10 things eft’s been reading this week

Does the downfall of the humble plastic straw give an indicator that major change is on the way for the supply chain?

First plastic bags, now plastic straws. It seems like consumers are waking up to waste and reuse in their products and the supply chain. In this week’s 10 things we try to figure out whether sustainability is becoming a major focus for companies – or are they just paying lip service – and whether it’s possible to build a supply chain that is genuinely sustainable from top to bottom.

Walmart aims for 'zero waste' to landfills by 2025. [Supply Chain Dive]

The long, hard road to sustainable packaging. [Raconteur]

Suppliers ever more likely to measure transparency. [just-style]

Preference for sustainable supply chains growing — researcher. [BusinessWorld]

Levi Strauss & Co. moving to raise the bar for supply chain sustainability. [Logistics Management]

Daimler Joins Series of Sustainable Initiatives to Improve its Supply Chain. [Supply & Demand Chain Executive]

Operating the Sustainable Warehouse. [Supply & Demand Chain Executive]

Addressing the weakest links to advance circular supply chains. [GreenBiz]

The 4 Trends Driving Packaging Industry Disruption. [CB Insights]

This one isn’t directly about the supply chain, but is one of my favourite pieces of journalism this year, managing to tell the story of American capitalism through the journey of the humble straw. Disposable America. [The Atlantic]

If you would like to learn more about sustainability in the supply chain, then book your ticket now to our 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America, where there will be a keynote panel on “Driving Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability through Digital Freight Matching”.

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