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Watch: The Business Case for Tackling Plastic Waste

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Every year between $80 and $120 billion dollars of economic value is thrown away in the form of single use plastic packaging. According to our Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi, recapturing that value could be a tremendous economic opportunity.

Morgan Stanley is committed to tackling the growing global challenge of plastic waste in the environment. Through the capital markets and partnering with our clients and employees, we will prevent, reduce and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from entering rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030. 

Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

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  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 
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  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 

Progress in the Circular Economy

Closed-loop processes that upcycle ink and toner printer cartridges and ocean-bound plastic bottles into new products are reducing plastic waste and creating sustainable impact for local communities.
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year—on top of the 150 million metric tons already floating around, according to scientific studies by Ocean Conservancy. Eradicating this waste is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and companies in every industry are implementing circular-economy processes that revive “end of life” materials for other purposes.

Lessons in Innovation Under Some of the World's Harshest Conditions

By Ellen Jackowski, Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP
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It may seem distant, but let’s flash back in time quickly to early March.

Creating Renewable Solutions at International Paper

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We create innovative, sustainable and recyclable products that help our customers achieve their objectives. The sustainability, health and transportation needs of our customers, as well as the evolving demands of consumers, drive our commitment to innovation. We strive to meet customer demands by using research, ingenuity and creative thinking to transform renewable resources into recyclable fiber-based products that people depend on every day.

The Circular Economy of Glass

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We are celebrating America Recycles Day 2020 this year by sharing this interesting video from our friends at Strategic Materials about what happens when glass is recycled and its role in the circular economy.

Click here to read our latest sustainability report

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UPS Longitudes | Shedding New Light on Supply Chain Visibility

Philippe Gilbert @ UPS
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Supply chain visibility is not a new concept. But true, real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility is something few companies have been able to obtain due to the inherent complexities and investment required.

COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that a lack of visibility leaves companies struggling without the tools to make the important, timely decisions needed to steer their organizations in the right direction.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: COVID-19 Supply Chain Insights From Ware2Go CEO Steve Denton

Steve Denton @ Ware2Go
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Ware2Go, a UPS company that provides businesses of all sizes with access to warehousing, logistics and fulfillment services, is shaping the supply chain of the future.

The company’s U.S. network of warehouses helps merchants ship products efficiently and affordably, powered by cloud-based technology that makes it easy to flex distribution and scale shipments based on volume.

Lenovo and PMI Commit to Product Transparency, Release Sustainability Scores and Rankings Publicly

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SANTA CRUZ and PHOENIX, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and SupplyShift announce today that Lenovo and PMI Worldwide are recommitting to their corporate sustainability goals by publicly releasing their THESIS scores and rankings for the first time.

Liby and Dow Introduce China's First Fully Recyclable Laundry Packaging

Partnership strengthens both companies’ commitment to achieving a circular economy in China
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SHANGHAI, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ Dow (NYSE: DOW) recently announced that the INNATE™ TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE) has been chosen by Liby, a leading laundry brand in China, for its packaging used to contain laundry pods. The first batch of the fully recyclable packaging is now available on its e-commerce flagship stores, Tmall.com.

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