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Meeting the nutritional needs of current and future generations requires innovations to ensure access to healthy and nutritious food while creating equitable value chains and supporting climate and environmental sustainability.
To this end, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability collaborated with a group of partner organizations to design the Innovative Food System Solution (IFSS) portal launched by NutritionConnect.org in May 2021.
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Global consumer brands company Unilever announced today plans to launch the first ever paper-based laundry detergent bottle, forming the next step in the company’s goal to tackle plastic waste. Unilever revealed a prototype bottle that it plans to debut in Brazil by early 2022 on its laundry brand OMO (also known as Persil, Skip and Breeze). The company aims to roll the bottle out afterwards in Europe, and announced that it is piloting the same technology to create paper-based hair care bottles.
Read the full story at The Beet.
Streetwear and shoe company Vans recently debuted its first sustainable shoe collection in a move to reshape decades-old production practices. Marking what would have been the beginning of the Van’s Warped Tour, the shoe brand decided to start summer off by launching an innovative range for its iconic footwear. The new Eco Theory collection will feature four of the most popular shoe styles sourced solely from ethical materials that promote a vegan and environmentally friendly industry.
Read the full story at e360.
A recently released report on the 2018 grounding of a Russian ship in the Canadian Arctic points out the many dangers of a coming shipping boom in an increasingly ice-free Arctic, including the lack of reliable navigational charts and crews inexperienced in polar waters.
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The University of Bath is coordinating a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.
Read the full story in Environment + Energy Leader.
The first commercial-scale, renewable bio-based BDO (butanediol) facility in the US will be built as a joint venture between Cargill and HELM. The facility will provide brands the ability to replace fossil-based chemistries with bio-based intermediates and thus reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The two companies are investing a combined $300 million on the facility, which will be completed and operating in 2024.
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Fidelity International announced today the launch of the Sustainable Multi Asset Fund range, adding to the investment offerings under the firm’s Sustainable Family of Funds. The new open-ended funds encompass offerings across the risk spectrum, with an initial launch of three funds, including the Fidelity Sustainable Multi Asset Conservative Fund, Fidelity Sustainable Multi Asset Balanced Fund and Fidelity Sustainable Multi Asset Growth Fund.
Read the full post at Eye on ESG.
The EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment (CSS) announces the “new long term vision for the EU’s chemical policy’” intended to achieve a toxic-free environment through the “production and use of safe and sustainable chemicals”. In line with the objectives of the EU Green Deal, this ambitious political document is expected to deeply reshape the current EU chemicals regulatory framework for the next decade.
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Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.