#GreenChemistry #Collaboration
The Road to Renewable Raw Materials Is Paved with Strategic Partnerships
As the demand to reduce carbon-based raw materials intensifies, companies are not only looking at how they can reduce their consumption, but also at how they can find appropriate replacements for...
#WasteNot #Packaging
Packaging and Paper Waste Costs NYC $600 Million Annually
New York City taxpayers spend $600 million every year to manage post-consumer packaging and printed paper, reveals a new data analysis by UPSTREAM, a national environmental policy organization. In...
#SupplyChain
Bridging the Gap: Using Sustainable Finance to Improve Cocoa Farmer Livelihoods in Côte d’Ivoire
Smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire produce 40 percent of the world cocoa supply and are the backbone of a global industry worth billions of dollars. Yet while they generate up to 15 percent...
#BigData #NewMetrics
How to Make (Sustainability) Data Work for You
In the business world we are inundated with data on a daily basis: from bill of materials, formulations, and purchasing records to customer transactions, production volumes and utility bills. The...
#Cleantech #SocEnt
Panasonic Provides Daytime Power to Indonesian Island with PV Power Package
Panasonic Corporation announced Tuesday it has installed the “Power Supply Container” (PSC), a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) power package that it developed, at the National Elementary School...
#BehaviorChange #WasteNot #Packaging
Coca-Cola Enterprises' Recycling Conundrum (or 8 Ways to Reinvent Consumer Recycling)
After an 11-week challenge in partnership with design and innovation platform OpenIDEO, the eight winning ideas for Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) brief to encourage consumer recycling are as simple as...
#BehaviorChange #SupplyChain
Commission Threatens Future of Tuna by Sidestepping WWF's Pleas to Limit Catch
WWF says it will now urge a suspension of fishing for Pacific Bluefin tuna, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening...
#Startups
Seventh Generation Continues Expansion with Gamila Acquisition
Seventh Generation, a leader in household and personal care products, has acquired Raleigh-based beverage brand Gamila Company for an undisclosed sum. Gamila is the startup behind brewing products...
#Packaging #GreenChemistry #WasteNot
Carbios Announces Milestone in Controlled Biodegradation Process for Disposable Soft Plastics
Carbios, a French green chemistry company specializing in technologies enabling the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has announced a significant step forward in the...
The North Face to Use 100% Recycled Polyester Fabric By 2016
The North Face has announced a series of updates to its CSR agenda, such as using 100 percent recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.The most significant updates focus on increased...

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