Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging

Hasbro, Inc. has announced that, beginning in 2020, it plans to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is to eliminate virtually all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022. “Removing plastic from our packaging is the latest advancement in our more than decade-long journey to create a more sustainable future for our business and our world,” said Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO, Hasbro. “We have an experienced,…

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En + Group Achieves Even More at its “360” Environmental Campaign at Lake Baikal

En+ Group, announces the results of its 360 ​​environmental marathon held on the shores of Lake Baikal on September 7. At this year’s successful event, 500 volunteers gathered and filled six KamAZ trucks with collected litter. For the first time, volunteers also marked out 540m of nature trails, and established three picnic areas. The “360” environmental campaign is part of En+ Group’s comprehensive programme, first launched in 2011 to preserve Lake Baikal and the protected natural areas of Russia from adverse environmental impacts. The programme includes environmental, social, scientific, educational…

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HeidelbergCement and Equinor sign a memorandum of understanding on CO2 capture and storage

On 5 September, the Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, Dr. Bernd Scheifele, and the state-owned Norwegian energy Group Equinor signed a memorandum of understanding on the capture and storage (CCS) of CO2 at an international energy conference in Oslo. Since 2011, HeidelbergCement’s Norwegian subsidiary Norcem has been running a project dedicated to CO2 storage in the cement industry at its Brevik cement plant. The CCS project “Northern Lights”, which includes the project at the Brevik cement plant, has been initiated by the Norwegian government in three different industry…

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University of Liverpool to divest from all fossil fuels

The University of Liverpool has committed to sell its remaining £2.8m holdings in fossil fuel companies by July 2022, which represents 1.2% of the University’s investment portfolio. This decision was influenced by the Guild’s Fossil Free campaign and approved by the University’s Council in July. The move to fully divest from fossil fuels builds on the University’s ethical investment policy introduced last year, which committed the University to exclude companies that derive more than 10% of their revenue from thermal coal and tar sands. This exclusion will now be broadened…

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thyssenkrupp climate targets approved – science-based and in line with global climate agreement

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved thyssenkrupp’s climate targets. At the same time the organization has confirmed that thyssenkrupp is acting in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate conference, where the international community agreed to limit future global warming to well below two degrees. The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Its aim is to establish science-based climate targets as standard business practice, by defining and promoting best…

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