A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. Then the pandemic hit, and the market changed — characterized by higher demand for single-use packages and bags, and lower availability of recycled materials.

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business. Until the 1980s, glass or cotton bags were the go-to packaging materials for many products, such as milk and flour. In 2018, 40 percent of the 360 million tonnes of plastics produced globally were converted to packaging.

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Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19. Reusable packaging is faced with proving its trustworthiness alongside disposables in a world that is standing six feet apart in the grocery aisle. Disposable packages are painted as sterile, while durables are tainted with suspicion.

Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

Many people want to do their bit for the environment, and a lot of brands are getting on board with the idea too, especially in regard to the packaging they choose to use.

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. We do not want to see this packaging released into nature.

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

GreenBiz

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Etsy then works with 3Degrees , a carbon offset and renewable energy company, to invest in emissions reduction projects such as wind and solar farms or forest protection. . Packaging.

Sponsored content: Packaged treatment acquisition

Envirotec Magazine

It is a testament to the professionalism of our talented staff and the growth we have achieved to date that we have now attracted this attention and investment from Marlow plc. www.wplinternational.com The post Sponsored content: Packaged treatment acquisition first appeared on Envirotec. Wastewater treatment and compliance services provider WPL has been acquired by specialist services company Marlowe for an enterprise value of £10 million.

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging

GreenBiz

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging. If you’ve ever drank juice from a carton package, it may have been supplied by Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company. One of its ambitions is to deliver “packages made entirely from renewable and/or recycled materials that are fully recyclable,” according to the company site. Our packages offer a lower carbon footprint when compared to other alternatives.”.

Leap Lands Investment Package to Grow Behind-the-Meter Load Flexibility Business

GreenTechMedia

San Francisco-based startup Leap has raised $8.2 million in equity and debt, aimed at expanding its business of linking megawatts of flexible behind-the-meter load to grid market opportunities in California.

Some Bright Spots for Clean Energy in Congressional Funding Package

E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs

The 11th hour funding stimulus and spending package from Congress includes some bright spots for clean energy and climate action as we round out an otherwise dark year. These investments are critical to the future of clean energy in America.

Europe’s Thinking Shifts on Supporting Renewables as Part of Green Recovery Package

GreenTechMedia

The EU’s trillion-euro coronavirus recovery package may not support big renewable energy projects in the way that was expected. trillion) recovery package. Europe's overall recovery package is not as unequivocally green at this stage as many expected.

Apollo takes controlling stake of Italian eco-packaging producer Reno De Medici

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, July 7 – Apollo Global Management last year brought on impact investing veteran Lisa Hall to help drive impact investing deeper into the. The post Apollo takes controlling stake of Italian eco-packaging producer Reno De Medici appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation and Greentown Labs Launch the KAITEKI Challenge, Reimagining Proteins, Plastics, and Packaging

Greentown Labs

The KAITEKI Challenge will offer selected startups an opportunity to pursue paid proof of concept collaborations with MCHC and to explore long-term partnerships, licensing agreements, and investment from MCHC’s corporate venture capital arm, Diamond Edge Ventures (DEV).

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package

Charged

The good news is that New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, just announced an extensive new EV policy package that includes $500 million worth of tax exemptions, rebates and infrastructure investment, along with perks for EV drivers.

£66 million package for technology, transport and housing to help kick start West Midlands economic recovery

Envirotec Magazine

This creates jobs and drives investment to aid the economic recovery following the coronavirus lockdown. The National Brownfield Land Institute in Wolverhampton is one of the eight shovel ready projects to benefit from the £66m funding package. (L-R):

House releases tax package that would extend solar ITC by 5 years

Solar Power World

The House Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC) and new incentives for energy storage. This is a positive development for everyday Americans who want access to affordable clean energy,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO of the Solar… The post House releases tax package that would extend solar ITC by 5 years appeared first on Solar Power World.

KKR’s Global Impact Fund invests in CMC Machinery’s sustainable packaging technology

Impact Alpha

billion Global Impact Fund, which closed earlier this year, made an undisclosed investment in. ImpactAlpha, November 17 — The private equity giant’s $1.3 Dealflow Conservation Europe Geographies

Biden Administration Unveils The American Jobs Plan

CleanTech Alliance

The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China. Industry News Member News Public Policy american jobs plan federal infrastructure package federal policy infrastructureToday the Biden administration unveiled the American Jobs Plan.

Green beans: Heinz heats up sustainable packaging push

Business Green

Food giant announces roll out of new recyclable paperboard multipack sleeves as part of £25m investment in sustainable packaging innovations.

Air France coronavirus bailout package to demand steep emissions cuts

Business Green

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire tells French Parliament €7bn support package would require ailing airline to set goal of becoming world's most environmentally-friendly carrier.

How Covid-19 stimulus packages could drive record power sector emissions

Business Green

Covid-19 recovery packages unveiled by nations around the world are failing to deliver the levels of sustainable investment needed to cap global temperature increases at safe levels, IEA warns.

ITC extension removed from House green tax package, facing year-end step-down

Solar Power World

The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is still set to start stepping down at the end of 2019. A five-year extension to the subsidy was included in the House Ways and Means Committee’s recently drafted tax package, Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act of 2019.

