Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives

Green Business Bureau

Retailers need to make the switch from plastic shopping bags to eco-friendly alternatives. The post Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives appeared first on Green Business Bureau.

Preserve Retail Competition

Energy and Cleantech Council

Proposals to eliminate competition in retail electric supply to consumers are in the air. A consultant to the Massachusetts attorney general has just published an update to a report of last year asserting that retail competition has led to nothing but losses.

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thredUP partnerships open the door to secondhand shopping at major retailers

Inhabitat - Innovation

The consignment retailer and secondhand shop recently kicked off RAAS, or Resale-As-A-Service, a project to attract traditional department stores to get on board with more sustainable fashion

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The role of retail in renewables

Renewable Energy World

Regulators in a number of states are ratcheting up investigations into competitive retailer behavior and proposing new consumer protection rules.

Shell Acquires Renewables-Only Power Retailer in UK

GreenTechMedia

retail energy business, this deal will take the number of Shell Energy Retail’s U.K. residential customers to just under 1 million and adds to Shell’s presence in the B2B market,” said Colin Crooks, CEO, Shell Energy Retail.

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AI energy management system nominated for Retail Energy Forum’s annual awards

Envirotec Magazine

It is seemingly proven to deliver substantial savings in many sectors including retail, logistics, manufacturing and the public sector. EMMA AI provides remote and direct energy saving communication to those responsible for facilities management.

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Social media: the new capital markets activism

GreenBiz

Retail Social Responsibility Thinking in SystemsIncreasingly, consumers and social media users are voicing their concerns — and companies are listening.

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Online parts retailer releases survey on consumer e-waste negligence, and launches appliance repair initiative

Envirotec Magazine

The research, undertaken by online spare parts retailer eSpares, appears to confirm that consumers prefer to simply throw away their broken appliances, replacing them with new models and often ignoring the environmental implications.

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Learning From Spotify, New Car Brand Lynk & Co Shakes Up Car Retail

Forbes Green Tech

Lynk & Co, the latest brand from Geely Auto and Volvo, is at the vanguard of car retail trends by offering a flexible leasing model like Netflix and Spotify, highly experiential centers in key cities and abiding to strict sustainable codes

Sewn up: G7 deal with retailers aims to bury fast fashion

Business Green

Growth in environmental concern pushes retailers to speed up attempts at sustainability

Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Data manufacturing RetailWe must make sure that increasing the efficiency of our industrial systems doesn't lead to more consumption.

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Home Depot’s circle in the box store

GreenBiz

A Q&A with the CSO of the sixth-largest retailer in the world as the company increasingly figures out its place in the circular economy. Circular Economy Power Points Retail

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Target's target: Retail giant meets US solar goal ahead of schedule

Business Green

Company says solar can meet up to 40 per cent of power needs across its property estate

FAO: Between harvest and retail, 14 per cent of food is wasted

Business Green

Fruit and vegetables the most vulnerable to food waste at all stages of the supply chain across rich and poor countries, according to UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation

Tesla And Walmart Signal Detente After Retailer Sues Over Solar Panel Fires

Forbes Green Tech

The companies say they’re working to resolve problems with rooftop solar installations that caused fires at seven U. stores

Standard Chartered Bank launches Asia’s first retail product to fund the Sustainable Development Goals

Eco-Business

Standard Chartered Bank’s Sustainable Deposit is available to corporate and individual customers in Singapore, six months after being introduced in Europe. But can the bank can give a clearer picture of its impact as a whole

thredUP partnerships open the door to secondhand shopping at major retailers

AGreenLiving

Whether it is a handbag from the 1970s or a leather motorcycle jacket circa 1999, what’s old is new again, and online retailer thredUP sees the circular economy movement as a thriving opportunity. The consignment retailer and secondhand shop recently kicked off RAAS, or Resale-As-A-Service, a project to attract traditional department stores to get on board with more sustainable fashion.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Kuli Kuli launches moringa products into 2,500 Walmarts

AFN Sustainable Protein

Company Profiles FoodTech Industry Partnerships africa innovative food retail sustainable protein USAKuli Kuli is driving the moringa products market in the US with over 50% of a segment that's now in 3% of US households.

