Corporate Sustainablilty – Page 2 – GBRI
 

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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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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