NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage
NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

Citing new data on the growing plastic pollution problem, California-based not-for-profit group As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging.

1 day ago

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands of thick-stemmed tall trees.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 1 day ago

WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa
WorldFish, LVFO strengthen research ties boosting aquatic food availability in East Africa

Worldfish has strengthened its research partnership with the Lake Victoria Fishing Organization (LVFO) in a bid to foster new opportunities for nutritious food and local livelihoods and to guide the development of sustainable aquaculture in East Africa.

3 days ago

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

New data from global CRM company Salesforce shows a 50% increase in digital spend when compared to the 2019 shopping season, making 2020 one of the biggest digital holiday shopping seasons to date. Consumers spent $1.1tn online worldwide, compared to $723bn worldwide in 2019.

3 days ago

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus. The vaccine programme is just beginning around the world, and so far just a small percentage of people have received the vaccination. Travel must continue to move forward not take a step backwards.

By Linda Hohnholz 3 days ago

Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation
Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen in western Montana, thousands of people navigate their lives alongside unwanted neighbours daily.

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

Secondhand clothing sales are booming - and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry
Secondhand clothing sales are booming - and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry

A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the U.S. secondhand clothing market is projected to more than triple in value in the next 10 years - from $28bn in 2019 to $80 billion in 2029 - in a U.S. market currently worth $379bn. In 2019, secondhand clothing expanded 21 times faster than conventional apparel retail did.

By Hyejune Park and Cosette Marie Joyner Armstrong 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead and as expectations of more normal behaviours edge closer, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions in most countries where Covid-19 leaves a trail of high unemployment, lower confidence levels and economies that will take years to fully recover.

Ailsa WingfieldBy Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

After the initial excitement following the authorisation of the first Covid-19 vaccines, a harsh reality set in. People who want a vaccine can't get it, some counties have more than others and older people are camping out for it the way they once might have for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert.

By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that recovery in global air passenger travel demand, which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere's summer travel season, came to a full stop in November 2020.

11 Jan 2021

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