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Meghalaya: How Bacardi NH7 Weekender Was a Success Story in Sustainability

Last year, with environmentally-conscious decisions, zero-waste and minimal trace policies, the festival was able to have a truly eco-friendly venue
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By Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

Each year, Bacardi NH7 Weekender draws in music lovers with a stellar line-up featuring top musicians, both Indian and international. For each edition, the flagship event is staged in Pune, and several other cities play host as well. Of all, the show in Meghalaya is especially unique. From an architectural point of view, it is a great example of sustainability. Here’s a look at how it made a statement last year.

VALVERT launches 100% recycled plastic bottle

A First for Nestlé Waters in Europe
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It’s a first for Valvert, our Belgian natural mineral water, and a European first for Nestlé Waters. A sustainable water in a more sustainable bottle: Valvert launches today its new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic (rPET). This innovation is one of the tangible proofs of Nestlé's worldwide commitment to make its packaging 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025. It is another important step in Nestlé Waters’ approach to tackling packaging waste and protecting water resources.

Recycling Biopharma Plastics into Lumber Products

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Biopharmaceutical production scrap consists of different polymers, multi-layer films and some hazardous materials. A recycling program is demonstrating that this tough-to-tackle stream doesn’t have to be destined for disposal.

Global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has partnered with specialty waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle the commingled single-use plastic scrap into saleable lumber products.

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

John Lanier at Climate One: The Circular Economy - More than Just Recycling

Republished from Climate One
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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about recycling and the circular economy at a Climate One panel and podcast.

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about recycling and the circular economy at a Climate One panel and podcast.

Think Before You Throw: Help Put a Stop to Wishcycling

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Are you guilty of wishcycling? Also known as aspirational recycling, wishcycling happens when you put something into the recycling bin without checking whether it’s actually recyclable.

We get it! You don’t want to add more waste to the planet, so you toss your item in the recycling bin, hoping it’ll get recycled. Worst-case scenario: If you made a mistake, the recycling facility will be able to fix it. Right?

Nestlé Volunteers Take Part in Lac Léman Clean-Up

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June 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — More than 600 Nestlé employees and their families are expected to join a clean-up initiative around Lac Léman, Switzerland on 22 June 2019. This initiative is part of Nestlé’s broader vision to achieve a waste-free future.

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting “Throwaway Living,” encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores.

SDGs in Action: Companies Step Up to Minimize Single-Use Plastic

by Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

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