26 Jul 19 | Business brief
Why retailers struggle to cut all plastic, and how partnership builds better smallholder farmer communities
This week: Suzanne Westlake, head of corporate responsibility and corporate affairs at Ocado, outlines the challenges for the online retailer on cutting plastic waste. And CottonConnect CEO Alison Ward gives insight into how partnerships with retailers such as Primark develop gender empowerment and better livelihoods for smallholder farmers, that in turn build more sustainable long-term supply chain relationships.
Plus: analysis of the RPSO’s updating of its principles and criteria, EU’s potential new rules cutting dirty biofuels, and the apparel sector gets to grips with modern slavery, in the news digest.
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