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Soon 30-Minute Delivery Option Won’t Just Be for Pizza Anymore, Says Amazon
Soon 30-Minute Delivery Option Won’t Just Be for Pizza Anymore, Says Amazon

Last night on “60 Minutes,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled to Charlie Rose the company’s latest advancement in customer convenience — Amazon Prime Air, which will promise package delivery by tiny, unmanned drones that Bezos called "octocopters" within 30 minutes of order placement.

Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat
Greenpeace Linking Host of Household Brands to Destruction of Sumatran Tiger Habitat

SUPPLY CHAIN - Greenpeace International tonight launched a report calling out a host of consumer products companies — including Colgate Palmolive, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft), Nestlé Oil, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and a host of other companies — as guilty by association for rainforest destruction in Indonesia, a crucial habitat region for the endangered Sumatran tiger.A License to Kill: How Deforestation for Palm Oil Is Driving Sumatran Tigers Toward Extinction links the companies to Singapore-based Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil processor, which accounts for over one-third of the global palm oil processing market and has a distribution network covering over 50 countries.

Fields Not Factories: Sustainability-Driven Innovation at Seventh Generation
Fields Not Factories: Sustainability-Driven Innovation at Seventh Generation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What does it take to grow and profit in the immensely competitive household and personal products industry dominated by giants Unilever and Procter & Gamble? And how can sustainability be the lever that provides revenue growth and product differentiation?

Abbott Labs, DuPont Reject Investor Proposals To Eliminate GMOs
Abbott Labs, DuPont Reject Investor Proposals To Eliminate GMOs

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Abbott Laboratories last week rejected a proposal from shareholders to remove genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its natural products, which includes its Similac baby formula. Biotech firm DuPont also defeated a resolution to disclose genetically engineered seeds.

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Co-op, Nestlé, Sainsbury’s Using New Research to Inform Reduction in Supply Chain Footprints
Co-op, Nestlé, Sainsbury’s Using New Research to Inform Reduction in Supply Chain Footprints

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Co-operative Group, Nestlé and Sainsbury’s say they will improve the sustainability performance of some of their products in response to research from the Product Sustainability Forum.The study, published by the Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP), analyzed 50 grocery products with the biggest environmental impact and found that together they contribute between 21 and 33 percent of household greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the products include such staples as bread, potatoes, bananas and milk.

Unilever Redesigns Aerosol Deodorants For Smaller Environmental Impact
Unilever Redesigns Aerosol Deodorants For Smaller Environmental Impact

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Unilever, the UK’s largest deodorant manufacturer, unveiled a new product design that could make the category significantly more sustainable.

European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'
European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'

WASTE NOT - This post first appeared on edie.net on December 17, 2012.

Linking “greener” operations to mission of healing is key to long-term sustainability of health care organizations
Linking “greener” operations to mission of healing is key to long-term sustainability  of health care organizations

PRESS RELEASE - New Brunswick, NJ (Sept. 26, 2012) – At today’s 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference, a research study was showcased revealing that increased global demand for more sustainable health care is driving the creation of “greener” products and purchasing guidelines among health care institutions.

First Solar-Powered E-Reader Case Wins Innovation Award
First Solar-Powered E-Reader Case Wins Innovation Award

Owners of Kindle e-readers now have the option to power their devices in a sunny window.

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Evolving Mobile Apps May Replace Eco-Labels
Evolving Mobile Apps May Replace Eco-Labels

Advances in mobile technology could do away with some eco-labels as an increasing number of consumer products are given smart barcodes, says consultant group Organic Monitor.

Lowe’s To Offer Smart Home Equipment For Mass Market This Year
Lowe’s To Offer Smart Home Equipment For Mass Market This Year

Lowe's, the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, announced it is entering the emerging smart energy market, with a system called Iris that allows home energy management, automation, and monitoring.

P&G, NRDC and FSC: The Debate Over Sustainable Tissue Continues
P&G, NRDC and FSC: The Debate Over Sustainable Tissue Continues

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Earlier this year, P&G outlined a comprehensive framework for its leading brands to increase their positive impacts on society and the environment. But forest-conservation NGOs say they need less talk, more action when it comes to P&G's tissue products.

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