Healthcare Packaging Manufacturers Struggling with Sustainability

Environment + Energy Leader - Healthcare packaging faces enormous challenges around sustainability, industry experts said at a conference in North Carolina earlier this month. And that was before covid-19 swept through the region. The post Healthcare Packaging Manufacturers Struggling with Sustainability appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. (c) Environment + Energy Leader - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

EPA Loosens Pollution Rules for Factories and Facilities during Pandemic

Environment + Energy Leader - The US Environmental Protection Agency loosened pollution rules for factories and facilities in response to the covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday the agency released new guidelines for companies to monitor themselves. The post EPA Loosens Pollution Rules for Factories and Facilities during Pandemic appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. (c) Environment + Energy Leader - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Taking Out The Trash: 3 Myths

Sustainablog - The post Taking Out The Trash: 3 Myths appeared first on Sustainablog. Taking out the trash has become a bit more meaningful, and even more interesting, in recent years, though. As with many daily activities, this stems from awareness of its environmental impact. The post Taking Out The Trash: 3 Myths appeared first on Sustainablog. (c) Sustainablog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Easy Upcycling: Transform Laminate Countertops into “Granite”

Sustainablog - The post Easy Upcycling: Transform Laminate Countertops into “Granite” appeared first on Sustainablog. By Jennifer Tuohy We love to hate laminate countertops. They’re durable and functional, but they look utilitarian. They also last forever, which makes ripping them out to install trendy stone ;[ … ] The post Easy Upcycling: Transform Laminate Countertops into “Granite” appeared first on Sustainablog. (c) Sustainablog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Bitcoin: Fast Means Of Payment With Low Costs

Sustainable Personal Finance - The decentralized focus is another selling point and an advantage of Bitcoin. The same applies to the good verifiability of the currency. After all, it can be done from anywhere in the world, so that users have their BTC digitally available at all times and everywhere. Many industry experts see Bitcoin as a tool for so-called “cross-border payments”, i.e. as a means of payment across state or cultural borders. Even large amounts can be quickly and … [Read more...]

Buying Bitcoins – Advantages, Disadvantages And Possible Effects

Sustainable Personal Finance - Bitcoins are one of the most discussed financial issues in recent years. Everyone is an expert and mostly has a predefined opinion. Today we deal with the advantages, disadvantages and possible effects of bitcoins. Many have gotten rich, many more want to get rich, but is that the goal of bitcoins?In addition to these points of view, we want to address the most common questions and rumors in individual sub-points. Read more detail at … [Read more...]

What can a think tank like Green Alliance do in this time of crisis?

Inside track - “We are living in an unusual time, a time of real social history – history that you will be able to tell your children about…. The History department would like you to keep a diary of your experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” This is my 12-year-old daughter’s history homework for the weeks or months she and her brother will (c) Inside track - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What the Heathrow ruling means for future government decisions with a climate impact

Inside track - This post is by Katie de Kauwe, lawyer at Friends of the Earth. The government’s policy giving the green light to Heathrow expansion and establishing the need for more airport capacity in the south east was ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal on climate grounds last month. This ruling follows years of work by the legal team at Friends (c) Inside track - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A clarion call for inventors and investors

GreenBiz - Geoengineering and environmental technologies are the vaccines author Thomas Kostigen believes we need to cure the planet’s ills. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Episode 213: The pandemic’s impact on the clean economy, geoengineering geek-out

GreenBiz - Plus, highlights from this week's webcast on how retailers can embrace the circular economy. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

$2 Trillion US Stimulus Package Skips Emissions Requirements for Airlines

Environment + Energy Leader - The United States’ historic $2 trillion stimulus package provides around $60 billion for the airline industry, but leaves out a requirement that the companies cut their greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. The post $2 Trillion US Stimulus Package Skips Emissions Requirements for Airlines appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. (c) Environment + Energy Leader - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry

Environment + Energy Leader - IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” The post Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. (c) Environment + Energy Leader - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out

Sustainablog - The post Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out appeared first on Sustainablog. So far in this Zero Waste Home series, I’ve discussed grocery shopping and cooking. But I’m a city girl at heart who feels a strong draw to explore my bigger home: ;[ … ] The post Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out appeared first on Sustainablog. (c) Sustainablog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Easy Upcycling: Give New Life To Old Lampshades – With A Stencil!

Sustainablog - The post Easy Upcycling: Give New Life To Old Lampshades – With A Stencil! appeared first on Sustainablog. Thinking about tossing those old off-white lampshades? Don't! A little paint, and some cool stencils, can make them brand new again. The post Easy Upcycling: Give New Life To Old Lampshades – With A Stencil! appeared first on Sustainablog. (c) Sustainablog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Covid-19 and the parliamentary process: initial observations

Inside track - The Covid-19 virus, our personal health and safety and the response by the government and public health authorities are rightly occupying much of our work and home life at present. A rapid metamorphosis in how parliament operates is underway to deal with the threat. This could lead to both opportunities and challenges for how we engage with parliamentarians, how laws (c) Inside track - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What is the relationship between state and citizen in a time of crisis?

Inside track - This is not the blog I expected to write to launch my book. As I sit at my desk, on a Monday morning, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting home. My kids are adjusting to a much smaller world, without school or friends. My older teen is giving my younger teen a maths lesson, while I agonise about (c) Inside track - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

GreenBiz analysts take stock of the clean economy

GreenBiz - How, and how much, is the coronavirus pandemic impacting the clean economy? Our analysts share what they're seeing. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

8 Ways a Minimal Lifestyle Can Help Your Finances

Sustainable Personal Finance - Everyone has a different lifestyle that meets their needs or interests. You could go to your favorite gym every day, or prefer a condo in the city over a house in the country. Sometimes these lifestyle choices present no issues, but others may have you wondering if you could do something different.Many people consider minimalism to improve their daily lives. It’s a movement where people reduce their belongings and clutter so they only have what they need. You … [Read more...]

Taking Out A Personal Loan With a Bad Credit: Is it Possible? 

Sustainable Personal Finance - You might be currently planning to take out a personal loan. However, due to past financial obligations that you haven’t handled correctly, you are now burdened in managing a bad credit status. This is already troublesome as having bad credit already marks you as a high-risk borrower from any of your potential lenders. However, don’t lose hope, since there are still possibilities that you can be pre-qualified for a loan and might be granted an … [Read more...]

Not just biofuels: Algae’s next wave

GreenBiz - Applications in packaging and other products are beginning to gain momentum. (c) GreenBiz - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Coffee giant changing the sustainability game, report shows

Business – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - A Starbucks ethical sourcing program is brewing larger-than-expected changes across the coffee sector. (c) Business – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Why you should be watching California in September

Business – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - At the Global Climate Action Summit in California, non-state actors will work to make the commitments necessary to avert the worst effects of climate change. (c) Business – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - G-Star Raw launches latest collection ‘Dyed by Nature’ collection Image credit: G-Star Raw G-Star Raw — which has long been at the forefront of sustainable fashion, having released its first “Renewed” collection, made from recycled jeans, in 2012; releasing one of the industry’s first line of jeans incorporating upcycled marine plastic, in 2014; and releasing the world’s first Cradle to Cradle certified gold denim in 2017 — has announced the latest product of … [Read more...]