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July 24, 2019
Twenty-seven companies – including AstraZeneca, Royal DSM and Unilever – have responded to a call to action from the UN to step up their sustainability efforts, committing to reducing emissions further and setting science-based targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In its call to action in June, the UN Global Compact referenced...
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Containers and packaging amount to 77.9 million tons of municipal solid waste on an annual basis, and, with both B2B and B2C brands increasingly focusing on reducing the environmental footprint of their entire supply chain, the sustainable packaging industry is expected to reach $400 million by 2024. Companies like Aldi, Samsung and Nestle have set aggressive sustainable packaging...
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Resale is now a reality. While legacy marketplaces and startups have tapped into this $24B market, brands have been slower to react. As the market is expected to grow to $51B in just 5 years, brands are beginning to realize that owning their own resale market is essential to grow sales, loyalty and new customers....
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Around the world, our linear industrial economies currently create unsafe living and working conditions. These challenges disproportionately affect women, minorities, low income, migrants, low educated and other marginalized populations who endure dangerous working conditions, are needlessly exposed to chemicals known to cause higher levels of birth defects, and other adverse health outcomes and bear the...
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Medi Bastoni hopes to get to meet the president when he arrives in Jakarta, in several weeks  Indonesian man Medi Bastoni hopes to plant a symbolic tree on Mount Wilis, pictured, after his enormous backwards walk to Jakarta. Photograph: Mohamad Farouq Arifin/Wikipedia A man from a village in East Java has embarked on an unconventional...
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The California city on Tuesday voted to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings, in a historic move  The view of the Bay from the Berkeley Hills. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Berkeley this week became the first city in the United States to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings. The landmark ordinance was...
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The largest bird in North America is making a comeback after reaching an alarming population size of about 20 birds. The California condor was highly endangered during the late 20th century but holds spiritual importance to indigenous tribes and nature-lovers. Last week, conservationists announced that the 1,000th chick hatched and successfully survived, giving new hope that the birds’...
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