Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Building, Not Breaking, the Supply-Chain Backbone


Supply chains are having a moment. It took a major transformative event to highlight the importance and fragility of the global and interdependent supply-chain network.

Like the domino theory in politics, disruptions in supply chains have a ripple effect, with often devastating consequences to how goods and products are sourced, manufactured and delivered to a worldwide consumer base.

Are Healthcare Flexibles the Next Big Plastic Recycling Feedstock?

The Results Are In...

Flexible plastic packaging (plastic bags, stretch and shrink film, sterilization wrap, medical device packaging, and so on) represents a significant percentage of the healthcare waste stream, yet is rarely recycled. Due to their lack of standard composition and the potential for mixed resins across different layers, utilizing these materials presents numerous challenges for recyclers. Flexibles are also easily confused visually with other materials, making manual on-site sorting challenging for hospital staff.

FedEx Custom Critical Helps Dairy MAX 'Moo've Over 8,600 Gallons of Milk


Dairy MAX, a nonprofit organization representing 900 dairy farm families across eight states, continues its commitment to serve farmers and families thanks to FedEx Custom Critical. During the month of May, FedEx Custom Critical supported Dairy MAX by donating two, temperature-controlled trucks, with lift gate capabilities, in order to distribute more than 8,600 gallons of milk to several North Texas Food Bank locations. These mass distribution sites feed families across 13 North Texas counties, making milk an essential item.

First Textiles Dye to Earn Both SCS Recycled Content and Recycling Program Certification Awarded to MKS DevO Chemicals

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SCS Global Services announces that it awarded dual certifications to MKS DevO Chemicals (MKS DevO), leading organic chemicals producer in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region, after undergoing an assessment. MKS DevO achieved Recycled Content Certification for its patented product Sultan Black Recycle® and Certified Recycling Program for its production facility Bandirma Chemical Complex® (BCC).

VIDEO | Behind-the-Scenes of a Living Site

A 360Tour of Mohawk Group’s Glasgow Plant
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Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Mohawk Group's "Living Site" carpet tile plant located in Virginia's picturesque Shenandoah Valley.

90% of S&P 500 Index Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2019, G&A Announces in its Latest Annual 2020 Flash Report

G&A Institute announces the results of its annual S&P 500 sustainability reporting analysis. 90% of the S&P 500 published corporate sustainability reports, an all-time high!
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G&A Institute announces the results of its annual S&P 500 sustainability reporting analysis.
90% of the S&P 500 published corporate sustainability reports, an all-time high!

HP Sustainable Impact: Tackling the Plastic Packaging Problem

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Packaging comprises a significant portion of total waste produced and can affect the health of our planet and people, which is why HP set a new goal to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025. The goal focuses on hardware unit packaging and is predicated on a move to molded fiber packaging cushions.  

Kimberly-Clark Joins WWF’s Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance to Help Innovate New Materials for the Circular Economy

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Last week, Kimberly-Clark introduced an ambitious new sustainability strategy for 2030, which includes a commitment to reducing waste and innovating new ways to give consumers the products they need with the smallest impact on the environment.

Making a Key Ingredient for COVID-19 Relief

Flint Hills Resources is shattering polypropylene production records while prioritizing COVID-19 customers and adjusting to 'new normal'

Bill Shelton’s workplace looks a little different from just a few months ago.

The Virtual BSR Conference 2020 Is Here


Registration for the BSR Conference 2020, taking place live October 20-23, is open.

This year, we will convene our community at a moment of tremendous uncertainty and turbulence, and driven by a common task: to find solutions to the problems of the present, while laying the groundwork to build a truly equitable, resilient and just future for all.


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