Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

TerraCycle, Rainforest Alliance, Coca-Cola, Lego and Nestle Inspire Transform Summit

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Ethical Corporation just released the agenda for the Transform Summit – the new and improved Responsible Supply Chain Summit (Amsterdam, October 16-17, 2019). Download your newly released brochure now!

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting “Throwaway Living,” encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores.

NAEM’s Impact Conference to Focus on Tangible Sustainability Goals, Business Results

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June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability Management (NAEM) this week unveiled the final agenda for its August 2019 Impact conference in Milwaukee, an event designed for companies who are committed to translating their sustainability aspirations into measurable business results.

HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year
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HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025
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HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 2025[1]
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

New Sydney Metro Northwest Stations Built Using 100% Responsibly Sourced Timber

Australia’s Largest Public Transport Project Awarded Project Certification
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SYDNEY, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Metro station canopies and multi-story parking façades recently completed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest project have been constructed with 100% responsibly sourced timber, according to certification body SCS Global Services (SCS).

The wood used at seven stations has been certified by SCS under Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Responsible Wood (RW) Chain of Custody Project Standards, and one additional station has been certified with a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Partial Project Certificate.

SDGs in Action: Companies Step Up to Minimize Single-Use Plastic

by Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Nature-Inspired Water Leak Detection System Wins the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

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Twenty percent of the world's clean pumped water is lost due to leaking pipes, and current technology cannot detect leaks accurately enough or early enough to prevent either water loss or major infrastructure damage. Startup company Watchtower Robotics is tackling this problem creatively and effectively, and today was awarded the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® for its efforts during the GreenBiz Circularity Conference. The prize is sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and awarded annually to the top team in the Biomimicry Launchpad, an accelerator focused on nature-inspired solutions to global challenges.

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Twenty percent of the world's clean pumped water is lost due to leaking pipes, and current technology cannot detect leaks accurately enough or early enough to prevent either water loss or major infrastructure damage. Startup company Watchtower Robotics is tackling this problem creatively and effectively, and today was awarded the 2019 $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® for its efforts during the GreenBiz Circularity Conference. The prize is sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and awarded annually to the top team in the Biomimicry Launchpad, an accelerator focused on nature-inspired solutions to global challenges.

MilliporeSigma Launches Four-Year Push for Packaging Sustainability

by Robert J. Bowman
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The quest for supply-chain sustainability requires paying as much attention to the package as the product inside it.

That necessity that doesn’t escape global life science leader MilliporeSigma. The company has launched a four-year effort to enforce green packaging for well over 300,000 products, translating into some 30,000 shipments a day.

A Letter From Sappi North America's CEO and President Mark Gardner

Gardner discusses the state of sustainability at Sappi
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2018 was an enormously important, transformational year for Sappi North America (SNA). We executed on several fronts to make our company sustainable for the long term. Through significant investments in our people and in our mills, and rigorous attention to our high standards for safety, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship, we are well on our way to becoming the thriving, diversified, growing business we set out to be just a few years ago. Let me share a few of my highlights and reflections for the future:

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