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The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

EarthX Environmental Justice – Houston

By Cata Hopkins
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 73 million Americans live within three miles of a hazardous pollution site that could be harming their local environment and their health.

Koch Industries Earns Environmental Protection Agency 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Energy Management

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WICHITA, Kan., April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – At its more than 300 operations and production units in the United States, Koch companies create everyday essentials that help people improve their lives while working to use fewer resources. In recognition of this work, Koch Industries has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – the second time since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner.

MetLife Earns 2021 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence Award

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NEW YORK, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy.

EPA Honors LG USA for Responsible Electronics Recycling Leadership

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WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA has been recognized for responsible electronics recycling leadership by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, receiving the highest-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

Georgia-Pacific's Leaf River, Miss., Facility Becomes First Pulp Mill to Earn EPA Energy Star Certification; Other Georgia-Pacific Facilities Also Receive Recognition for Sustainable Efforts

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Efforts to reduce water use, use energy efficiently and streamline resources used to ship products across the U.S. earned employees and GP facilities a variety of awards from the EPA. 

Georgia-Pacific facilities received several awards and certifications, including the ENERGY STAR® Top Project for 2020, an ENERGY STAR® Certification, the SmartWay Excellence Award and a 2020 Energy Star Challenge Achiever for Industry by the EPA.

Leaf River, Mississippi

Sappi Renews With U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership for 12th Consecutive Year

Company’s commitment to minimizing carbon footprint continues with national partnership
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BOSTON January 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today announced that it has extended its current SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains and benchmark overall performance.

Tier II Reporting Season is Here

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Tier II Reporting (SARA Section 311/312) season began January 1, 2021 and for most states are due by March 1st to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and local fire department.

Over Road and Rail, Bacardi is Recognized for Green Supply Chain by US EPA

Fourth recognition by US EPA Smartway® Excellence Award demonstrates continuous efforts to keep sustainability top of mind by world’s largest privately held spirits company
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CORAL GABLES, Fla., November 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Transporting bottles of the world’s most awarded spirit, BACARDÍ rum, and its family of brands across the United States, is a carefully orchestrated process that aims to continuously reduce environmental impacts while keeping up with supply chain demands. Efforts to keep sustainability top of mind throughout supply chain planning, operations, and while working with transportation partners, has earned Bacardi USA the SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the fourth time.

Kimberly-Clark Earns 11th EPA SmartWay® Excellence Award for Leadership in Environmentally Responsible Shipping

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November 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark announced today that it earned a 2020 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping. Kimberly-Clark is one of 17 shipping and logistics companies to receive the SmartWay® award, which recognizes companies for using a range of fuel-saving strategies in their shipping and freight delivery services that reduce transportation emissions and make freight delivery more sustainable.

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