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Get Down to Earth With These Earth Day Tips

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For more than 50 years, people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day to recognize the vital importance of preserving the environment.

Subaru of America Celebrates Recycling Five Million Pieces of Waste by Renewing Its Partnership With TerraCycle®

Partnership Focuses on Recycling Hard-to-Recycle Items
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CAMDEN, N.J., April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it will renew its commitment to help divert hard-to-recycle waste from landfills and incinerators through the automaker's environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth, by continuing its ongoing partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle®.

New Training on Waste Impact Reporting

Course on Waste Standard is latest addition to GRI Academy
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Sustainability and waste management professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of waste reporting, following the launch of a training course on how to get the most out of the GRI Waste Standard.

The online course, accessible now through the GRI Academy, addresses both the theory and practice of waste reporting. Participants will cover:

Help for Companies on Circular Economy Progress

Enhanced corporate reporting using the GRI Standards and Circulytics
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Organizations can now link the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards with an innovative tool for measuring their progress towards the circular economy.

How to Score a Recycling Touchdown for Sunday's Big Game

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It’s official – the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the big game on Sunday. Since most of us will be watching from home this year, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the waste generated by game-day snacking. Beer cans, plastic bottles, and some takeout containers can be recycled if you toss them correctly.
 

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.

GRI Waste Standard Available in Nine Languages

Translations of the global reporting standard for waste
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The GRI Waste Standard is now provided in nine languages. In addition to English, translations have launched in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

This means that more reporting organizations around the world can download and use GRI 306: Waste 2020, available free of charge, to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their processes, products and services, as well as throughout their value chains.

Are Takeout Containers Recyclable?

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We love to order takeout food, especially nowadays with so many of us spending more time at home. But with all those orders come a lot of plastic bags, containers, utensils, etc. and not all of it can go into your recycling bin. 

Just because a takeout container has a recyclable symbol on it, don’t assume it's okay to recycle it. The acceptance of recyclable materials can vary from state to state and city to city. As a rule of thumb, the following materials are accepted no matter where you live: paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic containers labeled with a #1 or #2.

Help at Hand to Understand GRI's Waste Standard

Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
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June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.

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