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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

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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.

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

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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
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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 Globalwaters.org 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

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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

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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.

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