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Tackling Fashion Industry’s Waste Problem – The Fashion Retailer

As mentioned in Fashion Retail Safari, New Retail is about new processes, new analytical capabilities, innovation, technology, new store formats, …, that respond to digital generation trends such as experience, sustainability and authenticity. We live in very volatile times – weather extremes, political distruptions (e.g. Brexit) and public health threats (e.g. COVID-19) – and today, …

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Plastic waste surges as restaurants use more disposable packaging

A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables through the streets of Lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images As the country re-opens after months …

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Could our plastic waste be turned into an innovative business venture in 2020?

With an emphasis on the cheap production and versatile nature of plastic, it’s no wonder that humans have placed a heavy reliance on plastic products over the last century. As a nation, we’ve come to realise that we’re totally out of control with our frivolous dependence on this manmade material and its polluting our atmosphere …

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Meijer expands innovative program to reduce store waste

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe A Midwest discount chain is cutting down on in-store food waste with a promotional app. Following a successful pilot program that sliced food waste at test stores by more than 10%, Meijer is expanding the sustainability effort to all of its 246 stores by the …

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Meijer expands innovative program to reduce store waste

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe A Midwest discount chain is cutting down on in-store food waste with a promotional app. Following a successful pilot program that sliced food waste at test stores by more than 10%, Meijer is expanding the sustainability effort to all of its 246 stores by the …

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$3 billion of gift cards go unused each year. Don’t let them go to waste

Florida, Fort Myers, Publix, supermarket Gift Card Display. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Did you receive a gift card from someone over the holidays? Well, it’s time to go shopping. That sounds like the right move. Many people, however, let the dollars on their plastic go to waste: Each year, up …

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Homebase commits to zero waste to landfill target by 2021

One of the UK’s largest home improvement and garden retailers, Homebase, has partnered with leading waste management and recycling services provider, Reconomy, as it announces new sustainability targets. The partnership will aim to send zero waste to landfill by 2021, with long-term ambitions to achieve net-zero waste and develop a sustainability strategy that supports commercial, …

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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Ikea deploys solution to reduce waste from returns

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Ikea U.S. wants to remove waste from its reverse supply chain as part of its commitment to build a circular business. Ikea U.S. is partnering with Optoro, a provider of returns optimization technology. Optoro’s technology will be implemented in 50 Ikea stores, 10 distribution centers …

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Meijer mobilizes effort to reduce in-store food waste

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe A regional Midwest discount retailer is applying a BOPIS strategy to move soon-to-expire products off shelves. Meijer is testing an app at a handful of its metro Detroit supercenters that allows customers to purchase food nearing its best-buy date at a reduced price. Customers can …

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