Waste Reduction

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change
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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry

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Vevey, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
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Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

A Coffee Cup Free Zone

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FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) is driving down waste at its facility in Betim, Minas Gerais State in North Eastern Brazil, by eliminating single use cups.

National Park Waste Reduction Efforts Receive $2.1 Million Donation From 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event

Now in Its 11th Year, Automaker’s Annual Philanthropic Event Provides Funding for Critical Support Across the National Park System
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WASHINGTON, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The National Park Foundation has announced that Subaru raised $2.1 million for national parks through its 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. This donation enables the National Park Foundation to support waste reduction efforts and enhance public awareness and engagement across our National Park System.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Exceeds Sustainability Goals in 2018

Company Releases 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Marks 150th Anniversary
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As the world’s leading provider of consumer lawn and garden products and North America’s largest provider of hydroponic growing products, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company embraces our responsibility to do the right thing. It shapes how we care for the planet and all those we touch, both inside and outside our company. Since 1868, our legacy with consumers has been rooted in trust, innovation and doing what’s best for today’s gardeners and growers and the ones who come tomorrow.

Hallmark's DaySpring Greeting Cards Business Achieves Zero-Waste to Landfill Status

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2017 marked the fifth straight year that DaySpring, a Hallmark Greetings business, has achieved “zero waste to landfill” status at their facility in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. They have found alternate ways to process waste generated by DaySpring operations, either by recycling or burning at a waste-to-energy facility.

DaySpring’s annual waste reduction efforts resulted in:

The World’s Biggest Plastic Producers Join Forces to Improve Waste Collection and Recycling

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A coalition of the world’s biggest plastic producers and users has set up a new US$1.5 billion fund to improve waste collection and recycling in developing countries.

The fund will focus its spending in Southeast Asia, where waste collection systems are lacking and leakage of plastic into waterways is the most severe.

Moving Reverse Logistics Forward

Returns add up for retailers - what's the smartest way to handle them?
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E-commerce is not always a one-way street. As online purchases grow, so do returns. Our partnership with Optoro streamlines the returns process to maximize value of returned products, eliminate unnecessary shipping, and reduce waste. Here’s how this strategic alliance is transforming retail reverse logistics.

Partnership Focuses on Waste Reduction and Overcrowding at National Parks

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For the fifth year in the row, the National Park Foundation and Subaru are partnering up to give a percentage of proceeds from the Subaru “Share the Love” event. It will give a percentage of proceeds to support waste reduction efforts in three of the most visited national parks. The funding has been directed towards pilot projects in Grand Teton, Yosemite and Denali National Parks. 

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