YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

YKK, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, announces that it will begin production of NATULON® in Macon, Georgia, further reducing the environmental impact from sourcing the products overseas and reducing lead time. NATULON® zippers are resource-conserving, recycling-oriented products made from PET…

PCIAW PPE vending machines

PPE at the point of use

Too often, safety managers act as inventory managers. They’re busy handing employees PPE when their focus should be on worker and workplace safety. It’s easy to see an opportunity for improvement in terms of efficiency and productivity when employees spend a notable amount of time walking and waiting to get the required PPE for daily…

PCIAW When to lead with sustainability and when not to

When to lead with sustainability in consumer communications, and when not to

Connecting with consumers on complex sustainability issues isn’t easy. Indeed, it could be the most difficult communication challenge of them all. But for consumer-facing brands, it’s increasingly necessary. That’s because today’s consumers demand transparency about the sustainability of their products. More than two-thirds consider sustainability when making a purchase and are willing to pay more…

PCIAW Do dress codes exclude identity?

Dress codes exclude identity

Dress codes have been enforced in academic, professional and social settings for years, often on the basis that anything that sticks out from the norm—whether it be hairstyle, clothing or presentation—can be distracting for others. Dress codes, however, leave little leeway for self-expression of identity, and these negative reactions are often disproportionately targeted at women…

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Indian industry hails latest government package to boost economy

Indian industry bodies have welcomed the government’s ₹70,000-crore package for stressed exporters and the real estate sector, saying the announcements are in line with expectations and the decisive and comprehensive measures will boost the economy in near-term. The steps will improve the competitiveness of exporters and remove their ambiguities, they said. “Committing more credit to…