Sustainability – GBRI
 

Finding advanced recycling solution for absorbent hygiene products was one of Procter & Gamble’s many sustainability goals for 2030. And it seems the multinational consumer goods giant is well on its way to achieve it. The company has already applied for a patent that hints at introducing recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers. “Who would’ve […]

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Before you start complaining about the absurdity of the headline, let us explain! We are talking about a pair of sneakers that are actually made out of coffee and recycled plastic. Rens, a company based in Helsinki, Finland, recently launched its initial line of ‘coffee-plastic’ sneakers on Kickstarter. To make Rens sneakers, used coffee grounds are […]

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The new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) located in Lausanne, Switzerland, just received the prestigious LEED Platinum certification, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. Designed by Danish firm 3XN, the Olympic House received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date. The building is […]

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You will soon see all Walmart employees sporting new, lightweight vests that are actually made out of recycled plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right! These vests will be crafted from a fabric called Repreve that is made from plastic bottles. Unifi, the textile company that manufactures Repreve, says it has recycled more than 14 […]

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The US Green Building Council (USBGC) recently awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum certification to the newly redeveloped Unilever North America headquarters in New Jersey. LEED Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification for sustainable buildings. The building was assessed across several categories including: location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, […]

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Logistics giant UPS recently signed a deal with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for the largest ever purchase of renewable gas energy in the United States history. The company will be purchasing 170 million gallon equivalents of Clean Energy’s “Redeem” RNG through 2026 to operate its delivery trucks. The purchase is part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative […]

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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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