Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion, According to a New Report

Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale. Spinning Future Threads, from the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Wageningen […] ... lees meer

65 companies and associations sign the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices

Today, the Commission, alongside industry stakeholders, officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, another deliverable under the Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy. This Code is an essential part of the EU’s efforts to increase the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food options that help reduce our overall environmental footprint. […] ... lees meer

FedEx Express Europe Becomes Newest Member of Capital Equipment Coalition in Europe

FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has become the newest member of the Capital Equipment Coalition (CEC) in Europe. Led by not-for-profit organization Circle Economy, in close collaboration with the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), the Capital Equipment Coalition (CEC) engages leading businesses from multiple industries involved in the servicing, manufacturing, […] ... lees meer

Ahold Delhaize signs EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Business and Marketing Practices

Today the European Commission launches the EU Code of Conduct for Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices as part of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy. Ahold Delhaize is among the first signatories to the Code, and pledges 10 commitments in the areas of healthier choices, product transparency, eliminating waste and […] ... lees meer

Business leaders call on EU for effective and coherent “Fit for 55% package” that delivers EU leadership on climate and the net zero transition

In an open letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and further key EU policymakers, CLG Europe members and business network partners, are calling on the EU to seize this opportunity and demonstrate leadership in the run up to the COP26 summit. Read the letter here (pdf) Ahead of the release of the Fit […] ... lees meer

Nouryon joins the United Nations Global Compact, strengthening its sustainability commitments

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, announced today that it is further strengthening its sustainability commitments by joining the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The Global Compact is an international initiative that brings companies together with UN agencies and labor and civil society organizations to support universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and […] ... lees meer

GEA Group raises the bar in mechanical engineering industry: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

GEA Group AG today announced a comprehensive climate strategy. With the corresponding climate targets, GEA is making a clear commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along its entire value chain by 2040. The company has submitted its net-zero commitment and 2030 interim targets to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the globally recognized, […] ... lees meer

Sustainable Shipping Initiative report explores opportunity for circularity as shipping works to decarbonise

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has today published the report Exploring shipping’s transition to a circular industry, discussing the potential of circular economy principles for shipping and identifying four main building blocks: knowledge and awareness, business model innovation, technological advancement, and a global regulatory framework. As shipping undergoes rapid shifts in the coming decades to […] ... lees meer

Trivium Packaging’s inaugural sustainability report outlines holistic roadmap to a sustainable future; unveil’s “circularity champion” strategy

Trivium Packaging, a leading provider of infinitely recyclable metal packaging solutions with its head office in The Netherlands, today releases its inaugural sustainability report that highlights the extensive sustainability activities implemented across its global operations, reinforces its unwavering commitment to tackling climate change by putting sustainability as a core element of all products and operations, […] ... lees meer

New Carbon Transparency Partnership provides forum for stakeholders to address lack of Scope 3 emissions transparency

Today the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Carbon Transparency Partnership, bringing together stakeholders from across value chains and industries and rallying and coordinating leading industry-focused initiatives such as RMI with the common mission of creating Scope 3 emissions transparency. The Partnership strengthens and expands the work of the Value Chain Carbon Transparency Pathfinder – […] ... lees meer

Fraunhofer, SABIC, and Procter & Gamble join forces in closed-loop recycling pilot project for single-use facemasks

Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC and Procter & Gamble (P&G) today announced their collaboration in an innovative circular economy pilot project which aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks. Due to COVID-19, use of billions of disposable facemasks is raising environmental concerns especially when they are thoughtlessly discarded in public spaces, including […] ... lees meer