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Electrolux presents vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and reused materials

PRESS RELEASE - Together with Stena Recycling, Electrolux has developed a vacuum cleaner made of 100 percent recycled and reused materials.

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

Gildan Named One of the World’s Most Sustainably Managed Companies

PRESS RELEASE - Gildan announces that it has ranked 32nd overall among The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking of the Top 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the world.

‘Cool Food Meals’ Badge Helps Diners ID Climate-Friendly Restaurant Meals

MARKETING AND COMMS - Now, just as diners can make decisions based on nutritional information, they can also decide what to eat based on the climate impact of a dish.

Origins, The Estée Lauder Companies Announce Sustainable Packaging Partnership With SABIC, Albéa

PRESS RELEASE - Origins Becomes First Global Prestige Beauty Brand to Utilize Advanced Recycled Resin in Tube Pack Format

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PepsiCo Provides Update on US$1 Billion Green Bond

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today released its 2020 Green Bond Report which provides an update on the allocation of the use of net proceeds from its first ever Green Bond, issued in October 2019 for $1 billion.

Ford’s Model of Human Progress Defines, Measures Social Sustainability

NEW METRICS - A clear definition of corporate social sustainability — the ‘S’ in ESG — remains elusive. To address this challenge, Ford partnered with the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute to define social sustainability and identify metrics to track improvements.

How WestRock Is Collaborating Its Way Toward a More Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, WestRock shares insights from its Climate Week panel with the Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Are You Making It Easy for Your Employees to Vote This Election Day?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The Time to Vote coalition has grown to nearly 800 companies. The goal is to have more than 1,000 companies — from a diverse set of industries representing every state — join the movement by November 3.

Nestlé Joins U.S. Dairy Industry to Help Make Sustainability More Accessible and Affordable to Farmers

PRESS RELEASE - The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy unveils the Net Zero Initiative, an industry-wide effort that will help U.S. dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices.

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Growing the Market with Averted Plastic

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - “Averted Plastic” encompasses any mismanaged plastic waste. Oceanworks has expanded its marketplace to include this material — incentivizing entrepreneurs worldwide to divert all plastic waste into economical recycling programs.

Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The food and gardening startup furthers its mission to “undo food” with the release of organic, non-GMO, domestically grown seeds for 92 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers — in packaging made of 100% recyclable materials.

Floor Covering Weekly® Recognizes Shaw Industries for Sustainability Leadership

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw received five industry sustainability awards from Floor Covering Weekly® for continuing focus on people and the planet

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to an annual farmer survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center, cover crops improved yields and made farms more resilient to the especially wet spring weather last year.

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Redefining Seafood: Creating a Sustainable Seafood Future for a Growing Population

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - In a recent Sustainable Brands webinar, Bumble Bee Seafood Company, Good Catch Foods, Atlantic Sea Farms, Blue Nalu, and Bulldog Drummond discussed how they are working together to redefine the seafood industry — to ensure sustainability for all.

Trending: Levi’s, thredUP Fuel Growing Momentum Behind Secondhand Fashion

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The launch of the Levi’s Secondhand marketplace and the rebrand of thredUP reflect growing consumer support of a circular economy and pride in wearing used clothes.

Gap Inc. Honors UPS with Inaugural Top Stitch Award for Support in Serving Customers, Donates $100K to Good360

PRESS RELEASE - Gap Inc. honors UPS with inaugural award for helping serve customers while exemplifying shared values and behaviors.

It Takes a Village: Driscoll’s Dives Deep into Water Stewardship

SUPPLY CHAIN - “One question we had to ask ourselves was: Are we a sustainability department or are we a company that holds water sustainability in high regard? We need to be the latter to really be successful.”

Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After 25 years at Kraft Foods, Rich Jamesley was drawn to Greyston Bakery five years ago by its mission in using business for social good. I caught up with him recently to hear more about the challenges and rewards of working for this people-first organization.

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