DELAWARE, OH, Jan. 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) -Greif, Inc., a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.
In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an "A" rating in sustainability performance. The "A" rating reflects Greif's concerted efforts towards reducing the Company's environmental impact and advancing responsible business practices.Read more
LEEDS, UK, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’ sustainability store in its heartland of Leeds with a mission to find new ways to reduce plastic and encourage customers to reuse and refill.
From May, the Leeds based store will become the first Asda in the UK where shoppers can fill up their own containers of products, including Asda’s own-brand coffee, rice and pasta.Read more
LONDON, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -A new taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such as dumping hazardous materials on private land and falsely labelling waste so it can be exported abroad to unsuspecting countries, has been launched today (16 January 2019).
The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) will for the first time bring together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency in the war against waste crime.Read more
TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2020 (Local News) -Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones.
The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s Olympics will be made of cardboard. Sturdy cardboard.
“Those beds can stand up to 200 kilograms,” explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes Village, speaking through an interpreter.
That’s about 440 pounds, and surely no Olympic athlete weighs that much.Read more
MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -The European Parliament has challenged governments and the European Commission to accelerate EU climate action, following a vote in Strasbourg about the European Green Deal.
The Parliament, the European Commission and national governments are gearing up for a major political fight in what promises to be a defining year in the global effort to tackle the climate crisis.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, Jan. 15, 2020 (Press Release) -For the sixth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs receives the highest rating level in EcoVadis, thus continuing to be in the top of the companies being evaluated. This is one of several sustainability assessments, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, that confirms that BillerudKorsnäs is one of the leading companies in sustainability within the industry.Read more
NEWARK, NJ, Jan. 14, 2020 (Local News) -New Jersey lawmakers are still considering banning the plastic and paper bags many have used for years to carry groceries or takeout food home — but it’s not happening right away.
The state Senate voted Monday on an amended bill that would ban both single-use carryout plastic and paper bags, as well as Styrofoam cups and food containers, within two years. Also, restaurants would be allowed to give out plastic straws only if a customer asks for them.Read more