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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Cass Middle School

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Thanks to the company’s recycling and sustainability efforts, Mohawk Industries' Material Recovery Team helped Cass Middle School (Cartersville, Georgia) become one step closer to county STEM certification.

It's April - and That Means It's Keep America Beautiful Month

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As communities across the country practice social distancing, there are still ways to join the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization and make an impact in your community – virtually.

Here are 10 ways to #DoBeautifulThings while keeping yourself and your neighbors healthy and safe during Keep America Beautiful Month.

Recycling Tips During COVID-19

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Regulations may be shifting in communities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and CDC guidelines. Many communities have temporarily suspended recycling programs because of worker safety and other limitations. As always — look up what you can recycle locally.

Keep America Beautiful® is not advising the general public to use PPE to pick up litter or manage their recyclables or waste in their homes given they are in short supply and desperately needed by the medical community.

Keep America Beautiful Opens 2020 Grant Application for Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

National Nonprofit Provides Grant Funding, Resources; 2019 Program Delivered Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 50 Percent
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the opening of the grant application period for the 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.   

The Environmental Fund of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Inaugurates Three Recycling Stations

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Together for a Sustainable Calama is the name of the recycling project that will benefit more than 4,000 people in the towns of Tocopilla, Calama, María Elena and Alto Loa in the Calama region of Chile.

The stations will recycle paper and plastics and feature murals that celebrate local history and heritage. The project also involves recycling training and workshops for children.

Stepping Up Our Work on Circularity

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The circular economy is a natural extension of Cisco’s own business transformation. As a company, we are moving from product upgrade cycles to recurring cloud computing and a software-subscription model. With this same mindset, we aim to harness technology to limit the unintended consequences of one-way consumption.

Cisco is accelerating the adoption of circularity with the goal of decoupling business growth from the consumption of finite resources, designing waste out of the system, and transitioning to renewable energy.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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BIER Releases Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling which furthers the beverage sector’s leadership on corporate water stewardship and builds upon previous work by BIER on performance in watershed context.

Ecocentricity Blog: Modern Day Alchemy

By: John A. Lanier
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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

National Nonprofit Keep America Beautiful Hosts 2020 National Conference in Memphis

Iconic Community Improvement Organization Gathers Hundreds of State and Local Community Leaders for Week of Education, Inspiration, and Motivation
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STAMFORD, Conn., February 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, will host its annual Keep America Beautiful National Conference on Feb. 12-14, 2020 at The Peabody Memphis Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

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