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California Water Action Collaborative Announces Drought Coalition

Environmental Leaders, Fortune 500 Companies Announce Collaborative Investments to Protect California’s Water Future
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Xylem Launches Wastewater Pumping System with Integrated Intelligence

Called the "first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence," the Flygt Concertor promises to provide efficiency and reliability.
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Xylem introduced what it calls the first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence during WEFTEC 2016 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 26-28. The system, from the Flygt brand, senses operating conditions in its environment, adapts its performance in real time, and provides feedback to pumping station operators.

Corporate EHS & Sustainability Leaders to Participate in Platte River Cleanup in Denver for 2016 NAEM Day of Service

Press Release

October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - When NAEM joins the Greenway Foundation for a cleanup along the South Fork of the Platte River in downtown Denver later this month, its efforts will be powered by environmental, safety and sustainability leaders from companies such as Toyota Motor North America Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Bose Corp. and The WhiteWave Foods Co.

Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt said the association’s annual Day of Service is an opportunity for members to put their passion for the natural world to work for a local community.

Mercedes-Benz 'EQ' Show Car | Into the Future with Zero Emissions

Mercedes-Benz launches EQ, a new electric mobility brand. It combines all related products, services and a concept vehicle with the looks of a sporty SUV coupé.
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Paris Motor Show, late September 2016. Mercedes-Benz issued invitations to a major press conference. The place was packed long before the start as journalists from all over the world secured the best positions to find out what everyone in the hall was waiting for: what the inventors of the motor car have to say about the future of the automobile.

Cobalt: The New Conflict Mineral?

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The Washington Post’s latest story exposes the often dangerous conditions faced by African workers in cobalt mines, adding to the increasing worldwide attention paid to human rights issues in global supply chains and raw material sourcing.

More Mining Companies Begin to Share Resources Using Integrated Infrastructure

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Traditionally, mining companies have built their own infrastructure at greenfield sites, and due to necessity, constructed their own supporting “pit to port” infrastructure, including power and water supply schemes, roads and railways. However, as a result of growing cost pressures and increasing capital to build new greenfield operations, a trend is developing, whereby mining companies are seeking opportunities to share resources to save on expenses. 

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Convenes Workshop to Explore How Circular Economy Principles Can Be Applied to Healthcare Plastics in the EU

Press Release

OXFORD, England, October 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) convened a workshop today in Oxford, UK to begin dialogue on how circular economy thinking could be applied to healthcare plastics in Europe. This effort will enable greater recycling and reuse opportunities while reducing negative environmental impacts.

Nespresso and Local Coffee Farmers in South Sudan Progress in Rebuilding Coffee Industry

Nespresso launches 2nd edition of Limited Edition SULUJUA ti South Sudan
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October 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country’s coffee industry.  The result of their hard work and dedication – the Nespresso limited edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan* - will launch in five new countries later this month, having previously only been available in France.

How to Quantify Your Social Impacts: With WBCSD, Unilever, Fedex and Nestlé

Companies are increasingly investing time and money into projects to help tackle both local and global issues. Discover how the industry leaders are getting it done.
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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Unilever, FedEx and Nestlé will be sharing their strategies, solutions, and obstacles in a live Ethical Corporation webinar on 13th October 2016 2pm BST/3pm CEST.

Sustainable Brands and RILA Announce Conference Partnership

Retail-focused track will launch at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced a strategic partnership with Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands to produce a dedicated program track at SB’17 Detroit focused on sustainability-led innovation in the retail sector.

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