Sustainability Issue #1 February 2011

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What factors make different types of commerce more or less sustainable? Read more »

To understand how a consumer is thinking and acting is often difficult. Read more »

The objective is to find solutions to increase the economic, social and ecological sustainability of commerce. Read more »

Dag Klackenberg, MD of Swedish Trade Federation: Nobody wants to sell environmentally harmful goods! Read more »

The key to effective commodity flows is well filled cargo spaces and well designed packaging systems. Read more »

Retail trade has an important role in regard to the environment and sustainability. Read more »

Labelling of individual products is not working very well. Read more »

In organic pigkeeping, the animals must have access to a space outdoors. If a rooting box is added to this, this gives the pigs the optimal chance to root even during the cold and sometimes frozen part of the year. Read more »

The food industry has a key role in the development of a sustainable society. Read more »

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Sustainability February 2011

Focus presentation

Sustainable retail – ripples on the water Trade can have a great impact on sustainability in the entire economy. The trade market has a key role as a link between consumption and production, when it comes to...

Focus articles

Work begins on Sustainable Retail The objective of the research programme "Sustainable Retail" is to find solutions to increase the economic, social and ecological sustainability of commerce. Formas ... MSEK 200 for crossdisciplinary research programme for food The food industry has a key role in the development of a sustainable society. Through research and development, the industry is to be enabled to supply the market wi... Good packaging gives protection and has sales appeal in a sustainable system Packaging is often seen as a load on the environment and a necessary evil that must be minimised. New research shows that, on the contrary, there are occasions when ... By car to the shop with GPS How can retail outlets become established in new markets and grow economically in an environmentally aware way? One way of finding out is to equip 500 people in and ... Not only commerce in a sustainable centre! What factors make different types of commerce more or less sustainable? How can this be dealt with in planning? Commerce in shopping centres, city centres and in loc... Waste management is the best from a green perspective The indirect environmental load upstreams and downstreams in the food chain often has a greater environmental impact than what retail is directly responsible for. Wh... This is how the consumer chooses food and drink To understand how a consumer is thinking and acting is often difficult. Intentions and attitudes are only vaguely related to actual behaviour. Quite often, the consu... Green shops are creating new value Retail trade is one of the fastest growing fields of employment today. Owing to its strategic position between producer and consumer, retail trade can both distribut... Climate smart choice in competition Labelling of individual products is not working very well. There are a large number of different labels relating to everything from fairness to environment and clima...

The Interview

Nobody wants to sell environmentally harmful goods! Strengthening of ecological, social and economic sustainability in commerce would have a great impact on sustainability in the entire national economy. In order to e...

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MSEK 500 for sustainable development Formas Scientific Council has granted MSEK 500 for 146 new projects that range over all the three areas of Formas – environment, agricultural sciences and spatial pl... MSEK 46 for research on organic production Formas Scientific Council has granted MSEK 46 for twelve projects for research on organic production. Ecosystem services which people receive from nature as a free g... Bright colours in the November dark The annual Colour Day of Swedish Colour Centre Foundation took place in Stockholm in November 2010. It ranged from science to the positioning of brand logos. Designed molecules disarm bacteria Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are a serious international problem. In order that the infections caused by such bacteria may be combated, new approaches ... Integrate research The seventh EU framework programme has made a great contribution to European science and the European research area. So says the report of an expert panel headed by ... Rooting box for pigs and for the environment In organic pigkeeping, the animals must have access to a space outdoors. If a rooting box is added to this, this gives the pigs the optimal chance to root even durin... Everyday risk of allergies Chemicals in our daily life give rise to increased risks of allergies in children, shows a study at Karlstad University. The occurrence of PGE, propyene glycol and ... Fewer boreal owls in Västerbotten The number of breeding boreal owls has greatly declined in Västerbotten in the north of Sweden over the past 30 years. This is shown by results produced by Swedish U... Outplanting threatens biodiversity Plants and animals that have been grown in captivity are outplanted in their millions to improve the conditions for hunting, recreational fishing and silviculture. B...

In brief

A marine network should exercise supervision The knowledge and technical facilities for monitoring what is happening in the ocean are in existence. The EU Commission must now organise an effective network for s... How to stop food waste During the autumn of 2010, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency arranged a workshop on how waste of food by wholesalers, shops and restaurants can be reduced.... Fewer plastic bags in China Photographer: Michael Röhr The Chinese have been the greatest consumers of plastic bags in the world. But when shops were obliged to charge for the bags, consump... Warning by researchers about flame retardants 145 researchers from 22 countries, among them Professors Åke Bergman and Cynthia A de Wit of Stockholm University, call for great care in using brominated and chlori... Centre for Sami research is ten years old In the last days of November 2010, Cesam celebrated its tenth anniversary and held open lectures and a conference with representatives of aboriginal populations fr... More Swedish-French research In the autumn of 2010, Sweden and France signed an agreement on facilitating research cooperation between the countries. This refers to cooperation on climate resear... Requirements for purchasing food The Swedish Environment Management Council has issued a new handbook for the purchasers and buyers of food. The foods in question are bread, flour, grain, sugar and ...

Results from research

Birds, mice and humans How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... Robotic milking the new trend? How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... Look after cultural and historical values How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma...

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