Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Circularity: A New Way of Thinking, A New Business Model

by Nick Blandford, Global Sr. Program Manager at Schneider Electric & Co-Founder at Vibes YYJ
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Approximately 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute and every year people around the world use up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags. And the crazy fact is that most of this plastic is used only once.

Farm to School Impact Continues to Grow in Canada with 33 More Schools to Receive Grants

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Austin, TX, June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce that a second round of Farm to School Canada grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be delivered to 33 schools across British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, bringing more of the local harvest into the minds and onto the plates of students across the country.

MillerCoors and Global Water Center Achieve World Firsts in Water Stewardship

SCS Global Services independently confirms facilities’ conformance to AWS Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, has certified that MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery and the Global Water Center conform with the requirements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), the first-ever comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental and economic criteria.

Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain’s Monique Oxender

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation

By Daniel Partin, Luke Sawitsky, and Allison Ward. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman and Ravi Anupindi.
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This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of partnering companies through a consortium.

Working Toward Packaging That Doesn't Cost the Earth

In the first of a series of interviews with the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Georg Müller-Hof, VP marketing, introduces Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision to Packaging Europe.
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What do you consider the key sustainability challenges for packaging and packaged goods?

From Single-Use to Re-Use

By Jacqueline Ignacio
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It is well known that single-use systems provide a variety of benefits to drug manufacturers, but the growth of single-use brings to mind the environmental impact that comes with this trend. Globally, we estimate that 30,000 tons of biopharma single-use products are disposed to landfill or incineration every year. Single-use systems are made primarily of plastic, and I think most people agree that plastic consumption should be reduced and recycling increased. In fact, the plastic used in single-use technologies is of excellent quality because it has limited or no additives. 

INFOGRAPHIC | P&G's Commitment to Reducing Plastic Waste Flowing Into the World's Oceans

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P&G has reiterated its commitment to find solutions so that no P&G packaging finds its way to the world’s oceans. This builds on the Company’s leadership efforts in reducing its use of plastics in its packaging, increasing the amount of recycled plastic it is using and helping create the right infrastructures to enable recycling.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Dell Accelerates Toward 2020 Legacy of Good Goals

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  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone
Report Focuses on Sustainable Design and Tech Applications that Improve Human Condition
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  • 37 million people in rural India to receive improved health screenings from cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare
  • 1.2 million students in Ethiopia to have access to technology in three-year period, courtesy of Dell’s partnership with Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education
  • 73 million pounds of recycled materials used in new Dell products since 2013
  • New e-waste tracking program and 360-degree virtual reality supply chain tour extends Dell’s commitment to transparency
  • Plastic straws to be removed from Dell global facilities, saving 50,000 straws per month in the U.S. alone

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