Sustainability – GBRI
 

Almost a year after Walmart partnered with C2 Energy Capital, LLC to install 13 solar projects in South Carolina, the retail giant has once again entered into a commercial solar agreement with the clean energy developer to provide solar power at Walmart’s stores in five states. These 46 power purchase agreements (PPAs) are part of the Walmart’s goal to […]

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Zimbabwe’s capital has a building called Eastgate Center that houses several offices and shops. One thing that sets it apart from other buildings its size is that it uses 90 percent less energy than a similar sized building next door. The secret behind this is the building’s unique design that mimics a termite nest! Yes, you […]

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) recently expanded its campus in Surrey, British Columbia (Canada) by introducing a $126 million new building dedicated to sustainable energy engineering. The new building will accommodate over 400 new full-time student spaces and sits adjacent to the current SFU campus at Surrey’s Central City Mall. Premier John Horgan told an audience at the official […]

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Imperial College London and a startup called Arborea have joined hands to develop the new BioSolar Leaf system under which tiny plants, such as microalgae, diatoms, and phytoplankton, can be grown across large platforms and can be installed just like solar panels on top of various buildings and landscapes. The microscopic bits of biomass use photosynthesis to […]

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With the aim of reducing the use of single-use packaging, Canadian supermarket chain Metro has announced that it will allow its customers in Quebec to bring reusable containers from home for items such as meat, seafood, deli products, and prepared foods. However, there are a few rules that the staff and the customers are required to […]

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McDonald’s, Taiwan announced last week that by June 2019, it is going to ban plastic straws from all of its outlets as a means to cut down on plastic waste. The fast food giant is currently promoting a campaign called “drink cold drinks directly”, under which it is encouraging customers to ditch the straws. The company will […]

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Global coffee chain Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub have joined hands to fund a £1 million initiative that will help expand and improve paper recycling facilities in the UK. This fund is financed by the 5p paper cup charge levied by Starbucks last year to control the overuse and wastage of disposable cups. Although there are now […]

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In an attempt to tackle the mounting global plastic waste problem, supermarket chain Aldi has committed that all of its packaging would be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Additionally, the company will also aim to reduce its packaging material by at least 15%. Because more than 90% of its product range is Aldi-exclusive, the retailer […]

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