Press Release: Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic

Braskem logoBrazilian chemicals company Braskem, producers of I’m green™ – a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcane – has had its negative carbon footprint credentials strengthened thanks to an independent review by the Carbon Trust.

In a new report comparing I’m green™ with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims that for every tonne of I’m green™ produced, the equivalent of around 3 tonnes of CO2 are locked away by the sugarcane, which provides the main raw material for its manufacture. This means Braskem’s bio-based plastic is effectively carbon-negative.

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A Milestone Summer for RESYNTEX and its Communications

RESYNTEX Exploitation WorkshopAlong with our partners, the Sustainability Consult Team has been hard at work over the summer months promoting the milestones and developments of the RESYNTEX project. Richard, our Senior Project Manager, facilitated a workshop for the project’s General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece. The workshop helped partners strengthen their communication and exploitation strategies around sustainable textile recycling. As the communications lead for the project, Sustainability Consult is responsible for disseminating findings and engaging key stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue on the circular economy and waste.

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We’re back to school. And it’s a new school

Kathryn Conscious Leader 2018I love September. The changing of the seasons, a warm duvet at the end of the day and the richness of the harvest after the heat of summer. I think it comes partly from school with all the hopes and expectations the new school year promised. For me, September feels like more of a fresh start than the New Year or spring ever does.

I’ve been keeping a fairly low profile since I came back from my one-year sabbatical in April. I wanted to tread carefully and take the time to get back into things. After stepping back for a year, there is no business as usual. There were some changes and challenges, all milestones in the entrepreneur’s journey.

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