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Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and "fair trade" may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
Bonded labor has become common across India's garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.
Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of them children -- are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move may end up causing more misery for the country's poor.
A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its products in Australia may reveal an answer for increasing waste diversion efforts worldwide.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not have to cause a complete freak-out: unless we idly stand by and allow such events to happen.
Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers. The company dries jellyfish, turns them into a mash and then manufactures a range of products from diapers to bandages out of the material.
A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains more sustainable.
Greenpeace is calling on Samsung to be more transparent as to how it will process recalled Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety after several reportedly exploded. This e-waste catastrophe is a chance at leadership.
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.