UN agencies along with the World Economic Forum, the Global Environment Facility, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development called for an overhaul of the current global electronics system this week in Davos, Switzerland.
At the start of this year, Carl’s Jr. announced plans to add meatless burgers made from Beyond Meat to their menu. The burger chain isn’t alone in making the move to appeal to vegetarian and vegan customers with alternative proteins.
Over a dozen leading multinational companies have teamed up to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel and an energy storage material, according to a January 18 report by the Phys.Org News Service.
Environmental management is taking center stage at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Green energy is becoming just as competitive as fossil fuels, giving businesses further incentives to push their providers to up such offerings, says the World Economic Forum.
The construction industry produces a huge amount of waste. In the US alone, about 40 percent of solid waste comes from construction and demolition (C&D). To combat this, one US city is taking the unique approach of banning home demolitions, which it says will encourage the reuse of building materials ... Read more »
Using closed-loop circular design principles — reusing discarded asphalt products as road-building materials and waste lumber as wooden flooring material, for example — is one of the approaches that could, and should, shape the sector’s future, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.
Water crises pose the no. 1 risk for the planet over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016. This may be a boon for rooftop solar power, which uses significantly less water compared to other types of electricity. California, for example, still experiencing ... Read more »
Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record ... Read more »
A coalition to reduce food waste made up of CEOs of major companies, government officials, heads of nonprofits and others formed today at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The coalition, called Champions 12.3, aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ... Read more »
A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent, between 2002 and 2010, according to the World Economic ... Read more »
Consumers are willing to pay more and wait longer for sustainably delivered products, but supply chain executives aren’t making sustainability a high enough priority, according to a study by business and technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners. The study finds that 49 percent of North American supply chain executives don’t ... Read more »