Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking

GreenBiz

Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking. How can companies across the B2B value chain accelerate a shift to a more circular approach to reverse logistics? . They have a third-party logistics company that takes the new equipment out," Herb said. "At

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

GreenBiz

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics. How can companies establish efficient reverse logistics to reclaim products and enable more circular outcomes?

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Last-mile Logistics Innovation and the Environmental Cost of the Package Delivered to your Door

CleanTech Group

Cleantech Insights E-Commerce Transportation and LogisticsIn 2020, the e-commerce share of retail sales increased from 16% to 19%, the largest jump to date. Driven by pandemic lockdowns, home.

Electric package trucks are (almost) ready for delivery

GreenBiz

electric trucks Shipping & Logistics Transportation & MobilityLocal delivery fleets are ideal for electrification given their predictable routes and significant dwell times at the depot.

Logistics Coordinator

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Logistics Coordinator | lightsource bp. Manages the product supply agreement from a logistic perspective. Support the products supply agreement negotiations on the logistics related matters. Knowledge of a variety of software packages such as Power Point and Excel to produce documents and maintain records, spreadsheets and databases. 5-10 years’ experience in logistics management, warehouse management and/or project management.

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.

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.

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. We're gonna double down on advocating for the decarbonization of the logistics sector. She said Etsy is also interested in digging into the circular packaging space. Shipping & Logistics. Packaging.

Logistical considerations when introducing SAF mandates

Business Green

Industry Voice: Air bp's global aviation sustainability director Andreea Moyes explains how the firm is addressing logistical challenges head on to help scale up SAF production.

Underregulated chemicals used to make food packaging are a business risk. Here’s how to avoid it.

EDF + Business

A different kind of food poisoning: Toxic chemicals lurking in food packaging. For restaurants and food brands, a foodborne illness outbreak can cost millions in lost sales, reverse logistics, fines, litigation, and brand damage. chemical safety packaging regulation safer food

Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking

AGreenLiving

Making reverse logistics circular requires forward thinking Heather Clancy Wed, 06/23/2021 – 01:30 It’s difficult for manufacturers to give a product a second or third life if they’re not returned. So, it’s one trip out there, using the same packaging.”

Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Latham's Clean Energy Law Report

While important details on Proposed Rule 2305’s levels of stringency and flexibility remain unavailable, the Southern California logistics industry could be facing compliance difficulties and significant costs.

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Clean Energy Law

While important details on Proposed Rule 2305’s levels of stringency and flexibility remain unavailable, the Southern California logistics industry could be facing compliance difficulties and significant costs.

Law 52

Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

Envirotec Magazine

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world’s first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. ” The company says it is already in talks with major consumer brands, retailers and food packaging suppliers.

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.

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

AGreenLiving

Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics How can companies establish efficient reverse logistics to reclaim products and enable more circular outcomes? Manufacturers commonly offer mail-in programs, and even cosmetics brands have begun accepting empty packaging for discounts on the next purchase. This discussion examines efforts to modernize take-back and reverse logistics to forge stronger links in a circular supply chain.

After Cyber Monday, here comes a new spotlight on e-commerce shipping

GreenBiz

Subscribe here.How many Amazon packages were rapidly shipped to your home this week thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday?For Shipping & Logistics Transportation & MobilityThis article is adapted from GreenBiz's newsletter, Transport Weekly, running Tuesdays.

'Taking the circular economy mass market': New study seeks to tackle reusable packaging barriers

Business Green

Research explores best practices that can drive adoption of re-usable packaging systems. The survey also highlighted how incentive schemes to encourage people to use reusable packaging can prove effective.

Cascadia Innovation and Circular Economy Conference (12/7)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on December 7 from 9:00-11:30 AM PST as we examine circular economy strategies across the transportation and logistics, plastics and packaging, and electronics/e-waste sectors

Reusable packaging pioneer Again secures fresh funding boost

Business Green

Firm celebrates new funding injection and kicks off trials of its reusable packaging service with Budweiser Brewing Group, Diageo, Biffa, Greene King, and Arsenal Emirates Stadium.

Green plastic packaging innovation projects snap up share of UKRI funding

Business Green

Research agency unveils winners of sustainable packaging competition, which it says aim to 'alter the UK's relationship with plastic'. A flurry of green packaging innovations and plastic waste management projects have won a share of £30m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Should you swap plastic for aluminum packaging? It's complicated

Business Green

Jesse Klein explores how some leading businesses are navigating the complex choices that shape efforts to deliver more sustainable packaging. Trivium Packaging is also touting aluminium for its circular and sustainability credentials.

Stores are essential for the Loop reusable packaging program

Business Green

The Loop circular packaging model is fast taking shape, and the company behind it insists conventional retailers still have a huge role to play in its success. But mostly, I felt guilty about the carbon emissions impact of dispatching a UPS delivery truck to pick up an almost-empty package.

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business

AGreenLiving

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business Joana Kleine Jäger Thu, 08/13/2020 – 01:45 Remember the time when milk was delivered to your door in reusable glass bottles? 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.

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19

AGreenLiving

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19 Tom Szaky Mon, 05/18/2020 – 01:00 The novel coronavirus had cases on every continent except Antarctica when it was declared a global pandemic March 11. 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.

