How artificial intelligence helps recycling become more circular

Smart robots, sensors and vision systems fortified with machine learning software are creeping into production at recycling facilities in Colorado, Japan and Europe. The promise is twofold: Not only could these technologies help speed up the rate at which incoming items can be sorted, they could dramatically improve the accuracy with which operations can identify specific types…

CEO Guide to Human Rights

Newest CEO Guide of WBCSD, over 30 top business executives from across the world call for urgent business leadership on respect for human rights. The CEO Guide to Human Rights was launched on 19 June 2019 at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2019 in London, and brings to life the business drivers for action and…

European Commission Guidelines On Reporting Climate-related Information

The Commission has published guidelines on reporting climate-related information, which in practice consist of a new supplement to the existing guidelines on non-financial reporting, which remain applicable. Text of the communication – Guidelines on reporting climate-related information Summary of the EC guidelines on reporting climate-related information Press release Frequently asked questions The guidelines on reporting…

The Fashion Industry’s Massive Transformation

The fashion industry faces significant challenges when it comes to environmental responsibility. It loses about $500 billion of value every year due to lack of recycling and clothes being thrown into landfill, and it accounts for as much as 10% of global carbon emissions, according to the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion. Meanwhile, the average consumer buys 60%…

Deal Delivers Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Trucks to Deutsche Post DHL

Deutsche Post DHL is set to receive an initial delivery of 100 hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks for on-road use starting in 2020. The shipment is part of a deal that hydrogen engine and fueling company Plug Power and electric vehicle manufacturer StreetScooter signed this week. German EV manufacturer StreetScooter launched in 2010 with a focus…

Pharma Industry Emissions Outpace Automotive, Study Finds

The pharmaceutical industry is significantly more emission-intensive than the automotive industry, according to a new study from McMaster University (via Science Direct). The intensity of pharmaceutical emissions is about 55% higher than that of automotive, though there is a great level of variability in emissions between peers with comparable revenues, the report indicates. Emission Intensity The report found…

Amarante: improving the city with pioneering actions

How can a small city like Amarante (PT), located less than one hour from medium-sized urban centres such as Braga (PT) or Guimarães (PT), or even from the metropolitan area of Porto (PT), become a competitive economic centre with the well-being for its citizens at its heart? Thanks to a number of innovative actions, Amarante is rising to the challenge! The municipality is…