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TerraCycle says that their circular shopping platform Loop is now available in every ZIP code in the contiguous United States following a successful pilot phase.
Two Austrian brands are switching to 80% paper-based food trays for their deli products. The new trays reduce plastic usage and the paper part of the tray is fully recyclable in Europe.
Several major sustainable apparel organizations formed an alliance that their executive leaders hope will accelerate change and produce new efficiencies in the industry.
The Kraft Heinz Company is making progress against goals related to improving packaging sustainability, according to their second-ever Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report, which was published this week.
Amazon identified the first five companies to receive investments from their $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, a fund introduced last June to help it and other businesses become net zero carbon over the next 20 years.
AT&T introduced plans today to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035. The telecom is focusing on six initiatives that support their new goal of becoming carbon neutral across global operations.
A $28 million effort to install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at commercial workplaces, multi-family dwellings and other public locations in California has launched.
A coalition of 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy-intensive industries, financial institutions, and environmental advocates argues in a new report that the world can achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.
The Lego Group has announced plans to invest up to $400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.
Conagra Brands and Berry Global announced a new package design for Conagra's Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa line that reduces the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing and transporting the hot cocoa containers by 15%.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $4 million award from the Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development with a special focus on energy efficiency in industrial drying.
Walmart and Schneider Electric have announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart's US-based suppliers.
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Google is claiming its carbon footprint is now zero. The tech giant says it was able to achieve this by investing in “high-quality” carbon offsets.
Kaiser Permanente has become the first health care system in the United States to achieve carbon-neutral status.
Henkel has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) relating to a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas, which will cover 100% of the electricity demand of Henkel’s operations in the US.
New research uncovered enormous water pollution risks for global fashion and textile companies. CDP global director of water security Cate Lamb explains what’s at stake for them.
General Motors and Nikola Corporation formed a strategic partnership to produce battery electric and fuel cell electric trucks, starting with the Nikola Badger pickup.
Gap Inc. and the global nonprofit Textile Exchange are developing the Preferred Fiber Toolkit, a resource that the partners say will be publicly released and could be used by sourcing and design teams to help companies in the apparel industry meet their sustainability goals.
Nestlé began ramping up efforts to reach the company’s 2025 sustainable packaging goals. This includes investing millions of dollars in a fund that supports the transition from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics in the US.
Starbucks took a step forward today in the chain’s efforts to phase out plastic straws worldwide. The company is rolling out lightweight recyclable strawless lids for iced beverages sold in the United States and Canada.
Global manufacturer Milliken & Company joined the new Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, a collaborative plastics industry effort that the Recycling Partnership established over the summer to boost polypropylene plastic recovery and recycling in the US.
The H&M brand Cos is launching a digital clothing resale platform in the United Kingdom and Germany. Called Resell, the site lets consumers buy and sell “preloved” Cos clothing online.
Today, McDonald's Corporation announced a global partnership with TerraCycle's circular packaging service, Loop, to test a new reusable cup model for hot beverages.
Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility.