With the plastic waste crisis in full effect, Chemical recycling is increasing as well as its concerns. In an effort to cut carbon emissions, the British government is investing in new woodlands and nature reserves. Social media platform Facebook is utilizing a new tool called ‘Climate Club’ that helps companies track and improve emissions that come from employees. In other environmental news, the BBC has found that major oil companies are not reporting or declaring their greenhouse gas emissions.
When companies make a “more sustainable” alternative to their previous products, is it for sustainability or for public relations? Coca-Cola raises this question by replacing its plastic rings with paper ones. With consumers increasing their environmental consciousness, Bain compiled a guide for how businesses can reimagine their packaging for a more sustainable option. A study conducted by scientists in Wisconsin shows that despite recycling and new technology, it isn’t enough to solve the plastic waste crisis. What can stakeholders do to reduce their own plastic waste? McKinsey finds that plastic circularity needs to increase while we reduce plastic pollution through modern waste management systems and proper recycling business models. Finally, we have some important announcements and an insightful envoBLOG for you!