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Circular Shopping Platform Loop Expands in the US

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.

Austrian Brands Adopt Recyclable Paper Packaging for Deli Products

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.

Sustainable Apparel Organizations Unite to Accelerate Industry Efficiencies

Several major sustainable apparel organizations formed an alliance that their executive leaders hope will accelerate change and produce new efficiencies in the industry.

Kraft Heinz Reports Progress on Sustainable Packaging Goals

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.

Five Companies Receive First Amazon Climate Pledge Fund Investments

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.
 

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Circular Shopping Platform Loop Expands in the US

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.

Austrian Brands Adopt Recyclable Paper Packaging for Deli Products

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.

Sustainable Apparel Organizations Unite to Accelerate Industry Efficiencies

Several major sustainable apparel organizations formed an alliance that their executive leaders hope will accelerate change and produce new efficiencies in the industry.

Kraft Heinz Reports Progress on Sustainable Packaging Goals

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.

Five Companies Receive First Amazon Climate Pledge Fund Investments

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.

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AT&T Targets Net Zero Scope 1 and 2 Emissions by 2035

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.

$28 Million Electric Vehicle Charging Program Launches in California

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.

New Report Shows it’s Possible to Have a Carbon-Free Economy by Around Mid-Century

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.

Lego to Invest up to $400 Million over 3 Years to Accelerate Sustainability Efforts

The Lego Group has announced plans to invest up to $400 million over three years to accelerate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.

Conagra Moves to More Sustainable Recyclable Cubes for Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa

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%.

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Massachusetts University Receives $4 Million from DOE for Energy Efficiency Research

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 Now Providing Increased Access to Renewable Energy for its US Suppliers

Walmart and Schneider Electric have announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart's US-based suppliers.

From the Editor: E+E 100 Submissions Open – Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Today

Nominations are open for the Environment + Energy Leader 100 through September 30. Don’t be shy — nominate yourself or a colleague today. There’s no fee for nominations and the entry form is simple. Just tell us in 500 words or less about your nominee’s successes.

Google Becomes First Major Company to Claim a Carbon Footprint of Zero

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 Becomes First Carbon-Neutral Health System in the US

Kaiser Permanente has become the first health care system in the United States to achieve carbon-neutral status.

Henkel Using PPA to Cover 100% of its Electricity Demand in the US

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.

CDP: Fashion Companies Slow to Recognize Water Pollution Risks

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.

GM and Nikola Form Partnership to Accelerate Electric Truck Production

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 Textile Exchange Develop Fiber Toolkit for Apparel Industry

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 Invests Millions in New Sustainable Packaging Initiatives

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 Releases Strawless Lids in US and Canada

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.

Milliken & Company Becomes Polypropylene Recycling Coalition Member

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.

H&M’s Cos Brand Launches Clothing Resale Platform

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.

McDonald’s Begins Testing Reusable Cups for Hot Beverages

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 Commits to Become a Fully Zero-Emission Platform by 2040

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.

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