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2015 Dupont Packaging Innovation Winners Feature Less Material, Increased Recyclability
2015 Dupont Packaging Innovation Winners Feature Less Material, Increased Recyclability

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently judged recognition of innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging value chain. This year, a panel of experts evaluated almost 140 entries from over 25 countries and on Friday awarded one diamond winner, five gold winners and seven silver winners based on "excellence" in one, two or all three categories: technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience."This year's winners … exemplify how collaboration, innovation and packaging excellence converge to generate game-changing solutions that positively impact our lives," said William J. Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. - 4 years ago

This Year's Inspired Leadership Award Highlighting the New 'Breed of Leadership Business Needs'
This Year's Inspired Leadership Award Highlighting the New 'Breed of Leadership Business Needs'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Last week, seven young nominees were announced for the 2015 Inspired Leadership Award (ILA), an annual prize recognizing leaders with the potential to positively impact lives on a global scale for generations to come. - 4 years ago

Bank of America Commits Another $600 Million for Second Green Bond
Bank of America Commits Another $600 Million for Second Green Bond

Cleantech / On Thursday, Bank of America Corporation announced that it has issued its second green bond for $600 million in aggregate principal amount, as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a low-carbon economy by advancing renewable energy and promoting energy efficiency. - 4 years ago

Starbucks Moving Ethos Water Operations Out of California; Walmart Faces Petition to Do the Same
Starbucks Moving Ethos Water Operations Out of California; Walmart Faces Petition to Do the Same

Supply Chain / Starbucks has become the latest corporation to move its water bottling operations out of California: Last Thursday, the company announced that it would move sourcing and manufacturing of its Ethos Water out of state due to the serious drought conditions and necessary water-conservation efforts in California. Over the next six months, Starbucks plans to move production to its Pennsylvania supplier, while exploring alternatives to transition to a new source and supplier to serve the company’s West Coast distribution. - 4 years ago

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Mars Agrees with WHO, Promises to List Added Sugars in Nutritional Facts
Mars Agrees with WHO, Promises to List Added Sugars in Nutritional Facts

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Friday, Mars announced it would support two important recommendations designed to help consumers limit their intake of added sugars and achieve healthier, more balanced diets.The candy giant is endorsing recommendations that people should limit their intake of added sugars to no more than 10 percent of their total calorie intake. The recommendations come from leading global health authorities including the World Health Organization, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. - 4 years ago

2016 Ford F-150 Comes with CNG/Propane Conversion Option, Reducing CO2 Emissions by 20%
2016 Ford F-150 Comes with CNG/Propane Conversion Option, Reducing CO2 Emissions by 20%

Cleantech / Last week, Ford announced that its 2016 F-150 truck will have an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter, V8-powered models to run on clean, low-cost compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup.Next year’s F-150 will be available for order this summer. Along with the factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package, the new model includes upgraded intake and exhaust valves and valve seats to ensure the engine performs to customers’ expectations. - 4 years ago

Shareholders, Interest Groups Launch Two-Pronged Assault on Kraft’s Non-Recyclable Capri Sun Pouches
Shareholders, Interest Groups Launch Two-Pronged Assault on Kraft’s Non-Recyclable Capri Sun Pouches

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / At a shareholder meeting on Tuesday, a proposal to Kraft Foods Group asserting that non-recyclable packaging — particularly that of Capri Sun pouches — is wasting valuable resources received the support of 29.2 percent of shares voted, according to As You Sow. The shares favoring the proposal have a market value of more than $9 billion. - 4 years ago

#BusinessCase: Dow/TNC Study Highlights Benefits of Valuing Ecosystem Services
#BusinessCase: Dow/TNC Study Highlights Benefits of Valuing Ecosystem Services

New Metrics / According to a recent study in Ecosystem Services, businesses may pay more for less reliable sources of water in the future. - 4 years ago

Purdue Students Develop Device That Harnesses Energy from Nuclear Waste
Purdue Students Develop Device That Harnesses Energy from Nuclear Waste

Waste Not / Three Purdue students and a graduate have launched a startup called Atlas Energy Systems, that has found a way to turn nuclear waste into its own source of energy, according to The Purdue Exponent. The project that started in an apartment as a prototype held together with Scotch tape has gone on to win the Indiana Clean Energy Challenge. - 4 years ago

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Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016
Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today, Panera Bread shared its progress in removing a host of what the company deems “unacceptable” ingredients. Panera has committed to remove artificial additives and published a No No List of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives that the Company has eliminated or intends to remove from its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-café food menus by the end of 2016. This move makes Panera Bread the first national restaurant company in the U.S. to publicly share a comprehensive list of ingredients that will be removed from or will never appear in its menu items. - 4 years ago

