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Arhaus: Proudly Made by Hand(s)

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Proudly made by hand(s)—We handcraft upholstered furniture in North Carolina, with sustainably sourced wood, steel, and eco-friendly fabrics.

Learn more at https://www.arhaus.com/

Managing Climate Risk

An Interview with Nick Martin, Sustainability Practice Leader
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Across every sector, businesses are coming under increased pressure from regulators, investors and customers to think more seriously about their exposure to climate risk—both the physical risks of climate change, but also the transition risks associated with the shift to a low carbon economy.

HP Accelerates Drive to Reduce Ocean Plastics with Expanded Planet Partners Program

New washing line in Haiti helps reduce ocean-bound plastic and benefits local communities, the planet and our future
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  • Expands HP Planet Partners best-in-class Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) printing supplies recycling program1 to 68 countries and territories
  • Rated the world’s #1 printer supplies recycling program1, HP Planet Partners inspires customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact
  • Recycles over 875 million HP ink and toner cartridges to date2, recovered materials used for brand new HP supplies through its closed-loop process
  • Launches new mobile-friendly HP Planet Partners website, making recycling with HP easier than ever and possible from nearly anywhere
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News Highlights:

  • Expands HP Planet Partners best-in-class Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) printing supplies recycling program1 to 68 countries and territories
  • Rated the world’s #1 printer supplies recycling program1, HP Planet Partners inspires customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact
  • Recycles over 875 million HP ink and toner cartridges to date2, recovered materials used for brand new HP supplies through its closed-loop process
  • Launches new mobile-friendly HP Planet Partners website, making recycling with HP easier than ever and possible from nearly anywhere

Bacardi First in Fight Against Plastic Pollution With 100% Biodegradable Spirits Bottle

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  • World’s most eco-friendly spirits bottle will biodegrade in 18 months
  • Bacardi swaps crude oil for seed oil as petroleum-based plastics are replaced by plant-based ‘wonder material’ – a silver bullet in fight against plastic pollution
  • Bacardi to eliminate at least 3,000 tons of plastic currently produced annually and help move needle for entire industry by sharing new technology with competitors
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  • World’s most eco-friendly spirits bottle will biodegrade in 18 months
  • Bacardi swaps crude oil for seed oil as petroleum-based plastics are replaced by plant-based ‘wonder material’ – a silver bullet in fight against plastic pollution
  • Bacardi to eliminate at least 3,000 tons of plastic currently produced annually and help move needle for entire industry by sharing new technology with competitors

6 Ways to Be a More Conscientious Consumer

You can protect the planet with purchasing power and support a more sustainable future while reducing your own environmental impact.
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As the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, consumers are paying close attention to how and where they spend their money.

Annie's Mac and Cheese Has Always Saved Mealtime. Now It's Saving the Planet

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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By Ainsley Harris

Once a pot of water is boiling, it takes less than 10 minutes to turn a box of Annie’s mac and cheese into a bowl of warm, creamy goodness. But that convenience belies a complex ongoing effort on the part of the organic food pioneer’s parent company, General Mills, to enable the product to do vastly more. The 154-year-old consumer packaged goods giant has emerged as a leading champion of regenerative farming practices, which sequester carbon in the soil rather than releasing it into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming.

Global Agricultural Productivity Report Sponsored in Part by Mosaic

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Mosaic is proud to support the Global Agricultural Productivity report, which promotes increasing productivity sustainably for a food secure world.

About the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative at Virgina Tech

The Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) is produced by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.

A Closer Look: Yum! Brands' Plant-Based Food Journey

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Motivated by a combination of environmental sustainability and diversity in diet, consumers are driving changes to food patterns across the world. All it takes is a glance at restaurant menus or the refrigerated sections of grocery stores to see that plant-based food is likely more than a passing trend.

Why You Should Care More About Single-Use Plastics, From 3 Titans of Marine Conservation

Now is a critical moment for the health of the world’s ocean as people use more single-use and disposable plastics during the pandemic.
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While the pandemic has caused untold devastation around the world, lockdown measures have brought some unexpected environmental benefits: Global emissions have plummeted and in some areas wildlife has flourished — even along some city streets

But for oceans, it’s a different story. 

Minnesota Food and Agriculture Leaders Launch Coalition to Address Top Challenges

Globally-leading cluster of food and agriculture businesses, agriculture research institutions, and innovators team up to tackle climate change and other pressing challenges
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MINNEAPOLIS – SAINT PAUL, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, CEOs and executive leaders from many of the world's largest food and agriculture companies and key research institutions celebrated the launch of MBOLD™, a coalition that brings together Minnesota's unique array of global leaders to address major challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

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