With several governments internationally developing and implementing Climate Change, Circular Economy and Zero Waste Policies, global firms are already taking a proactive approach to supply chain risk management, while others are taking a riskier “wait and see approach”.
Waste is a resource. That simple sentence is the driving force behind one of the fastest growing economic trends in recent history—the circular economy. But how can businesses take full advantage of the circular economy to benefit their business and the environment? In 2016, UPS and GreenBiz Group teamed up to survey sustainability leaders and business decision-makers, and identify trends that can make the shift to a circular business model more feasible for companies.
At Sealed Air we are innovating ways to reduce waste and benefit society. Through partnerships with our customers, we have developed shared value programs that create a circular solution for discarded products, giving them new life. Instead of disposing in landfills, we work with our customers to recycle the products in a way which benefits local impoverished communities. We improve the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
The circular economy, which is regenerative and restorative by design, is helping organisations to create more value while reducing their dependence on scarce resources. The print industry is already playing a leading role in the shift to a circular economy; a transition which has been driven by the desire for greater economic and environmental sustainability. Circular business models are well established across the product lifecycle – encompassing circular supply chains, recovery and recycling, product life extension and a move from product-based to service-based models.
CO2 Savings the Equivalent of Taking 13,349 Cars off the Road for a Year
ONTARIO, Calif., March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ –Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water announced today that it has dramatically increased the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottle production. Thanks to the high recycling rate of California residents, and with help from its strategic partner CarbonLITE, Arrowhead now ensures that 9 out of 10 of its Arrowhead bottles made in California incorporate 50% post-consumer recycled plastic content.
Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award – Best Car of the Year The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV won the Motor Week Driver’s Choice Best of the Year award, accepted by Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers Marketing Director, Steve Majoros. The Bolt EV was praised for its long range, styling and price. Read more...>
by Lara Birkes, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterpr
If you look back at the evolution of the human race, it could be argued that our greatest skill is the ability to create and develop breakthrough technologies that simplify everyday life and advance society. It’s this drive to innovate that continually brings us to the next great crossroads and inevitably changes life as we know it.