A: Meet the Team Helping Brands Stay ‘Grounded’ in Their Purpose

MARKETING AND COMMS - NYC-based brand strategy agency Grounded is on a mission to help brands, retailers and nonprofits activate their purpose and close the stubborn consumer intent-to-action gap.

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag
US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

COLLABORATION - Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste
Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

WASTE NOT - In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

Ibotta Partners with 20+ CPG Brands to Highlight Wasteful Paper Couponing Industry
Ibotta Partners with 20+ CPG Brands to Highlight Wasteful Paper Couponing Industry

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Ibotta teams with CLIF, Danone, Nestlé, The Honest Company and more to raise awareness of coupon waste; partners with Trees for the Future to plant 1M trees to offset environmental impact of paper coupons.

How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals
How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals

WALKING THE TALK - This global pandemic is critical and companies should dedicate every resource to helping their customers get through it, but in the spirit of protecting ourselves from one existential threat, we shouldn’t let another one go completely unnoticed.

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Trending: In Fashion, What’s Outside Also Counts
Trending: In Fashion, What’s Outside Also Counts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New partnerships aim to tackle the fashion industry’s packaging footprint — with circular solutions for polybags and MATCHESFASHION’s new, recyclable boxes furthering the cause.

Jeff Bezos Launches $10B Earth Fund to ‘Preserve and Protect the Natural World’
Jeff Bezos Launches $10B Earth Fund to ‘Preserve and Protect the Natural World’

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Amazon CEO, historically silent on the climate change issue and his company’s role within it, announces his personal vested interest — but critics and Amazon employees want more.

More Major Retailers Are Saying ‘Forever Chemicals No More’
More Major Retailers Are Saying ‘Forever Chemicals No More’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To paraphrase Voltaire: “With great market power comes great responsibility.” Retail market leaders are setting the pace in the transition to safer chemistry in their products and packaging. Their actions add up to saying, “Forever chemicals no more.”

Sustainability Drove Us to Buy Less This Holiday Season
Sustainability Drove Us to Buy Less This Holiday Season

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As retail sales reportedly fell for the first time in 25 years, with particularly weak holiday sales, new research reveals that a new conscientiousness may be a central cause — with sustainability-concerned consumers buying less.

New Retail Platforms Aim to Take Waste Out of Online Clothes Shopping
New Retail Platforms Aim to Take Waste Out of Online Clothes Shopping

WASTE NOT - As we enter the season of giving — and the season of returns — two new, next-gen online retailers aim to address the rampant clothing waste inherent in e-commerce; and reward users for donating their used, unwanted clothing.

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SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?
SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?

COLLABORATION - Over the course of three action-packed days, the inaugural Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 Nov) in Porto, Portugal convened a stellar lineup of business leaders laser-focused on saving the ocean while there’s still time. Here’s what we learned from some of the practitioners and storytellers …

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