Archive for May, 2009
I’ve written plenty of blog posts that highlight the business benefits of sustainability. But today, I’m going to let someone else do the talking. I hope you’ll spend a few minutes listening to this video clip featuring Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. Anderson is a sustainable business pioneer who, since 1994, has focused his company’s attention on creating an alternative to the traditional, linear “take –> make –> waste” industrial model. In this short talk, recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California, he artfully outlines the business logic of sustainability, using specific examples from Interface’s groundbreaking business plan.
The Coca-Cola Company announced yesterday that it is piloting a new plastic bottle manufactured partially from sugar cane and molasses.
This new “PlantBottle™” is fully recyclable, has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions, compared with petroleum-based PET plastic bottles, according to a press release.