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Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

Albertsons Digital Marketplace Spices up Customers’ Online Shopping Variety

Handcrafted, hard-to-find items, and vendors wanting to increase product exposure find a home on Albertsons Companies’ new Albertsons.com/Marketplace site
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BOISE, Idaho, October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Albertsons Companies today announced that Albertsons Digital Marketplace now offers over 40,000 specialty products to customers nationwide, like hard-to-find spices and condiments, specific flavors of coffee, unique health and beauty products, and other health and wellness items. The newly launched Albertsons.com/Marketplace site plans to offer more than 100,000 products by the end of the calendar year.  

Keep America Beautiful Advances Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right Ahead of America Recycles Day

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STAMFORD, Conn., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative that takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, recognizes the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, and provides an educational platform to raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy Balancing Inclusion and Environmental Impact

Companywide plan will reduce or eliminate plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic bags, and polystyrene foam items
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a “by request” item that will still be available to custome

Waste-Reduction Initiatives: A Key Part of Sustainability

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At Domtar, our position as a forest products industry leader is rooted in our ability to focus on sustainability across our manufacturing processes. That’s apparent in the great progress we’ve made toward achieving our 2020 sustainability goals, especially through our waste-reduction initiatives.

The Great Debate: Plastic vs. Paper Drinking Straws

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Paper or plastic? It’s a debate that has raged for years about a variety of goods, including grocery bags, food packaging materialslollipop sticks, personal care items and other single-use products. The latest item to make headlines is the humble straw. Plastic drinking straws are ubiquitous, but they may soon take a backseat to paper drinking straws.

Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains.

Sustainable Agriculture Means Sustaining More Young Farmers

by Tina Casey
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According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Through Handprinting

By George Bandy, Jr.
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When the commercial division of the world’s largest flooring manufacturer switches its focus from “footprinting” to “handprinting” — or leaving the world in better shape than when we found it — it is not a small endeavor or one taken lightly.

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