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.
Author: Leon Kaye
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.
Many citizens do not want to be told there are mostly winners and a few losers in globalization, and that a rapidly changing economy means they’ll have to change industries and careers several times during our working lives.
As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it’s economics — not regulation — that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power plants.
More human resources professionals are suggesting that companies adopt name-blind recruitment to avoid unconscious bias. Could it work?
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.
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill. Can standardization and extended producer responsibility make plastic recycling more profitable?
The island of Ta‘u in American Samoa is running almost entirely on clean energy, thanks to SolarCity’s 1.4-megawatt solar power station and 6 megawatt hours of battery storage made possible by 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state’s solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.
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Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
The Bay Area is arguably becoming the most economically and culturally segregated metropolitan region in the U.S. In short: Housing is becoming even more expensive, and more people of color are packing their bags and leaving.