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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.

VIDEO: Feeding Better Futures Seeks Young Innovators

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The global population is rising, and our current food system simply isn't equipped to handle it. We're solving the food accessibility problems of today and tomorrow with help and ideas from amazing young people — like you.

A New Window Onto Sustainability: Microsoft Corporation Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, January 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Global Cloud IT leader Microsoft Corporation has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

Bottled Water Industry Teams Up with Keep America Beautiful to Promote Value and Importance of Recycling

IBWA Becomes National Sponsor of America Recycles Day
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DALLAS, January 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With a common goal of improving recycling access and increasing recycling rates by educating consumers about the value of recycling, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Keep America Beautiful announced their partnership today at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, taking place Jan. 17-19 at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil

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BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses.

The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good Practice for Sustainable Rural Development.

Tetra Pak Pledges Support for EU Plastics Strategy

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Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy.

The company will:

  • Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling solutions are in place for all components of beverage cartons so they can be fully recycled across Europe; 

  • Substantially increase the use of plastics made from renewable feedstock;

  • Use recycled plastics once they are validated as safe and are legally acceptable for use as a food contact material​

Building Peace in the Diamond Mining Areas of the Central African Republic

Discovering methods to reduce longstanding tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas
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Dr. Mark Freudenberger, director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights sector for Tetra Tech International Development Services, examines how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is strengthening the capacity of Central African Republic (CAR) government institutions to reduce long-standing tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas such as Berberati. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Target Form Sustainable Palm Oil Network

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A number of US retailers, including Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons and Target, have joined with global food manufacturers such as Kellogg and Kraft Heinz to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON).

The aim of the group is to educate and assist North American companies in making and delivering on commitments to source sustainable palm oil.

Six Companies to Watch in the Future of the Circular Economy

by Stephen Roberts
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Voting for the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award is open through January 17.

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Voting for the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award is open through January 17.

Nikki Reed and Dell Turn E-Waste into New Treasures

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The Circular Collection by Bayou with Love, a jewelry line made from gold recovered from computer motherboards collected through Dell’s recycling programs. The collaboration brings visibility to the importance and value of recycling and sustainable design. It also supports Dell’s Legacy of Good goals to collect 2 billion pounds of e-waste and recycle 100 million pounds of recycled content into its product portfolio by 2020. The gold reclamation process created by Dell partner, Wistron GreenTech, has a 99% lower environmental impact than traditionally mined gold.

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