New Wrangler® Report Reveals Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Farming Practices

As a leading manufacturer of the world’s denim, and in the spirit of Earth Day, Wrangler® jeans published a report today highlighting significant environmental impacts of sustainable cotton farming techniques. Wrangler evaluated 45 scientific reports to conclude the practices of conservation tillage, cover crops and crop rotation result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere as conventional farming methods. “Wrangler believes that our supply chain does not begin with fabric or cotton. It begins with soil and the land itself,” said Roian…

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McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

McDonald’s has announced it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36% by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change. Additionally, McDonald’s commits to a 31% reduction in emissions intensity (per metric ton of food and packaging) across its supply chain by 2030 from 2015 levels. This combined target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Through these actions, McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of…

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NatWest surpasses sustainable energy target with £3.5bn of UK funding

NatWest has beaten its sustainable energy funding target, providing £3.5bn of lending to UK renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the past three years. The bank, which set a three year target of £3bn in 2015, has now committed to funding £10bn to the sustainable energy sector by 2020 – helping to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. The bank supported nearly 1,500 transactions throughout 2015 to 2017. Lending to the solar sector made up the most significant section of support, accounting for 41% of the funding,…

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First Sustainable Lego® Bricks Will Be Launched In 2018

LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018. Production has started on a range of sustainable LEGO® elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. The new sustainable LEGO ‘botanical’ elements will come in varieties including leaves, bushes and trees. “At the LEGO Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using…

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Heathrow launches Sustainable Innovation Prize

UK businesses and organisations are being invited to apply for Heathrow’s first Sustainable Innovation Prize submitting ideas on how to address the environmental challenges of airports and the aviation industry. The winning entry of the Sustainable Innovation Prize will be awarded £20,000 and the green light to develop their idea, earning the opportunity to use Heathrow as a ‘live laboratory.’ Here they will be able to trial and develop their winning concept and gain exposure to Heathrow’s operation and partners in the process.  This launch of the Sustainable Innovation Prize…

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