Simplifying MRSL and RSL Compliance Through CleanChain, an ADEC Innovation

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The textile industry is the world’s second largest industrial polluter (second to oil). According to the World Bank, textile dyeing and treatment are responsible for almost 20% of global industrial water pollution. Cotton production accounts for 2.6% of the world’s water footprint, and a single cotton t-shirt requires a third of a pound of pesticides and other chemicals to produce.

The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

A crucial aspect of delivering sustainable products and services is sustainable packaging. In designing sustainable packaging for a product, companies need to answer a few questions, including: will it attract consumers to the product; how much will it cost; and will it provide needed protection for my product?

Basic Waste Management: Stop and Think Before You Toss Your Trash

As you were eating breakfast this morning you probably didn’t think twice about where the leftovers (waste) would go once you finished. Many people don’t. Next time, take a moment and think before you throw a banana peel or empty coffee container into the dumpster. After all, much of the waste that ends up in landfills can be […]

Why Your Business Needs a Sustainability Plan


As the private and public sectors continue to develop their sustainability plans to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and the wellbeing of their communities, the private sector faces the challenge of ensuring the long-term viability of their operations and the wellbeing of their clients and consumers. A well-thought-out sustainability plan assists a company in operating its business responsibly while achieving a healthy bottom line.

Sustainability Plans and Municipalities

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Balancing economic growth with sustainable development is a challenge for both large and small municipalities. Sustainability planning is an opportunity for communities to develop a vision and implement long-term goals that address challenges and opportunities to become a more sustainable municipality. With a municipal sustainability plan, officials have the opportunity to demonstrate strategic, sustainable leadership.

What Does it Take to Develop an Effective Sustainability Plan?

A local government that develops a comprehensive and effective sustainability plan shows that it is committed to preserving the environment while developing sustainability strategies for the local community. Sustainability plans are developed to address environmental, community and financial sustainability, and serve as tools and road maps for assisting local governments in managing sustainability initiatives and documenting progress.

Making Sense Out of Sustainability Plans

Climate change is a worldwide concern, defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns; in particular, a change apparent from the mid- to late 20th century onwards, and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. With continuous changes to climate patterns, numerous agencies have adopted Climate Action Plans (CAPs). CAPs address air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, transportation strategies, land use, open spaces, economic development, water management, recycling and more. Although various agencies may concentrate on different categories with more emphasis, the importance of CAPs are the effectiveness of the implementation and the longevity.

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