Corbion makes bold pledge to cut carbon emissions

Corbion, the Dutch based leading global supplier of sustainable biobased food and biochemical ingredients, today announced an ambitious carbon footprint reduction target: to slash one-third of its product-related emissions by 2030. Corbion will reduce CO2 emissions related to energy, key raw materials, and transport by 33% per ton of product by 2030 from a 2016 base […] ... lees meer

Report presents keys to solving sustainability issues in the IT industry

The demand for IT products that have been manufactured in a fair and environmentally sustainable way is growing, but many sustainability issues in the IT industry are difficult to solve. The new report Impacts and Insights 2019 presents a number of keys to faster and more lasting change. Impacts and Insights 2019 measures sustainability progress among […] ... lees meer

EEA: “Europe’s circular economy still in its infancy”

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today, circular economy initiatives in Europe are still at an early stage and would benefit from more investments in upscaling promising innovations and in […] ... lees meer

New EU rules make household appliances more sustainable

In a continued effort to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission yesterday adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions.Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first’ principle of the EU’s Energy Union priority. For the […] ... lees meer

The Ocean Cleanup succesfully catches plastic in Great Pacific garbage patch

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announces today that its latest ocean cleanup prototype system – System 001/B – is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris. After one year of testing, the organization’s engineers have succeeded in developing a self-contained system in the Great Pacific […] ... lees meer

AkzoNobel launches recycled paint to help close loop on waste

AkzoNobel has become the first major manufacturer to launch recycled paint thanks to a ground-breaking partnership in the UK with resource management experts Veolia. Developed by the company’s Dulux Trade brand, the revolutionary Evolve matt emulsion is made from the waste of other people’s paint tins in a bid to reduce the amount that goes […] ... lees meer

Dutch National Platform Chemical Recycling live

With the circular plastics economy, the chemical sector can make an important contribution to the energy and climate objectives of the Netherlands in the long term. Chemical recycling of plastics is a mix of promising technologies that are complementary to current mechanical recycling processes. In the Transition Agenda Plastics, “chemical recycling” is one of the key […] ... lees meer

IMCD releases its first (2018) Sustainability Report

IMCD N.V., a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, today announces the release of its first Sustainability Report providing energy consumption, water use, and emissions data on the full year 2018. “Sustainability and digitalisation are the main challenges that face our society globally. As IMCD’s presence around the world increases, our impact on […] ... lees meer

Nineteen leading companies join forces to step up alternative farming practices and protect biodiversity

Nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios. This coalition – named “One Planet Business for Biodiversity” (OP2B) – was formally launched on stage at the United Nations Climate Action Summit by Emmanuel […] ... lees meer

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia wins UN Champions of the Earth award

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has been named a UN  Champion of the Earth, receiving the UN’s top environmental honor for a dynamic mix of policies that has put sustainability at the heart of its successful business model.  The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognized Patagonia in the entrepreneurial vision category. Since Patagonia was founded […] ... lees meer

Food companies are aligning with SDGs, but need to do more, study finds

The United Nations has called for a transformation in the way the world produces food and manages land to drive progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Barilla Foundation, led by Chairman Guido Barilla, outlined what the food industry is already doing, and what steps leaders must take to accelerate progress and achieve […] ... lees meer

Revealed: The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’

Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off the roads annually, a new study finds. Experts have assessed the climate benefits of making Europe’s smartphones, notebooks, washing machines and vacuum cleaners more durable. The study found that […] ... lees meer