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HP Takes the Circular Economy to the Next Level

Words by Amy Brown
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For a company that has been recycling its hardware and toner cartridges since the 1980s, moving to a circular economy was not that big of a leap for printer and personal computer leader HP Inc. Now the company says it is determined to build new, circular supply chains and lead the industry on incorporating post-consumer plastic in its products and keep that waste out of the oceans.

Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Ecolab Ahead of Pace to Save Enough Water for 1 Billion People

2018 sustainability report highlights how the company is helping businesses accelerate meaningful change
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July 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, has released its 2018 corporate sustainability report, Accelerating Meaningful Change, which highlights its work with leading companies throughout the world to reduce environmental impact and drive cost savings. The 2018 publication is Ecolab’s 12th annual corporate sustainability report. 
 

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting “Throwaway Living,” encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores.

New Sydney Metro Northwest Stations Built Using 100% Responsibly Sourced Timber

Australia’s Largest Public Transport Project Awarded Project Certification
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SYDNEY, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Metro station canopies and multi-story parking façades recently completed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest project have been constructed with 100% responsibly sourced timber, according to certification body SCS Global Services (SCS).

The wood used at seven stations has been certified by SCS under Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Responsible Wood (RW) Chain of Custody Project Standards, and one additional station has been certified with a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Partial Project Certificate.

A Letter From Sappi North America's CEO and President Mark Gardner

Gardner discusses the state of sustainability at Sappi
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2018 was an enormously important, transformational year for Sappi North America (SNA). We executed on several fronts to make our company sustainable for the long term. Through significant investments in our people and in our mills, and rigorous attention to our high standards for safety, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship, we are well on our way to becoming the thriving, diversified, growing business we set out to be just a few years ago. Let me share a few of my highlights and reflections for the future:

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RBA Compass Awards 2019 Call for Submissions

Awards Recognize Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence in Global Supply Chains
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the opening of its 2019 Compass Awards program and called for submissions from member companies, their suppliers and factories. This awards program recognizes corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
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Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

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