S & S News: The Week in Highlights 7.07.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

After a quick holiday, S & S is back with this week’s news. Whilst Europe has experienced 500 year summers in 15 years, governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis with over 1,300 legal actions over global heating. Shell boss Ben Van Beurden sees net zero as the only way forward and calls for industry collaboration for faster decarbonisation to support the Paris Agreement. Meanwhile Greta thanks OPEC Chief as he calls the school strike movement and climate campaigners their “greatest threat”.

On the LSE, the FTSE Russell index reclassifies energy firms as either ‘renewable’ or ‘non-renewable’ as pressure increases on fossil fuel sector to decarbonise.

In the UK, Jaguar Landrover reveal plans to build electric cars and Tesco cook up a storm with unsold bread into a new range including olive crostini and bread pudding (1/3 of our food waste is baked goods).

In sport, Wimbledon ditches plastic tennis racket covers and football club Forest Green Rovers showcase new kit made from 50% bamboo.

In fashion, Uniqlo announces ambitions to cut single use plastics by 85% by the end of 2020 and Prada launches its renylon project set to phase out virgin nylon by 2021. Their endeavour will see % of the collection go to UNESCO educational activities that focus on the circular economy. Finally in beauty, Estée Lauder Companies partners With the Humane Society to End Global Animal Testing.

Shell boss: Net zero is ‘the only way to go’ via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078443/shell-boss-net-zero-is-the-only-way-to-go

Europe has had five 500-year summers in 15 years via National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/06/europe-has-had-five-500-year-summers-in-15-years/

4 Economic Reasons Renewables Will Dominate Fossil Fuels via Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/07/03/4-reasons-renewables-will-continue-to-dominate-fossil-fuels/#4c818d44770a

Wimbledon ditches plastic racket covers in sustainability drive via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/28/wimbledon-ditches-plastic-racket-covers-in-sustainability-drive

Southern Water punished over ‘shocking’ wastewater spills via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48755329

‘The future of mobility is electric’: Jaguar Land Rover to build electric cars in UK via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078485/jaguar-land-rover-to-build-electric-cars-in-uk

Councils bin 90 per cent of food waste which could be recycled to power homes via Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/07/01/councils-bin-90-per-cent-food-waste-could-recycled-power-homes/

Making a crust: Tesco to use unsold bread in new products via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/06/making-a-crust-tesco-to-use-unsold-bread-in-new-products

Forest Green Rovers raises the bar with new green football kit made from bamboo via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078515/forest-green-rovers-raises-the-bar-with-new-green-football-kit-made-from-bamboo

Uniqlo Parent to Slash Single-Use Plastic via WWD

Why You Should Care That 72 Percent of Millennials Are Buying Less via Sourcing Journal

Prada Sets Goal to Phase Out Virgin Nylon by 2021 via Business of Fashion

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/bof-exclusive/bof-exclusive-prada-sets-goal-to-phase-out-virgin-nylon-by-2021

The Estée Lauder Companies Partners With the Humane Society to End Global Animal Testing via Allure

https://www.allure.com/story/estee-lauder-companies-humane-society-international-becrueltyfree-campaign-global-animal-testing

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