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Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling Effort Targets Parade Trash

By Associated Press
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NEW ORLEANS -- Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins.

This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that ubiquitous Mardi Gras accessory dangling from fences, trees and balconies: beads.

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NFL, PepsiCo and U.S. Bank Stadium Partners Including Aramark, SMG and The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Team up to Score First Zero Waste Legacy Project at Super Bowl LII

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PURCHASE, N.Y., February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The NFL, in partnership with PepsiCo, Aramark, U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, announced Rush2Recycle, a game plan to recover more than 90% - more than 40 tons - of stadium waste at Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4. After months of preparation to eradicate trash materials from the stadium, the 90%+ gameday goal will maximize recycling and composting. This zero waste effort aims to leave a positive green legacy at U.S.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Kick Off Sixth Year of Recycling Partnership

Now accepting applications for 2018 Park Recycling Grant Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., January 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program opened its 2018 application process today, offering new opportunities to make recycling convenient for communities across the country. Applications are open for submission at kab.org/parkrecycling through Feb. 16, 2018.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

SC Johnson Takes Action to Save Racine Area Water

‘Watershed Restoration Is Crucial’ Says Company
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RACINE, Wis., Dec. 4, 2017 December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced a donation of $35,000 to the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN). The donation will support Root-Pike WIN’s restoration projects, with the goal of significantly reducing runoff pollution, flooding issues, and habitat degradation that threaten area streams and Lake Michigan.

Xylem Watermark and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

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Xylem Watermark supports global nonprofit partner Water For People and their mission to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.

Keep America Beautiful Partnership With Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water Increases Access to On-The-Go Recycling Across Florida

Grant have helped four communities recycle nearly 320,000 bottles & cans in past six months
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In advance of America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful and  Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water are honoring four Florida communities that have increased their on-the-go recycling rates. This effort was enabled by a grant from Zephyrhills® that funded 220 recycling bins (100 event recycling and 120 permanent bins) to increase access to recycling on beaches and at other public recreation locations along Florida’s waterways.

Kimberly-Clark Asks You to Pause When You Flush This World Toilet Day

by Rishi Dhingra, Kimberly-Clark Global Sector Leader for Family Care
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Globally, 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet according to the World Health Organization. This Sunday, on World Toilet Day, we are encouraging people to pause while they flush and consider how the lack of basic sanitation facilities profoundly affects peoples’ lives.

PANDORA’s Prize Winning Waste Management

Through continuous improvements PANDORA commits itself to minimizing the environmental impact. This has resulted in PANDORA receiving five awards in waste utilization from the Department of Industrial Works in Bangkok, Thailand.
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At PANDORA Production Thailand, waste is seen as a resource. In 2016, 86% of the waste produced by its crafting facilities was reused or recycled. The dedicated effort put into the company’s waste management has now been rewarded by the Department of Industrial Works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pilot Program at Grand Teton National Park Informs Future of Composting in Teton County

Press Release

JACKSON, Wyo., November ­09, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Zero-Landfill Initiative, Teton County is making great inroads with new composting waste removal efforts. The Zero-Landfill Initiative is a collaboration between Subaru of America, Inc., National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the National Park Service (NPS) and park concessioners to reduce the amount of visitor-generated waste that national parks send to the landfills. Collaborators spent the summer targeting the one material that is believed to comprise up to 40 percent of Teton County’s waste stream - food.

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