Today’s Solutions: June 18, 2024

Panera Bread introduces label

Panera Bread introduces label to designate items with low carbon footprint

If you enjoy eating at Panera Bread, you might notice a new label on their menus that is intended to help customers make eco-conscious choices. This week, the national soup and sandwich chain announced the Cool Food Meal label, which is placed beside menus items that have a carbon footprint Read More...

Letters from kids inspires LEG

Letters from kids inspires LEGO to phase out plastic packaging

Back in August, we wrote about LEGO’s groundbreaking braille bricks, which were designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired become familiar with the braille alphabet. Today, we have more good news from LEGO. The Danish toymaker announced plans to ditch plastic packaging for its Read More...

Microsoft launches two initiat

Microsoft launches two initiatives to help corporates slash emissions

This week, software giant Microsoft joined eight other global corporations to launch Transform to Net Zero, a coalition that was created to help businesses erase their carbon footprint. The coalition, which includes companies such as Nike, Unilever, and shipping company Maersk, aims to set an Read More...

A look into IKEA’s quest to

A look into IKEA’s quest to become fully circular by 2030

Last year, as Ikea began testing a furniture rental program in some markets, it also began taking old furniture back from customers, so it could refurbish old sofas and resell them instead of having them sent to landfills. It’s just one aspect of the company’s plans to become fully circular Read More...

Intel aims to be waste-free an

Intel aims to be waste-free and use only clean energy by 2030

While it can almost feel natural to get skeptical when big companies make sustainability pledges, it’s important to remember the big impact these companies have at the end of the day. With that in mind, tech giant Intel has unveiled its environmental goals for 2030 this week, committing to cut Read More...

Here’s how Bon Appétit is b

Here’s how Bon Appétit is becoming more sustainable in 2020

Bon Appétit is a go-to for creative and delicious kitchen ideas from zesty recipes to culinary tricks. The food publication has a distinctive environmental flair and we have shared their stories about composting in the past. This year, the company is taking another big step towards becoming more Read More...

Despite its own emissions, IBM

Despite its own emissions, IBM is pushing America to implement a carbon tax

When it comes to lowering carbon emissions in corporate America, momentum is building behind what is often an unpopular word: “tax." This week, tech giant IBM became the latest major U.S. company to publicly advocate for the federal government to levy a carbon tax, pledging to push Congress, Read More...

Private trash haulers have sto

Private trash haulers have stopped shipping waste to poor countries

In May, when nearly all the world’s nations signed an agreement to limit the amount of unrecyclable plastic waste shipped to developing countries, the U.S. refused to sign. But after months of global outcry over the United States’ role in the plastic pollution crisis, companies that collect Read More...

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This company is out to save our oceans by reprogramming microbes to eat CO2

In our complex, interconnected world, solutions to our biggest problems can come from the most unexpected places—such as a company that makes fish food for fish farms. The feed used for fish farms is made up of the ground-up bodies of tiny fish such as anchovies, and it’s the biggest cost of Read More...

Here’s why giant trash monst

Here’s why giant trash monsters are popping up in front of Nestle’s headquarters

There are lots of ways you can voice your disapproval of a company’s wasteful ways. You can write the company letters, lament them on social media, boycott their products—or you can put a 15-foot-tall monster made out of garbage in front of their headquarters. That’s exactly what Greenpeace Read More...