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Maximizing Business and Sustainability With a Circular Economy

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Circular Economy challenges us to think about product design including how we procure, track, and dispose materials throughout the entirety of a product’s life cycle.

Listen to Antonio discuss how HPE is contributing to the circular economy. For example, by providing customers with consumption based models, HPE helps its customers consume only what they need, helping reduce the total power consumption of its solutions.

Antonio also discusses the intelligent edge and how edge-to-cloud concept will improve utilization of products, making them autonomous and more sustainable.

How 3D Printing Is Transforming Lives with Better Fitting, and Better Looking, Prosthetics

3D printing makes it easy to customize prosthetic limbs and shortens the production time from weeks to days.
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Christopher Hutchison’s world was turned upside down in July 2009 when he was just 17 years old.

GM to Invest $300 Million, Add 400 Jobs at Michigan Plant for New Chevrolet Electric Vehicle

Company also announces total new investment commitment of $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding a total of 700 new jobs
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ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states.

PepsiCo Recycling Program in Latin America Offers Ecoin Incentives to Consumers

by Jennifer Hermes
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PepsiCo has launched an initiative to promote recycling across Latin America and the Caribbean. The company will use consumer incentives and a rewards program in the hopes of increasing recycling; the program, “Recycling with a Purpose,” will be expanded to 10 countries in Latin America over the next two years, the company says.

Ecolab-GreenBiz Survey Finds Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals Into Action on the Ground

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz.

HP Pledges to Make Every Page Printed Forest Positive, Carbon Neutral and Part of a Circular Economy

Announces vision for print sustainability with innovation that protects the world’s forests, reduces carbon emissions and uses more recycled materials
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  • The company reached its goal of 100% zero deforestation with its HP-branded paper two years ahead of schedule1, and is on track to achieve zero deforestation of its paper-based packaging by 2020 – marking a major milestone in the company’s journey toward a forest positive future.  
  • HP’s vision is to deliver carbon neutral offerings; HP customers have reported a 33% annual reduction in carbon emissions, energy consumption, and cost per device with HP’s Managed Print Services 2.
  • The company’s line of printers supports closed-loop recycled plastics, specific products made with up to 30% closed-loop, post-consumer plastics1.
  • HP announces new energy efficient EcoSmart LaserJet printer and EcoSmart black toner with lower melt temperatures that result in lower energy consumption3.
  • HP supplies study reveals over 50% of today’s US workforce expects employers to commit to sustainable practices and this impacts employee recruitment, retention and advocacy4
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News highlights:

  • The company reached its goal of 100% zero deforestation with its HP-branded paper two years ahead of schedule1, and is on track to achieve zero deforestation of its paper-based packaging by 2020 – marking a major milestone in the company’s journey toward a forest positive future.  
  • HP’s vision is to deliver carbon neutral offerings; HP customers have reported a 33% annual reduction in carbon emissions, energy consumption, and cost per device with HP’s Managed Print Services 2.
  • The company’s line of printers supports closed-loop recycled plastics, specific products made with up to 30% closed-loop, post-consumer plastics1.
  • HP announces new energy efficient EcoSmart LaserJet printer and EcoSmart black toner with lower melt temperatures that result in lower energy consumption3.
  • HP supplies study reveals over 50% of today’s US workforce expects employers to commit to sustainable practices and this impacts employee recruitment, retention and advocacy4

General Motors Donates First-Generation Self-Driving Test Vehicle

The first-generation self-driving test vehicle is displayed in The Henry Ford Museum’s “Driving America” exhibit
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When General Motors’ self-driving technology made its debut in 2016 in Cruise Automation test vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, it marked a significant step in our journey to zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

EDF Launches Smart Boat Initiative to Help Recover Global Fisheries

New initiative to harness digital revolution to accelerate sustainable networked fisheries
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today at the World Ocean Summit being held in Abu Dhabi, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the launch of its Smart Boat Initiative designed to accelerate the exploration and adoption of powerful new technologies to greatly improve sustainability, efficiency and profitability in the fishing sector across the globe.

Wireless Blasting at Musselwhite Signals Improved Safety

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The mining industry is adopting automation in many areas to improve the safety of workers and increase efficiencies.

At Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine, new applications have been tested underground in the blasting process, which indicates a decisive step on the path towards full automation of drill and blast operations in the future.

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