Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Ebay Selects Greensboro for a Partnership to Help Local Entrepreneurs Expand Their Markets

by Carl Wilson
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Thanks to a partnership with eBay, someone on the other side of the globe may soon open a bag of fruity, peppery Vineyard Red Wine Nuts made right here.

“It opens up avenues that we had not envisioned,” said Melissa Wallace of Hops and Nuts, which manufactures the nuts.

Wallace founded the Greensboro-based company four years ago. It makes craft-flavored snacks that pair with beer and wine. With a new eBay program called Retail Revival, Wallace hopes to sell those snacks to consumers around the world.

VIDEO - Forest Carbon Offset Verification: What to Expect During a Field Visit

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SCS Global Services is a leading provider of carbon offset verification, with more than a decade of experience. We conduct independent, third-party assessments to ensure that projects comply with standards and achieve their sequestration goals.

Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

Strange Brew: Atomo Bean-Less Coffee

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Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — what to buy, where to buy it, how to make it and when to drink it. But how much thought do they put into the coffee bean itself? The global popularity of coffee contributes to deforestation and erosion, and consumes enormous quantities of water — some estimate that a standard cup of coffee eats up about 34 gallons of our planet’s most vital resource.

Intel Recognized as a World Leader for Supplier Engagement on Climate Change

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Intel Corporation was recently recognized by CDP as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage carbon and climate change across its supply chain. Intel is among the 3% of organizations recognized for their actions to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risks in the supply chain.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Not-So-Easy Button

By: John A. Lanier
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An average of 25% of single-stream recycling material is too contaminated to actually be recycled, compared to about 7% a decade ago. That’s a troubling trend, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

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An average of 25% of single-stream recycling material is too contaminated to actually be recycled, compared to about 7% a decade ago. That’s a troubling trend, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

How the Circular Economy Lowers IT's Total Cost of Ownership

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A radical transformation in product innovation is happening today, as customers are increasingly factoring sustainability into their purchasing decisions - and it’s shifting the innovation agenda for HPE. 

Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.
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Patricia Daugherty | Iowa State University

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here.

Clif Bar Launches Ag Fund to Bolster Economic Resilience of Organic Farmers

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The demand for organic foods continues to increase at astounding rates. While U.S. sales of organic food and beverages totaled less than $4 billion in 1997, that number is anticipated to hit more than $100 billion by 2025. Yet, supply and demand are not matching up.

How the Fishermen of Madagascar Are Pulling Together to Combat Climate Change

By joining local co-operatives, fishing communities in the island nation are being taught good fishing practices, with benefits to their livelihoods and the environment
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Fishermen in Madagascar spend several hours a day on their pirogues (fishing canoes) out at sea. In the past, they would return home with baskets brimming with fish. But today, catch sizes have dwindled due to overfishing, rising sea temperatures and extreme weather. In order to help them preserve their livelihoods and slow the effects of climate change, Swiss social enterprise Weconnex is teaching sustainable fishing techniques while supporting access to markets.

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