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Biome Research Confirms Next-Generation Bioplastics Could Be Derived from Trees
Biome Research Confirms Next-Generation Bioplastics Could Be Derived from Trees

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A research project led by Biome Bioplastics, one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics, has demonstrated the feasibility of extracting organic chemicals from lignin — a complex hydrocarbon that helps to provide structural support in plants and trees — for the manufacture of bioplastics.The results stem from a grant from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, awarded to a consortium led by Biome Bioplastics in early 2013 to investigate lignin as a potential new source of organic chemicals for bioplastics manufacture, which could significantly reduce costs and increase performance of these sustainable materials. - 7 years ago

Brazil Releases Forest Reference Emission Level Assessment, Kickstarting Participation in REDD+
Brazil Releases Forest Reference Emission Level Assessment, Kickstarting Participation in REDD+

The Next Economy / Brazil has created the first Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL), a technical assessment that will measure the country’s reductions in global warming emissions from deforestation.Deforestation is responsible for an estimated 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and reducing deforestation emissions is a central part of mitigating climate change, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). - 7 years ago

Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100
Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100

Product, Service & Design Innovation / An ethical smartphone, air-cleaning carpets and carbon-negative plastic are three of 100 game-changing innovations selected by Scandinavian think tank Sustainia as its top sustainability solutions for the year. Sustainia100 is an annual guide to Sustainia’s picks for 100 projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation from around the world that gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within their respective fields. This year, Sustainia’s research team and advisory board screened a pool of 900+ nominated solutions from which the final 100 solutions were selected. - 7 years ago

New Survey Shows Urgent Demand for Employer Focus on Sustainability
New Survey Shows Urgent Demand for Employer Focus on Sustainability

Organizational Change / WeSpire, the cloud-based engagement platform for engaging employees in environmental, social and other positive corporate initiatives, has released survey results regarding employee engagement trends in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). - 7 years ago

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#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 2: McDonald's, Caesars and Dell on Sustainable Purchasing
#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 2: McDonald's, Caesars and Dell on Sustainable Purchasing

Supply Chain / With such a flurry of activity going on this week at SB ’14 San Diego, we wanted to share some of it as it happens.Here, McDonald’s Bob Langert, Caesars Entertainment’s Jessica Rosman and Dell’s Michael Murphy about the need for collaboration and consistent criteria in sustainable purchasing.Jessica RosmanBob Langert - 7 years ago

#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 1: Avery Dennison, APP, Greenpeace & Future 500 on Ending Deforestation
#SB14sd Sound Bytes, Vol. 1: Avery Dennison, APP, Greenpeace & Future 500 on Ending Deforestation

Supply Chain / With such a flurry of activity going on this week at SB ’14 San Diego, we wanted to share some of it as it happens.Here, Avery Dennison CEO Dean Scarborough, along with Future 500’s Bill Shireman and representatives from formerly sparring organizations that he brought together — Greenpeace and Asia Pulp & Paper — discuss each of their roles in helping to end deforestation. Dean ScarboroughBill Shireman - 7 years ago

Attitudes v. Behaviors, $75B Worth of Plastic Damage Hot Topics on #SB14sd Day One
Attitudes v. Behaviors, $75B Worth of Plastic Damage Hot Topics on #SB14sd Day One

The Next Economy / Monday, day one of SB ’14 San Diego, was jam-packed with thought-provoking workshops featuring dozens of experts sharing their latest research and insights on a variety of topics — from multi-sector anti-deforestation efforts to intrapreneurship to context-based sustainability.The day was dominated by a two-part, day-long session featuring market insights from top researchers. In part one, researchers from Shelton Group, GlobeScan, BBMG, Cone Communications and more shared their latest findings on customer attitudes and behavior, many of which not surprisingly still examined the stubborn gap between the two. - 7 years ago

#SB14sd: Panera Launches Food Policy Focused on Clean Ingredients, Transparency, Positive Impact
#SB14sd: Panera Launches Food Policy Focused on Clean Ingredients, Transparency, Positive Impact

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today, Panera Bread shared a comprehensive set of commitments around its food. The Food Policy, which the company calls a formal articulation of its long-held values, is expressed by a commitment to clean ingredients, transparency and a positive impact (on the food system) rooted in craft. - 7 years ago

EPA Lays Out First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
EPA Lays Out First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

Cleantech / At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the US Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Today’s proposal will protect public health, move the United States toward a cleaner environment and fight climate change while supplying Americans with reliable and affordable power. - 7 years ago

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Auto Industry Calls for Increased Collaboration on Eve of SEC's First Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline
Auto Industry Calls for Increased Collaboration on Eve of SEC's First Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline

Collaboration / With thousands of automotive, electronics and manufacturing companies facing a May 31 deadline to file a Conflict Minerals Report with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) on Friday announced an assessment of industry progress on the issue in the first reporting year, and outlined plans for increased collaboration in the years ahead. - 7 years ago

