Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic

September 16, 2020 by  
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Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic How can companies shift to reusable packaging models while dissuading concerns for safety and contamination? Since the day of the milkman, companies have launched untold schemes to skip recycling for its less energy- and material-intensive cousin: reuse. While using packaging over and over again is no new concept, recent business model innovations have seen a resurgence of reuse-inspired services. But as health and safety concerns take center stage, the future of reuse has been called into question. This discussion introduces the multitude of ways retailers and brands are enacting reuse models, including systems for refill, returnable packaging or optimising the supply-chain with reusable transport packaging. The panel explores what opportunities reuse can afford, including brand loyalty, optimized operations, and reduced costs, while exploring how brands can address contamination concerns head on. Take a deep dive into the opportunities and obstacles to bringing resuse to scale today. Speakers Holly Kaufman, President, Environment & Enterprise Strategies Bridgit Croke, Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, Loop  Holly Secon Wed, 09/16/2020 – 00:22 Featured Off

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ASU’s Mark Bernstein on desert urban living in a hotter world

March 9, 2020 by  
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As the planet warms, our cities are heating up even faster, and it is especially true for desert cities. Solving heat, pollution and water problems will be key to the future of our growing cities. What is the role of technology, data and community involvement in solving these problems? Arizona State University has been a leader in looking for these solutions and Dr. Mark Bernstein highlights some of the opportunities. He is joined on stage by a team of middle-school students who are working to solving water problems. From GreenBiz 20.

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Brian Mecinas on the next generation of climate leadership and activism

March 9, 2020 by  
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Youth leaders around the world are rising up to inspire, empower and mobilize a generational movement to demand action on the climate crisis and ensure environmental justice for all. From organized strikes calling for bold climate solutions to filing (and sometimes winning) lawsuits against state and federal governments, they’re taking their future into their own hands. Arizona Youth Climate Strike’s Brian Mecinas discusses how they are working to create the change they want to see in the world. From GreenBiz 20.

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GreenBiz 20 opening address and land acknowledgement

March 9, 2020 by  
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GreenBiz CEO Eric Faurot and VP, Conferences Ellie Buechner welcome GreenBiz 20 participants to the conference. Arizona State University’s Jacob Moore does a land acknowledgment.

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Women In Recycling: ISRI 2019 Conference Highlights Challenges, Opportunities

April 19, 2019 by  
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The progress of recycling and women’s leadership are tightly linked. … The post Women In Recycling: ISRI 2019 Conference Highlights Challenges, Opportunities appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Healing the Planet With a Stethoscope

April 19, 2019 by  
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As humans, we like to think in categories, but the … The post Healing the Planet With a Stethoscope appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Katrin Ley and Bill McDonough: Reimagining fashion

February 15, 2018 by  
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Hear from renowned designer and Cradle-to-Cradle co-founder William McDonough and Fashion for Good Executive Director Katrin Ley on the opportunities for reshaping the fashion industry into a force for positive change.

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Repurposed Furniture Ideas You Have to See

September 22, 2017 by  
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When a passion for repurposing is focused on furniture, the opportunities … The post Repurposed Furniture Ideas You Have to See appeared first on Earth911.com.

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How architects can take action on climate change

May 1, 2017 by  
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Market forces are stronger than ever in recognizing and capturing the opportunities around climate-responsible architecture design practices.

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Scotland’s latest wind farm will help fund 500 new affordable homes

April 20, 2017 by  
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Scotland’s Berwickshire Housing Association wants to capture the wind to boost their mission. By launching a new wind farm in the Scottish Borders, and selling the power to the National Grid, the charitable organization hopes to generate enough revenue to build 500 affordable homes over the next 25 years. Dubbed Fishermen Three, the 7.5-megawatt project at Hoprigshiels in Cockburnspath is a joint effort between BHA and the equally philanthropic Community Energy Scotland . The latter’s share of the revenue will enable it to help communities across Scotland leverage their own renewable energy initiatives. “The idea for the wind farm came when BHA realized that we had to be innovative in order to solve the dilemma of how to keep building new homes for social rental, which are so badly needed in this area, at a time when funding for new housing through traditional channels was in decline,” Helen Forsyth, chief executive of BHA, said in a statement. “The wind farm will provide BHA with a reliable, predictable, low-maintenance source of income that will allow us to build a steady stream of new affordable homes at a time when services are all too often being cut.” Related: 6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trump’s blessing Nicholas Gubbins, chief executive of CES, said that the United Kingdom’s energy system is shifting, but with changes come fresh opportunities. “We want to make sure that communities are at the forefront of the opportunities that this will create for new low-carbon energy developments,” he added. Scotland’s energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, agrees that renewables are the way of the future. He said, “Locally owned renewables in areas such as the Borders have the potential to help drive social, economic and environmental change at a local level.” Via the Guardian Photos by Unsplash

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