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Leading the Way Towards a Plastic-Free Future

by John Burke, CMO at Bacardi
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At Bacardi, we’re sick of plastic – so we’ve swapped crude oil for seed oil to create the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle.

A lot of what you hear from brands about ‘sustainability’ sounds lofty but also vague. The word itself has been (somewhat ironically) polluted by fuzzy adverts that promise a better world yet deliver nothing concrete.  

Consumers are smart. To satisfy their desire for sustainable products, you have to do something tangible. 

Ferrero Issues 11th Sustainability Report Announcing New 2030 Climate Goals

Summary: 
  • Ferrero outlines 2030 goals to reduce end-to-end greenhouse gas emissions by 43% per tonne of product, compared to 2018
  • Reduction target on emissions from company’s owned operations in line with goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Progress made on more sustainable packaging and on responsible sourcing of ingredients
Press Release
  • Ferrero outlines 2030 goals to reduce end-to-end greenhouse gas emissions by 43% per tonne of product, compared to 2018
  • Reduction target on emissions from company’s owned operations in line with goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Progress made on more sustainable packaging and on responsible sourcing of ingredients

The Future of Water: Strengthening Communities and Creating a More Resilient Economy

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by Mary Beth Postman, Deputy Direcotr of Waterkeeper Alliance 

Water is the lifeblood of our economy and our communities as well as playing a pivotal role in our health and well-being.

Mohawk to Unveil “Plastic Wave” Art Installation Created From Recycled Bottles at Surfaces 2020

Basia Goszczynska's “Overflow” calls attention to the significant impact of plastics in the world’s water supply
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE), Mohawk will be unveiling an interactive art installation by Brooklyn-based artist Basia Goszczynska to help attendees visualize the true impact of plastic in the world’s waterways. Made almost entirely from recycled and upcycled materials and the different components that comprise Mohawk carpeting, “Overflow” will demonstrate how thoughtful product design, innovation and sustainability in the flooring industry is reducing the waste stream.

Tides of Change: The Global Shift from Single-Use Plastics

By Ian Lifshitz, US VP of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Asia Pulp & Paper Group
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This article is sponsored by Belantara Foundation. 

How Ambitious Sustainable Projects Drove More Than $900 Million of New Revenue for HP Which Has Set Targets to Reduce Plastic Waste

Company aims to increase recycled plastic in its personal systems and print hardware and supplies to 30 per cent by 2025
Article

By Sian Bayley

Reducing plastic waste is beneficial to business, according to the managing director of tech company, HP.

And the company claim sustainable impact projects drove more than $900 million of new revenue last year.

George Brasher, managing director HP UK and Ireland said: “If you’ve got customers that demand it and employees that demand it, it’s going to happen […] if customers are willing to reward us or any other company with business, I can tell you businesses will go towards it.

Anti-Plastic Legislation Creates Opportunities for Bioalternatives

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A growing number of actual and proposed bans on single-use plastic products, such as grocery bags, straws and water bottles, are feeding a worldwide appetite for bioalternatives, such as reusable, refillable and/or recyclable products and packaging. As a result, we’re seeing renewed markets for existing paper-based products and new opportunities for innovation in plant-based biomaterials.

HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year
Summary: 

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025
Press Release

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

Corona Accepting Plastic as Payment for Beer

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There’s no question plastic has become the sustainability issue of the year. And for good reason, especially as environmental advocates such as Dame Ellen MacArthur warn there will be more plastic than fish in our world’s oceans by 2050.

LifeGate PlasticLess Reaches the UK, the First Rubbish Bin of the Sea Installed Thanks to Whirlpool

By Mara Budgen
Article

It isn’t known exactly how long the coast of the United Kingdom is. The main island of Great Britain alone is estimated to have around 18,000 kilometres of coastline, according to the national mapping agency. If the largest of the other islands are also factored in, this increases to over 31,000.

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