Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

Major US companies commit to h

Major US companies commit to hiring and training Afghan refugees

As the first group of 37,000 Afghan refugees begins arriving in US states, a group of more than 30 US companies have agreed to make the transition smoother with the commitment to hire and train these refugees. According to Tent Partnership for Refugees, the organization spearheading the Read More...

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This free tool estimates a small company’s carbon footprint in 60 seconds

For a small business that lacks a sustainability department, calculating the company’s environmental footprint can be a daunting process. In a bid to offer a solution, a new website aims to help small office-based businesses and retail stores calculate their carbon footprint quickly and Read More...

LEGO’s new prototype bricks

LEGO’s new prototype bricks are made from discarded plastic bottles

From cutting plastic from packaging to using plant-based materials, famous toymaker LEGO has been hard at work in recent years to make its beloved toy bricks more sustainable. With that same goal in mind, the company has recently created its first prototype building blocks using recycled PET Read More...

Target plans to design all its

Target plans to design all its products for circularity by 2040

While you can currently buy sustainable products at Target, such as compostable cutlery, cleaning products in glass bottles, and shoes that can be sent back for recycling, the retail giant plans to go further and make all the products in its stores circular by 2040. That goal is part of its wider Read More...

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This supermarket chain wants you to stop buying single-use water bottles

According to Statista, more than half a trillion plastic bottles will be produced this year, the vast majority of which will escape the recycling loop and end up in landfills, polluting the environment. In an effort to do its part, supermarket chain New Seasons Market has decided to remove Read More...

This social enterprise in Zamb

This social enterprise in Zambia puts sustainability and community first

As the business sector comes to grips with the fact that it needs to shift away from business-as-usual and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world, impact-driven social enterprises serve as a source of inspiration for how to achieve that. Take Tribal Textiles, for example. The Zambian Read More...

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FedEx plans to become carbon neutral by 2040 with zero-emission vehicles

Recently we have seen an increasing number of giant automakers pledging to phase out carbon-emitting vehicles over the next couple of decades — all in an effort to do their part in tackling climate change. Now delivery service FedEx has joined the bandwagon, recently revealing plans to invest at Read More...

An increasing number of brands

An increasing number of brands are adding carbon labels to their products

While most supermarket food packages have nutritional labels that help consumers make informed decisions about the food they buy, it’s rare to find similar information about the environmental footprint that these products carry. That, however, may soon change as an increasing number of companies Read More...

More than 60 global businesses

More than 60 global businesses make commitment toward greater transparency

As issues like climate change and social injustice become ever more prominent, corporates are facing increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders to transparently report their positive and negative impacts on society and the environment. The idea is that such transparency allows corporate Read More...

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These nano-factories are designed to reduce Unilever’s environmental impact

With Unilever being one of the world’s largest brands of consumer packaged goods, it’s not unusual that the first things that come to mind when we hear about the behemoth are its giant mass-production facilities and their associated negative environmental impacts. But it seems that the brand is Read More...