October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.
The recycling needs of the communities we serve are constantly evolving — and we have to evolve with them. Republic is making consistent, strategic investments in our sorting technologies and infrastructure to ensure that our facilities are capable of meeting the sustainability goals of the communities and businesses we serve.
Last year, we invested over $13 million in new recycling capabilities at select recycling centers, even as others in the industry reduced or eliminated their investments.
At Republic Services, we recognize the responsibility and opportunity we have in managing the nation’s waste stream to provide a source of recovered and renewable materials and energy to the economy. We are innovative and constantly exploring new options to capture value and energy from materials in the waste stream, while helping to ensure environmental responsibility and sustainability.
We get that what we do — collecting waste, hauling and disposing of rubbish and sorting through recyclables is not glamorous work. We do not expect to see it portrayed on the big screen. But, it’s something we excel at — we’re increasingly recognized for doing it with pride and differentiation. We’re not just talking trash. We’re living our values every day.
By: Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
For the past three years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been on a journey to help the private sector and communities realize the value and implement the principles of the circular economy in the United States.
Project Aims to Foster Sustainable Economic Development for Businesses and Communities
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and its partners today announced that the City of Orlando will serve as the location for its multi-stakeholder pilot project, Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for A New Economy.The project aims to increase the current 34 percent recycling rate in the United States by providing a scalable model for improving recycling and recovery rates.
In Italy, kids are eating delicious and nutritious meals that were once surplus food prepared onboard ships for cruise passengers. In Miami, families in need are sleeping in comfortable beds with frames donated by cruise lines. At sea, cruise ships are assisting with ocean research and implementing and supporting recycling practices.
As a result of those and similar efforts, the cruise industry – including Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company – is demonstrating its commitment to the environment and overall sustainability.