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HP Pledges to Make Every Page Printed Forest Positive, Carbon Neutral and Part of a Circular Economy

Announces vision for print sustainability with innovation that protects the world’s forests, reduces carbon emissions and uses more recycled materials
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  • The company reached its goal of 100% zero deforestation with its HP-branded paper two years ahead of schedule1, and is on track to achieve zero deforestation of its paper-based packaging by 2020 – marking a major milestone in the company’s journey toward a forest positive future.  
  • HP’s vision is to deliver carbon neutral offerings; HP customers have reported a 33% annual reduction in carbon emissions, energy consumption, and cost per device with HP’s Managed Print Services 2.
  • The company’s line of printers supports closed-loop recycled plastics, specific products made with up to 30% closed-loop, post-consumer plastics1.
  • HP announces new energy efficient EcoSmart LaserJet printer and EcoSmart black toner with lower melt temperatures that result in lower energy consumption3.
  • HP supplies study reveals over 50% of today’s US workforce expects employers to commit to sustainable practices and this impacts employee recruitment, retention and advocacy4
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News highlights:

  • The company reached its goal of 100% zero deforestation with its HP-branded paper two years ahead of schedule1, and is on track to achieve zero deforestation of its paper-based packaging by 2020 – marking a major milestone in the company’s journey toward a forest positive future.  
  • HP’s vision is to deliver carbon neutral offerings; HP customers have reported a 33% annual reduction in carbon emissions, energy consumption, and cost per device with HP’s Managed Print Services 2.
  • The company’s line of printers supports closed-loop recycled plastics, specific products made with up to 30% closed-loop, post-consumer plastics1.
  • HP announces new energy efficient EcoSmart LaserJet printer and EcoSmart black toner with lower melt temperatures that result in lower energy consumption3.
  • HP supplies study reveals over 50% of today’s US workforce expects employers to commit to sustainable practices and this impacts employee recruitment, retention and advocacy4

General Mills Brands Join to Improve Farming From the Ground Up

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Can macaroni and cheese really revolutionize farming? What about beef jerky or frozen peas? If they are the result of brands combining their resources to promote regenerative agricultural practices, the answer could be yes.

Stella McCartney, Christopher Raeburn Among Winners of Inaugural CO10 Sustainability Award

The award aims to connect over 12,000 players in the industry to support and drive sustainability strategies.
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The designer has made his mark in the industry for creating environmentally responsible designs by using deadstock fabrics and reworking them into garments under the brand’s Remade, Reduce and Recycle ethos.

Remade items are produced from fabrics such as military parachutes; Reduced pieces are created from manufacturing waste, and Recycled products from reused plastics.

Essity's 2018 Sustainability Report

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This is Essity

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We improve people’s well-being through our products and services.

Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the globally leading brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa.

Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Infographic: Hosting an Energy-Efficient Party

by Edison Writer
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Are you hosting friends or family for the next big TV watch party or a just-for-fun celebration? Whatever the reason, hosting can be costly, but your energy bill doesn’t have to go up as well.

Start by making a few tweaks to how you use appliances in your home. Simple adjustments, such as avoiding vampire power or updating lighting to more energy-efficient options, can help you save big on monthly bills.

ANN SACKS® Collaborates With Kohler Wastelab on the Crackle Collection

New tile series sends a visual statement in support of Kohler Co. sustainability efforts
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PORTLAND, Ore., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – ANN SACKS has partnered with parent company, Kohler Co., to create The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good program.

Ecocentricity Blog: Loop, Loop, Skip to My Loop

By: John A. Lanier
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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

Strange Brew: Atomo Bean-Less Coffee

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Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — what to buy, where to buy it, how to make it and when to drink it. But how much thought do they put into the coffee bean itself? The global popularity of coffee contributes to deforestation and erosion, and consumes enormous quantities of water — some estimate that a standard cup of coffee eats up about 34 gallons of our planet’s most vital resource.

Fashion Industry Moving to Improve Sustainability Footprint

Many Global Companies Seek Efficiencies and Enhanced Profitability Through ESG Practices
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EDINBURGH, UK, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The global fashion industry is booming. In the last 15 years, world clothing production has almost doubled, with more than 300 million people employed along its value chain. However, the growth of this huge industry has come at a significant environmental cost.

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance Celebrate Haiti’s First Commercial Cotton Harvest in Three Decades

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Last week three representatives from Timberland joined smallholder farmers in Haiti to pick cotton as part of Haiti’s’ first commercial cotton harvest in 30 years. Since 2016, Timberland has partnered with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) on an initiative to reintroduce cotton farming - once the country’s fourth-largest export crop - to Haiti. The recent harvest was a key milestone in the project, which aims to create a new sustainable supply chain of organically grown cotton while simultaneously providing social and environmental benefits to Haitian farm communities.

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