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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak Surpasses 500 Billion FSC™ Labelled Package Milestone​

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September 5, 2019, /3BL Media/ — Tetra Pak has now delivered more than 500 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) logo globally, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey to promote responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy.

What a Waste: Mark Murray Reveals Flaws in Recycling Systems

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Many of us concerned with the environment are conscientious about sorting our garbage. Those of us lucky enough to live in cities with curbside recycling feel pretty good that the majority of our garbage is diverted from landfill. Well, before we get too smug about it, perhaps we should take a closer look at where that waste goes after it leaves our hands. For example, did you know that pretty much all paper milk cartons in this country are plastic-lined and therefore end up in landfills? Or that 15% of the paper we ship to China for recycling doesn’t actually get recycled?

Wake up, Fashion Industry. Sustainablity Is the New Name of Game

By Sofia Santelices
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Sustainability is not a trend. It’s a cry for help, especially to the big bosses. 

The fashion industry is now being highly criticized for years and years of humanitarian and environmentally destructive practices when mass-producing. Not only are they a large contributor to the world’s waste and destroying vast bodies of water, but they also are guilty of exploiting human resources especially in third world countries. 

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prodigal Species

By: John A. Lanier
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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Recognized for Safety

Bloomington, Illinois plant recertified by Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program as Star participant
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (August 5, 2019) ― Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) tire plant in Bloomington, Illinois was recently recertified for continued participation in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program as a Star participant. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

“Field Cast” and “City Cast” Uniforms for Tokyo 2020 Staff and Volunteers Unveiled

Stylish, sustainable and suitable to wear come rain or shine – it’s time for a first look at the tokyo 2020 uniforms.
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The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today unveiled the official outfits that will be worn by the Field Cast and City Cast staff and volunteers. This is the “cast” of people – more than 110,000 of them – who will welcome and provide support to spectators, athletes and other visitors during the Games. 

The two styles of blue-and-white shirts will be a ubiquitous sight in Tokyo next summer, and they’ve been made with the environment – and the comfort of the wearer – in mind.

Comfort and Sustainability

Meet e-Commerce’s Sustainability Problem That Isn’t the Cardboard Box

By: Aileen Nowlan
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With the click of a button, our groceries, clothes, personal care products, household items – just about anything – could arrive on our doorsteps in a neatly packaged cardboard box. It’s convenience, delivered. But at what cost?

Here's the Impact of Timberland Boots Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Did you know more than 340 million plastic bottles have found new life in Timberland shoes? That's 7.5 million pounds of plastic kept out of oceans and landfills. Check out the line of Timberland Boots made using recycled plastics and learn more about Timberland's Sustainability initiatives here.

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