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Our Indispensable Problem: The Paradox of Modern Plastics

by Jim Fitterling Chief Executive Officer, Dow
Summary: 
  • 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.

On the Eve of the Earthquake’s 10th Anniversary, Timberland Reflects on a Decade of Investment in Haiti

by Atlanta McIlwraith
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Sunday, January 12 will mark the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 MW earthquake that struck Haiti and shook the world. For months following the disaster, international media kept Haiti in focus and shared stories of loss, perseverance and hope. This anniversary and milestone presents an opportunity for the world to take new look at how Haiti has recovered and evolved over the past decade. At Timberland, we are doing just that. Our investment in Haiti began in 2009 with a commitment to plant five million trees in five years.

The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

What Waste? Domtar Plant Achieves Its Zero-Waste Goal

From 2016 to 2018 , the Delaware plant made the journey from 80% to 100% beneficial reuse of its manufacturing byproducts.
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When Mark Clack joined Domtar in 2016 as the manager of the Delaware, Ohio, personal care facility, he noted that an impressive 80 percent of the manufacturing byproducts was being beneficially used or recycled. “Given Domtar’s commitment to sustainability, and my experience helping a microbrewery I previously worked at in California achieve zero waste to the landfill, I saw the opportunity to do the same in Delaware.” 

Waste No More

by Diego Donoso
Summary: 

Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing.

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Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing.

National Park Foundation Celebrates the Kickoff of the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event

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WASHINGTON /3BL Media/ — People across the country will have the opportunity to support their more than 400 national parks whenever they purchase or lease a new Subaru vehicle, thanks to an ongoing partnership between the National Park Foundation and Subaru of America.

Sustainability Drives Innovation, Cost Savings at Saltstone Disposal Unit 6

By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a longtime Bechtel customer, has the mission to safely clean up the environmental legacy from decades of producing nuclear materials for national defense. And for decades, Bechtel colleagues have partnered with DOE to achieve that mission, leaving a safer environment for communities and future generations.

Tackling the Decarbonization of Transportation

Words by Mark Mondik
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By now, many of us have heard the statistics and news reports: Organizations need to be moving at a much faster pace to address the global climate crisis and meet the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s warning of limiting warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

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