The European Commission is proposing a ban on single-use plastic items like straws and utensils according to draft rules released this week. The legislation, which needs the approval of all member states and the European Parliament, would also require plastic producers pay for cleanup and waste management, CNN Money reported.
When photos from the megafires that blazed through New Mexico appeared on the screen, several people gasped. The Cerro Grande fire in 2000 burned 43,000 to 48,000 acres and cost Los Alamos National Laboratory $331m, not including productivity. The Las Conchas fire in 2011 cost $15.7m. Then two years later came the flood.
Tyson Foods has launched an effort that the company says invites the public to get involved in “tackling the problem of food waste.” The company is selling what it calls “boxes of high quality surplus food” through a direct to consumer offering dubbed flashfoodbox.
Consumers, and millennials specifically, have clearly set a precedent: they want sustainability to be top-of-mind for brands when it comes to achieving their business goals, according to social media software provider Digimind Inc.
Ninety-five percent of wood pallets are being recycled, according to preliminary research conducted by Virginia Tech. The study of the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites, conducted over the last two years, shows that wood pallets are increasingly being reused as long as possible, and then are being converted to mulch, animal bedding, or biofuel.
Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale.