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Bacardi Just Found the Best Use for Plastic Straws Ever—Turn Them Into Vinyl Records

By Melissa Locker
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Normally, if your record sucks, that’s a bad thing. (Just ask Jet!) But now, thanks to a collaboration between Bacardi and Lonely Whale, if your record sucks, it’s a good thing—at least for the planet.

Borough of Bradley Beach Partners With SC Johnson to Launch New Jersey’s First Pilot Program for Residential Curbside Plastic Film Recycling

New partnership makes recycling plastic film more convenient for residents
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., September 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Borough of Bradley Beach and SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands, today announced New Jersey’s first pilot program for curbside plastic film recycling. Bradley Beach residents will be able to conveniently recycle their plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrap as part of the community’s curbside recycling program beginning November 13, 2019.

87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit

Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition
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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

Press Release

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

Pentair Corporate Responsibility Report Showcases Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions

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LONDON, September 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global water treatment company Pentair announces the release of its 2018 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, highlighting its efforts to make a positive impact on the health of the world with its people, resources, technology and values focused on its mission of delivering smart, sustainable water solutions.

Investor Calls for Climate Action Grow Louder as World Leaders Set to Convene in New York City

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

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A record number of investors are calling for climate leadership from companies and policymakers ahead of Climate Week NYC and United Nations Climate Action Summit 

Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber to participate in Opening Ceremony, marking five years of coordinated global corporate climate action

Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year
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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year

Sports Organisations Join Forces Against Climate Change

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Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at the Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the un climate summit, which starts next week in new york. 

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Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at the Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the un climate summit, which starts next week in new york. 

Lighting Up Lives Across the Centuries

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Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and advanced cities in the world. It crackles day and night with energy and ambition – and it is hard to remember that just a generation ago, something as simple as a basic electricity supply had the power to transform lives.

As recently as in the 1960s, the late Lord Lawrence Kadoorie would go to switching-on ceremonies in remote parts of the New Territories and hand out kettles and other appliances to villagers through which they got to enjoy the wonder of electricity in their homes for the very first time.

Business Action Critical to Secure a Sustainable Future

By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
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The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.

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