Environmental Audit Committee Launch Sustainability of the fashion industry inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee investigates the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry. Inquiry: Sustainability of the fashion industry Environmental Audit Committee The inquiry examines the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing throughout its lifecycle. It will look at how clothes can be recycled, and waste and pollution reduced. Chair’s comments Mary Creagh MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, said: “Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth. But the way we design, make and discard clothes has a huge environmental impact. Producing clothes…

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Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan continues to fuel growth

Unilever has today revealed its fourth consecutive year of growth for its ‘sustainable living’ brands, which grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its turnover growth. All of Unilever’s brands are on a journey towards reducing their environmental footprint and increasing their positive social impact. Sustainable living brands are those that are furthest ahead on the journey to achieving the company’s ambitious sustainability goals. Figures revealed today show that: Unilever now has 26 sustainable living brands (up from 18 in 2016). New entrants include…

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Stanley Black & Decker Achieves Science Based Target Recognition for Environmental Goals

Stanley Black & Decker has announced that its long-term environmental sustainability goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly a company needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. “We are pleased to welcome Stanley Black & Decker to the group of more than a hundred of the world’s biggest companies…

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Electrolux and AIESEC Mobilize Youth to act on Responsible Consumption

Electrolux and AIESEC, which is a global organization for youth leadership, are teaming up around a joint #ActSustainably campaign, raising awareness about SDG 12. The focus is to inform about opportunities for young leaders to take action on food sustainability issues, by volunteering in projects that address challenges such as hunger, poor nutrition, food waste and responsible consumption. More information is available on the dedicated Youth For Global Goals website: https://youth4globalgoals.org/responsible-consumption-and-production/. “Through our Feed the Planet partnership, Electrolux, AIESEC and Worldchefs have launched more than 10 food sustainability projects around…

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Pernod Ricard USA & LOLIWARE Create Sustainable Cocktails With The Straw Of The Future

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard USA announced its commitment to eliminate single-use, nonbiodegradable straws and stirrers from the beverage business. To further complement this effort, the company is collaborating with award-winning industrial designers and LOLIWARE co-founders, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker, to reimagine the cocktail consumption experience. Founded in 2014, LOLIWARE is the world’s first edible bioplastics company dedicated to replacing plastic with hypercompostable, edible materials derived from seaweed. The company’s mission is to innovate products that are ‘designed to disappear’.  The co-founders commented, “Our world needs a radically new…

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