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November 25, 2022

 Sustainability Spotlight

Sustainability Spotlight: In 2021, Crown Holdings used renewable energy for 30% of total electricity, activated renewable electricity in all beverage can plants in US, UK, Canada; Crown cut water use 3.6%, installed flow meters, effluent wastewater meters
Industry Intelligence Inc. (11/23)


Frost & Sullivan sees global hot melt adhesives revenue rise to US$13.81B by 2028 from US$9.03B in 2021; sustainability may pose challenge, but industry's commitment to developing bio-based chemistries in next two to three years to lower carbon footprint
Canada Newswire (11/23)

 Products & Awards
Danish Crown to build a £100M gammon and bacon factory …
Danish Crown to build a £100M gammon and bacon factory in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England; the 30,500 square-meter factory will be completely powered by renewable energy and create 300 jobs once it is operational

Glass Packaging

FMCG firms are increasingly bringing the ESG element into packaging, such as Coca-Cola and O-I Glass partnering on glass bottle recycling, Nestle funding packaging research, PepsiCo and Carlsberg partnering on minimizing single-use packaging: GlobalData
Adgully (India) (11/22)

Paper Packaging

SCGP receives two awards in the 'SET AWARDS 2022' held by The Stock Exchange of Thailand; awards recognize innovation in sustainably sourced nanocellulose fiber for paper packaging, business conduct in accordance with sustainable development principles
SCG Packaging Public Company Ltd (11/22)

Plastic Packaging

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is funding COPPA and KompoPack, two R&D projects to reduce plastic packaging and waste along the food chain; COPPA is a digital platform for a circular economy of packaging plastics
ForeignAffairs.co.nz (11/23)

Ocado Retail, Polytag partnering on a trial involving milk bottles with 'unique-every-time' QR codes, which households can scan with their smartphones to receive detailed recycling information; aim is to prove that a digital DRS with unique tags is viable
Grocer (UK) (11/23)

University of Manchester researchers develop technique to determine recycled contents of plastic products; method tags raw HDPE plastic materials with fluorescent BBS molecules for light detection, does not affect materials' appearance, quality
University of Manchester (11/22)

Sealed Air, ExxonMobil, Ahold Delhaize USA to form advanced recycling initiative for flexible plastics from food supply chain, starting summer 2023; initiative to collect, decontaminate, repurpose plastic waste into certified circular food-grade packaging
M2 PressWIRE (11/22)

 Responsible Sourcing

Sustainable/Responsible Sourcing

FSC Interim National Standard of Austria is published, becomes effective March 1, 2023; it applies to all types of entities working in natural forests and plantations, as well as to non-timber forest products
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) (11/22)


Waste Collection/Disposal/Pickup

Redwood Materials to recycle Lyft's e-bike, scooter batteries; Redwood 'promises' to recycle all batteries in US instead of sending metals overseas for smelting, with Lyft recovering, collecting batteries from its own operations and sending to Redwood
The Verge (11/23)

Colas--a Paris-based sustainable transport infrastructure company--launches network of 160 construction waste recycling facilities across France; all materials to be traced, sorted, recycled into items such as concrete blocks, crushed wood, textiles
ENP Newswire (11/22)

Washington-based Lautenbach Recycling acquires Northwest Recycling, which recycles containerboard, steel for Whatcom County; buyer owns, operates only food repackaging machine, which separates food waste from recyclable, non-recyclable packaging material
PR Web (11/22)

UN-led report says 15 million people worldwide informally collect, recover plastic waste; in some countries, informal waste, recovery sector contributes to up to 90% of recycling: UN Human Settlements Programme, Norwegian Institute for Water Research
African Press Organization (APO) (11/22)

Toyota Tsusho considers commercializing end-of-life vehicle airbag collection, recycling in Japan; company plans to commence recycling business for nylon airbag scraps at its airbag manufacturing plant in Vietnam from April 2023
Contify Automotive News (11/22)

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

UK government should mount a consultation on EPR fees in early 2023 and have the full system up by 2024, says Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee chair, noting that EPR has been delayed several times and would not come into force until 2025
Grocer (UK) (11/23)


Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Nestle Waters France to be first company in Europe to use Alstom and ENGIE's hydrogen fuel cell rail solution to transport VITTEL natural mineral water across France in 2025; move to lower its current transport emissions by 90% or 10,000 tons of CO2e/year
ENP Newswire (11/23)

