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Following Hurricane Devastation, Calls to Bring Back the Federal Flood Standards Get Louder

Following Hurricane Devastation, Calls to Bring Back the Federal Flood Standards Get Louder

Opinion: Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have starkly exposed just how vulnerable America remains, and how much more must be done to rein in the causes and impacts of climate change and strengthen our nation’s resilience to extreme weather events, writes Mindy Lubber, president and CEO of Ceres.

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike has introduced a new material made from at least 50% recycled natural leather fibers, the sports apparel company announced. Called Flyleather, the material is designed to mimic athletic full-grain leather for shoes. Normally during leather manufacturing, as much as 30% of a cow’s hide gets discarded, Nike says. For … Read more »

New Product Announcement: Avery Dennison’s Recycled Paper Facestock

New Product Announcement: Avery Dennison’s Recycled Paper Facestock

Brand owners looking for ways to meet their sustainable packaging goals may consider Avery Dennison’s new Forest Stewardship Council-certified Recycled Paper Facestock range of product, a 100% recycled paper facestock manufactured without chlorine bleaching. The recycled PCW material contains

How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

How to Balance Competing Priorities in Manufacturing: Q&A with Eastman Chemical

Manufacturing has “a lot of competing priorities,” says Eastman Chemical’s manager of natural resources. “When integrating energy efficiency and water conservation into day-to-day thinking, you don’t just flip the switch. You have to

Real Estate Sector Shows Jumps in ESG Performance, North America More than Most

Real Estate Sector Shows Jumps in ESG Performance, North America More than Most

The global real estate sector has shown tangible improvements in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, according to the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. In 2017; in North America, reductions were higher than average.

World Water Week: 2 Key Takeaways

World Water Week: 2 Key Takeaways

A key theme in World Water Week was “un-tapping” wastewater; that is, viewing wastewater as a valued resource instead of as something to discard. Currently repurposed wastewater accounts for only 2.41% of all water use globally. With the growing gap between freshwater supply and demand, we must rethink our traditional approach to water use (freshwater in, wastewater out) and find ways…