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ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry
ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry

Leadership / The textile and apparel industries are widely known to have considerable environmental and social impacts on both local and global levels. The leather industry is no exception — in India, approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed to poor working conditions that violate their human rights and negatively affect their health. - 3 years ago

Trending: Tesco, Quebec Target Food Waste with New Hotline, Recovery Program
Trending: Tesco, Quebec Target Food Waste with New Hotline, Recovery Program

Organizational Change / Tackling food waste continues to be a top priority for the food industry and local governments, and two new initiatives in the UK and Canada present important opportunities to reduce environmental impacts while improving public health. - 3 years ago

China Using Electron Beams to Treat Textile Wastewater
China Using Electron Beams to Treat Textile Wastewater

Cleantech / Textile dyeing accounts for one fifth of all industrial wastewater pollution generated worldwide and much of it, particularly in developing countries in Asia, goes untreated. Now, China is employing electron beams to treat effluent from textile dyeing plants, ushering in a new era for radiation technology. - 3 years ago

Jaguar Land Rover, Tesla Harness Renewables to Reduce Impacts, Tackle Energy Security
Jaguar Land Rover, Tesla Harness Renewables to Reduce Impacts, Tackle Energy Security

Cleantech / Renewables continue to gain traction both with businesses and governments, offering solutions to reduce impacts and address issues of energy security. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the latest to embrace renewables, signing a new agreement with EDF Energy to buy all of its electricity for its manufacturing and production sites from renewable sources up to March 2020. - 3 years ago

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London, Wales Launch Ambitious New Circular Economy Schemes
London, Wales Launch Ambitious New Circular Economy Schemes

The Next Economy / More and more, circular economic models are providing ways for governments and businesses to increase efficiency, reduce waste and create new jobs. Two new initiatives in the UK reinforce that adopting circular principles presents significant economic opportunities for businesses. The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has approved a new £50 million business plan for the period of 2017–2020 to help reinvigorate London’s recycling efforts and accelerate the development of the circular economy in the capital. - 3 years ago

Groundbreaking Report Provides Government with Road Map to Cut U.S. Food Waste
Groundbreaking Report Provides Government with Road Map to Cut U.S. Food Waste

Waste Not / While more than 42 million Americans lack access to a sufficient amount of food, a staggering 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. is uneaten, resulting in at least 62.5 million tons of wasted food annually. Meanwhile, a mere 10 percent of food is recovered each year across the entire supply chain. Tackling the growing problem of food waste has become a top priority for governments and businesses across the globe, but many laws and policies designed to enhance food recovery fail to address the needs facing the evolving landscape of food donation. - 3 years ago

Trending: New Solutions for Coffee Capsules, Hard-to-Recycle Products Reach Commercial Scale
Trending: New Solutions for Coffee Capsules, Hard-to-Recycle Products Reach Commercial Scale

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Coffee cups, coffee capsules and MDF are some of the most popular and hard-to-recycle products in circulation, accounting for hundreds of thousands of tons of waste sent to landfill each year — an issue that companies and governments are striving to address. New initiatives and innovations across industries could, however, set a new standard for these problematic products. - 3 years ago

EPA Axes Obama-Era Requirement to Provide Methane Data
EPA Axes Obama-Era Requirement to Provide Methane Data

Leadership / The changing of the guard at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prompted the withdrawal of a request for owners and operators in the oil and gas industry to provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations. The withdrawal is effective immediately, meaning owners and operators — including those who have received an extension to their due dates for providing the information — are no longer required to respond. - 3 years ago

Trending: Danone, Nestlé Move Towards Circularity with Bio-Based PET Bottles
Trending: Danone, Nestlé Move Towards Circularity with Bio-Based PET Bottles

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Food industry giants Danone, Nestlé and Kroger are the latest companies to harness design and circular principles to move the food and beverage industry towards zero waste. Danone and Nestlé Waters, two of the world’s largest bottled water companies, have partnered with California-based startup Origin Materials to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, they aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made entirely from bio-based materials. - 3 years ago

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GE, UC Davis, Winesecrets Are Turning Recycled Rainwater into Wine
GE, UC Davis, Winesecrets Are Turning Recycled Rainwater into Wine

