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This year, the European Commission will release its “Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy”. So, what will be the role for plastics? Isn’t the problem of waste and today’s low recycling rates suggesting we should simply restrict the use of plastics?
Picture, if you will, a tracking system that discreetly verifies the provenance of products as they move across a supply chain — sending proactive alerts about unexpected detours that could signal potential tampering or environmental conditions that might pose safety issues. Did we mention that it’s virtually tamperproof?
New York City’s $170.6 billion pension system will analyze its carbon footprint for the first time amid concerns of potential investment risks from companies that fail to adapt to climate change, its custodian said in a statement on Thursday.
The New York City Retirement Systems’ five pension funds hired Mercer and Trucost to make their investment portfolios more sensitive to the impact of climate change.
London Borough of Hackney Pension Fund will cut exposure to fossil-fuel equity investments by 50% over the next six years.
Campaigners have dismissed Hackney Council’s plan to cut its controversial £42 million investment in fossil fuels as “not moving fast or far enough”.
The Transport for London Pension Fund plans to look into ways of analysing its carbon exposure following a member request, as experts stress that schemes need to understand exactly what they are measuring and what further steps they can take.
France’s public service additional pension scheme (ERAFP), a 100% SRI investor with €26bn in assets, has announced the winners of its tender for consultancy companies specialised in environmental risk and opportunity research on the theme of climate change.
Consumers are increasingly demanding recyclable and sustainable packaging, while at the same time, some cities and states are banning plastic bags and other forms of packaging that end up in landfills.
The Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation and World Economic Forum released January 16 “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action,” which aims to address global plastics issues through innovation in packaging design, recycling, and delivery models.