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Samsung has announced that it will finally recycle millions of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were recalled after some of them exploded due to faulty batteries. The company will refurbish non-problematic components of the Galaxy Note 7, such as the camera and alarms, so they can be used and resold in future phones. For components that […]

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US food giant Kraft Heinz has set new corporate sustainability targets along with a promise to publish its first CSR report this year. The company is preparing to invest up to $200 million in the new strategy, which features: Targets to cut its carbon emissions and water use, Source 100% sustainable palm oil, and Donate one […]

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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet is a hard-hitting documentary that gives an alarming picture of how the textile industry is causing destruction of rivers in Asia. The opening scene of the documentary shows deep magenta waste water spilling into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro is […]

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In an effort to curtail food wastage, major hotel chains like Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott International etc. are taking part in a series of programs aimed at reducing food waste. The 12-week pilot program, a project of the World Wildlife Fund with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), will […]

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Kenya is the latest African country to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. This ban comes after the launch of ‘Clean Seas Initiative’ by the UN, which has already inspired 10 governments to address plastic pollution. In the words of Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, “The ministry has […]

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Mail company Deutsche Post DHL Group (DHL) has announced plans to reduce its logistics-related emissions to nothing by 2050 and expand its portfolio of green products and services to help customers achieve their own climate protection targets. The new environment friendly goal of zero logistics emissions applies to company’s own activities as well as those […]

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