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

Business Green

Package delivery giant and airline operator FedEx has announced it plans to achieve 'carbon neutrality' across its operations within the next 20 years through investments in electrification, sustainable fuels, energy efficiency, and carbon capture systems.

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

AGreenLiving

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal Deonna Anderson Tue, 03/16/2021 – 05:00 Scope 3 emissions are the hardest emissions for companies to address when setting goals. We’re gonna double down on advocating for the decarbonization of the logistics sector. Etsy also plans to address the second largest contributor to its footprint, packaging, which it started measuring in 2020, Mozen said. “We’re

Will the Future Be Zero Waste? What It Could Look Like in a Decade

The Environmental Blog

We can ditch the single-use plastic packaging without forgoing the to-go food we love! In fact, some restaurants are already embracing reusable packaging , and reusable and compostable containers for food are widely available.

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HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits

GreenBiz

Since the world was introduced to the first meal kit over a decade ago, the industry has matured in size and familiarity, but it also has endured notable criticism surrounding packaging and its perceived impact on the environment. Packaging.

How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy

GreenBiz

In 2017, when LimeLoop, an IoT solution for sustainable e-commerce shipping logistics, started, it was in response to the amount of waste caused by e-commerce. In 2017, containers and packaging made up a significant portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), about 80.1 LimeLoop partners directly with retail companies and provides them with a set of reusable packages made from upcycled billboard vinyl and lined with recycled cotton. Design & Packaging.

FedEx pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

GreenBiz

Global logistics giant FedEx on Wednesday announced a goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. But FedEx has a goal to move its entire package pickup and delivery fleet to zero emission by 2040. FedEx pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:26.

How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity

GreenBiz

By nature, cosmetics packaging is small and intricate, made up of many parts that are difficult to clean after use, resulting in the majority of this packaging going directly into landfills. The global packaging industry is set to reach over $1 trillion by 2021.

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Amazon reveals first of Rivian electric delivery vans

Charged

We combined Rivian’s technology with our delivery logistics knowledge, and the result is what you see here—the future of last-mile delivery.”. “We We prioritized safety and functionality to create a vehicle that’s optimized for package delivery,” said Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe. “We

Renewance to Provide Battery Recycling Services to KORE Power

altenergymag

Renewance has extensive knowledge of regulations related to industrial battery storage, packaging, transportation, and recycling. Renewance has also established an extensive network of logistics, field service, and recycling partners who, collectively, create a reliable and efficient means by which KORE Power will be able to transport and recycle lithium-ion batteries that have reached their end-of-life

How two companies are building systems to scale reuse, which is vital for a circular economy

AGreenLiving

In 2017, when LimeLoop, an IoT solution for sustainable e-commerce shipping logistics, started, it was in response to the amount of waste caused by e-commerce. ’ In 2017, containers and packaging made up a significant portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), about 80.1 How to meet people where they are LimeLoop partners directly with retail companies and provides them with a set of reusable packages made from upcycled billboard vinyl and lined with recycled cotton.

Want to switch to reusable cups? Here’s how to get started 

GreenBiz

Thanks to a new report by Closed Loop Partners, the path from conception to pilot and scale for a reusable and refillable packaging model — in this case the cup — has been spelled out to help you get started. Circular Packaging. Want to switch to reusable cups?

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5 Companies Committed to Hitting Net Zero in 2022

The Environmental Blog

To be a completely carbon free company by 2022 , Crystal Doors will look at indirect emissions not related to the manufacturing or logistics processes, including how their employees travel to work. In 2019, the UK passed a law to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

Want to work for a great veg box scheme in the south of England?

Low Impact

Over to Alice at Sutton Community Farm for more details on the vacancy; Job Title: VegBox Logistics Coordinator. We are recruiting for a new VegBox Logistics Coordinator. They are also responsible for customer service, management of packaging stock.

Amazon and Rivian work together to develop new electric delivery van

Charged

Current Amazon drivers weighed in on the vehicle’s design and functionality, offering input on topics from the feel of the seats to the ease of getting in and out, package loading and unloading, and visibility.

The Future of Commercial Vehicles – Going Green

The Environmental Blog

Just about every package that’s delivered will at some stage travel along roads on the back of a van. Thus logistics firms looking to reduce their emissions will want to focus on smaller trucks like the Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit.

A wave of electric workhorses is coming

GreenBiz

Vehicles such as the big rigs that carry goods across state lines, vans that drop off packages at your front door, garbage trucks that pick up our waste or the forklifts that move pallets across the floor in warehouses. A wave of electric workhorses is coming. Katie Fehrenbacher.

Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Here are some tips when implementing go green marketing: Green Design: Use a big recycle symbol on your product packaging to encourage recycling after initial use. Green Positioning : Live to the values of your product as what is reflected on your packaging and marketing channels, like your website and social media pages. Green Logistics : Avoid hard-to-open and wasteful packaging materials, like wire ties, air-bubble wrap, and plastic clamshell casings.

'We have made changes': Amazon switches single-use plastic delivery bags to recyclable paper

Business Green

The move is the latest in a series of measures to optimise packaging for the products customers order most often, which Amazon said have resulted in it removing the equivalent of two billion shipping boxes in packaging material globally since 2015.