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Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

Hospitality Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project Results Released

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the results from a 12-week series of food waste reduction pilot projects. At the same time, the association published a toolkit aimed at helping properties and brands meet their goals to combat food waste. Hotel properties that included a mix of … Read more »

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a … Read more »

Owners of Older Concrete Buildings in LA Must Start Planning Seismic Retrofits

Owners of Older Concrete Buildings in LA Must Start Planning Seismic Retrofits

In Los Angeles, the owners of older non-ductile concrete buildings have known about a law requiring seismic retrofits for two years. Now, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety is sending them compliance notifications, Engineering News-Record reported. Owners must get the compliance ball rolling with engineers within three years. … Read more »

Amcor Report Highlights Opportunities for Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

Amcor Report Highlights Opportunities for Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

Australian multinational packaging company Amcor commissioned a report published this month that details new challenges and opportunities around flexible packaging recycling and recovery. Called “Toward Circularity of Post-consumer Flexible Packaging in Asia,” the report was introduced at the recent Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The publication notes that “the global … Read more »

3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

As the debate about the environmental implications of 3D printing continues, businesses are pushing the boundaries of what the technology can do. The Danish company 3D Printhuset recently completed the printed office-hotel structure for a site in Copenhagen, but the race to create Europe’s first inhabitable 3D-printed building didn’t quite … Read more »

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Cuts Water Use, Increases Recycling

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Cuts Water Use, Increases Recycling

In 2016, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts had environmental achievements that included saving 12.2 million gallons of water, recycling more than 17,000 pounds of paper for charity, and recycling over 23,000 gallons of cooking oil, according to the company’s latest CSR report. The entertainment and hospitality company founded in 1927 by … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is releasing an updated version of its Higg Facility Environmental Module, a global self-assessment tool for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The new Higg FEM attempts to reduce audit fatigue through tailored questions and increased analytics. First introduced in 2011, the Higg Index suite of … Read more »

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

The US Green Building Council adopted a national construction resilience standard that will be incorporated into LEED certification, the Minnesota business newspaper Finance & Commerce reported. Called RELi and pronounced “rely,” the standard is a point-based system for buildings to gain recognition and certification for hazard preparedness, disaster recovery, crisis … Read more »

Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

The strategic market research consulting service Research Nestor forecasts that the global sustainable packaging market will grow 7.5% CAGR by the end of 2024 in a report published recently. Called “Sustainable Packaging Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024,” the 2017 report looks at the market size, market share … Read more »

Exponential Efficiency Gains: Q&A with AMD’s Sam Naffziger

Exponential Efficiency Gains: Q&A with AMD’s Sam Naffziger

Energy efficiency gains are built right into Advanced Micro Devices’ microprocessors, known as the “brains” of computing devices. In 2014, AMD announced the 25×20 Energy Efficiency Initiative targeting a 25-fold improvement in the energy efficiency of its accelerated processing units by 2020. If the company built cars, that would be … Read more »