Canadian Pacific to retrofit a line locomotive with hydrogen fuel cell, battery tech to power locomotive's electric traction motors to reduce GHG emissions from locomotive operations; company says capability provides practical path to rail decarbonization
CE NAFTA 2.0 Newswire (11/23)

USGBC calls for greater action to address climate change; it says even with new agreements adopted at COP27, emission reductions, including those of building and construction sector, are not on track to reach net zero by 2050
U.S. Green Building Council (11/22)

Progress in GHG emissions, water conservation and workforce diversity among the highlights detailed in Cargill's ESG report; over the past year, Cargill has invested over US$70M in energy efficiency and GHG emissions reductions in its operations
Food Business News (11/22)

Enviva wins 2022 Enlightened Growth Leadership award from Frost & Sullivan Institute; wood pellet producer is praised for work to promote healthy forests, reduce GHG emissions on a lifecycle basis in supply chains and industry, innovating to net zero
Enviva Inc. (11/22)

Forest Fire/Wildfire

Canada contributes more than C$10M through its 2 Billion Trees program to Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation in British Columbia; CCR, with Forest Enhancement Society, is leading Wildfire/Mountain Pine Beetle Reforestation and Habitat Restoration project
Canada Newswire (11/22)

Environmental/Ecological/Carbon Footprint

Suntory Holdings signs basic agreement with Yamanashi Prefecture to collaborate on decarbonizing Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Suntory Minami Alps Hakushu Water Plant located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Suntory Holdings Ltd. (11/23)

Olayan Kimberly-Clark reports its Askar manufacturing facility in Bahrain reduced water use in 2021 by 55% within span of three years; facility's reduction of freshwater consumption year-over-yer has saved over 52 million gallons in the last five years
TradeArabia (11/23)

Air Liquide to invest €130M to construct and operate new hydrogen production unity, utilizing Cryocap carbon capture technology and biogas from TotalEnergies biorefinery; TotalEnergies will utilize hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel
ENP Newswire (11/23)

HeiQ launches HeiQ Mint, a plant-based, proprietary textile technology for odor control; HeiQ Mint reduces need for frequent clothes washing, is OEKO-TEX suited, bluesign approved, ZDHC compliant, has USDA bio-preferred certification in progress
HeiQ Materials (11/23)

DNV, China Merchant Industry to launch Joint Technical Innovation Center to explore tech to promote decarbonization, digitalization of ocean shipping; first project to be a ship key technologies study, implementation for decarbonization, energy transition
Gulf Oil & Gas (11/23)

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

Sweden's Energy Agency dedicates about €55M in grants for CO2 capture projects from private companies, educational bodies and research institutes; largest recipient is Sweden-based Perstorp, which was recently acquired by Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals
M-Brain Nordic News (11/23)

Carbon Sequestration

Big Tree Carbon provides update on its carbon offset projects; Lac Seul pilot project awaits updated offset feasibility study by Anew Climate; Ogoki Forest project is awaiting release of carbon offset protocols for crown land, expected in spring 2023
Accesswire (11/22)

Regenerative Agriculture

Growers in Cuba increasingly adopting ecological farming methods as US trade embargo continues to restrict country's access to chemical fertilizers
Fresh Plaza (11/23)

Indigo Agriculture announces commercial launch of biotrinsic X19, the first fungicide in the company's line of biological seed treatments; product uses living microbes to fortify plant growth
PR Newswire (11/22)


Air Pollution/Air Quality

CEO denies Drax is EU's fourth largest carbon emitter; Will Gardiner tells UK MPs emissions from company's wood-burning Selby power plant, which in 2021 received some £800M in renewable energy subsidies, are different from those of fossil fuel plants
Independent, The (Online) (11/22)


India petrochemical industry is adding to nation's growing plastic pollution problems, according to report by Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment; India’s polymer production increased by 2.6 times between 2005 and 2019
Indian Agriculture News (11/22)

Green Diamond and The Peregrine Fund partner to provide safer habitats for endangered California Condor; they will first work to expand reach of North American Non-lead Partnership, which aims to minimize unintended impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife
Green Diamond Resource Co. (11/22)

 Waste Management

Industrial Waste/Recycling

University of Manchester, Powerhouse Energy to develop 'greener,' inexpensive technique to recover hydrogen from unrecyclable wastes; government-funded project to help secure UK energy security, would work within existing waste hierarchy framework
University of Manchester (11/23)

