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Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture

Partex Agro joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to Integrate low-income farming communities into its agricultural value chain
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Agricultural-input company Partex Agro has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 5,000 low-income communities by integrating them into its agricultural value chain as growers, suppliers and distributors by 2020.

Orvis Goes Solar

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The Orvis Company is pleased to announce the installation of solar panels at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT.  As a company founded on fly fishing and wingshooting, Orvis prides itself on its commitment to conservation and sustainability.  Each year 5% of the company’s pre-tax profits are invested in protecting nature. 

Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build Event in Macao wins the Caring Program Award

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Las Vegas Sands and Sands Macao host annual hygiene kit builds, an effort part of LVS's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World. The purpose is to support the mission of Clean the World to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education.

Preventing the Spread of Disease in Haiti, One Clean Surface at a Time

Sealed Air’s gift of more than a year’s supply of Accel TB Wipes will enable hospital housekeeping staff to be more effective in their daily routine of cleaning common touch areas.
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Hôpital Sacré-Coeur is a non-governmental hospital located in northern Haiti.  The facility is known as the only reliable, definitive care hospital in northern Haiti, yet they receive no support from the government. Hôpital Sacré-Coeur has to produce their own power, police their facility, provide for fire protection, generate the hospital’s oxygen, treat their own water and otherwise provide for the needs of a 125-bed definitive care hospital in a very remote place.

Xylem Impeller Takes a Look at the Science of Snow

From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.
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With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, Impeller takes a look at the science of snow. From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.

1. The first snowflake ever photographed

On January 15, 1885, Wilson Bentley took the world’s first photograph of a snowflake. Hear his story and the science behind why each snowflake is unique.

VIEW THE SCIENCE OF SNOWFLAKES VIDEO HERE

Xylem’s Flygt Concertor Halves Energy Use at Heathrow Airport

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Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence, has solved chronic clogging issues at a Heathrow Airport pumping station and reduced energy use by 53 percent.

London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day, with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage, and it has been a Xylem customer for 25 years.

Subaru of America and Recycle Across America Join Forces to Support the Zero Landfill Initiative Piloted at Three National Parks

Press Release

CHERRY HILL, NJ., December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/  - Subaru of America (Subaru) and Recycle Across America (RAA) today announce a donation of RAA’s standardized recycling label system to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative currently being piloted at three national parks. The donation aims to decrease landfill waste from parks by revitalizing recycling participation, replacing conflicting signs and messaging with the RAA system to help visitors recycle easily and effectively.

Improving Resource Efficiency

It's time to rethink how we use our resorces
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As featured on Sealed Air.com | Authored by Jerome Peribere, President and CEO of Sealed Air 

Green Infrastructure Approaches Help Mimic Natural Water Cycles

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Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that protects, restores or mimics the natural water cycle. Natural processes can be used to provide important services by protecting against flooding or excessive heat, or helping to improve air, soil and water quality. When nature is utilized in an infrastructure system, it is called “green infrastructure”, whereas “gray infrastructure” is the term often used for engineered structures. Green infrastructure is most often associated with stormwater management systems. 

Fighting Climate Change Starts in Your Kitchen

By Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air Vice President of Sustainability
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I had the privilege of speaking at the inaugural Companies Vs. Climate Change conference last week on a topic that is near and dear to me:  prevention of food waste. I wanted to illustrate the point that, by reducing food waste, you not only conserve resources, but you are taking a tangible step to combat climate change. 

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