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From the Agora - Consumers and Sustainability
Outdoor Market’s Biggest Failure: Inability to Communicate Sustainability   
February 04, 2020
Source: Footwear News - Sustainability is a critically important pillar of the outdoor industry. And yet, it has trouble communicating eco-friendly messaging to its consumers.
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The Brands Working Hard to Make Your Jeans More Sustainable Who What Wear Zoe Anastasiou   
February 03, 2020
Source: Yahoo - In fact, Greenpeace reports that the average pair of jeans “takes 7000 litres of water to produce.” To put that into perspective, if the average person drinks three litres of water per day, one pair of jeans is equivalent to a...
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How Sustainability Platform Positive Luxury Is Plotting Its Growth   
February 03, 2020
Source: Forbes - Sustainability platform Positive Luxury is known for guiding brands and labels to take greener steps and work towards a more environmentally-sound model. Launched by Diana Verde Nieto and Karen Hanton in 2011, the company is...
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Walmart, Dell, HP, Best Buy, Intel, and Toshiba Launch Sustainability Consortium for Electronics   
February 03, 2020
Source: Treehugger - The Sustainability Consortium has been launched by heavy hitters in the electronics and retail sectors as an effort to help consumers identify - and of course purchase - "green" electronics.
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These golf apparel brands are moving to more sustainable and earth-friendly products   
January 31, 2020
Source: Golf Digest - With golf's most environmentally minded tournament on the schedule this week, we've rounded up our favorite golf apparel companies also focused on sustainability. Just like the Waste Management Open has developed a cachet for its...
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Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about paper packaging when you shop online   
January 31, 2020
Source: Fortune - In conversations with other CEOs across a wide range of industries, I hear firsthand that consumers in markets around the world are not only motivated to be more environmentally conscious, but are exercising their influence...
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Edwin USA Relaunches with a Sustainable Denim Made by Saitex   
January 30, 2020
Source: Sourcing Journal - Edwin is getting a second wind. The Japanese heritage denim brand relaunched this week in the U.S. with a new leadership team and focus on sustainability.
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Sainsbury’s net zero pledge: EU retailers ramping up the pressure for sustainable food system transition   
January 30, 2020
Source: Food Navigator - Sainsbury’s is investing to make its operations carbon neutral by 2040. The news comes as further evidence that sustainability is an important issue for the food industry’s European retail customers and consumers, contributing to...
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Bird's head of sustainability on the future of micromobility   
January 30, 2020
Source: Treehugger - The Bird e-scooter is a much lighter way of getting around, with much lower upfront emissions. Some have complained that on a lifecycle basis it's a lot worse than it appears; the first Bird scooters were off-the-shelf models...
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In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics   
January 29, 2020
Source: BSR - Climate change has risen to the forefront of the business agenda. Companies like Amazon and other members of BSR’s Future of Fuels collaboration are exploring sustainable fuel technologies to minimize their greenhouse gas...
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