Waste Management

Arvind--India's largest textile to technology conglomerate--and recycler PurFi Global form JV to reduce textile waste going to landfills; JV to build series of recycling facilities, each with initial 11,000 ton/year capacity for cotton, denim, synthetics
Business Wire (11/23)

Mkango Resources, HyProMag to build Germany's first rare earth magnet recycling facility, to start operations in 2024; €6.1M facility to receive 60% of funds from government grants, produce at least 100 tonnes/year of recycled magnets, pellets, powders
ENP Newswire (11/23)

Bright Feeds opens food waste recycling facility in Berlin, Connecticut; 25,000-sq.ft. facility separates food waste from packaging, heats, dries food over 600 degrees, converts processed food waste into animal feed, and can store up to 120 tons capacity
The Herald (11/23)


Biodegradable/Compostable Materials

Scientists develop cellulose nanofiber material as alternative to petroleum-based plastics; process to make material, medical molds uses nanofibers, multilayer hydrogel in various orientations, can also include sodium alginate, nanoclay: Osaka University
Osaka University (11/22)

Taiwan Plastics Industry Assn. highlights sustainability goals as industry moves toward value-added materials including environmentally friendly plastics, biological decomposition; new innovations in biodegradable plastics utilize special additives
PR Newswire (Hong Kong Feed) (11/22)

Biobased Chemicals & Materials

Scientists develop biobased electrospun antimicrobial nanofibers for wound repair; nanofibers are made with alginate, polyvinyl alcohol, ciprofloxacin, and deliver tissue-repairing miRNAs via RANA peptide: Queen's University Belfast
Nanotech Daily (11/22)

UK-based Fibre Extrusion Technology installs FET-200LAB wet spinning system at University of Manchester to support advanced materials research, sustainable growth; machine to process new functional textiles using cellulosic fibers, biopolymers
Textile Value Chain (11/22)

EV maker Polestar introduces bio-attributed Biovyn PVC made from renewable feedstock that doesn’t compete with food chain for its MicroTech upholstery for Polestar 3 SUV; material from INEOS Inovyn reduces carbon footprint by over 70%
Automotive Interiors World (11/22)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)

Sylvamo announces its first employee inclusion networks--women in operations and women in leadership; company targeting 30% women in workplace overall, 35% women in leadership, 25% minorities in North American salaried positions as part of its 2030 goals
Sylvamo Corp. (11/22)

Workplace Culture/Workspace

Asia Pacific Rayon receives 84.6% score for its first Higg Facility Social and Labour Module verification; Higg FSLM is launched by Sustainable Apparel Coalition, identifies key focus areas for improvement including hours, wages, benefits, health, safety
Asia Pacific Rayon Ltd. (11/22)

Community Betterment

SC Johnson donates over 26,000 units of OFF! repellents to Instituto Dara and Casa Ronald to aid families vulnerable to dengue cases in Rio de Janeiro; initiative is part of Mosquito Awareness Program aiming to prevent spread of mosquito-borne diseases
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. (SC Johnson) (11/23)

Global cellulose fiber market to increase by US$15.35B …
Global cellulose fiber market to increase by US$15.35B from 2022-2027, after growing at 9.18% CAGR on rising textile sector demand, substitution of petrochemical fibers; growth to be challenged by strict regulations, especially for packaging: Technavio
Continental working with German solar EV OEM Sono Motor…
Continental working with German solar EV OEM Sono Motors to develop Sion self-charging EV scheduled to start production in Finland in second half of 2023; Continental providing driver assistance, charging, thermal management, torque management systems
FMC recognized in the ESG Innovative Product/Service of…
FMC recognized in the ESG Innovative Product/Service of the Year category at the inaugural ESG China Awards for its biological portfolio
Port of Hamburg in Germany announces plans for country’…
Port of Hamburg in Germany announces plans for country’s first large-scale green energy import site linked with existing facilities; Nantes-Saint Nazaire Port in France to be site for the world’s first offshore renewable hydrogen production platform
 Sustainablity Goals, Targets & Reports

Maersk plans to use five million tonnes of green methanol for fleet in 2030, although availability of fuel is biggest challenge, says head of decarbonization; carrier has commissioned 19 ships to sail on methanol, with first ship scheduled to sail in 2023
M-Brain Nordic News (11/23)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility: Cargill ESG Report 2022
Cargill Inc. (11/22)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility: Sysco FY2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report
Sysco Corp. (11/22)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility: Sysco 2022 Sustainability Report
Sysco Corp. (11/22)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility: Sodexo 2022 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Sodexo SA (11/22)