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U.S. Shortfin Squid Fishery Achieves MSC Certification

Second squid species in the world to be certified sustainable
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The U.S. Northeast Northern Shortfin Squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body SCS Global Services and requested by Lund’s Fisheries, Inc. and The Town Dock, was part of a scope expansion following the successful certification of the U.S.

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.

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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
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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

Circular Economy Webinar – Complimentary

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With increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, innovative companies are taking a lifecycle assessment approach and tackling circularity from as early as product development, with the goal of reaping the reputational and commercial benefits.

In this one-hour debate, four senior leaders are ready to share their strategies for transitioning from a linear to a circular economy. Join us Thursday, April 25th, at 2pm BST/3pm CET for our free online webinar with:

ScottsMiracle-Gro Recycles 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

Next Generation Compost project spreads to more facilities
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ScottsMiracle-Gro is relentless in our effort to find a product solution that is a win for the environment, consumers and business. Green waste recycling is an example of one solution, offering the opportunity to divert waste from landfills by incorporating it into beneficial new soil products. Our company is one of the largest green waste recyclers in the world, incorporating 5 billion pounds annually of woody and green biomass into our products.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
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April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
Press Release

March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Video | How The UPS Package Lab Makes Loop Possible

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Could this be the beginning of the end for single-use packaging? Loop™, a coalition of the largest consumer product companies, thinks it might be. UPS helped TerraCycle design and test the first-of-its-kind tote to enable reusable packaging for everyday consumer goods.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Not-So-Easy Button

By: John A. Lanier
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An average of 25% of single-stream recycling material is too contaminated to actually be recycled, compared to about 7% a decade ago. That’s a troubling trend, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

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An average of 25% of single-stream recycling material is too contaminated to actually be recycled, compared to about 7% a decade ago. That’s a troubling trend, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

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