It isn’t known exactly how long the coast of the United Kingdom is. The main island of Great Britain alone is estimated to have around 18,000 kilometres of coastline, according to the national mapping agency. If the largest of the other islands are also factored in, this increases to over 31,000.
Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy.
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Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy, while reducing the pollution, congestion, and noise that come with growth. UPS is working across three key channels to provide innovative and sustainable urban logistics solutions. Learn more at ups.com/citysolutions.
Over 20,000 Responses Roll In; SC Johnson to Open 9th Collection Center in Bali
RACINE, Wis., March 8, 2019 /3BL Media/– After more than 20,000 tweets and retweets from people sharing their support for reducing ocean plastic, SC Johnson has announced it will build an additional recycling center in Indonesia. SC Johnson last week challenged social media users around the world, including attendees at the GreenBiz 2019 sustainability conference, to tag #SocialPlastic or #SCJRecycles in their social media posts.
RACINE, Wis., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To continue building the momentum to address the crisis of plastic in our world’s oceans, business leaders, governments and civil society must work together to help solve this problem. That was the message delivered by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson during a panel discussion Wednesday at GreenBiz 2019 in Phoenix.
Windex® bottles have been 100% post-consumer recycled plastic since 2015; today the company announces 100% recycled ocean plastic in leading household brand
RACINE, Wis., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, SC Johnson has announced that it will launch the industry’s first product that uses 100 percent recycled ocean plastic in a major home cleaning brand. That product is part of the ubiquitous Windex® brand, one of the company’s most popular brands and a household favorite for the past 86 years.
SC Johnson challenges consumers: 20,000 tweets to open a new recycling center in Indonesia
RACINE, Wis., February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As it champions the critical need to end ocean bound plastic waste, consumer products leader SC Johnson is offering a new challenge. Having already sponsored eight plastic recycling centers in Indonesia, the company will build an additional one if social media dialogue raises the profile of recycling and Social Plastic®.
The Mississippi River is the United States’ most well-known river which serves multiple purposes, including drainage for 40 percent of the United States’ waterflow and creating fertile ground where agriculture, trade and cities have flourished for centuries. It also serves as the drinking water source for 50 cities and 20 million people. But with all this development along its riverbanks, it has been subjected to centuries of pollution — especially during heavy rainfall.
"This is a wake-up call," a University of Georgia researcher said, highlighting the need for new ideas on how to handle plastic trash.
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.
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.