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Getting Back on the Landfill-Free List

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General Motors’ expectations for a landfill-free facility are structured and strict, with sites removed from the list if even a small load goes into the ground. When that happens, both the local teams and global waste experts collaborate to find solutions.

GM’s manufacturing plant in Cairo, Egypt lost its certification in 2015, but worked hard to get reinstated. As of this summer, the site is landfill-free once again.

Reducing Our Impact with Water Recovery

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It’s no surprise that perhaps one of the most important ingredients in the food and beverage industry is water. Because it is such a precious resource in everything from product processing to facility operations, many in the food and beverage industry are finding new ways to wring maximum value and efficiency from every drop.
 
Amid rising prices and growing water scarcity, food manufacturers around the world are finding ways to increase their system-wide water efficiencies through recycling programs and other initiatives.
 

Surprise--You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What?

Advice to Hit the Ground Running
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Much to your surprise, you have suddenly become the new plant safety person. And on top of that, you have little or no background in safety! Unfortunately with downsizing/right-sizing and budget cuts, this kind of move has become increasingly common at the plant level, despite the importance of EHS to the operation.

RightCycle Program Expands to Manufacturing and Industrial Environments

The program has diverted more than 300 tons of material from landfills since 2011.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Georgia, has expanded its recycling program—RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark Professional—to manufacturing and other industrial environments, enabling customers to divert nonhazardous waste, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, from landfills.

World’s First Living Products Achieve Certification

Owens Corning and SIREWALL Reimagine Manufacturing for Radical Change in Energy, Water, Happiness
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SEATTLE, May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Imagine a product that functions as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. Now imagine that product is manufactured for use in buildings, which are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions, and you begin to see how a truly sustainable product, used to build a Living Building, might significantly impact climate change.

AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit Session Highlight

Carbon Reduction Value in Automotive Supply Chain
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Track #2 - Technical: Strategic Approaches and Resources for Integrating Sustainability

In this session, you’ll hear about AIAG Greenhouse Gas (GHG) workgroup activities to help automotive companies with carbon reporting and reduction. Speakers from supplier and government agencies will share their perspectives on the value of practical GHG reductions in logistics.

The Growth of the Circular Economy

A 2016 UPS/GreenBiz Research Study
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There is a shift occurring from the traditional linear take-make-waste economy to a more circular model of use-recover-regenerate. According to new research from UPS and GreenBiz, circular economy principles are projected to gain traction, nearly doubling in importance over the next two years. 97% of business leaders agree that logistics will be critical to a successful circular economy. Find out more about the roles waste, recyclability and first mile logistics will play in driving the circular economy.

The Importance of the Circular Economy to Business Expected to Double in Next Two Years, According to New Research by UPS and Greenbiz Group

Logistics are Critical to Implementing a Sustainable Circular Strategy
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ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – (NYSE:UPS)  Nearly nine out of 10 (86 percent) of sustainability executives surveyed believe that circular economy will be important to their business two years from now, nearly double from two years ago when just 47 percent felt them important, according to findings of the 2016 UPS/GreenBiz Circular Economy Research Study released today.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Rewards Microentrepreneurs for Innovations

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The Cerro Verde Mining Company in Peru hosted the Innova Contest, which rewards the best innovations of local small and medium enterprises. The objective of the competition is to encourage diverse production and increase competitiveness according to market demand.

Thirty-one entrepreneurial businesses were provided with training in trade and services, manufacturing and agriculture. A total of 21 businesses from the districts of Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Tiabaya were chosen as winners by a jury and received cash awards for their business growth.

Eastman’s Jan Shumate Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

Jan Shumate, Director of Plant Engineering at Eastman, has been honored with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead award.
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KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead award is given by the Manufacturing Institute to honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C Suite.

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