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Fair Trade Certified Produce Sales Up 30 Percent

Fair Trade USA Highlights Produce Category Growth & Market Support at PMA Fresh Summit 2019
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. The growing fair trade produce program will be showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Conference & Expo (booth #2511), October 17–19, 2019.

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Printing Can be More Sustainable Than You Think

HP's bold vision to protect the world’s forests through responsible consumption and forest management.
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Everyone has seen the messages on the wall near the office printer or at the end of an email: "Think before you print," "Please consider the environment before printing," or "Save paper, save a tree." These messages spring from the conventional wisdom that using paper requires trees, so avoiding printing must be the more environmentally friendly choice.

But what if printing could actually help protect and grow forests?

Albertsons Companies Pharmacies Switch to Recycled Prescription Bag

New bags will save more than 5,000 trees each year
Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies pharmacies are swapping white for brown as they transition from traditional white prescription bags to a new recycled brown bag at 1,700+ locations across the United States. The switch to the more sustainable bag is expected to save more than 5,000 trees annually.

SCS Global Services Launches Sustainability Pilot for Leading Growers and Retailers of Lab Grown Diamonds

First-Ever Audits as Part of Certification Standard Development Process
Press Release

Emeryville, Calif., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) announces the launch of a groundbreaking pilot to audit and analyze lab grown diamonds against a stringent set of sustainability criteria.

Liz Earle Beauty Company, Part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Joins Global Shea Alliance as a Sustainability Partner

Press Release

October 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ Liz Earle has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), a non-profit industry association with members from across 35 countries, which promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.

A British beauty brand with a passion for naturally active ingredients, Liz Earle are pioneers of cruelty-free skincare that combines the best of nature with the best of science. A tube of their iconic, multi award-winning Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser sells once every 15 seconds across the world.

Kodak Moments Photo Paper Earns Prestigious FSC® Certification

Third-Party Certifier SCS Global Services Validates Achievement
Press Release
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ Kodak Moments, a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties, announced that its thermal paper products, used across Kodak Moments retail destinations nationwide, are now certified under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates National Coffee Day With a Commitment to Sustainability

100% of O Organics® coffee will be certified sustainable by mid-2020
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September 29 is National Coffee Day, and with 63% of Americans drinking coffee, we all know people who will be celebrating with a cup of their favorite morning pick-me-up. This year, O Organics® coffee drinkers can also celebrate that all of their favorite coffee products will soon be certified sustainable.

Albertsons Companies Receives EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for the Third Year

Press Release

BOISE, Idaho, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded Albertsons Companies the esteemed Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for leadership in furthering safer chemistry and increasing awareness of safer chemicals for consumer products.

New Soap with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to Hit Hotels Worldwide, Including Marriott Properties

SCS Global Services certifies This Works soap from Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, under RSPO standard
Press Release
EMERYVILLE, Calif. Sep 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the Company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

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