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Used General Motors Fire Hoses Get New Life at Potter Park Zoo

Fire hoses from Flint Metal Center are repurposed as toys for monkeys, tigers and river otters
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FLINT, Mich., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A colony of spider monkeys, an endangered Amur tiger and a family of North American river otters are enjoying a new set of toys and enrichment items thanks to General Motors and the Flint Metal Center.

Watch: The Business Case for Tackling Plastic Waste

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Every year between $80 and $120 billion dollars of economic value is thrown away in the form of single use plastic packaging. According to our Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi, recapturing that value could be a tremendous economic opportunity.

Morgan Stanley is committed to tackling the growing global challenge of plastic waste in the environment. Through the capital markets and partnering with our clients and employees, we will prevent, reduce and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from entering rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030. 

Owens Corning 2030 Goals: Expanding Our Product Handprint

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Reducing the negative impacts of our operations is critical, but it is not enough. With the company’s purpose – our people and products make the world a better place – in mind, we define sustainability as meeting the needs of the present while leaving the world a better place for the future.

Circular Economy: Transforming Trash Into Treasure

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As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While it’s easy to apply this to antiques, souvenirs and keepsakes, it can also translate to sustainable practices.  

Technology, Consumer Education Move Recycling Forward

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On November 19, Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability for Republic Services, participated in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) MRF Summit.

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Announce Research Partnership

Project to Assess Knowledge on Environmental Impact, Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt
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December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, today announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

World's Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments

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  • Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
  • With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours and labels from their packaging

CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste

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At the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA) member conference from 19-21 October 2020, the CGF China Office held a panel discussion on 20 October 2020 in Hangzhou, China, to discuss the CGF, its members and other industry actors on their plastic waste and recycling efforts. Additionally, representatives from recycling companies in China were present to discuss their role in providing recycled materials. 

Looped In with Jeff Wooster | A Conversation with The Kraft Heinz Company

Unlocking the power of the circular economy
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Food packaging isn’t just about keeping our food safe. It’s about designing accessible materials for recyclability, as well as maintaining the quality of the product.

Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, caught up with Linda Roman, Head of Packaging Growth & Technology for The Kraft Heinz Company, to discuss the importance of working within the supply chain, thinking outside the box, and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to achieve these kind of sustainability goals.

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