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America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Recycling Every Day

Keep America Beautiful Initiative encourages individuals and businesses to #BeRecycled, #BuyRecycled and #ReduceReuseRecycle
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being, and helps to motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers. A Keep America Beautiful national initiative, America Recycles Day takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, and is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States.

Better Together: Starting the Conversation Between Hospitals and Recyclers at HPRC’s Recycler Roundtable


This October, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC), in conjunction with the Plastics Industry Association, hosted a Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference workshop aimed at helping recyclers learn more about the opportunity presented by healthcare plastics.

Experts from the Mayo Clinic, ACI Plastics, Eastman and other HPRC members presented on what is happening currently with a few of the potential feedstocks coming out of hospitals and the possible future disruptions that might lie ahead.

NACS and Keep America Beautiful Publish New Guide for Trash Management

Convenience stores team with iconic community improvement nonprofit to help end littering in America
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STAMFORD, Conn., October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce the new resource, “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling.”

Snapshot From Stockholm World Water Week: Tapping Capital Markets to Fund WASH Services

Discussing ways to invest in and fund safe water and sanitation in developing countries around the world

Stephen Sena, knowledge management and economic growth specialist for Tetra Tech International Development Services, recently provided a recap of the Stockholm World Water Week event and Tetra Tech’s presence on the website, a knowledge resource hub for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

LIXIL’s SATO to Bring Safer Sanitation to 15 Million More People with Support of New Funding

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TOKYO, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Corporation (LIXIL) – a global leader in the housing and buildings industry – today announced that its breakthrough SATO business will be funded under the “Urban Sanitation Challenge,” a newly launched program of the Water Innovation Engine. LIXIL’s SATO is one of the first five projects ever to be funded through the Urban Sanitation Challenge. The new program, led by Grand Challenges Canada, was launched on September 21 at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York City. 

Announcing the Next Step in Our Circular Economy Journey—Starting With Orlando to Increase Recycling Rates Nationally


By: Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

For the past three years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been on a journey to help the private sector and communities realize the value and implement the principles of the circular economy in the United States.

Dumpster-Diving Your Way Into Zero Waste to Landfill


Roughly 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste will be in landfills by 2050, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Landfill waste is linked to the release of methane and other potent greenhouse gas emissions, pollution of groundwater, contamination of waterways and negative effects on local wildlife.

Charter Communications Commits $1.35 Million to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

Charter announces $350,000 in cash contribution to Spectrum Housing Assist partner Rebuilding Together for home repair and renovations in impacted areas $1 million pledged in PSAs
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STAMFORD, Conn., September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Charter Communications, Inc.  (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Black & Veatch Taps Joe Lauria to Support Rapid Growth Water Markets in U.S.

New role established to lead water business growth in California, Florida and Texas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 14 September, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch has named Joe Lauria as its Vice President and Director of Planning and Growth for the Americas in the company’s water business. In this new role, Lauria will help clients identify and implement sustainable solutions to evolving water challenges. Based in Irvine, California, his primary focus will be on fast-growth U.S. markets in California, Florida and Texas.

Volunteers Clean up, Have Fun at the Great Bud Light River Run

Keep America Beautiful Teams Up with Bud Light on Volunteer Events in Seattle, Portland
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The Great Bud Light River Run came to the Seattle and Portland areas in late August with local volunteers removing litter and, after their respective cleanup events, enjoying the outdoors of the Great Northwest.

Portland-area volunteers, in partnership with SOLVE, Keep America Beautiful and Bud Light, were joined by retired Seattle Seahawks great Marcus Trufant for the cleanup and post-event river float.


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