Want To Jump-Start The Economy? Include A Green New Deal In The Stimulus Package

Forbes Green Tech

Now that the president has signed a coronavirus bill, Congress is turning its eye to an economic stimulus package. Now may be the time to invest in a Green New Deal

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems

GreenBiz

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems. As we wind down the fund and move our food system investments into other RSF portfolios, we’re sharing what we’ve learned in hopes of advancing efforts to build a regenerative food system. Finance & Investing.

Record £5.2 England flood defence package unveiled as climate warnings intensify

Business Green

The Environment Agency today said it planned to spend £860m over the next year alone on more than 1,000 schemes across England, an increase of £250m on the last 12-month period and its highest ever annual investment in flood and coastal management.

An LA-led, public-private partnership pitches a $150B green infrastructure package to Congress

LA CleanTech Incubator

The proposal sets out four big initiatives, including zero-emissions vehicle manufacturing, assembly and adoption; zero-emissions infrastructure investments; commitments to public transit investments; workforce development; and job training.

Cities, Battered by COVID-19, Remain Key to Recovery. How Can Investments Be Well Spent?

The City Fix

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, investment packages are taking shape to provide relief and recovery. Cities from New York to Nairobi are not only on the frontlines of the health and economic impacts, but they provide immense. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Global Covid stimulus packages 'doing more harm than good' to planet, researchers warn

Business Green

Nature has been particularly neglected, with fewer than ten of the countries we studied investing in nature-based solutions such as reforestation or wetland restoration.

UKRI awards £8m to innovative plastic packaging waste projects

Business Green

Compostable plastic packaging, smart recycling technology, and tackling hard-to-recycle items are among 10 university-led research projects to secure a share of £8m in new funding announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) yesterday.

The Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19: Transforming Transportation 2021

The City Fix

Plummeting bus and train ridership, lost jobs, overflowing warehouses, more inequality: 2020’s disruptions to the transport sector were widespread and deep. Speaking at Transforming Transportation 2021, co-hosted by WRI and the World Bank, sustainable mobility leaders from around the world.

Sustainable packaging: Seven things that can drive progress towards 2025 goals

Business Green

A raft of corporate green packaging goals are looming - how can they be met? Despite that sobering statistic, momentum is building towards 2025 sustainable packaging goals. Here are some key takeaways from three breakout sessions about sustainable packaging goals at Circularity 2021.

Low carbon packages: FedEx pledges to deliver 'carbon neutrality' across its operations by 2040 with $2bn investment drive

Business Green

Air cargo operator pledges to invest in sustainable fuels, carbon capture research, and fleet electrification in bid to meet new climate goals.

4 Reasons to Prioritize Electric Vehicles After COVID-19

The City Fix

COVID-19 has affected almost all aspects of transportation. For the public sector, economic shutdowns have gutted the tax revenue needed to buy and maintain government vehicle fleets. Perhaps no municipal entity has been hit harder than public transit agencies, which.

2020 Legislative Session Report on Cap & Invest

Low Carbon Prosperity

Building on previous work on legislative proposals such as SB 6203 , the first carbon tax bill to make it to the floor of the Senate, Senator Carlyle drew attention to a solution that is gaining steam across the country and world: Cap & Invest. Cap & Invest Public Policy

Business Network for Offshore Wind emphasizes the importance of offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) extension in clean energy tax package

altenergymag

Statement from Liz Burdock, CEO & President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind in response to the clean energy tax package released today by the House Ways and Means Committee

Senate energy bill includes investment in solar and energy storage

Solar Power World

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), today released the text of their energy innovation package. After a full year of hearings, business meetings and bipartisan negotiations, U.S.

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Here’s how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging

AGreenLiving

Here’s how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging If you’ve ever drank juice from a carton package, it may have been supplied by Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company. One of its ambitions is to deliver “packages made entirely from renewable and/or recycled materials that are fully recyclable,” according to the company site. Our packages offer a lower carbon footprint when compared to other alternatives.”

Crisps, chocolate and cheese brands under fire for wasteful packaging

Business Green

finds swathes of major snack brands come in hard to recycle packaging with unclear labeling for consumers. Pringles crisps, Cadbury's chocolate and Babybel cheese are among the snack brands named and shamed for wasteful packaging in a new Which? Investigation by Which?

5 Keys to a Climate-resilient Recovery After COVID-19

The City Fix

The climate change crisis continues to create unprecedented risk for humanity. Extreme weather threatens food security, increases poverty and inequality and contributes to the spread of disease. Now, also faced with the economic fallout from COVID-19, billions of people are struggling to.

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

GreenTechMedia

The idea relies on convincing the IRS to publicly confirm that any delays to renewable energy projects caused by the COVID-19 outbreak will be considered an “excusable disruption” under the federal regulations for the wind industry Production Tax Credit (PTC) and solar industry Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

UKRI doles out £8m to innovative plastic packaging waste projects

Business Green

Compostable plastic packaging, smart recycling technology, and tackling hard-to-recycle items are among 10 university-led research projects to secure a share of £8m funding announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) yesterday.

Resilience After Recession: 4 Ways to Reboot the U.S. Economy

The City Fix

The COVID-19 pandemic is already affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and it’s poised to get worse before it gets better. Our primary concern is for the health and welfare of all those affected. The COVID-19 outbreak’s. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

'Bold and visionary': MEPs demand 'massive' ?2tr EU green recovery package

Business Green

It insists the Commission's forthcoming 'transformation and recovery fund' must be of $2tr in size, with investments directed to projects that comply with Europe's 2050 net zero and biodiversity ambitions, as well as the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).