Corporate Sustainablilty – GBRI
 

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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Last year, Hilton Hotels conducted a survey where they asked guests if they considered a hotel’s efforts towards sustainability before making their bookings. The chain of hotels found that most guests, especially those under 25 years of age, gave importance to the social, environmental and ethical measures adopted by hotels while considering their choices. This […]

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World’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, is planning to use satellite monitoring to stop deforestation by developing a comprehensive mapping database to better monitor the company’s palm oil suppliers in Indonesia and Malaysia. It has pledged to immediately suspend groups involved in deforestation or development on peatland, while also working with them to improve their operations. […]

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Pringles cans were called “villains” of the recycling world by the UK Recycling Association trade organization because it was almost impossible to separate their metal bases, plastic caps, metal tear-off lids, and foil-lined cardboard sleeves for recycling purposes. However, now Kellogg Company and TerraCycle have entered a deal that will allow consumers in the United Kingdom to […]

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Amazon recently announced that it will be investing $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the US in an attempt to lessen the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Almost half of Americans do not have access to convenient, sufficient curbside recycling at their homes, so Amazon’s investment aims to provide this […]

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The Texas manufacturing facility of automaker giant General Motors will now be completely powered by wind energy from Cactus Flats Wind Farm, a 148-megawatt wind power project based in Concho County. The company’s business offices throughout the state of Texas shall also be powered by wind energy from the Cactus Flats and from the Los Mirasoles […]

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