Retail and Consumer

Climate Finance, Daily Briefing, EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer, UK
June 17, 2024

Editor’s note: EU adopts Nature Restoration Law

The latest edition of our Sustainable Views newsletter
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Knowledge Hub, Retail & Consumer
June 16, 2024

Fashion brands should face fee-based extended producer responsibility schemes, says non-profit

The only way to deal with textile waste is to introduce mandatory waste management requirements, says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
March 6, 2024

Despite its packaging pledges, the fashion industry continues to clothe us in plastic

Fashion brands say they are reducing their plastic packaging, but non-profits suggest that with 63 per cent of textiles being made from plastic, this rather...
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Woman in a fast-fashion store
Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
February 12, 2024

Could due diligence legislation end the fashion industry’s ‘pervasive lack of transparency’?

The global fast-fashion industry is detrimental to both the planet and people. Experts say voluntary initiatives have been ‘ineffective’ and legislation is the only way...
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Plastic bottles for recycling
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 22, 2023

UN plastics treaty talks address need for mandatory disclosures

After the third, of five, rounds of negotiations in Kenya aimed at agreeing a Global Plastics Treaty, there are concerns some countries are more interested...
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Bamboo dishes and cutlery
EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer, US
November 21, 2023

Research casts doubt on the biodegradability claims of bioplastics

A new study suggests that final products should be tested under real-world conditions
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Nestle logo and headquarters
Food & Farming, Retail & Consumer
November 15, 2023

Nestlé, Ferrero defend deforestation records

Proctor & Gamble is singled out by the Rainforest Action Network’s annual deforestation scorecard as the worst performer, while Nestlé and Ferrero suggest they are doing better than their respective...
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Single-use plastic, pollution
Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
November 14, 2023

Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and others disclose plastics data ahead of UN treaty talks

Unilever and Johnson & Johnson are among the companies that have disclosed plastics-related data ahead of negotiations on a UN treaty aimed at tackling plastic pollution globally
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EU, Policy & Regulation, Retail & Consumer
July 19, 2023

MEPs pushback against reusable packaging rules

Members of the European parliament's industry and agriculture committees have voted against proposals on increasing reusable packaging — like the packaging industry, they favour recycling over widespread reuse targets. Unless...
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Ocean pollution, plastic
Industrials, Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
May 3, 2023

Investors demand corporate fightback against plastic lobbying

A group of investors has called on companies to reduce their dependence on plastic, while the EU considers new rules to tackle wasteful packaging. Legal & General Investment Management, Federated...
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Retail & Consumer, Sector Focus
April 26, 2023

Textile industry criticised for lack of ESG targets in executive pay

Several high-profile textile companies do not link executive pay to any sustainability targets, according to analysis by Planet Tracker. Non-profit Planet Tracker is urging investors in major textile brands to...
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