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Whirlpool EMEA Pledges to Adopt Components of Appliances Made of 100 Percent Recycled Plastics by 2025

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Whirlpool EMEA announced that it has successfully responded to the EU Commission invitation to come forward with voluntary pledges on reducing plastics waste and boosting the uptake of recycled plastics. The EU initiative is included in the wider Plastics Strategy, adopted by the European Commission in January 2018, aiming at promoting a more circular economy and protecting the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

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  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid named the overall winner for its combination of fuel-efficiency, ample cabin space, user-friendly amenities and value
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association members drove 19 vehicles at their annual Drive Revolution green vehicle competition, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
Pacifica Hybrid also named Northwest Family-sized Plug-in Hybrid of the Year for the second consecutive year
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  • 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid named the overall winner for its combination of fuel-efficiency, ample cabin space, user-friendly amenities and value
  • Northwest Automotive Press Association members drove 19 vehicles at their annual Drive Revolution green vehicle competition, including battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range

The Rise of the Intelligent Sewer

By Daniel Rosen
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By 2010, Kansas City’s underground infrastructure was faced with a challenge. Its sewer systems were outdated—the 1,060 miles of pipe in the combined sewer system dated back to 1857, which, to put in perspective, is four years prior to the start of the Civil War.

Supply Chains Delivering Business Profit Not Added Costs

This year’s Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe (London, 10-11 October 2018) comes back stronger than ever focusing on driving cost savings, reducing climate impacts and minimizing social risks
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C-Suite leaders in responsible supply chain from United Nations Global Compact, H&M, Nestlé, Sodexo, Neal’s Yard Remedies, OHCHR, DSM and Mattel have already confirmed to speak. Access the brochure here to see the unrivalled speaker line-up and agenda topics

Our ‘future-fit’ agenda covers 5 key themes:

Ecocentricity Blog: Let's Shed Some Water

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How many acres per person are in the watershed that provides Atlanta’s freshwater supply? Freshwater is pretty important to a city’s vitality.

By John A. Lanier
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How many acres per person are in the watershed that provides Atlanta’s freshwater supply? Freshwater is pretty important to a city’s vitality.

Whirlpool Corporation Sets New Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets

2017 Sustainability Report Now Available Online
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After achieving its energy and water intensity goals three years early, Whirlpool Corporation has set significant new Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) goals. The new science-based targets will exceed the original U.S. commitments to the Paris Climate Accord, pledging to reduce 30 percent GHG in operations and products in use by 2025, using a 2005 baseline. The goals are outlined in the 2017 Sustainability Report, which was released this week.

MillerCoors and Global Water Center Achieve World Firsts in Water Stewardship

SCS Global Services independently confirms facilities’ conformance to AWS Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certifier of environmental claims, has certified that MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery and the Global Water Center conform with the requirements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), the first-ever comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental and economic criteria.

Mohawk Builds on Commitment to Sustainability with New Living Products at NeoCon

by Anna Gibertini
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The majority of designers and manufacturers recognize the need to incorporate sustainable practices into the way they do business, and many do a commendable job. But there are those who go above and beyond to embrace the strictest policies and accreditations because they know it is difficult but vital work.

Why Brewers Need Onsite Nitrogen Generation

Breweries that make the switch to onsite nitrogen nitrogen generators can save time, reduce their carbon footprint, and cut costs in the long run
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by Dorothy Parnell

Surveys say that beer is the alcoholic beverage of choice in the U.S. In 2017, 40 percent of alcohol consumers said they most often drank beer while 30 percent chose wine and 26 percent opted for liquor. Made from four primary ingredients of grain, hops, yeast and water, beer has been a popular beverage for thousands of years.

New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolab’s Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
 

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