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VALVERT launches 100% recycled plastic bottle

A First for Nestlé Waters in Europe
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It’s a first for Valvert, our Belgian natural mineral water, and a European first for Nestlé Waters. A sustainable water in a more sustainable bottle: Valvert launches today its new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic (rPET). This innovation is one of the tangible proofs of Nestlé's worldwide commitment to make its packaging 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025. It is another important step in Nestlé Waters’ approach to tackling packaging waste and protecting water resources.

3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1

3form and LightArt have engaged leading third-party certification body, SCS Global Services, to provide life cycle assessments, EPDs, LPC assessments.
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SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health concerns requires more than a status quo response, the companies are pursuing Living Product Challenge (LPC) and LEED V4.1 optimization certifications.

Think Before You Throw: Help Put a Stop to Wishcycling

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Are you guilty of wishcycling? Also known as aspirational recycling, wishcycling happens when you put something into the recycling bin without checking whether it’s actually recyclable.

We get it! You don’t want to add more waste to the planet, so you toss your item in the recycling bin, hoping it’ll get recycled. Worst-case scenario: If you made a mistake, the recycling facility will be able to fix it. Right?

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting “Throwaway Living,” encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores.

Annie’s Cereal Package Uses Recycled Plastic, but It’s the Consumer Messaging That Wins for Innovation

The company's new effort is intended to encourage participation by consumers in the recycling process.
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By Rachel Cernansky

Recycling rates in the U.S. are dismal, and Patrick Keenan, principal engineer - Annie’s packaging R&D, said the company wanted to help fix that.

“What we wanted to do was figure out a way to create value for the recycling collection process, which would then drive up the recovery rates and the access for consumers,” he said. “One way was by including recycled content in our packaging.”

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Water, Air and Pentair: Supporting World Environment Day

by Marybeth Thorsgaard, Pentair Vice President of Communications and President of the Pentair Foundation
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Today is World Environment Day, an opportunity every June to celebrate and support environmental action.

Established by the United Nations in 1974, World Environment Day is supported by more than 100 countries. Every year, a timely theme is carefully chosen to resonate with one of the world’s most urgent environmental challenges. In turn, a host country takes on the task of highlighting the challenge and the ways they’re working to help solve it.

Keep America Beautiful® Partners With Pernod Ricard to Host One of the World’s Largest Social Impact Programs

In the 9th Year of “Responsib’All Day,” 19,000 Pernod Ricard Employees Will Donate More Than 100,000 Hours to the Preservation of Natural Resources in 100+ Communities Worldwide By Joining Forces With Nonprofits Like Keep America Beautiful
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STAMFORD, Conn., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, is partnering with Pernod Ricard USA, the largest subsidiary of the world’s leading premium wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard SA, as it hosts the company’s ninth annual Responsib’All Day.

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Are Unsure About How to Recycle: PepsiCo Recycling Is Changing That…Starting in K-12 Classrooms

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PURCHASE, N.Y., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Recycling today announced that, through the Recycle Rally – a free program designed to educate and instill recycling behaviors at K-12 schools across the United States – nearly 10 million pounds of waste material was diverted from landfills during the 2018-19 academic year.  Since launching in 2010, Recycle Rally has facilitated collections of close to 500 million recyclable containers.

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