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Most Companies Say Trump Will Have 'No Impact' on Sustainability

Most Companies Say Trump Will Have 'No Impact' on Sustainability | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of companies with revenues greater than $1 billion said the current administration will have “no impact” on their sustainability strategy.
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M&S and Unilever promise plastic redesign to cut waste

M&S and Unilever promise plastic redesign to cut waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Predictions that our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050 have forced brands to rethink packaging
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From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the 'New Plastics Economy' means

From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the 'New Plastics Economy' means | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fifteen global brands pledged to find replacements for polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PVC. What's next?
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.
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Sky's #OceanRescue Campaign Aiming to Put an End to Ocean Plastic Pollution | Sustainable Brands

Sky's #OceanRescue Campaign Aiming to Put an End to Ocean Plastic Pollution | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Based on the statistic that plastic now accounts for 95% of the trash in our oceans, UK broadcasting company Sky has launched an extensive TV and social media campaign to increase awareness of the "major challenge" of plastic pollution in the oceans – along with consumers' role in creating it, and helping to end it.
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The Denver Green Roof Initiative would require gardens in the sky - Denverite

The Denver Green Roof Initiative would require gardens in the sky - Denverite | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Denver voters could be asked if they want to require rooftop gardens on larger buildings.
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What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Dismantle Obama’s Climate Rules

What Trump Can and Can’t Do to Dismantle Obama’s Climate Rules | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some Obama-era policies can be quickly reversed, but the most sweeping climate rules may take years to dismantle, perhaps longer than one presidential term.
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The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare standards.
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EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say

EPA Freezes Grants, Tells Employees Not To Talk About It, Sources Say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's unclear whether the freeze is temporary or indefinite.
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How P&G, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic

How P&G, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Forty companies from Amcor to Veolia have pledged to recycle 70 percent of plastics. What’s good for the oceans is also good for business.
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USDA tightens animal welfare standards for organic farmers

USDA tightens animal welfare standards for organic farmers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new federal rule published this week imposes tougher standards for animal welfare on producers of certified organic meat and eggs.
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SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
SolarWindow is developing electricity-generating glass for skyscrapers and airplanes by applying their Electricity Generating Coating to Corning Willow Glass.
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UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year

UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UPS plans to invest $18 million in solar installations this year, increasing its onsite solar power generation capacity fivefold.
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Trump Policies Unlikely to End Sustainable-Investing Trend

Trump Policies Unlikely to End Sustainable-Investing Trend | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fund Fiend: The Trump era could hinder the performance of some mutual funds that focus on sustainable investing in the short term, but it won’t put the brakes on the booming trend of investing based on environmental, governance and social factors.
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Inside the House Bill That Would Close Down the EPA

Inside the House Bill That Would Close Down the EPA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman's proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit takes a closer look
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Unilever's game-changing decision to reveal fragrance ingredients

Unilever's game-changing decision to reveal fragrance ingredients | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Listing of specific ingredients under the mysterious "fragrance" catch-all has never been required by the government; Unilever's voluntary move to list them is a big deal.
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Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020

Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020.
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This plastic bag is edible, compostable, even drinkable

This plastic bag is edible, compostable, even drinkable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This company from Bali chose to address plastic pollution through better design, rather than waiting for a behavioral shift in consumers.
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"A Plastic Tide" film depicts shocking plastic pollution worldwide

"A Plastic Tide" film depicts shocking plastic pollution worldwide | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sky News has launched an Ocean Rescue campaign with an excellent 45-minute film that puts the serious plastic problem into perspective.
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Report: Trump Team Backtracks On Order To Remove EPA Climate Site

Report: Trump Team Backtracks On Order To Remove EPA Climate Site | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Following reports that the Trump administration had ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take down its website on climate change, the administration reversed its order and will let the site remain active for now, Inside EPA reported Wednesday.

Reuters reported early Wednesday that President Donald Trump's team directed the agency to remove its climate page website that includes research on climate change and data on carbon emissions, citing two unnamed EPA employees.
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Dede's Green Scene: Before the Flood

Dede's Green Scene: Before the Flood | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
“Climate change is coming faster. We have seen extraordinary weather patterns. If you consider the vastness of the universe, planet Earth is just a small boat
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CDC Halts Meeting on Climate Change and Health

CDC Halts Meeting on Climate Change and Health | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it recently postponed a gathering it had planned to hold next month on the effects of climate change on health.
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Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new president has long supported the fiercely protested oil pipelines.
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General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling

General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010 -- which the American automaker reinvests back into its business, including the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.
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