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Rethinking Sustainability Using Closed-Loop Manufacturing and Circular Economy Frameworks

By Christopher Wellise and Matthias Roese
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There’s a tectonic shift taking place in the industrial world, as concerns about humankind’s impact on the environment drive companies to rethink fundamental aspects of how they do business. It’s no longer enough to pay mere lip service to sustainability. Forward-thinking leaders demand new strategic approaches that not only address environmental demands, but also position their organizations for future growth.

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business Through the Circular Economy

You can help the planet and your business at the same time.
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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

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Interested in how to reinvent your business through the circular economy? You can learn more about how UPS is enabling the circular economy for small business on this webinar recording.

Smithfield Foods Executive Earns National Supply Chain Award

Chris Lahti Recognized for Supply Chain Optimization Efforts
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SMITHFIELD, Va., March 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announced that Chris Lahti, vice president of distribution, has been named a “Rock Star of the Supply Chain” by Food Logistics magazine. The award recognizes champions in the global food and beverage supply chain industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Ecolab Launches Smart Water Navigator to Help Companies Improve Water Management

Free online tool helps companies bridge gap between setting corporate targets for reducing water use and achieving them
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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today launched the Ecolab Smart Water Navigator, a free online tool to help businesses throughout the world improve water management at their facilities in the face of growing global water scarcity.

Video | Behind the Wheel: Bringing Water to the Desert

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Seen from above, the arid, inhospitable landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, the great swathes of sand interspersed only with the occasional palm tree and small rural community. Kebili, an oasis in this desert, is one such town. Located in south-west Tunisia, it is one of the hottest places on earth and prone to both extreme drought and devastating floods. In 2015, CNH Industrial embarked on an ambitious, three-year, water-management project aimed at helping build and repair traditional water-collection systems, improve agricultural practices and train farmers in the area.

Find out how successful the project was in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: http://www.cnhindustrial.com/watertodesert_en

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Seen from above, the arid, inhospitable landscape stretches as far as the eye can see, the great swathes of sand interspersed only with the occasional palm tree and small rural community. Kebili, an oasis in this desert, is one such town. Located in south-west Tunisia, it is one of the hottest places on earth and prone to both extreme drought and devastating floods. In 2015, CNH Industrial embarked on an ambitious, three-year, water-management project aimed at helping build and repair traditional water-collection systems, improve agricultural practices and train farmers in the area.

Find out how successful the project was in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: http://www.cnhindustrial.com/watertodesert_en

Reducing Emissions at System, Project and Local Levels

Laying the Groundwork for Low-Carbon Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
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VMware pioneers solutions that help build a low-carbon economy that’s radically more efficient. By creating advanced technology, we break down barriers to enable low-carbon growth with the potential to transform how businesses, governments and communities meet their energy needs. Our long-term focus is changing the world’s relationship with energy and how we use it. That starts with creating solutions that reduce carbon emissions at system, project and local levels and finding ways to bridge all three.

ANN SACKS® Collaborates With Kohler Wastelab on the Crackle Collection

New tile series sends a visual statement in support of Kohler Co. sustainability efforts
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PORTLAND, Ore., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – ANN SACKS has partnered with parent company, Kohler Co., to create The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good program.

Video | How The UPS Package Lab Makes Loop Possible

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Could this be the beginning of the end for single-use packaging? Loop™, a coalition of the largest consumer product companies, thinks it might be. UPS helped TerraCycle design and test the first-of-its-kind tote to enable reusable packaging for everyday consumer goods.

How the Circular Economy Lowers IT's Total Cost of Ownership

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A radical transformation in product innovation is happening today, as customers are increasingly factoring sustainability into their purchasing decisions - and it’s shifting the innovation agenda for HPE. 

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