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Cobalt supply challenges fuel efforts to recycle EV and smartphone batteries

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 24, 2018)

By 2025 nearly a quarter of the cobalt in lithium ion batteries will be recycled, while new chemistries aim to reduce its use. Angeli Mehta reports

My top 10 sustainability stories from 2017

Joe Franses, (Jan 4, 2018)

Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners picks out his highlights of progress made in 2017, and calls for business to pick up the pace on delivering change in 2018

CSR Cheat Sheet: 'No company will meet its 2020 zero-deforestation goals'

Oliver Balch, (Dec 19, 2017)

Nestlé, Mars, Marks & Spencer, Danone and Kellogg top scorers in Forest 500 report; ocean plastics backlash grows; EU probes IKEA tax affairs

Report review: Climate A-lister Tetra Pak links reporting with SDGs

Claire Manuel, (Dec 1, 2017)

The packaging giant has adopted the GRI framework for its latest sustainability report, aligning performance to how it is addressing nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But slow progress on its goal of doubling recycling rates by 2020 has prompted it to adopt new metrics

‘The spirit of Anita Roddick is strong with us’: why Natura bought The Body Shop

Terry Slavin, (Oct 26, 2017)

The founders of the Brazilian cosmetics giant tell Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin how they could not turn down the opportunity to turn Natura into a global force for positive change

P&G sends recycling message to consumers with ocean plastics bottles

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 23, 2017)

Procter & Gamble is the latest brand to use ocean plastics in its packaging in a bid to boost home recycling rates

Who's bending the curve on reusing plastic

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

With increasing attention drawn to their packaging washing up on pristine beaches, brands such as Unilever, Nestle and Procter & Gamble are setting stretch targets to adopt more circular approaches. We look at innovation in use of recycled plastics and the barriers to taking them to scale

Brands wake up to tragedy of the oceans

Angeli Mehta, (Oct 20, 2017)

Shocking images of marine life choking on plastic waste are finally moving companies to innovate on more sustainable packaging solutions. But it will take more than new technologies to kick a decades-old global addiction to cheap single-use plastic

The impact intrapraneurs: How Danone is partnering to boost recycling and create jobs

Anonymous, (Oct 12, 2017)

In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Frédérique Rathle to find out how Danone Water France worked with start-up Lemon Tri to create Lemonaide, which employs previously long-term unemployed to increase low recovery rates of PET bottles

Coca-Cola GB to double recycled plastics use in new sustainable packaging strategy

Rebecca Ley, (Jul 13, 2017)

The drinks company is to boost recycled content of its bottles to 50% in Great Britain and trial a deposit-return scheme

WeeklyWatch: 11 May 2017

Terry Slavin, (May 11, 2017)

B&Q bans neonics, SAP aims for carbon-neutral, H&M joins EP100, philanthropy award for Hoare, How2Recycle scheme grows

Weekly Watch: 18 May 2017

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2017)

M&S, Target join Cotton 2040, Lego hits 100% renewables, Tesco sets science-based target, Waitrose moves on biomethane, Goodhope promises palm traceability, Smurfit Kappa close to 2020 goals

Weekly Watch: 5 May 2017

EC Newsdesk, (May 4, 2017)

IOI tackles deforestation, De Beers to store CO2, Kensington recycles Nespresso pods, global standard for sustainable procurement, Apple aims circular, new #Squaremilechallenge target, Heathrow climate projections dismissed

Smurfit Kappa's zero-waste alchemist

Terry Slavin, (Apr 27, 2017)

As manager of one of Europe’s largest recycled paper mills, Jo Cox is turning his nearly zero waste Netherlands facility into the linchpin of a bio-based industrial economy

Toyota and Jaguar show zero-waste metal

Maxine Perella, (Apr 27, 2017)

Leading carmakers are mining scrap vehicles for valuable raw materials to reuse in new cars

Weekly Watch: 20 April 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 20, 2017)

Mars, Timberland back Earth Day, Chicago goes green, boost to impact investment, Target lifts packaging targets, plant-based coffee cups

Coca-Cola drops opposition to plastic recycling scheme

Terry Slavin, (Feb 23, 2017)

Coca-Cola has backed down from its opposition to a proposed deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Weekly Watch: 23 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 22, 2017)

French supply chain law, technology boost to resource sector, WWF backs multistakeholder standards, oil pipeline controversy, organic market growth, banks pressured on climate, clean energy rebounds, Uganda's solar bus and Smurfit Kappa achieves certification goal

Weekly Watch: 9 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 8, 2017)

NGOs slam EU plastics strategy, Teesside CCS, SC Johnson protects Amazonia, phones for the homeless, DONG to end coal, Primark cotton farmers increase profits, the Crowd goes B Corp, and VisionFund boosts impact

Fossil Group develops sustainability programme for employee engagement

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 24, 2017)

In 2015, the company worked with BSR, a sustainability consultant, to align its strategy with the Global Reporting Index and identify its most relevant sustainability issues

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