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Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Companies have a new reason – if the business case for environmental management was not already strong enough – to continue their sustainability initiatives: the ability to hire and maintain top talent. Millennials, the generation that makes up the largest share of the US workforce, are willing to turn down … Read more »

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

British manufacturing companies can expect a steady stream of “valuable plastic material” for use in their operations, if the British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has its way. The group is launching a strategy that will use both industry-led initiatives and regulation in the hopes of improving plastic recycling in the … Read more »

Shipping Industry & EU at Odds on Carbon Emissions

Shipping Industry & EU at Odds on Carbon Emissions

The shipping industry may not ultimately be able to regulate itself in terms of cutting carbon emissions, according to some within the European Union; the International Maritime Organization (IMO) disagrees, according to Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide. The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee has worked within the shipping industry to create a reduction strategy that … Read more »

Reebok: New Kicks Created from ‘Things that Grow,’ Will Return to Soil to Grow More Shoes

Reebok: New Kicks Created from ‘Things that Grow,’ Will Return to Soil to Grow More Shoes

Reebok will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year in an initiative that the company says will create shoes that are “made from things that grow.” The first release will be a shoe that has an upper comprised of organic cotton and a base originating from industrial grown corn … Read more »

Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Infrastructure is one of the core challenges for the UK foodservice packaging industry as it strives toward a truly circular economy, writes Phil Davidson, senior manager for sustainability Europe & Asia at HAVI (via Packaging Europe). In order to reduce packaging waste at the end of the packaging lifecycle, packaging … Read more »

WI Sports Center: New Arena Will Be ‘Smart, Connected & Sustainable’

WI Sports Center: New Arena Will Be ‘Smart, Connected & Sustainable’

Like many other sports venues in recent years, Milwaukee Bucks’ new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center is being built with an eye to reducing the arena’s footprint, ensuring energy efficiency, and furthering sustainability. The Bucks have contracted with Johnson Controls to create the arena as a “smart building” that the organization says will be “the gold standard for a sports and entertainment facility.”

Aflac Says Recognition for CSR Is Good Business, but Not All Companies Agree

Aflac Says Recognition for CSR Is Good Business, but Not All Companies Agree

Aflac said its commitment to corporate social responsibility is “good for business,” but in a recent Aflac survey on CSR, the company found that fewer than half of CSR executives focus on using CSR to drive sales (38%), social media engagement (32%), or investor interest (26%).

EL Conference Workshop Details Announced: How to gain a ‘Seat at the Table’

EL Conference Workshop Details Announced: How to gain a ‘Seat at the Table’

Environmental Leader has announced details on the workshop Organizational Leadership in the 21st-Century Corporation. The workshop will take place during Day One of the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in Denver, June 5-7. Environmental, sustainability and energy managers must be more than the “bad cops” in their companies as they interact … Read more »

Sphera Releases Enhanced Tool to Ensure Compliance with Upcoming Regs

Regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will increase in complexity in 2018 with the forthcoming European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations, and EHS software provider Sphera has released an enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software that the company says will ensure companies are able to stay in … Read more »