Corporate Sustainablilty – GBRI
 

We all know that cement industry has a massive carbon footprint. Production of concrete contributes to around 8% of annual CO2 emissions. Thankfully, cement manufacturers realize this and are looking for ways to improve the situation. LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement company, has been trying to reduce the footprint of concrete for quite some time. […]

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In an attempt to cut down plastic waste, British cosmetic company Lush has come up with a first-of-its-kind ‘carbon-positive’ packaging which is fully biodegradable and in fact, requires trees to be planted for its use. The biodegradable cork pots the company will begin buying for its products are not only sustainable and regenerative, but also require […]

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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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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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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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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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