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Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join Consortium founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to support the world’s first enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.

Summary: 
  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality
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  • Key global players team up to boost recyclability of PET plastic products
  • Biological technology fundamentally changes the way PET plastic is recycled
  • Consortium aims to help make a circular plastic economy an industrial reality

Empresas líderes en México proponen soluciones a los desafíos del uso del agua.

Press Release

25 de abril de 2019 /3BL Media/ — El día de ayer, a través de una convocatoria realizada por CESPEDES y The World Environment Center (WEC), apoyados por Dow Chemical, ECOLAB y Coca-Cola FEMSA, se reunieron diferentes empresas del sector privado para compartir iniciativas y mejores prácticas para enfrentar los desafíos en la gestión sostenible del agua, y hacer un llamado para acelerar las alianzas entre el sector privado, la sociedad civil y los gobiernos para garantizar el acceso al agua, en condiciones seguras para todos. 

Integrated Eco Strategy and Toxnot Announce Partnership to Streamline Product Ingredient Disclosure

Press Release

NORTH ADAMS, Mass., April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Integrated Eco Strategy (IES) and Toxnot announce a new partnership designed to integrate their respective materials transparency platforms. This partnership enables manufactures to quickly and efficiently share building product ingredient data and meet the requirements of certifications such as the Living Building Challenge (LBC) and Declare in new, powerful ways.

A Sao Paulo Factory Is Pioneering Zero-Waste Manufacturing and Closing the Loop with Plastics

HP is helping make Brazil the epicenter of sustainability innovation in Latin America by recycling products into new ones and forging ties with local communities.
Blog

On an unusually rainy day in February, the inside of HP’s São Paulo manufacturing facility smells like fresh paper for some reason, even though nothing is printed here. The cavernous space hums with the sounds of electric screwdrivers and trays moving across metal rollers. In knee-length white coats and brown, rubber-soled shoes, hundreds of workers assemble printers in stations where they attach components, one printer at a time. 

What 50 Years of Responsibility Looks Like: Q&A With Whirlpool’s Sustainability Head

by Jennifer Hermes
Article

Whirlpool Corporation announced earlier this month that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of its sustainability commitment. As far back as 1969, the company’s CEO talked about how programs to reduce Whirlpool’s impact on the environment had already proven to be a smart investment in the company’s future.

We caught up with Whirlpool’s global sustainability director, Ron Voglewede, to get his take on how sustainability has evolved over the last five decades.

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Bayer & PepsiCo | The Best Snack Starts in the Field

By Marcelo Zanetti, Director of Agribusiness at PepsiCo Brasil
Blog

There is not a more South American tuber than potato. It was cultivated more than 7 thousand years ago by the Incas and originated in the current territory of Bolivia and Peru. Actually, what we know today as "potato" (Solanum tuberosum) contains only a fragment of the genetic diversity of its ancestral varieties – the fact is that it conquered the world and became a star on many menus in most every country.

Ecocentricity Blog: Trope-a-Dope

By: John A. Lanier
Summary: 

Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

Blog

Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

Sappi North America Releases 2018 Sustainability Report, Celebrates Transformational Year With New Team

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s movement toward 2020Vision
Press Release

BOSTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, on Wednesday released its 2018 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry-leading sustainability efforts.

Subaru Motorsports USA Partners With TerraCycle to Reduce Waste at Rally Events

Press Release

CAMDEN, N.J., April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an expansion of its partnership with TerraCycle®, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, to reduce hard-to-recycle waste and enhance sustainability in the brand’s motorsports activities. Subaru Motorsports USA, together with technical partner Vermont SportsCar (VSC), will utilize TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes™ at 2019 American Rally Association events and on-site at Vermont SportsCar’s facility in Milton, VT.

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Create First-Ever We Wear Fair Trade Lookbook

Non-profit partners with fashion director & stylist on lookbook in support of Fashion Revolution Week featuring apparel exclusively made in Fair Trade Certified™ Factories.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., April 23, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA unveils its first ever lookbook, We Wear Fair Trade. Made in partnership with renowned fashion director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, the lookbook features exclusively Fair Trade Certified™ apparel modeled by contemporary human and environmental rights advocates.

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