Levi Strauss & Co. Signs $2.3M Deal to Cut Water Use and Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. recently signed a $2.3 million cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. This deal is expected to help the denim maker meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use in its supply chain. By 2025, LS&Co. committed to achieving a 90% reduction…

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…

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…

Karbon Limitli Kredi Kartı

İsveçli teknoloji şirketi Doconomy, Birleşmiş Milletler İklim Değişikliği Sekreterliği ve Mastercard ile iş birliği yaparak kullanıcıların harcamalarınn yol açtığı karbondioksit emisyonlarını ve iklim değişikliğine olan etkilerini takip eden bir kredi kartı piyasaya sürdü. DO Black adlı bu kredi kartı, tüketimin doğrudan gezegen üzerindeki etkilerini görünür kılıyor ve kullanıcıların karbon ayak izini aktif olarak azaltmasını teşvik ediyor. DO Black kullanıcıları, karbon limitleri kadar harcama…

Coca-Cola bottler experiments with turning emissions into effervescence

In the coming months, Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland (CCHBC) subsidiary Valser is set to release what it calls the world’s first water bottled with carbon dioxide (CO2) pulled directly from the air. The project in Hinwil, Switzerland — dubbed CAPDrinks by the joint partners behind it, Climeworksand Pentair Union Engineering (Union) — is drawing attention from both the government…