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Singapore toughens regulations to meet environment goals

Singapore toughens regulations to meet environment goals | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Tougher vehicle pollution standards and mandatory air suction waste systems are two of the initiatives that the Singapore government will be implementing to curb emissions and revive the nation’s stagnant domestic recycling rates, but experts say more must be done to encourage Singaporeans to adopt more environmentally responsible lifestyles.
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Great to see the government taking such initiatives!

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P&G launches world's first recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic

P&G launches world's first recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
P&G says its move to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic in its production is part of an effort to establish a “unique supply chain” that will rely on thousands of volunteers and hundreds of non-government organisations to collect plastic waste from beaches. 
EcoVadis's insight:

It is one of a series of high-profile moves by global manufacturers to use plastic in a more sustainable way. How are you dealing with plastics in your supply chain?

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Hamburg Says 'Nein,' Bans Wasteful Coffee Pods

Hamburg Says 'Nein,' Bans Wasteful Coffee Pods | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Hamburg banned the purchase of coffee pods, and the single-serve machines that use them, for all government-run buildings, including offices, schools, and yes, even universities
EcoVadis's insight:

Each year a lot of these pods, which have not been recycled, land up in landfills; generating more waste that we already have. Looking forward to see more cities join the trend.

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Yvonne Vogt's curator insight, March 15, 2016 3:07 PM

Each year a lot of these pods, which have not been recycled, land up in landfills; generating more waste that we already have. Looking forward to see more cities join the trend.

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Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals 

Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The City of Phoenix, AZ and Recyclebank, a company that pioneered and patented an education and incentives platform to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, formally announced today that they will be teaming up to amplify the city’s “Reimagine Phoenix” initiative, a program aimed at diverting 40 percent of the city’s waste from landfills by 2020.
EcoVadis's insight:

Over 1.5 million residents in Phoenix will be educated to reduce, reuse, recycle and reconsider eco-friendly consumption choices. Are your products adapted to this growing need?

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Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands

Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Henkel is changing the trajectory of its industrial waste materials from conventional, linear disposal towards a circular solution, providing consumers a new recycling option for industrial materials typically considered non-recyclable.

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Great to see our client Henkel undertaking such an extensive recycling initiative

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Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead

Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"[Going] green has become a critical necessity for multi-national corporations with hundreds of billions of dollars hanging in the balance. At this scale, greening operations is all about supply chain. Where things are sourced, where they go, and how they get there — all of these questions come into play, and more often than not need to be rethought entirely. Exactly how big and global is this trend?"

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Cost savings and increased profits...derived from sustainable procurement for large multinational corporations such as General Motors, Walmart, Hewlett Packard, build the case for greening the supply chain...

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