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Worst Types of Litter: Plastic Straws Not Even in the Top 5

By Ashley May, USA TODAY
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Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin. 

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender. 

Denali National Park Tackles Trash With Zero-Landfill Initiative

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by Laurel Andrews

A record number of visitors traveled to Interior Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve last year, but they left behind less trash than a few years before.

A push to send less waste to the local landfill is working, officials say. Since 2016, Denali National Park has partnered with Subaru in a "zero-landfill" initiative aimed at turning trash into recycling.

VIDEO | This Indiana Subaru Plant Hasn’t Taken Out the Trash in 14 Years, Saves More Than $13m

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by Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star

While not his official job title, Tom Easterday has become quite the tour guide. 

The Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. executive has been known to do as many as a handful a month around the company's Lafayette manufacturing facility. Whether leading top industry officials or a group of young students, he has a favorite opening line. 

WELL Story: Making Waves in the Sports Industry With Allen Hershkowitz PhD

By: Vienna McLeod and Victoria Malloy
Blog

We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, Chairman and Founding Director of Sports and Sustainability International, about the intersection of sports, sustainability and health. This discussion comes at an incredible moment for both health and sustainability, which have never been more of a polarizing force in our economic, cultural and political discussions.

Indra Nooyi: Recycling Rates Are Declining. PepsiCo Has a Plan to Change That

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As CEO of a global company, I do a lot of traveling. Every time I go abroad, I meet new people, absorb different cultures, and gaze in awe at the beauty of our extraordinary planet.

But in too many places, I also see something else: an alarming amount of waste by the side of the road, piling up in our cities and polluting our oceans. It’s deeply troubling, all the more so because it’s altogether preventable. Something has to change, and we can start here at home.

The Recycling Partnership and the PepsiCo Foundation Launch Largest-Ever Industry Challenge to Boost Residential Recycling for 25 Million U.S. Families and Support a Circular Economy

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PURCHASE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world's leading food and beverage companies, and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership today announced the launch of "All In On Recycling," the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the country – providing them with the resources they need to recycle more and recycle better.

VIDEO | Hallmark Is Making Progress Toward 2020 Goals

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In working toward Hallmark’s ambitious 2020 Environmental Goals, the company regularly incorporates positive strides for the environment with the needs of the business. In years like 2017, it can be a balancing act between what is required to grow the business and what is needed to maintain forward progress on environmental goals.

Keep America Beautiful Applauds Passage of Save Our Seas Act

Bipartisan Congressional Vote Paves Way for Government, NGOs and Corporations to Tackle Scourge of Marine Debris
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STAMFORD, Conn., July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National community improvement nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, as a founding member of the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance, applauds the passage of the S. 756 Save Our Seas (SOS) Act in a bipartisan vote in the U.S.

Expert Interview with Christine Arbogast, Solid Waste Expert

Incorporating renewable and conversion technologies into solid waste systems to promote best use of materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Blog

Christine Arbogast has more than 30 years of solid waste planning, permitting, and engineering experience. She has directed long-term solid waste strategic planning studies for major metropolitan and small public solid waste management agencies.

Tetra Tech Examines Its Plastic Use for World Environment Day

Supporting environmentally responsible actions and sustainability in our daily operations
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The United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day in 1974. Annually, people in more than 100 countries participate in events to improve the environment and support environmentally responsible actions. This year’s World Environment Day theme was Beat Plastic Pollution, challenging us to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce plastic pollution.

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