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Best Buy and HP: Closing the Loop

by Alexis Ludwig-Vogen
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When we began brainstorming with HP about the idea of creating a printer using plastic from our recycling program—creating a closed loop—we knew it would be a challenge. It took several years for both companies to bring the strategic vision to life by building the process and developing the new products.

General Mills Promotes Focus on Soil Health

By Robert Arnason
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The food company asks farmers to emphasize diverse crop rotations, minimal tillage and keeping soil covered in plants


People who eat Honey Nut Cheerios probably aren’t thinking about the health of agricultural soils as they stare at the cheerful bee on the cereal box.

And moms who put granola bars in their daughters’ lunches probably haven’t heard of regenerative agriculture.

The public may not care about such things, but healthy soil and regenerative agriculture are priorities at General Mills.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Grants $40,000 To The Capital Area Food Bank and Manna Food Center

Funds will support the increased demand for assistance by community members.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md.,  January 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it will offer grants totaling $ 40,000  to The Capital Area Food Bank and to Manna Food Center (Manna), two not-for-profit organizations. The grants will support efforts by those organizations to make nutritious food accessible to those in need.

BIER Issues Results of 2018 Water, Energy, and Emissions Benchmarking Study

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January 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released their 2018 Water, Energy, and Emissions Benchmarking Study celebrating their tenth benchmarking report and most comprehensive quantitative and qualitative benchmark of water, energy, and emissions efficiency in the beverage industry. Findings of the study substantiate the beverage industry’s ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce resource use on a global scale.

Nestlé Speeds up Efforts Towards Full Supply Chain Transparency

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VEVEY, Switzerland, February 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it would disclose the list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities, the first disclosure of its kind in the industry. This will accelerate the company's journey to reach full supply chain transparency.

These commodities cover 95 percent of the company’s annual sourcing of raw materials.

Better Business for All: Six Ways Companies Can Integrate Human Rights

Companies across industries are improving human rights in the workplace, with benefits for workers, businesses and communities. New research offers insight for SMEs about to embark on the process
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Over the past decade, we have seen a remarkable rise in the value placed on human rights in the private sector – from a scenario where the ambitions of the business community and human rights advocates seemed irreconcilable, to one in which stakeholders have begun to approach a shared understanding of the risks, challenges, and opportunities involved.

How Mohawk Group Takes Design Cues from Nature

The commercial flooring manufacturer’s Living Product Challenge certification demonstrates how nature inspires and how we can give back to our community.
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Inspired by biophilic design and its namesake, the Lichen Collection became the first floor covering to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Lichen can be found in every color of the rainbow and grows in nearly every ecosystem on earth, thriving on bark, leaves, soil and rock.

J.Crew Group Inc. Puts Factory Employees First With New Fair Trade Certified Denim

J.Crew and Madewell provide economic opportunities and increase sustainability with new collection
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OAKLAND, Calif., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, Fair Trade USA announces the beginning of a long-term partnership with the J.Crew Group and the introduction of J.Crew and Madewell’s first-ever Fair Trade Certified™ collection.

Water Efficiency and Cost Reduction Are Signs of Good Water Management

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Watching water move down a river can lull us into thinking it’s as free as it is free-flowing. But this resource, which we share with our communities, isn’t free. In recent years, we have taken a closer look at the costs of using water in making pulp and paper. Thanks to a variety of process improvements, we are seeing greater water efficiency and lower costs.

Video: HP and Lavergne Group for The National Zero Waste Council

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Due to the high volume of recycled materials from printers and cartridges, National Zero Waste Council member HP has increased their operations. So much so that the contracted company, Lavergne Group, has made plans to expand.
 

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