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L’Oréal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort

L’Oréal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new sustainability initiative is called SPICE: the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics.
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Plastic or paper? Not a choice anymore under N.J. Shore town ban

Plastic or paper? Not a choice anymore under N.J. Shore town ban | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Vendors in Monmouth Beach will be barred from providing plastic straws or bags, as well as plastic or styrofoam containers, under a ban effective June 1
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Colgate Commits To 100% Recyclability Of Plastic Packaging By 2025

Colgate Commits To 100% Recyclability Of Plastic Packaging By 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Colgate-Palmolive Company has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics used in its packaging across all product categories by 2025.
The company also revealed tha
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Teapigs and supermarkets team up to launch 'Plastic Free' consumer label

Teapigs and supermarkets team up to launch 'Plastic Free' consumer label | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This should make it a whole lot easier to avoid plastic packaging.
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Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion | Reuters

Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion | Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

By Isabelle GerretsenLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major global brands Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have signed up to an initiative that aims to improve the industry's record on sustainability after a study found less than one percent of clothing is recycled. 

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Pediatricians warn that climate change is harming children's health

Pediatricians warn that climate change is harming children's health | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new study shows that children bear 88 percent of the burden of diseases linked to climate change.
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Solar for renters? This startup is taking on the challenge of 'split incentives'

Solar for renters? This startup is taking on the challenge of 'split incentives' | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The seed-stage venture, born at Yale University, plans to pilot its idea in New Haven this summer.
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For first time ever, solar dominates UK power supply

For first time ever, solar dominates UK power supply | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
These spikes might be intermittent. But they are getting bigger and more frequent.
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EU declares total ban on bee-harming pesticides

EU declares total ban on bee-harming pesticides | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Neonicotinoids, the world’s most widely used insecticides, will be banned for use in fields within six months.
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UK businesses sign pact to cut plastic pollution by 2025

UK businesses sign pact to cut plastic pollution by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Britvic, Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo are among more than 40 businesses that have pledged to reduce plastic packaging waste in the UK by 2025.
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Yes! Coffee shop chain bans disposable coffee cups

Yes! Coffee shop chain bans disposable coffee cups | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is a brave move for a company that makes its money selling coffee.
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Could New York City Parks Be Going Plastic Bottle-Free? - The New York Times

Could New York City Parks Be Going Plastic Bottle-Free? - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The City Council plans to consider a ban on the sale of disposable plastic bottles at city parks, beaches and golf courses to cut down on waste.
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Man plans 5,500 mile swim across Pacific to highlight plastic pollution

Man plans 5,500 mile swim across Pacific to highlight plastic pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I sometimes feel like I'm not doing enough. This guy makes those feelings worse.
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Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S. - The New York Times

Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.
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New York may join other cities in banning plastic drinking straws - NY Daily News

New York may join other cities in banning plastic drinking straws - NY Daily News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Businesses in the city would be barred from using disposable plastic straws under a bill set to be introduced Wednesday in the City Council.
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Alaska Airlines: Non-recyclable plastic straws will be phase out

Alaska Airlines: Non-recyclable plastic straws will be phase out | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Airline says it will be the first in U.S. to phase out plastic stirring sticks – and plastic citrus picks – in favor of sustainable versions.
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Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready.

Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The rise in renewable energy will scramble the decision making of grid managers.
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What will happen to solar panels after their useful lives are over?

What will happen to solar panels after their useful lives are over? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's a good sign that solar energy use is growing, but the infrastructure to sunset these cells barely exists.
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California Authority Says State's New Homes Must Be Solar Powered

California Authority Says State's New Homes Must Be Solar Powered | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This will be the first state mandate of its kind.
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U.S. Climate Scientists Flee For France To ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

U.S. Climate Scientists Flee For France To ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some of America's top researchers will move to France to continue their research.
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Morgan Stanley's low-carbon financing plan brings big bank pledges to $1 trillion

Morgan Stanley's low-carbon financing plan brings big bank pledges to $1 trillion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This week, Morgan Stanley said it plans to pour $250 billion into low-carbon financing over the next dozen years, funding renewable energy and clean tech ventures and underwriting so-called sustainable bonds, which pay for environmental projects.
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HSBC to stop funding most new fossil fuel developments

HSBC to stop funding most new fossil fuel developments | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Other large banks such as ING and BNP Paribas have made similar pledges in recent months as investors have mounted pressure to make sure bank’s actions align with the Paris Agreement
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JetBlue Offsets Over 2 Billion Pounds of CO2 Emissions

JetBlue Offsets Over 2 Billion Pounds of CO2 Emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The airline has just announced the success of their 10-year mission to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability by fighting the effects of climate change.
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