Qantas Operates World’s First Zero Waste Flight

The first-ever commercial flight to produce no landfill waste took to the skies this morning, marking the start of Qantas’ plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75 per cent of the airline’s waste by end-2021. All inflight products on board QF739, flying from Sydney to Adelaide and staffed by cabin crew from the Qantas ‘Green Team’, will be disposed of via compost, reuse or recycling. Speaking today at the flight’s departure, Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David said the trial flight was an important milestone for…

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HNA Hospitality Joins Hands with TerraCycle in ‘Zero Waste’ Campaign

Chinese hotel operator HNA Hospitality Group has achieved initial success with its new “Zero Waste” campaign, underscoring HNA Hospitality’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. Launched in partnership with TerraCycle, the world’s leading innovative recycling company, the program recycled 600 kilograms of discarded toiletries from three hotels in HNA’s Tangla brand over four months, representing 900 kilograms’ worth of reductions in CO2 emissions. That is equivalent to saving 942 KWH of electricity. From July 24 – November 30, HNA Hospitality collected used cotton swabs, shower caps, shaving…

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Kroger Launches Television and Radio Ads to Amplify Awareness of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative

The Kroger Co. has announced it has introduced television and radio ads in 191 media markets across the U.S. to increase awareness of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, established last September. “Yesterday millions of families came together to enjoy Thanksgiving,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “Kroger and our family of stores love being a part of America’s Thanksgiving celebrations. At the same time, we acknowledge the absurdity that one in eight people struggle with hunger while 40 percent of the food produced in…

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Food 4 Less/Foods Co Announces Holiday Hunger Campaign

As part of its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, Food 4 Less/Foods Co is inviting customers to help hungry families by supporting local food banks this holiday season. Beginning November 8, 2017 and continuing through February 3, 2018, Food 4 Less/Foods Co customers and associates may support local food banks by donating spare change in collection canisters located at the check stands in their neighborhood Food 4 Less stores in Southern California and the greater Chicago area, and at Foods Co supermarkets in Central and Northern California. All donations…

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