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Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges. Commercial property owners are beginning to realize how much stormwater fees are costing them, says Zachary Popkin, program manager for the Energy … Read more »

Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million in an effort to find a national solution to the “critical recycling gap” in the US, the company announced today. Its investment is going to the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to funding comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs … Read more »

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles, Strives to Reach Settlement w/EPA

Fiat Chrysler (FCA), attempting to reach a settlement with US regulators following studies that show the automaker installed emissions-cheating software, has said that it will modify around 100,000 diesel vehicles. While the situation is similar to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, FCA is unlikely to have to pay as much as that company, … Read more »

PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo is the latest CPG company touting its commitment to reduce packaging waste, having announced that it has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a “core partner.” The initiative, launched in London in May 2016, brings together industry, government, NGOs and others to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain. Other core partners … Read more »

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Retailers, with their increased use of sustainable packaging, are playing a leading role in encouraging consumers to adopt bio-based packaging materials; manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials will benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions, according to a Technavio market research analysis. Technavio says the global biodegradable paper … Read more »

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

The new Circular Fibres Initiative brings together clothing retailers H&M and Nike, philanthropic funder the C&A Foundation, and a consortium of organizations including the Danish Fashion Institute, Fashion for Good, Cradle to Cradle and MISTRA Future Fashion in order to “build a circular economy for textiles,” starting with clothing. The members will address … Read more »

GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

GM’s Move to Source Only Sustainable Tires Knocks Down Supply Chain Risk

By working within the industry to source only sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping to reduce its risk related to the sourcing and long-term availability of one of its key commodities and ensures that volume continues to meets growing global demand through improved yields.

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

President Trump’s ambivalence about whether the United States should take an active part in the global climate talks is giving an opening to certain groups to potentially undermine the accord. That’s according to a new analysis from Corporate Accountability International.

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

With as much as $120 billion per year lost to the economy through failing to properly recycle plastics, Unilever says there is a clear economic case driving its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable, and that doing so will support long-term growth of the business. With … Read more »