by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors
The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.
In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.
Welspun’s manufacturing facility achieves 98% waste diversion from landfill
EMERYCILLE, Calif., July 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certiﬁcation services, today announced that Welspun Flooring Limited has become the first company to achieve certification under SCS’ new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill.
Leader in Sustainable Spirits Pledges to reduce food waste by 9 tons globally with help from Bartenders and in Partnership with Food Made Good
July 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - This July, Flor de Caña, a Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified premium rum brand, kicks off its first-ever “Zero Waste Month” campaign. The month-long initiative invites eco-conscious bars, restaurants and consumers to address the issue of food waste, one sustainable cocktail at a time.
By Vikas Ahuja,Director of ECS Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services
It’s hard to believe, but the term “zero waste” has been around for more than 40 years. It was first used by a chemist, Paul Palmer, who noticed an abundance of clean chemicals being discarded by high-tech businesses in a newly developing area of northern California which we’ve all come to know as Silicon Valley. He saw a need for identifying new uses for the chemicals and a new concept of zero waste was born.
SCS Certification Standard Focuses on Facilities Working Toward Waste Diversion, Reduction and Re-use
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the launch of its new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill. It is robust yet flexible to allow companies to demonstrate incremental improvements, and to stimulate participation based on regional supply chain differences.
Automaker to Bring Zero Landfill Practices to Subaru Park to Make History as a Leader in Environmental Sustainability
CHESTER, Pen., April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/-- Subaru of America, Inc., in partnership with the Philadelphia Union, today announced that the automaker will bring its established zero landfill knowledge to Subaru Park, home of the Union, making it the first zero landfill stadium in MLS.
Outlines broad plans to combat climate change focused on carbon emissions, circularity and forests. Introduces climate partnerships to extend impact ranging from ocean conservation to forest restoration.
Company to create the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system
NEW YORK—March 22, 2021— /3BL Media/ - Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) today introduces Color on Demand, a revolutionary dyeing platform that will transform how the fashion industry colors cotton – more sustainably, more effectively and faster than ever before. The Company has established Color on Demand, a multi-phased system, with a clear ambition to deliver the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.
New Webinar Series to Explore Journey, Definition of Zero Waste in Communities
STAMFORD, Conn., January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, announces a live webinar series that will lead exploratory conversations on adopting a zero-waste vision.