There's No Task Too Big: GP Cedar Springs Recycles, Repurposes 300,000 Pounds of Massive Conveyor Belts

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CEDAR SPRINGS, Ga., November 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - When we talk about Georgia-Pacific’s commitment to being a good custodian of the environment, this story is a perfect example of that.

The environmental team at our Cedar Springs Pulp and Paper mill in Cedar Springs, Georgia, recently had a huge task on their hands, quite literally.

They needed to figure out what to do with over fifty massive rolls of old conveyor belts that had accumulated in its scrap yard. And these things aren't small. They’re over one hundred feet long and at least 4000 to 6000 pounds each! 

From Scrap Plastic to Fantastic: Enbridge Gas Workers Rethink Waste

Innovation breathes new life into plastic pipeline scrap destined for landfill

What comes to mind when you see a plastic Muskoka chair?

If you’re Tom Canellos or Graham Waller, you’re reminded of an opportunity to improve the environment and create value from waste.

Canellos and Waller worked together in a Toronto-based Enbridge Gas construction group in 2019, when they noticed a lot of plastic polyethylene pipe was discarded as garbage by Enbridge and its contractors.

Could that high-grade yellow plastic be recycled, rather than heading to landfill? It was a problem, the friends decided, that needed solving.

We Actually Have the Technology to Recycle Paper Coffee Cups, but Can It Scale?

Words by Kate Zerrenner

For the sustainability-minded consumer, grabbing a coffee on the run can turn into a pain in the conscience. For years, the message has been that paper coffee cups are not recyclable because of the polyethylene coating that makes them more durable and heat-resistant. The process for that is starting to change — and improve — as the right technology becomes more widely available and more MRFs (materials recovery facilities) begin accepting these cups.

InstallNET's EcoServ Program Recognized With 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Award

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BOWIE, Md., December 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - InstallNET, a  project management company that facilitates the installation and decommission of commercial furniture, announced today that their EcoServ program was awarded the 2021 SEAL Sustainable Service Award for leadership, innovation, and commitment to sustainable business practices.

Fresh or Recycled Fiber - Which Is Better?


The role our forests play in mitigating climate change is gaining greater attention. There has been a push to preserve our forests and use more recycled content in paper or packages. While it can be complicated to decide which is better—using virgin fiber or recycled fiber—there is an answer. It comes down to how that fiber will be used. And yes—in some cases, more recycled fiber means more GHG emissions.

New Zero Waste Standard Helps Companies Demonstrate Progress in Sustainability Journey

SCS Certification Standard Focuses on Facilities Working Toward Waste Diversion, Reduction and Re-use
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the launch of its new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill. It is robust yet flexible to allow companies to demonstrate incremental improvements, and to stimulate participation based on regional supply chain differences.

Volunteers Remove 35,500 lbs. of Trash at 8 River Cleanups During ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’

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November 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - October, which was declared by four governors and four mayors to be ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month,’ proved to be a very busy month. 

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) collaborated with volunteers, community stakeholders, businesses, and elected officials to host river cleanups, an online pledge campaign for those wanting to make a difference from home during the pandemic, and issue the 2nd annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

7 Ways to Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving


Americans produce about 25-percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day compared to the rest of the year, according to estimates. However, we can all make small changes to reduce, reuse, and recycle during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Here are seven eco-friendly tips to add sustainability to your Thanksgiving:

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2020 America Recycles Day: Focus on Individual Recycling Action and Behavior

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Individuals to Join the Effort to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2020 /3BL Media/– Individual recycling action and behavior are themes of this year’s America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program and the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

In its 23rd year, America Recycles Day (ARD), Nov. 15, educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being and helps to motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.

Joint Base San Antonio Honored with America Recycles Day Recycling Hero Award

America Recycles Day is November 15
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SAN ANTONIO, TX, November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) will receive the second annual America Recycles Day® (ARD) Recycling Hero Award by Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful®. The ARD Recycling Hero Award recognizes groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the promotion or implementation of recycling programs. The award will be presented to JBSA on ARD, a Keep America Beautiful national program and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating recycling annually on and around November 15.


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