Cleantech / Water is an increasingly precious resource and no one knows this better than California. Last year marked the state’s sixth consecutive year of drought, an issue that is putting serious strain on its agriculture and viticulture industries. Achieving a sustainable water future is critical to meet the needs of people, businesses and the environment, a prospect that local and national businesses alike aren’t taking lying down. - 3 years ago

Heathrow Moves Towards Carbon Neutrality with New Sustainability Strategy
Heathrow Moves Towards Carbon Neutrality with New Sustainability Strategy

Organizational Change / London’s Heathrow Airport has unveiled a new sustainability leadership strategy designed to make Heathrow a center of excellence in the aviation industry. The strategy announces ambitious goals to reduce the airport’s and the industry’s environmental impacts while maximizing economic opportunities throughout the UK. Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities. - 3 years ago

Toyota, Shell Place Their Bets on Fuel Cells for the Future
Toyota, Shell Place Their Bets on Fuel Cells for the Future

Cleantech / While electric vehicles have long been identified as a leading solution to reduce emissions and combat climate change, hydrogen fuel cells are still met with significant criticism. The flammability of the element leaves many skeptical about the feasibility of fuel cell vehicles, but for companies such as Toyota and Shell, hydrogen is the future. - 3 years ago

Kashi Expands Certified Transitional Portfolio to Scale Organic Farmland
Kashi Expands Certified Transitional Portfolio to Scale Organic Farmland

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In an effort to help support farmers and increase the amount of farmland dedicated to organic production, Kashi has introduced a second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional portfolio. - 3 years ago

H&M, Zara Boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit Over Worker Treatment Issues
H&M, Zara Boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit Over Worker Treatment Issues

Leadership / If there existed any question about the effectiveness of boycotts, recent actions taken across the retail industry by both consumers and brands should remove any doubt. The performance of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line plummeted as her father’s presidential campaign gained momentum, leading major retailers such as Nordstrom to pull the plug on her products not long after his inauguration. - 3 years ago

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Feed the Truth to Put Public Health — Not Special Interests — First in Food Industry
Feed the Truth to Put Public Health — Not Special Interests — First in Food Industry

Leadership / Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks, has launched an independent organization that seeks to improve public health by making truth, transparency and integrity the foremost values in today’s food system. - 3 years ago

Trending: Liquid Hydrogen, Ocean Plastics Could Revolutionize Aviation Industry
Trending: Liquid Hydrogen, Ocean Plastics Could Revolutionize Aviation Industry

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Transport constitutes approximately 20 percent of global energy use — a figure that is set to grow — and a new study published by physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability — A Review Journal has identified liquid hydrogen as a realistic option for what can be considered the most problematic modes of transportation in terms of sustainability — air travel. While Professor Hermans of Leiden University’s Huygen’s Laboratory admits that traditional oil-based fuels such as gasoline, diesel and kerosene are both convenient and boast an appealing energy-to-volume ratio, liquid hydrogen could offer a potential solution for sustainable air travel in the future. - 3 years ago

Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism
Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Travel platform Booking.com is making moves to drive the tourism industry towards a more sustainable model with the launch of a new accelerator program, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week program taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to $538,000 from Booking.com. - 3 years ago

WWF: Sustainability Standards Unlock New Market Opportunities, Accelerate SDGs
WWF: Sustainability Standards Unlock New Market Opportunities, Accelerate SDGs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Changing consumer attitudes and the reality of climate change have shifted the conversation about the business case for sustainability. For more and more companies, embedding sustainable business practices into operations, business models and missions is no longer optional — it is now imperative in order to remain competitive. - 3 years ago

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Toolkit for Sustainability Planning
Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Toolkit for Sustainability Planning

Organizational Change / The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has launched a new Future Scenarios Toolkit in an effort to provide informed future planning guidance. The toolkit offers companies a clear and robust framework to analyze potential future scenarios regarding impacts (social, environmental, governmental, etc.) to their business, their supply chain, and their production, as well as successfully prepare to tackle those scenarios. - 3 years ago

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Outdoor Brands Divided on Attending Retailer Show in Utah
Outdoor Brands Divided on Attending Retailer Show in Utah

Leadership / In response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s resolution urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument, Patagonia announced that it would be opting out of this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show. Outdoor Retailer (OR) is held every year in Salt Lake City, Utah, and brings in an estimated $50 million to the state according to the Outdoor Industry Association. - 3 years ago

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