Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

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.

Nestlé Breaks New Ground With Open Blockchain Pilot

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VEVEY, Switzerland, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

Through this collaboration, Nestlé becomes the first major food and beverage company to announce that it will pilot open blockchain technology in this way. This is part of Nestlé’s journey towards full transparency.

Beth Rattner at Climate One: Climate Change May Take Out Some of Our Best Teachers

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Beth Rattner of the Biomimicry Institute recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast about "nature's best teachers."

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Beth Rattner of the Biomimicry Institute recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast about "nature's best teachers."

Beth Rattner at Climate One: What Is Biomimicry?

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Beth Rattner recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast, explaining what biomimicry is, and the role it can play in product design.

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Beth Rattner recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast, explaining what biomimicry is, and the role it can play in product design.

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

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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.

John Lanier at Climate One - Triple Bottom Line Thinking for Businesses: Weak or Strong?

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about the triple bottom line at a Climate One panel and podcast.

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about the triple bottom line at a Climate One panel and podcast.

Bridgestone EMEA Prepares for the Future with €36 Million Commitment to Smart Factory Project

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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader
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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader

BSR19 Best Rates Extended to July 12

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In response to feedback from our community—and with this week’s U.S. holiday—we are extending our early registration rates for the BSR Conference 2019 to give you one last chance to save.

Register by Friday July 12 to save up to US$650 on BSR19 registration, the year’s leading sustainable business event.

Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier

Getting in the Loop Podcast Episode #017
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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

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