California has just leapt ahead of the EU in the plastic bottling recycling innovation race with some of the most stringent recycling requirements globally.
The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) has voted to bring more transparency to the European Union fishing industry. These proposals mark progress towards ensuring sustainability in seafood supply and marine ecosystems in the EU.
The natural foundations for human prosperity are being undermined at an alarming rate, yet according to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) the financial solutions currently on the table will be insufficient to halt or reverse the decline.
Strong growth in athleisure sales amidst a COVID-19 driven online acceleration has been a rare bright spot in a challenging operating environment for the apparel industry. Yet the related increase in synthetic fibre use is likely to extend and deepen water-related risks to human and animal health.
Seafood, the most traded food globally, is operating with a broken supply chain. Bottlenecks are apparent at both processors and distributors. If the seafood market were working efficiently, harvesting output would have fallen more dramatically. To date, lower seafood prices have failed to stop this oversupply, which means that seafood waste is rising.