In the Wake of Tragedy: Brands Come Together to Aid Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
In the Wake of Tragedy: Brands Come Together to Aid Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

Collaboration / The 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake that hit on April 25th has yielded a death toll of over 6,000, with thousands still reported missing. Villages throughout the country have been destroyed as well as a large portion of the capital Kathmandu. The Guardian reports that 90 percent of clinics and schools in some districts have become completely unusable. “There are still injured there who have not been treated. Whole villages are flattened. They need tents very badly,” Kempo Chimed Tsering, a local religious leader, told the Guardian. - 4 years ago

Report: Oceans Valued at $24 Trillion, Rank as World's Seventh-Largest Economy
Report: Oceans Valued at $24 Trillion, Rank as World's Seventh-Largest Economy

Waste Not / A recent report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates the ocean’s value at $24 trillion, making it the world’s seventh-largest economy. The annual “goods and services” it provides, such as food, rounds out to about $2.5 trillion, a value that the report warns is at risk due to overfishing, pollution and climate change. - 4 years ago

Tesla Energy Set to Revolutionize Solar Storage for Homes, Businesses, Utilities
Tesla Energy Set to Revolutionize Solar Storage for Homes, Businesses, Utilities

Cleantech / Tesla Energy, the latest from Tesla Motors visionary Elon Musk, was introduced last night onstage at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, California, just south of LA. A statement from the company describes the new development as "a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels." - 4 years ago

Trending: 'Low-Carb' Clothing, a T-Shirt Vending Machine and a Nordic Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion
Trending: 'Low-Carb' Clothing, a T-Shirt Vending Machine and a Nordic Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion

Supply Chain / The past week saw continued momentum in the global push for a more sustainable fashion industry, some from some surprising sources. - 4 years ago

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C2C Design Challenge Winners Help Reduce Water Waste, Build Better Furniture, Reduce Obsoletism
C2C Design Challenge Winners Help Reduce Water Waste, Build Better Furniture, Reduce Obsoletism

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk announced the winners of the inaugural Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, which asked participants to design products made with materials that can return safely to industry or nature at the end of use, fulfilling a core criterion of “remaking the way we make things.” - 4 years ago

Uber and Goodwill Partner to Make Spring Cleaning Simple and Easy
Uber and Goodwill Partner to Make Spring Cleaning Simple and Easy

Waste Not / Spring cleaning this year just got a little easier: On Saturday, May 2nd, donating old clothes will be a breeze thanks to a partnership between Goodwill and Uber. Donors can open the Uber app on Saturday, select the GIVE option at the bottom of the screen and request a pickup for their donations to be delivered directly to their local Goodwill, free of charge. - 4 years ago

‘Return on Meaning’: Top Meaningful Brands Enjoy 46% Higher Share of Wallet Than Low Performers
‘Return on Meaning’: Top Meaningful Brands Enjoy 46% Higher Share of Wallet Than Low Performers

New Metrics / Meaningful Brands® – Havas Media Group’s metric of brand strength – is the first global study to show how our quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human and business level. The study includes 1,000 brands, 300,000 people, 12 industries and 34 countries; and covers the role brands play in our communities and our personal wellbeing, as well as marketplace factors that relate to product performance such as quality and price. - 4 years ago

UCSD Undergrads Create First Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard
UCSD Undergrads Create First Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / San Diego is home to a robust surfing industry and now, thanks to a collaboration with UC San Diego’s biology and chemistry students, the city is also home to the world’s first algae-based surfboard. The prototype was publicly introduced last week to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at San Diego Symphony Hall, where he hosted the premiere of the National Geographic “World’s Smart Cities: San Diego” documentary. The program, which features innovations from UC San Diego, is scheduled to air April 25 and May 2 on the National Geographic Channel. - 4 years ago

UPSTREAM Hands State Officials Model Legislation for Optimizing Packaging Recycling
UPSTREAM Hands State Officials Model Legislation for Optimizing Packaging Recycling

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Today, environmental advocacy organization UPSTREAM announced the release of model legislation that state legislatures can adopt to optimize recycling, address litter and create jobs through shared responsibility for packaging. The model legislation was developed by UPSTREAM in consultation with local government officials and recycling experts throughout the country. - 4 years ago

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Unilever Throws Weight Behind Social Movements to Demand Climate Action, End Poverty
Unilever Throws Weight Behind Social Movements to Demand Climate Action, End Poverty

Collaboration / Today, Unilever announced plans to partner with leading mass social movements Global Citizen and Live Earth: Road to Paris, which respectively commit to activating consumers to demand climate action at COP21 and reducing extreme poverty by 2030. - 4 years ago

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