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Columbia Enhances, Target Introduces, Take-Back Programs

Columbia Sportswear is enhancing the purpose its ReThreads program for a limited time: the retailer announced it will donate $1.00 to select non-profit organizations for every pound of clothing and shoes collected at its stores. The announcement comes just days after Target announced its own

CDP and CDSB: Companies See Climate Risks But Aren’t Tackling Them

A joint report from CDP and CDSB found a giant gap persists in the way companies around the world identify climate-related risks and opportunities, and how they are actually preparing to tackle them.

Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Releases New Guidelines

The Food Safety Alliance for Packaging, a technical committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, published new guidelines for food packaging suppliers this month.

Plastic Packaging Hospital Waste Recycling Initiative Kicks Off in the US

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) kicked off a new project this week to identify successful strategies for recycling the multi-material flexible plastic packaging that is currently being discarded as hospital waste. In collaboration with researchers from UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department, HPRC plans to test whether commercially available compatibilizers … Read more »

Major UK Retailers Join Initiative, Agree to Public Disclosure on Sustainability Progress

Major retailers in the UK – including Sainsbury’s, IKEA and ALDI – have agreed to publicly disclose their efforts to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2020 as part of the new Better Retail Better World initiative.

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