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With China Saying No to Plastic Waste, the World Needs a New Plan

"This is a wake-up call," a University of Georgia researcher said, highlighting the need for new ideas on how to handle plastic trash.
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by Jo Ling Kent, Jim Seida and James Rainey

A global crisis over what to do with millions of tons of discarded plastic and other trash is becoming even more difficult after China decided last year to stop importing much of the waste. In some cases, that means used paper and plastic containers that Americans intend to recycle are actually ending up in landfills, waste company managers say.

Let’s Keep It Blue Together

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Last Friday was International Ocean Day -- a day that we celebrate the 71 percent of our planet that is covered with water. But, increasingly that water is filled with plastic, and it’s slowly killing us.

Consider these facts:

National Geographic Launches ‘Planet or Plastic?’ Initiative to Reduce Impact of Single-use Plastics on Our Oceans

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Every year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans and could remain in marine environments for more than 450 years. This escalating problem deserves our attention, and today National Geographic is kicking off a multiyear initiative to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on our oceans.

No Time to Waste Our Waste: What Does It Take to Create a Recycling Movement?

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Nowadays, “plastic” can sound to some like a four-letter word.  That is not entirely without reason. Mismanaged waste, of all kinds, too often is ending up at the side of the road, in fields and meadows, meandering through our streams, choking our waterways and entering our oceans. We can all agree that this is simply unacceptable. 

There are a many reasons why plastics, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), have become so commonplace in our world – they’re safe, lightweight, resilient, and most importantly, they are recyclable.

Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Launches New Bottle Made From 100 Percent Recycled Plastic* in North America

Company aims to inspire consumers to recycle by debuting new bottles made entirely from recycled ones
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STAMFORD, Conn. – February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic*, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America.

AIM2Flourish: business Education Meets Business for Good

By Megan Buchter, Operations Manager, AIM2Flourish at Fowler Center for Business
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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

Our Disposable Society: From Plastics to Prisons

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Plastic and prisons: two of America’s most toxic habits. Happily there are people working to create alternatives. This week on Sea Change Radio we learn about a new type of flexible compostable packaging, developed by Israeli entrepreneur, Daphna Nissenbaum, who hopes this new polymer will take a bite out of the enormous problem of plastic waste. Next, we speak to Zoe Loftus-Farren about her Earth Island Journal piece that exposes the multitude of environmental hazards created by the prison industrial complex and America’s unhealthy addiction to locking people up.

Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water Saves Tens of Thousands of Tons of Carbon Dioxide through Plastic Recycling Efforts

CO2 Savings the Equivalent of Taking 13,349 Cars off the Road for a Year
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ONTARIO, Calif., March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water announced today that it has dramatically increased the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottle production. Thanks to the high recycling rate of California residents, and with help from its strategic partner CarbonLITE, Arrowhead now ensures that 9 out of 10 of its Arrowhead bottles made in California incorporate 50% post-consumer recycled plastic content.

Timberland Partners with Thread to Look Beyond Sustainability and Toward Responsibility

New collection of Timberland® footwear and bags to feature Thread™ fabric, made from plastic bottles collected in developing countries
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STRATHAM, N.H., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a partnership with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread, furthering both brands’ longstanding commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Crafted from plastic bottles collected in Haiti and Honduras, Thread™ Ground to Good™ fabric challenges how the world thinks about recycled PET.

The Evolution of Prepaid Phone Packaging

By Swathy Ramaswamy and Tammy Hurt
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We are working to improve the sustainability of our prepaid phone packaging throughout its entire life cycle.  We focus on reducing the amount of material used, utilizing materials from renewable sources, increasing recycled content and end-of-life recyclability, and improving the efficiency for transporting the packages. 

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