We are at a critical moment in human history; one that asks whether we have enough resources to support the 7 billion people living on the planet. Sealed Air is re-imagining how to improve our resource efficacy to meet the world's growing needs.
Recycling Innovator and UPS Turn Trash to Treasure
ATLANTA, August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Global customs and logistics solutions by UPS (NYSE: UPS) are powering TerraCycle’s mission to transform hard-to-recycle items like toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, diverting 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.
By Dave Regnery, president, Trane Commercial for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Last month, Ingersoll Rand’s chairman and CEO Michael Lamach reiterated the company’s commitment to climate action. As a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, Trane® aligns with this strategy and seeks to provide a portfolio of solutions that meet customer demands for products as well as efficient, safe, reliable and climate-friendly services.
Jeplan envisions a circular world in which we take all used or unwanted personal belongings, recycle the materials, and then sell them as new products. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, which reduces the use of petroleum and diminishes carbon emissions. Based in Japan, Jeplan has established collection points around the country in collaboration with major retail and apparel brands to gather discarded clothes.
Washington, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Marcy McClanahan, plant manager and site leader for the Trane Aftermarket Facility, will discuss how Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is adapting circular economy principles in its manufacturing facilities at the 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit. The Summit takes place June 26-28 in Washington D.C.
With limited access to clean water, people living in Haiti rely on bottled water. But because proper disposal methods aren’t in place, plastic bottles litter the land, canals, and shoreline. To help address this problem, HP has partnered with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition on a program that turns plastic bottles collected in Haiti into recycled plastic that is used to produce Original HP ink cartridges.
Poland – 4,630 miles away – is an unexpected place for a U.S. manufacturing success story to begin. But in the small city of Wieluń is where the story of Korona Candles started in 1992.
Today, a new chapter is being written in Dublin, Virginia, at the company’s first production facility in the States.
Back in Poland, the company started the manual production of candles with a team of about 20 workers and several basic machines. It was very labor intensive, Agnieszka Fafara, the company’s president and CEO, explained.
At the heart of a circular economy is the reengineering of conventional linear production models so that value creation is decoupled from the consumption – then disposal - of finite resources. What was once considered waste becomes the feedstock for new processes. One way to drive this shift toward circularity is by designing renewable materials that can displace the use of sensitive or fossil-based resources.