Wine without waste: De Bortoli aims to be Australia’s first zero-waste winery

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Solar energy, no sodium and organic fertiliser: how one of Australia’s biggest wineries is reducing waste while saving money and energy.

Sustainability — Not a Black & White Issue

Read the full story in R&D Magazine.

April 2016 marked the seventh straight month of global record temperatures. The global south continues its rapid industrialization while populations in developed nations demand a continuation of current living standards. From a global perspective, we face increasing resource scarcity, aging populations and austerity at a time when green considerations are more important than ever. In this context, it isn’t surprising that sustainability has shot up the news agenda as we look to change the world we live in. When performed properly, sustainability initiatives offer a path to meeting the demands of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

New P2 Impact Column: Why water is more expensive than most companies think

In the latest GreenBiz P2 Impact column, Monique Dubos of MnTAP provides some tips for how manufacturers can save water. Read all of the P2 Impact columns here.

USDA to Help 821 Rural Small Businesses Boost Renewable Energy Use, Save on Energy Costs

Read the full story from the USDA.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 821 projects across the nation that will help rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations. The funding is available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and will be used to make energy efficiency improvements and install renewable energy systems.

Study: Role of chief sustainability officers projected to shrink

Read the full story in WasteDive.

  • A study by the consulting firm Verdantix predicts spending on consulting services by sustainability officers will drop 2.4% from $417 million this year to $369 million in 2021.
  • This trend is expected to occur at the same as sustainable practices become more common in other departments and the need for a specific job title decreases. Verdantix predicts that the global sustainability consulting market will increase from $912 million to $1.1 billion by 2021.
  • The survey was conducted with 312 environment, health and safety executives in late 2015.

Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water

Read the full story in Environmental Leader.

Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state.

The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, told Environmental Leader that using recycled water for irrigation at its El Segundo corporate campus will also save money.