Seventh Generation’s new line gets rid of all its plastic packaging

Good News Notes: “Seventh Generation, the cleaning product company known for its natural products, has spent years tweaking its packaging to improve sustainability, including a massive push to use more post-consumer recycled plastic. But the company is now using a different tactic, and beginning to move away from plastic completely, starting with a new line…

What exactly is ‘sustainable’ about Amazon’s new jet fuel?

Good News Notes:  “Amazon’s fleet of aircraft, which is soon to surpass 80 Boeings, enables the e-commerce giant to deliver everything from dog food to Dysons within two days. It’s an impressive logistical feat, but it comes with a heavy carbon footprint — and is particularly conspicuous given the company’s recent pledge to achieve net-zero emissions…

Johnnie Walker whisky to be sold in paper bottles

Good News Notes: “Johnnie Walker, the whisky which traces its roots back 200 years, will soon be available in paper bottles. Diageo, the drinks giant that owns the brand, said it plans to run a trial of the new environmentally-friendly packaging from next year. While most Johnnie Walker is sold in glass bottles, the firm…

Unilever Will Put Carbon Footprint Labels on All Its Products

Good News Notes:  “If you count calories, you have it easy; the food producers have to put a label on their products telling you how many there are per serving. The producers have it easy too; there are lots of labs that can do straightforward chemical analyses of the food product in hand. If you…

University of Minnesota-Morris says it now has a net zero carbon footprint

Good News Notes: “After years of nationally renowned sustainability efforts, the University of Minnesota-Morris says it has achieved carbon neutrality. This means the campus produces the same amount of energy it consumes, eliminating its carbon footprint. Clean energy sources that don’t give off carbon dioxide, such as wind, solar panels and a biomass-burning facility allow…

Sustainable packaging company launches wine bottle made from 94% recycled paper

Good News Notes: “A new wine bottle packaging just launched that is made from 94% recycled paperboard with a liner built to hold the beverage, Independent reported. The innovation, called the Frugal Bottle, is about five times lighter than a typical glass wine bottle. A Life Cycle Analysis, conducted by Intertek, found the Frugal Bottle has a carbon footprint up…

Eufora International Announces Next Phase of its Planet-Friendly Practices

Good News Notes: “Eufora International announces a new phase in its continuing  efforts to drive clean beauty. Acknowledging that each year the personal care industry  produces 120 billion packages, Eufora has made a commitment to address this global concern by implementing new initiative that will ultimately reduce Eufora bottles destined for landfills by more than…

COVID Won’t Affect JetBlue’s Sustainability Plans

 Good News Notes: “President and COO of JetBlue, Joanna Geraghty, has doubled down on the airline’s commitment to becoming a more sustainable business. Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, she says JetBlue has not lost sight of its ambitious sustainability goals.” “US low-cost airline JetBlue has been very vocal about its commitment to…

Adidas and Allbirds to design world’s most sustainable shoe

 Good News Notes: “Six-year-old sneaker startup Allbirds is collaborating with the 70-year-old sporting giant Adidas to design a performance sports shoe with what the brands believe will be the world’s lowest carbon footprint. The companies aren’t sharing many specific details, but we know they’re planning to combine their respective areas of expertise to create a…

How U.S. Cities Can Learn From Amsterdam in Becoming More Sustainable

Good News Notes: “As the climate crisis comes into sharper focus with ever new urgency, architects have been redefining just what ‘sustainable architecture’ can mean, treating the question as a design challenge itself. For a long while, the building industry got a pass for defining sustainability as a less wasteful alternative than conventional approaches. Now,…