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Ecocentricity Blog: Life in Plastic

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

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So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.

VIDEO | The Water Brothers Discuss Solutions to the Algal Blooms Issue with George Barley Water Prize Contestants

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As hotter temperatures feed harmful algal blooms across the country, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and its partner the Everglades Foundation continue the race for a solution through the George Barley Water Prize. Recently the Water Brothers, producers of an international water-focused TV series, traveled to the Prize testing site to document ongoing research and testing. There they talked with contestants to uncover what is causing this summer’s massive outbreaks, what the risks are, and how we can solve them.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and Restore America’s Estuaries Explore the Carbon-Capturing Power of Wetlands

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Since 2016 ScottsMiracle-Gro has partnered with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and its members to advance the cause of coastal restoration in some of our country’s most fragile watersheds. Pictured above is ongoing work being done by RAE member groups Galveston Bay Foundation and Tampa Bay Watch. Wetlands being restored in Texas and Florida, as well as many other places, not only filter nutrients and buffer shorelines, but also trap carbon dioxide—a process known as Blue Carbon. 
 

GRI Standards Update: Leading Reporting Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Management, and Water Stewardship

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Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been, and sustainability reporting must also reflect the changes in how we understand problems and how we think about solutions.  ​

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation

By Daniel Partin, Luke Sawitsky, and Allison Ward. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman and Ravi Anupindi.
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This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of partnering companies through a consortium.

Ocean Plastics Top Agenda for G7 Leaders – But Giant Consumer Brands Can Take the Lead

by Dave Armon
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As world leaders gather in Canada for the G7 summit today, the topic of ocean plastic pollution is prominent on the agenda.

Stemming the tide of bags, bottles and other plastic packaging fouling our seas was also a priority for some 2,000 sustainability and corporate responsibility practitioners who gathered this week in Vancouver at the annual Sustainable Brands conference.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc Sign Agreement to Continue Improving Sustainable Cruise Tourism

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
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June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company with nine global cruise line brands, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact. The newly formed cooperation is based on the two parties’ shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society.

Let’s Keep It Blue Together

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Last Friday was International Ocean Day -- a day that we celebrate the 71 percent of our planet that is covered with water. But, increasingly that water is filled with plastic, and it’s slowly killing us.

Consider these facts:

Dell Pledges to Eliminate Plastic Straws This World Oceans Day

by Stephen Roberts, Sustainability Strategist
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It’s hot here in Central Texas. Like 100°F hot (about 38°C). And while we sweat our way between air-conditioned locations, we’ll probably grab an ice-cold beverage. You have to stay hydrated after all.

And it’s a pretty good bet that drink will arrive with a plastic straw.

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