Corporate Sustainablilty – GBRI
 

As an increasing number of businesses around the globe are moving towards sustainability and environment-friendly practices, the latest one to jump on the bandwagon is world famous coffee chain Starbucks. The company announced on Monday that it plans to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020 and instead use straws made from other materials, and lids designed […]

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L’Oréal China has entered into an agreement with Alibaba group under which the cosmetic giant has committed to switch to FSC-certified sustainable paper packaging to decrease the use of plastic materials for its brand portfolio and help tackle the plastic waste problem in China. Chinese multinational retailer Alibaba’s consumer-facing marketplace Tmall formed a partnership last […]

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World famous hotel company Hilton has announced that it will cut its carbon emissions intensity by 61% and double its monetary support for social causes by 2030. The company plans to remove plastic straws from its properties and reduce water consumption and produced waste by 50%. Hilton also aims to expand its existing soap recycling program to […]

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Walmart shared the success story of its sustainable initiative Project Gigaton at the retail giant’s annual Sustainability Milestone Summit held in April 2018. Project Gigaton was launched by Walmart in 2017 with the aim of reducing greenhouse emissions in its global supply chain. The company announced that the suppliers reported reducing more than 20 million metric […]

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Packaging giant Tetra Pak has announced that it might soon launch a paper straw that would be designed to replace the plastic straws that come with portion-sized drinks cartons. The company expects the paper straws to be ready for launch by the end of the year. “It sounds simple enough,” Charles Brand, Tetra Pak’s executive vice […]

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German sportswear giant Adidas announced that it sold one million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year. The company had introduced three versions of the UltraBoost shoe–made from recycled marine plastic–in 2017. Each pair uses an average of 11 plastic bottles and incorporates recycled plastic into the laces, heel webbing, heel lining and sock […]

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Danish toy manufacturer Lego has made an announcement that it will now use plant-based plastic to make many of its products in order to tackle the problem of plastic waste. Since 1963, Lego bricks have been made with a strong oil-based plastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. The company will use polyethylene, sourced from sugarcane, to manufacture these plant-based […]

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