ENERGY STORAGE IN RETAIL: ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE COOPERATES WITH EUROSHOP 2020

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EuroShop be held from February 16 – 20, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, the next ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE will take place from March 10 – 12, 2020 at the same venue

Sculptural, tree-filled tower supports sustainable urbanism in Singapore

Inhabitat - Innovation

Designed with a mix of boutique retail and office spaces, the skyscraper champions the firm’s ideas of “sustainable urbanism

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Restaurants are helping to drive carbon farming practices

GreenBiz

The industry that's bigger than agriculture and retail can incentivize regenerative land management practices. Food & Agriculture Regenerative Agriculture

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Restaurants are helping to drive carbon farming practices

AGreenLiving

The industry that’s bigger than agriculture and retail can incentivize regenerative land management practices. Business Green allow-for and-retail esg events-and land-management mining quicker-recoveries smart grid the-miningView original here: Restaurants are helping to drive carbon farming practices.

Social media: the new capital markets activism

AGreenLiving

Business Green a-users-are and-companies are-listening- concerns consumers-and retail social media social responsibility thinking in systems users-are voicing-theirIncreasingly, consumers and social media users are voicing their concerns — and companies are listening. View original post here: Social media: the new capital markets activism.

Ace Hardware boosts efforts to phase out neonicotinoid pesticides

Inhabitat - Innovation

The world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, Ace Hardware, is becoming more “bee-friendly” by phasing out inventory products associated with neonicotinoid pesticides

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Why stakeholders are raising the pressure on US business leaders to address climate

GreenBiz

EDF released its annual survey of perceptions of environmental impact from 600 business leaders in retail, manufacturing, energy, technology and finance.

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Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track

AGreenLiving

Business Green are-five closed-loop concept greenbiz 350 podcast industrial manufacturing more-consumption- recycling retail systems-doesnWe must make sure that increasing the efficiency of our industrial systems doesn’t lead to more consumption. The rest is here: Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track.

Sainsbury's launches first English deposit return scheme to include glass

Business Green

Retailer teams up with TOMRA to trial 'all in' deposit return scheme at Berkshire store

Squad Mobility Redefines Affordable With Its $6,300 Solar-Powered Urban Electric Vehicle

CleanTechnica

And by affordable, they mean affordable, with a target retail price of €5,750 (ex. Upstart Squad Mobility set up shop in Amsterdam to develop a new generation of urban solar electric vehicles at truly affordable prices.

Boots aims to turn over a clean sheet with biodegradable baby wipes

Business Green

Switch to sustainable viscose material could save 200 tonnes of plastic each year, according to retailer

WRAP: Shelf-life tweaks helping to tackle food waste mountain

Business Green

WRAP's latest retail survey provides up-to-date guidance for retailers on shelf-life messaging, including best before dates and open-life statements

Freshly farmed in-store: M&S to grow herbs inside clutch of London shops

Business Green

Retailer teams up with vertical farming specialist Infarm to cultivate basil, mint, parsley, and coriander in six London stores

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H&M debuts rental service trial in time for Christmas party season

Business Green

Stockholm store to allow customers to rent selected outfits from retail giant's Conscious Exclusive sustainable clothing range

Amazon commits to net zero by 2040, places 100,000 EV mega-order

Business Green

Online retail goliath 'done being in the middle of the herd on this issue', chief executive says

Cox Automotive Invests $350 Million Into Rivian, Partners On Sales & Service

CleanTechnica

The investment opens the doors for the two companies to work together in service operations, logistics, and digital retailing, according to the press release announcing the deal.

Waitrose removes plastic on bestselling staples

Business Green

Retailer is to remove wrap from canned vegetables, saving 18 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic a year

LUSH confirms cork packaging has secured 'carbon positive' status

Business Green

Natural beauty retailer reveals its Cork Pot sequesters more than 33 times its weight in carbon dioxide

IKEA renewables investment nears €2.5bn, as company hits clean energy target a year early

Business Green

Ingka Group now wants to fuel its retail operations entirely from renewables by 2025, and phase out fossil fuel-based heating and cooling by 2030

The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

CleanTechnica

After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle.

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Boots plots zero emission prescription deliveries with electric van trial

Business Green

Pharmacy retailer adds five EVs to its Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire home delivery fleet as part of pilot it hopes to expand across the UK

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Energy Choice Coalition supports new Virginia Energy Reform Act

Solar Power World

The new bill, HB 206, replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity from the retail… The post Energy Choice Coalition supports new Virginia Energy Reform Act appeared first on Solar Power World.