Resource Scarcity

Resilience in the Face of Global Warming

By Erik Mohn
Blog

Organizations need resilience in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability. Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change and related weather events. And the pressure these and other groups are applying to drive change can no longer be ignored.

One risk that is particularity salient for companies is global warming and resource scarcity, as environmental changes inevitably affect some facet of every business’s operations.

What’s the risk?

First Fully Renewable Gable Top Package Produced and Filled in the U.S.

Gable Top Bio-based from Tetra Pak offers brands the first packaging made completely from renewable materials: paperboard and plant-based plastics
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DENTON, Texas, February 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Tetra Pak, the world's leading food processing and packaging equipment company, announces the successful production of the first fully renewable Gable Top package in the United States. Tetra Pak Gable Top Bio-based packages are made solely from renewable materials, defined as natural resources that can be replenished over time. The innovative new cartons are developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane derived plastics.

Survey from Tetra Pak and Global Footprint Network Shows Climate Concerns Drive Packaging Choices

Poll Reveals Resource Scarcity Impacts Consumer Behaviors
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DENTON, Texas, August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Despite the staggering rate of global natural resource consumption, resource constraints are still not a top of mind issue for Americans. However when knowledge and information is shared around resource scarcity, consumer attitudes, actions, and perceptions shift, according to a new snapshot survey from Tetra Pak Inc. undertaken with international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network.

New Learning Labs from Tetra Pak Help Specify Business Benefits of Renewable Resources

First Lab with WRI Shares Supply Chain Perspectives
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DENTON, Texas, May 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ — What will it take for industry to understand the importance of using renewable materials to mitigate natural resources scarcity and to increase use of renewable resources?

Tetra Pak today shared highlights from the first of a new series of Learning Labs designed to shed light on these issues and more. Through dialogues with key stakeholders, Tetra Pak is leading efforts to assess the business value that comes from using renewable resources—those that can be regrown or replenished over time—and more responsible use of natural capital.

Brian Kennell on the Winning Impact of Renewable Resources

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Join Brian Kennell, Tetra Pak president and CEO for the United States and Canada, as he discusses the issue of resource scarcity––which for businesses means a shortage of many key raw materials used within supply chains. Using renewable materials within the food and beverage and packaging industries is more important than ever to create a circular economy, ensuring companies will not run out of raw materials, and that the environment will remain strong for generations to come. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1EUqNki

Water Scarcity 101: AT&T Explores The Relationship Between Energy And Water

AT&T teams up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine ways to save water in its facilities.
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Water is essential to life, and managing its consumption is critical for the health of future generations. Research shows that within 20 years, domestic demand for water will increase by 40 percent, requiring smart solutions that reduce water use where possible. Environmental Defense Fund and AT&T are exploring both operational and technical opportunities to help protect this vital resource.

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