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Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce

Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce

For retailers, the logistical challenges of returns are overwhelming. Without circularity in operations, returned items often end up in landfills. But retailers can take small, immediate steps to set themselves up for becoming more circular — and more successful.

Craft Brewer Extols Benefits of Pivot to Better Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through materials innovation and technology advances, the packaging industry can be a critical component in working toward a world without waste and a truly closed-loop, circular economy.

Intuit, Techsoup, Impact Hub Join Goodwings Initiative to Turn 1B Trips Net Zero by 2030

COLLABORATION - The “1 Billion Green Trips” initiative, by B Corp-certified hotel booking platform Goodwings — now backed by Intuit, TechSoup, Impact Hub and six other partners — aims to remove travel-generated carbon emissions at an unprecedented scale.

Loop Expands Into Brick-and-Mortar Stores Worldwide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The reusable packaging platform’s transition from ecommerce to in-store marks the conclusion of its hugely successful pilot and the beginning of Loop’s next phase of growth, which will see it available in-store across five countries and on four continents.

How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2020, the team at the Formosa Agricultural and Environmental Research Center, located at the site of the company’s Texas plant, began concurrent production of honeybees, native flowering plants and native trees as part of an effort to enrich the area’s biodiversity.

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BAND-AID® Brand's OURTONE™ Launch Kicks Off Partnerships Benefiting Black Nurses

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - BAND-AID® Brand used the launch of OURTONE™, which offers bandages to match a more diverse array of skin colors, to connect more deeply with and support the work and equity of Black nurses across the US.

EPA Names Clorox Safer Choice Partner Of The Year For Leadership In Advancing Safer Ingredients, Products

PRESS RELEASE - EPA Names Clorox Safer Choice Partner Of The Year For Leadership In Advancing Safer Ingredients, Products

Affordability, Availability Are Biggest Barriers to Healthy and Sustainable Diets

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New global consumer research from EAT and GlobeScan on healthy and sustainable food systems, in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit, uncovers barriers to better food habits around the world.

Tau Index Provides Glimpse Into Nations Poised to Lead in Sustainability, Thanks to ICT

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Index ranks 144 countries based on their ICT infrastructures and ecosystems, including how well they are utilizing ICT to create more sustainable economies. For Tau Institute founder Roger Strukhoff, what sets the nations that will succeed apart is “a certain willingness to think beyond their front door.”

Nestlé Professional, WRI Expand Cool Food Meals to Foodservice Locations Across the US

MARKETING AND COMMS - New partnership enables foodservice operators to easily guide diners toward climate-friendly food choices. Nestlé Professional Cool Food Meals will incorporate plant-based proteins from Sweet Earth Foods, which will be carbon neutral by 2025.

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Dentsu International to mobilise 10,000 young creatives to help cut food waste in global collaboration with schools, NGOs and global brands

PRESS RELEASE - Global ‘Rise Up’ challenge to be delivered by dentsu volunteers to diverse future talent through The Code

RE100 Leadership Awards’ winners announced: Businesses driving the clean power revolution

PRESS RELEASE - 3M, The Estée Lauder Companies, Google and Novo Nordisk have been announced as winners of the RE100 Leadership Awards 2021, at a special ceremony at Climate Week NYC.

New Report Sees Home Furnishings Recommerce Eclipsing Traditional Retail

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As circular business models continue to increase in popularity, Chairish’s report finds the resale furniture industry projected to grow by 54% over the next five years; two-thirds of consumers surveyed think resale will play a significant role in the future of sustainability.

96% Of Americans Engage In Sustainable Behaviors, Per Findings From SB Brands For Good, Part of Sustainable Brands

PRESS RELEASE - A new report provides insights and data on the sustainability intention-action gap and where brands can play a role

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Is Employee Critical-Thinking Training the Next ESG Frontier?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Can businesses do anything to mitigate their employees’ vulnerability to fake news? And should they? Corporate schooling might be an uncomfortable idea, but it could be essential to the future of US capitalism and democracy.

Mighty Buildings Signs On To The Climate Pledge Along With Amazon, Microsoft, And More To Achieve Their Carbon Neutral Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Mighty Buildings - a construction technology company using 3D printing to create beautiful and sustainable homes - signs The Climate Pledge as part of their commitment to being carbon neutral by 2028.

Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future is Collaborative, Locally Focused

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint and the impact they have on people and the planet. This awareness can be harnessed by the tourism industry to shift passive sea-and-sun tourists into more conscientious, actively engaged travelers.

L'Oréal USA Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across All U.S. Sites

PRESS RELEASE - Largest Subsidiary of World's Leading Beauty Company Meets a Critical Milestone of its 'L'Oréal for the Future' Sustainability Commitment

Mastercard launches global Sustainability Innovation Lab

PRESS RELEASE - Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Lab will serve as a global research and development center for climate conscious digital products and solutions, and support impact-driven startups and customers

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