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UPS Continues to Build on Renewable Natural Gas Momentum

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February 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS today announced it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

Herbal Essences is Improving the Health of Hair With More Plant Power in 2020

Through collaboration with like-minded partners, the brand demonstrates an ongoing commitment to ingredient transparency and more sustainable packaging – fostering healthy plants and hair.
Press Release

CINCINNATI - January, 30, 2019 - /3BL Media/ - Herbal Essences believes in the positive power of nature, the important role plants play in the world’s future, as well as plants’ role in developing haircare products. Therefore, the brand is continuing its commitment to ingredient transparency and sustainable packaging with a series of introductions and improvements in 2020.

Commitment to Ingredient Transparency

Timberland Launches Season Two of Nature Needs Heroes Campaign

Campaign celebrates six heroes for nature from around the globe; highlights new eco-conscious styles for SS20.
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For the spring 2020 season, Timberland builds upon the brand’s Nature Needs Heroes campaign, celebrating six eco-heroes from around the globe who are making positive change for the planet, and calling on the global community to join the movement. The campaign first debuted in fall 2019, in concert with the bold announcement that Timberland will plant 50 million trees by 2025, to help fight the devastating effects of climate change in pursuit of a greener future.

Mohawk to Unveil “Plastic Wave” Art Installation Created From Recycled Bottles at Surfaces 2020

Basia Goszczynska's “Overflow” calls attention to the significant impact of plastics in the world’s water supply
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LAS VEGAS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE), Mohawk will be unveiling an interactive art installation by Brooklyn-based artist Basia Goszczynska to help attendees visualize the true impact of plastic in the world’s waterways. Made almost entirely from recycled and upcycled materials and the different components that comprise Mohawk carpeting, “Overflow” will demonstrate how thoughtful product design, innovation and sustainability in the flooring industry is reducing the waste stream.

Ecocentricity Blog: The World's Most Polluted Island

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

The UPS Foundation Contributes an Initial $500,000 in Funding and Logistics Support for Relief Efforts in Australia, Puerto Rico and The Philippines

Press Release

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.  

Our Indispensable Problem: The Paradox of Modern Plastics

by Jim Fitterling Chief Executive Officer, Dow
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  • Plastics have brought enormous benefits along with enormous challenges.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the issue of plastic waste.
  • To tackle it will require a multi-pronged, circular economy-based response.
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  • Plastics have brought enormous benefits along with enormous challenges.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the issue of plastic waste.
  • To tackle it will require a multi-pronged, circular economy-based response.

#DressForAus: Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts for the Australian Wildfires

In a special eBay auction, ‘Fleabag’ actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off her Golden Globes awards tuxedo, with all proceeds being donated to Australian wildfire relief efforts.
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Australia is facing a devastating wildfire crisis that’s expected to continue over the next few weeks. To support our Australian family and friends in their disaster relief efforts, eBay Australia is hosting a special auction with actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge for a custom tuxedo she wore to this month’s Golden Globes awards ceremony. 

Phoebe wore the Ralph & Russo couture tuxedo as she accepted the 2020 Golden Globes award for Best Actress for her work on the hit TV show, “Fleabag.” 

Webcast / Managing The Hype: Don’t Let PFAS Derail Your Operation

Helping Railroads Decipher Fact from Fiction When it Comes to PFAS
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The railroad industry is presumed by regulatory agencies to have historically used products containing PFAS, or per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances. PFAS may be found in several common products used at railyards, such as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), grease, or hydraulic fluids. It is possible that regulators may soon require railyard owners to assess and remediate, even though PFAS-containing products are used widely in many other industries and could have migrated on site.

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