Unadulterated

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unadulterated contains our unvarnished views on sustainability. Use these insights and musings to inspire and accelerate your journey.

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting

Sustainable chemical management is a critical component of a healthy and circular future. Chemical footprinting and the CFP help advance that concept and as a result, play a key role in helping us reach a healthy and circular future.

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Building effective clean label strategies through the supply chain

Building effective clean label strategies through the supply chain

Clean Label efforts provide food manufactures and brands an opportunity to engage their supply chains and at the same time gain consumer trust and build healthier and more sustainable products. The strategy a company deploys to align its product development, quality, safety units and how it engages externally with suppliers is critical to driving clean label projects across the business.

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RM2, AT&T, Pure Strategies – IoT Pallet Designed for the Circular Economy

RM2, AT&T, Pure Strategies – IoT Pallet Designed for the Circular Economy

Pallets are ubiquitous in the economy. RM2, in collaboration with AT&T and Pure Strategies, is shifting the industry, using smart design, new materials, and improved management to enhance performance and lower the impact of pallets.

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Carbon farming creates healthy soils to help reverse climate change

Carbon farming creates healthy soils to help reverse climate change

Carbon farming offers a cost-effective way to draw down carbon from the atmosphere. No new technology is needed, no moon-shot innovation, just regenerative agricultural practices. Carbon farming is also key to reducing soil loss.

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Radio Flyer and measuring to manage safer materials

Radio Flyer and measuring to manage safer materials

In tandem with the rise in interest in green chemistry, companies are increasingly looking to gain business value from sustainable chemicals management. However, shifting to a program aiming for safer materials demands program changes that many struggle to achieve.

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Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution

There is a lot going on in agriculture today. We see producers focusing on increasing yields, improving animal care, and reducing the toxicity of pesticides. The pollinator protection movement is fascinating; I am also seeing an explosion of interest in healthy soils.

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Can sustainability give private brands a needed boost?

Can sustainability give private brands a needed boost?

Consumer interest in sustainability is steadily climbing, with 78% of U.S. consumers saying that they feel better when they buy products that are sustainably produced. Is there an opportunity to bring sustainability into private brands to differentiate them and give them a needed sales boost?

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June workshop to help companies get the most from supply chain engagement

June workshop to help companies get the most from supply chain engagement

CDP found that leaders have greater supply chain engagement contributing to their 67% higher return on equity and 50% lower volatility of earnings. To help companies build and improve their programs and achieve these gains, Pure Strategies is offering a June workshop that will explore best practices in sustainable sourcing and supply chain engagement.

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Chemical Footprinting Unlocks Radio Flyer’s Safer Materials Strategy

Chemical Footprinting Unlocks Radio Flyer’s Safer Materials Strategy

A new Pure Strategies report, “The Power of Chemical Footprinting: Radio Flyer Unlocks Their Safer Materials Strategy,” demonstrates the power of understanding corporate chemical footprints as a platform for crafting and advancing a proactive approach to chemicals management.

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The business case for chemical footprinting

The business case for chemical footprinting

National leaders in sustainable chemistry gathered at the Green Chemistry in Commerce Council (GC3) annual meeting hosted by Steelcase in Grand Rapids, MI this week to share inspiration, insights and explore the future of the field. Sally Edwards of UMass Lowell and I facilitated a workshop on the business case for The Chemical Footprint Project (CFP).

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“Begin with the end in mind” to advance sustainable packaging, notes from TSC Summit

“Begin with the end in mind” to advance sustainable packaging, notes from TSC Summit

Challenges to optimize the package’s end-of-life may persist that call for collaboration and new solutions with suppliers, competitors, and waste stream partners. TSC may be able to play a role in enabling these approaches and this was explored during the workshop.

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Pure Strategies’ research shows growing corporate investment in sustainability

Pure Strategies’ research shows growing corporate investment in sustainability

Pure Strategies’ latest research reveals growth in corporate spending in sustainability; more than 80 percent of surveyed companies expect a budget increase from 2016 to 2017 with a third anticipating double-digit growth.

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