S & S News: The Week in Highlights 13.11.2019

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.

The sustainability news this week sees the western world hit with floods that have submerged Venice for the highest tide in 50 years and simultaneously the north of England. In Equador, it is reported that jaguars are diminishing numbers whilst new research reveals air pollution is in some ways linked to brain cancer.

Maersk, the world’s largest container ship carrier trials a new marine battery system to reduce CO2 emissions and Apple issues a $2.2 billion green bond siting that ‘the time for action is now’. Let’s dictate ‘Siri, stop global warming’. Meanwhile on the tracks, fast and furious F1 revs up its plans to hit net zero by 2030.

King of the kitchen and sustainability advocate Raymond Blanc uses a rocker composter at his luxury restaurant and hotel which will save 94% of annual food waste.

Altering consumer behaviours drive the shift in Burger King and Mars’ offering as they expand their vegan menus. In tech, the success of Refill app which locates the closest refillable stations for beverages expands to food partnering with the likes of Leon, Waitrose, Morrisons, Pret, Costa & Neal’s Yard Remedies!!

Finally, high street names including H & M, Muji, Uniqlo and Adidas fall under scrutiny over Chinese forced labour supply chains in the Xinjiang region.

‘The time for action is now’: Apple issues $2.2bn green bond via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083594/the-time-for-action-is-now-apple-issues-usd22bn-green-bond

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50401308?ns_source=facebook&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&fbclid=IwAR0v2BrCgQCLp2k8MHfEIpO-QP5htS2QTujDdeoziv-mB7Zs7wdR_AdeAIk

Rocket Composter aims to feed circular economy at Raymond Blanc restaurant via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083646/rocket-composter-to-conjure-circular-economy-at-raymond-blanc-restaurant

Morrisons to phase out hard-to-recycle black plastic via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083659/morrisons-turns-its-sights-on-black-plastic

F1 revs up plan to reach net zero by 2030 finish line via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083668/f1-sets-course-for-2030-net-zero-target

Report: One billion people worldwide lack access to cooling via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083601/one-billion-people-worldwide-lack-access-to-cooling

Refill app expands to food on the go via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083703/refill-app-expands-to-food-on-the-go

Burger King and Mars beef up vegan offerings via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3083701/burger-king-and-mars-beef-up-vegan-offerings

Boris Johnson accused of ‘outrageous’ lack of concern about floods via the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/12/boris-johnson-accused-of-outrageous-lack-of-concern-about-floods

Ecuador’s vanishing jaguars: the big cat vital to rainforest survival via the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/11/ecuadors-vanishing-jaguars-the-big-cat-vital-to-rainforest-survival

Maersk’s Battery-Powered Cargo Container Ship Sets Sail for Sustainability via Sourcing Journal

H&M, Muji, Uniqlo and Adidas under scrutiny over Chinese “forced labour” supply chain via Retail Gazette

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2019/11/hm-muji-uniqlo-adidas-scrutiny-chinese-forced-labour-supply-chain/

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