Episode 147: Plastics pledges, clean energy vows and a deforestation dialogue
Plus, a conversation with GreenBiz emerging leader Alexis Cureton, an advocate of electric vehicles.
Week in Review
Tune in around 6:20 for a roundup of news.
- 5 takeaways from the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
- Clean Energy Deal Tracker: Novartis and J.M. Smucker join the buyers’ club
- Deforestation: When should I panic?
- Why investors are backing zero deforestation
Bottling up a new approach to glass recycling (21:00)
Why are the rates of glass recycling so abysmally low in the United States? A unique coalition of consumer products companies and packaging gurus is seeking to shatter the existing model. We go behind-the-scenes with the co-authors of GreenBiz's recent investigation into this topic: Scott Breen (an associate manager with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation) and Jay Siegel (who has a background in financial analysis). Together, they are the co-hosts of the Sustainability Defined podcast.
Inside the mind of an Emerging Leader (28:15)
"Initiative is my middle name," declares Alexis Cureton, Solar Corps Electric Vehicle Fellow for the nonprofit GRID Alternatives. One of this year's Emerging Leaders cohort at VERGE 18, Cureton's biggest revelation from the event was the extent to which the clean energy transition and EV moment are tightly integrated with the larger concept of the circular economy. He reflects on what's next.
SPONSORED: What does sustainability mean to the beef industry? (36:40)
The second of two interviews with Sara Place, senior director, sustainable beef production research, at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. This week, insights into what's in store at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Denver, Colorado.
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