COVID-19 has not slammed the brakes on sustainability progress, but it has not been kind to local recycling and recovery systems, as demonstrated in several ways all around the country.
The world is rapidly becoming aware of unsustainable consumption and waste, and a growing number of companies are setting ambitious sustainability goals to address this fundamental challenge through proactive business solutions. This article highlights key takeaways from the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s virtual Sustainability Summit Series session on Collaborating for Impact.
While we wonder what the future will look like after COVID-19, the immediate and long-term environmental challenges we will face are clear.
The rapid increase in consumer awareness of plastic pollution has given way to a movement to ban or replace many consumer items that are made from plastic. We are seeing this everywhere—politics, media, and consumer preference trends.
Hyper-efficient buildings, circular clothing and fashion, sustainable manufacturing, eliminating food waste, innovation in energy—the Pittsburgh business community painted a perfect picture of what a system-wide approach to sustainability and a circular economy look like in action.
By 2021, shoppers in the U.S. alone will spend up to $150 billion on sustainable products, representing a quarter of all goods sold. Looking back from 2018 to 2017, sales of sustainable products grew by almost 6%, higher than their non-sustainable competitors.
On August 15 and 16, the U.S.