WOO's Collaborative Supplier Network Helping to Create 'Worlds of Opportunities'
WOO's Collaborative Supplier Network Helping to Create 'Worlds of Opportunities'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Mission-driven startup WOO, true to its name, is helping to create “Worlds of Opportunities” for artisans and other skilled laborers living in impoverished communities throughout Vietnam.Launched in 2009, the growing luxury lifestyle brand is the brainchild of philanthropist and entrepreneur Saskia de Knegt, whose vision to blend talent with underutilized local resources has helped establish livelihoods and repurpose waste streams through the production of handcrafted beeswax candles set in recycled wine and vodka bottles.With a background in medicine and business administration, de Knegt first worked in the medical field in Africa and South America before switching to development aid. - 7 years ago

Unilever Launches Global Platform to Engage with Startups
Unilever Launches Global Platform to Engage with Startups

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Unilever has announced the launch of The Unilever Foundry, a platform that will enable innovative startups to partner with Unilever.The company says the Foundry will enable its global brands to experiment with and pilot new technologies more efficiently, effectively and speedily. It will also provide startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and work on global projects, access mentoring from marketing professionals, and tap into a new source of funding through Unilever Ventures. - 7 years ago

Verizon Offering $6M for Powerful Answers to Four Global Problems
Verizon Offering $6M for Powerful Answers to Four Global Problems

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Verizon is now accepting applications for its Powerful Answers Award, which offers a total of $6 million in prizes for ideas that have the power to create groundbreaking change.Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award invites innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to leverage Verizon’s technology to deliver world-changing solutions and social good. This year, the multimillion-dollar global competition will focus on four categories: Education, Healthcare, Sustainability and (a new category for 2014) Transportation. - 7 years ago

PwC Study: Effective Metrics, Training, Leadership Keys to Supply Chain Sustainability
PwC Study: Effective Metrics, Training, Leadership Keys to Supply Chain Sustainability

Supply Chain / According to a new report by PwC US and the APICS Foundation, new sources of value can emerge when companies broaden their perspectives on sustainability and adopt clear strategies to tap ethical, economic, social — and environmental — levers across their extended supply chains. - 7 years ago

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Measuring the Social Footprint of Products — Why Bother?
Measuring the Social Footprint of Products — Why Bother?

New Metrics / For over 20 years, PRé has been the metrics solutions partner for first-movers in a variety of industries aiming to create business value from sustainable products. Perhaps best known for their pioneering SimaPRO LCA software, PRé has recently shifted its focus to examine the social impacts of products. We spoke with Renée Morin, president of PRé North America, to find out more about the company’s new direction and what it has learned so far. - 7 years ago

HP’s Recycled Plastic Ink Cartridges Helping Company, Customers Reduce Impact
HP’s Recycled Plastic Ink Cartridges Helping Company, Customers Reduce Impact

Waste Not / HP announced last week that more than 75 percent of its ink cartridges and 24 percent of its HP LaserJet toner cartridges are now manufactured with “closed-loop” recycled plastic.The company says this represents a 50 percent increase in the number of HP ink cartridges manufactured with recycled content in the last year, giving customers more options for purchasing cartridges made with recycled content.As part of the company’s Living Progress strategy for driving human, economic and environmental progress, HP is helping customers reduce their environmental impact and reduce the overall environmental impact of product use. - 7 years ago

ASU, Mayo Clinic, City of Phoenix Assisting Local School District with Waste Diversion
ASU, Mayo Clinic, City of Phoenix Assisting Local School District with Waste Diversion

Waste Not / As one of the largest school districts in Arizona, Paradise Valley Unified School District (PV Schools) generates nearly 1,500 tons of waste per year. - 7 years ago

SPLC Unveils Groundbreaking Principles for Leadership in Purchasing
SPLC Unveils Groundbreaking Principles for Leadership in Purchasing

Leadership / The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) has unveiled a set of five essential principles that it asserts defines leadership in sustainable purchasing. By providing a common reference point for sustainability excellence, the Principles enable greater alignment and benchmarking of sustainable purchasing efforts across all types of organizations operating in the multi-trillion-dollar institutional purchasing marketplace. The SPLC says the Principles also serve as a “moral compass” as it also launches the development of a multi-sector program for guiding, benchmarking and recognizing leadership in sustainable purchasing. - 7 years ago

Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award
Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Last week, not long after Dow designated its FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis (RO) Elements as its second Breakthrough to a World Challenge, the technology garnered a prestigious Edison Award. - 7 years ago

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California Joins H2 USA Initiative to Advance Hydrogen Transportation, Infrastructure
California Joins H2 USA Initiative to Advance Hydrogen Transportation, Infrastructure

The Next Economy / In California’s latest effort to advance hydrogen transportation, the Energy Commission and the Air Resources Board announced Tuesday that the state has joined H2 USA, a public-private partnership led by the U.S. Department of Energy. - 7 years ago

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