Five Headline Friday (4/13/18)
It’s Friday and time for some headlines we hope you’ll find useful and inspiring. This week we’re featuring articles on:
- Countries that recycle the most and how they achieved success
- An interview with a supply chain specialist about how companies can do better to participate in the green supply chain
- Retail buy back programs embracing the circular economy
- Plastic pollution crisis in Brazil and community response
- The Mattress Recycling Council has new management
This MSN news article highlights a variety of methods used in successful recycling efforts across the globe. Can the US learn from them?
This article links to a podcast from MIT’s Yossi Sheffi, about factors that companies consider in choosing to be part of the “green supply chain” and ways that they can move forward on sustainability, given practical and ideological obstacles.
H &M and Patagonia, and others, have product buy-back programs. This article discusses the potential of buyback to grow in the retail space. Not discussed is the effect this may have on thrift retail.
There is a great deal being written now about the crisis of plastic pollution. This piece highlights both the heartbreaking impacts on communities, as well as the hope that people (and communities, organizations, business and governments) across the world will find ways to rise to the challenge.
The International Sleep Products Association hired Marie Clarke to its team as vice president of policy and government affairs. In addition, she will manage the government affairs needs of an ISPA affiliate, the Mattress Recycling Council.