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Updates Covering Sustainability, Zero Waste, ESG, Carbon Footprint & Green Business


Chemicals Plastics Production Environment Earth Earth System
- Chemical pollutants, including plastics, can impact the Earth in all kinds of ways. Manufacturing of these "novel entities" has grown so rapidly that governments are now unable to assess, let alone control the risks to Earth's ecosystems, new research has found, taking us beyond a safe "planetary boundary" and endangering the planet's stability. Led by scientists at the Stockholm Research Centre, the study takes stock of the rate manufactured chemicals are entering the environment, and is ... [Read More]

Source: newatlas.com

Biomass Carbon Energy Power Today Climate
- This article is sponsored by Enviva . To be clear, global industries were not designed to be low carbon; the road to decarbonization and net zero will necessitate more action than just eliminating plastics and encouraging recycling. The climate crisis requires mass collaboration and a radical rethink on how governments, NGOs, societies and global businesses operate. Why Today? Today, the global economy is not on a trajectory consistent with the Paris Agreement to phase out fossil fuels. ... [Read More]

Source: greenbiz.com

Waste Demolition Items Packaging Disposal Building
- Building and demolition are one of the major contributors of waste in landfills. Some construction businesses have a waste disposal strategy in place that meets the regulations in proper waste disposal. However, some do not. They go the easy way instead—dumping them on a landfill, which is not ideal due to the insufficiency of landfills today. Have you ever wondered how crucial proper waste disposal is done? Are you aware of the multitudes of harmful consequences that malpractice of this can ... [Read More]


Delivery Vehicles Fedex Vehicle Brightdrop Company
- This article was adapted for Mobility Weekly, our free weekly newsletter. Register for a subscription here. Industry leaders and household names continue to pile into the electrification movement. Electric vehicle and last-mile delivery company BrightDrop, a subsidiary of General Motors, kicked off 2022 with splashy new deals with Walmart and FedEx . On its way to building a zero-emissions fleet, mega-cap company Walmart inked an agreement for 5,000 BrightDrop electric vans — both the larger ... [Read More]

Source: greenbiz.com

Plastics Pollution Bbc News Waste Plastic Treaty
- Pollution from plastics is a global emergency in need of a robust UN treaty, according to a report. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says there's a cascade of evidence of harm from plastics. It argues that the plastic pollution threat is almost equivalent to climate change. The air we breathe now contains plastic micro particles, there’s plastic in Arctic snow , plastic in soils and plastic in our food. It's reported, for instance, that about 20 elephants in Thailand have died ... [Read More]

Source: bbc.com

- WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces USGBC Live 2022 , an annual event series designed to help prepare and inspire building industry practitioners and changemakers including USGBC members, LEED users and credential holders to accelerate the transition to green buildings, cities and communities. The 2022 USGBC Live schedule includes two regional experiences leading up to the main event: • USGBC Live: Boston Forum, Boston, Mass., April • USGBC Live: Minneapolis ... [Read More]


Waste France Recycling Material Eastman's Technology
- This morning, French President Emmanuel Macron and Eastman Board Chair and CEO Mark Costa will jointly announce Eastman’s plan to invest up to $1 billion in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. This facility would use Eastman’s polyester renewal technology to recycle more than 176,000 tons annually of hard-to-recycle plastic waste that is currently being incinerated. The investment would create virgin-quality material with a significantly lower carbon footprint . ... [Read More]


Plastic Production Waste Year International Brands Treaty
- World officials will meet at a UN Environment Assembly conference later this year to start treaty negotiations to tackle plastic waste International brands including Coca Cola and PepsiCo called on Monday for a global pact to combat plastic pollution that includes cuts in plastic production, a key growth area for the oil industry. World officials will meet at a United Nations Environment Assembly conference (UNEA 5.2) later this year to start negotiations on a treaty to tackle a plastic waste ... [Read More]







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