LEGO to phase out single-use plastic packaging

Good News Notes: “The LEGO Group has announced plans to package its products in recyclable paper rather than single-use plastic. The Danish toymaker said in a statement on Tuesday that the new bags will begin appearing in LEGO boxes starting in 2021, as part of a $400 million investment into sustainability initiatives over the next three years. The…

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…

Six Senses Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to Become Plastic Free by 2022

Good News Notes:  “Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Environmental and social responsibility is at the heart of the Six…

Caltrans Repaves Roadway with Recycled Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “Pilot Project uses 100% recycled material on highway repair Caltrans repaved a section of Highway 162 in Oroville last week using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles, which marks the first time the department has paved a road using 100 percent recycled materials. The pilot project features…

IBM Reduces CO2 Emissions Almost 40% since 2005

Good News Notes: “IBM has reduced its operational CO2 emissions by 39.7% since 2005, according to IBM’s sustainability report that was released today. The achievement puts IBM ahead of schedule in reaching its current goal of a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025. In addition, 47% percent of the electricity IBM consumed in 2019 came from renewable sources,…

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…

Evian makes label-less water bottlefrom 100% recycled plastic

Good News Notes: “Water brand Evian has released a new bottle design that is made from 100 per cent recycled plastics and features an engraved logo and no plastic label. The bottle has been almost two years in the making, according to the firm, who say it will hold 400ml and feature an ‘Evian pink’…

Green Building Gains Territory

Good News Notes: “The coronavirus outbreak amplified the discussion around healthy buildings, which started years ago as the world began responding to the effects of climate change. The experience of the COVID-19 crisis can help update the textbook for healthy developments and be used to ensure people stay safe amid other pandemics.” View the whole…

True Sustainable Farmers Are Abandoning Livestock To Save The Planet

 Good News Notes: “Sustainability is a growing concern for people all over the world. Everybody wants to do their part to save the planet. That includes farmers. The United Nations has warned that the human race won’t be sustainable by 2100, because global warming will have significantly reduced the world food supply. This raises very serious concerns about…