Exciting Eco News 1st May 2023

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Looking for some exciting eco news? Want some inspiration? Then you’ve come to the right place. Play It Green’s weekly sustainability news brings you the latest updates on environmental initiatives and green innovation.

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Exciting Eco News from L’Occitane

L’OCCITANE Group, the famous French natural beauty brand, has taken a step further towards a low-carbon future by unveiling its ambitious Climate Strategy. With that in mind, the company has committed to reaching a net-zero target across all its brands. Further more, these are being validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2031 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It will focus on three pillars of action, which include reducing emissions from energy consumption, reducing shared-responsibility emissions. Finally. conserving and restoring ecosystems to neutralise residual emissions.

L’OCCITANE Group’s chief sustainability officer, Adrien Geiger, has emphasised the importance of engaging consumers and partners in creating a low-carbon world.

As part of this commitment, the company has joined the 50L Home coalition to encourage responsible water use. As well as this, it plans to eliminate air freight for transporting products by 2030.

Exciting Eco News L'occitane the French beauty brand has committed to Net Zero across all its brands
L'occitane the French beauty brand has committed to Net Zero across all its brands

At Play It Green, we believe that every individual can make a difference and be part of the solution to climate change. So, let’s take inspiration from L’OCCITANE Group’s Climate Strategy and take action towards a sustainable future. A big well done to Adrien Geiger and team for delivering such exciting eco news!

Exciting Eco News from Mars

Mars has successfully raised $500m in its latest sustainability bond. The bend is to support eligible projects across renewables, carbon sequestration, circular economy, and more. It will contribute to Mars’ net-zero emissions ambitions. The company aiming to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain by 2050

It has also committed to reaching net zero across operations by 2040. Mars is setting five-year milestones to drive climate action. Furthermore, it is linking executive pay to decarbonization.

The company’s existing pledge to end deforestation in its supply chains will also contribute to achieving the net-zero ambition.  

Mars’s CFO, Claus Aagaard, stated that the situation facing our planet is urgent. He also states that businesses must stand for more than maximising profit.

The company’s science-based targets are part of its Sustainable in a Generation Plan,. This includes reducing value chain emissions by 67% by 2050 and 27% by 2025.

Exciting Eco News - Mars has successfully raised $500M to support sustainability projects and innovation
Mars has successfully raised $500M to support sustainability projects and innovation

Sustainability-linked loans, like the one Mars has secured, are helping bridge the communication gap between sustainability and finance. With many firms linking sustainability performance to financial implications. This is more exciting eco news – well done to Claus Aagaard and Mars.

Exciting Eco News from Uber Eats

Uber Eats has partnered with reusable packaging scale-up Again to trial the use of reusable takeaway bags and containers in central London. The partnership is aimed at reducing the amount of single-use packaging waste generated by food deliveries. The trial is being launched with the support of the “Bring it Back” initiative, a £1.4m grant programme from environmental charity Hubbub.

During the trial, Uber Eats customers ordering from participating restaurants in Camberwell will have the option to receive their food in reusable packaging. The packaging will feature a QR code for collection. Customers will be asked to rinse the containers and set them out for collection by couriers. 

The packaging will then be cleaned by Again’s CleanCell before being returned to the participating restaurants. The trial will also test different incentives for customers to opt into the reusable packaging and to return it.

Matthew Price, Uber Eats’ general manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland, stated: “This pilot aims to make reusable packing more accessible for customers and restaurants alike.”

Exciting Eco News Uber Eats is trialling reusable takeaway bags and containers
Uber Eats is trialling reusable takeaway bags and containers

This is an inspirational change being trialled by Uber Eats that we can all emulate. Single-use anything is bad for the planet and through collaboration, they have produced an alternative. By working together, we can make a significant impact on reducing waste and protecting our planet. Well done to Matthew Price and Uber Eats for more exciting eco news.

That’s a Wrap

That’s all for this week’s exciting eco news from Play It Green. We’ve covered some inspiring stories, from L’Occitane, Mars and Uber Eats. It’s clear that sustainability is high on the agenda, and we can all play a part in making a difference. Change starts with individuals and is simply magnified by the power of community and business.

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