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MGM Resorts International Says "That's the Last Straw" By Reducing Single-Use Plastic Straws

One of the World’s Largest Multi-Concept Restaurant Operator No Longer Serving Straws
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LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/–  MGM Resorts International announced that single-use plastic straws will only be served upon request at company operated restaurants in the U.S. As one of the world’s top five largest non-chain restaurant operators in the world, MGM Resorts and its employees understand their responsibility in protecting our planet and helping reduce their environmental footprint.

Introducing the Pull Factor Project

A project to help marketers make sustainable living desirable to the masses.
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For decades we’ve been pushing sustainability on consumers. Despite our best efforts, it’s still not widely embraced in mainstream culture. And yet, we also know the tremendous power of brands to inspire our aspirations, shape our behaviors and mobilize action at scale.

VIDEO | George Bandy, VP Sustainability Mohawk Group, on Marketing Strategy

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George Bandy, vice president of sustainability and commercial marketing for Mohawk Group, from Neocon 2018, discusses the company’s Merchandise Mart showroom, displaying the breadth of the company’s offerings and the connectivity among designs, biophilic design, market branding, and sustainability. Bandy also talks about changes taking place within the A&D community with the advent of millennials and the challenges they present. Also discussed is the company’s involvement in each flooring category and it’s marketing approach to provide all products for a given project.

Restaurant Chains Are Hungry for Waste Reduction

Some chains are composting, donating leftovers and swapping single-use items for reusable ones.
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Yum! restaurants donate more than 7 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies in the U.S. and globally.

Since 1992, the Yum! system has contributed more than 190 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

Its partner, Food Donation Connection, conducts training, identifies donatable items and recipients, coordinates donations and provides centralized management and support.

Leather From Mushrooms? Biotech Goes High Fashion

A new Stella McCartney handbag made of cutting-edge, lab-grown material is both super-supple and easy on the environment.
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Can one clever little purse set the fashion business on a new, Earth-friendly path?

KFC Singapore to Stop Providing Plastic Caps and Straws for Drinks

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KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

Mohawk Group Debuts Five Living Products At NeoCon

A commitment to handprints over footprints brings inspired flooring to contract interiors
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CHICAGO, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, debuted five new Living Product Challenge Petal certified flooring products last week at NeoCon in Chicago. These sustainable offerings include biophilia-inspired floor coverings that span several categories and are all unified under a commitment to leaving more “handprints” than footprints. All five are carbon-neutral and give more back to the environment than they take in their entire life cycles.

Creating Good Homes at Kingfisher

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Kingfisher, the home improvement company, believes that a good home is a sustainable home.

As part of its journey to become a net positive business by 2050, Kingfisher recently launched its sustainable growth plan which sets out its sustainability targets for the next seven years. These targets aim to drive lasting change by translating sustainability into a language that connects with customers and the real concerns they have in their homes.

Sporting Sustainability Launches to Reduce Food Waste

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Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday the launch of Sporting Sustainability, a collaborative platform that unites prominent industry leaders to reduce food waste and achieve additional key sustainability outcomes in the Midwest.

The initiative features the following five founding partners, who have each committed to addressing causes of food waste, supporting external efforts across the supply chain and building a network of advocates for food conservation:

Ecocentricity Blog: Itty Bitty Living Space

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

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