The TAZO Tree Corps will launch Spring 2021 and work to help combat climate change in the most impacted communities across the country

TAZO brand has announced its commitment to fight for climate justice, in partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist and singer-songwriter SZA, and nonprofit organisation American Forests.

Together, they are launching the TAZO Tree Corps: a paid, locally hired workforce that will use tree planting and maintenance to help combat climate change and create new jobs in economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities of colour – because trees have the power to transform neighbourhoods.

Across the US, trees absorb 17.4 million tons of air pollutants, and in addition to making a community greener and cooler, trees can increase air and water quality, improve mental health, lower energy costs and lead to more overall economic opportunity.

For decades, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities nationwide have been … Read more

Anheuser-Busch’s partnership promotes proper recycling of personal protective equipment

Brewers Collective, the craft business unit of Anheuser-Busch, announced a national partnership with innovative recycling company TerraCycle to promote the proper recycling of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Brewers Collective has installed TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes specially intended for single-use masks and gloves, at 18 craft breweries across the US Once the boxes are filled, they will be returned to TerraCycle for recycling.

The collected PPE will be cleaned, melted, and processed into a raw material that can be used to make new products, such as composite decking, outdoor furniture, and reusable shipping pallets.

The decision to focus on PPE recycling emerged from the continued widespread public use of protective equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Johns Hopkins University estimated that the US was using an average of 45 million masks per day, most of which are not … Read more

British Airways partners with RB, the makers of Dettol, as part of its ongoing commitment to help keep customers safe

British Airways has announced it will be partnering with trusted and iconic hygiene brand Dettol, UK’s disinfection brand as part of its ongoing commitment to help keep its customers and colleagues safe.

From March 2021 the airline company’s customers will have access to a range of Dettol products, that are proven to kills 99.9% of bacteria and Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2), in the air and on the ground. The airline’s updated cleaning protocols using Dettol products has been supported by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

At Heathrow Terminal 5 Dettol hand sanitiser stations will be positioned at all check-in desks, self-service bag drop, lounges and at departure gates, replacing the current sanitisation stations with Dettol products. The airline will also use Dettol antibacterial wipes, cleaners and sprays to … Read more

Banana Republic celebrates advocates and allies with a shared commitment to inclusivity and diversity during Black History month

Beginning with Black History Month, Banana Republic‘s True Hues campaign champions BIPOC talent in front of, and behind, the camera. True Hues – an inclusive range of foundational solution-wear designed to complement natural skin tones – expands this spring with a wider range of colours, celebrating individuality and choice.

The brand’s campaign was shot by renowned Black photographer Dana Scruggs, with a broadcast of ground-breaking advocates and allies who embody true diversity across body type, gender identity, skin tone, ability and background.

Since its introduction, True Hues has grown to feature 17 colour-inclusive products for women, providing everyday solutions for everyone. The expanded True Hues collection includes 11 nude shades across women’s apparel and undergarments available both in-store and online this month.

Banana Republic is also proud to announce a limited-edition … Read more

LEGO Group reinforces its commitment to lower its carbon footprint and help consumers make more sustainable choices

The LEGO Group has joined the European Commission’s new Green Consumption Pledge pilot initiative – one of the first companies to sign up for this climate action initiative. By joining the pledge, the Group reinforces its commitment to lower its carbon footprint and help consumers make more sustainable choices.

A virtual event was hosted in Brussels, Belgium on 25 January 2021, to announce the Green Consumption Pledge and participation by L’Oréal, Colruyt Group, Decathlon and Renewd, as well as the LEGO Group. VP of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group, Tim Brooks, announced their commitment in a video:

“Businesses need to play a core role in the transition to a low-carbon and circular economy. And we know we can’t do this alone. This is why the LEGO Group are committed to joining … Read more