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Nature Impact Disclosures to be mandatory by 2030
More than 300 businesses, including H&M, Sainsbury’s and Nestle, have urged world leaders to make it mandatory for comp
30 October 2022 by IdeaSpies

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Hard of hearing staff running front of house
Solve staffing issues and giving hard of hearing the opportunity of front of house hospitality.Our corporate office café has introduced sign language screens showing staff how to place our coffee order in sign language.  This was introduced when the café recruited a range of new staff members, many who are hard of hearing.  My favourite order is cappuccino which has a movement reminiscent to Peter Allen with the maracas.A separate example is here: https://www.horecatrends.com/en/hutten-and-the-sign-language-coffee-bar-join-forces-in-the-netherlands/
27 January 2023 by Karinya

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EV Infrastructure to grow via new Partnership
Australian petrol retailer Ampol has partnered with electric vehicle manufacturer SEA Electric to develop a network of charging stations. Importantly, the aim is "to support the uptake of lower emission commercial vehicles in key parts of the transport sector” as an industry-first.SEA Electric sells its own EV vehicles as well as power systems that can be fitted to existing models.According to SEA Asia/Pacific president, Bill Gilespie "we are building an entire customer led ecosystem to simplify the transition to electrification, with full factory warranty, 24/7 support and roadside assistance" plus charging stations nationally.https://www.innovationaus.com/ampol-teams-up-with-sea-electric-for-ev-charger-rollout/
25 January 2023 by Jeremy Wright

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Concrete made of Fibre Waste
The negative CO2 emission, micro-plastic, landfill and other environmental impacts of the textile and concrete sectors are significant. But what if by taking fibre waste from carpets and using it to make concrete you could reduce the negative impacts of both sectors?After 7 years of research this is exactly what researchers out of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) have achieved.FibreCrete 100, is a carpet fibre-reinforced concrete that can be applied to driveways, footpaths, cycle paths and industrial hardstand areas. Even better, the inclusion of carpet fibres appears to make the concrete less prone to cracking.https://ifm.deakin.edu.au/2022/10/geelong-research-collaboration-creates-australias-first-waste-carpet-sol
24 January 2023 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Belgium bans 'conversion therapy' for LGBTQ people
Belgium is banning conversion practices – a pseudoscientific practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity to align with heterosexual and cisgender norms – for members of the LGBTQ community, announced State Secretary for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Sarah Schlitz.https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/323548/belgium-bans-conversion-practices-for-lgbtq-people
23 January 2023 by Marcus Gordon

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The Last Of Us star Bella Ramsey comes out as gender fluid
Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie Williams in HBO's The Last of Us, has come out as gender fluid and non-binary in a new interview and fans' reactions have been so wholesome.https://www.gamingbible.co.uk/news/last-of-us-fans-mod-bella-ramsey-game-807705-20230109
23 January 2023 by Marcus Gordon