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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

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.

General Mills Joins Commitment to Halve Food Loss and Waste

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Today General Mill joins retailers Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour in the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative to root out food loss and waste from the supply chain. 10x20x30 is led by more than ten of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers, each having committed to engage at least 20 suppliers in a “whole supply chain” approach to halving food loss and waste by 2030. General Mill is one of Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour’s major suppliers for consumer packaged goods.

Sustainable MacFries Fund: McDonald's To Invest in Climate-Friendly Farming Practices

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McDonald's has launched a "Sustainable MacFries Fund" in partnership with McCain to improve the resilience of British potato farmers, while also collaborating with the Walmart Foundation, WWF and Cargill in the US to improve land use practices.

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McDonald's has launched a "Sustainable MacFries Fund" in partnership with McCain to improve the resilience of British potato farmers, while also collaborating with the Walmart Foundation, WWF and Cargill in the US to improve land use practices.

Restore AirCarbon Foodware Products Achieve Carbon Negative Verification

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Newlight Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to making materials that improve the environment, has gained independent verification that its Restore AirCarbon™ foodware products, evaluated from cradle-to-gate plus disposal, have a negative carbon footprint.  The assessment was conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), a world leader in third-party environmental and life cycle assessment.

Covalent AirCarbon Fashion Products Earn Carbon Negative Footprint

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Newlight Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Southern California dedicated to making materials that improve the environment, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Covalent AirCarbon™ line of personal fashion and electronics accessories made with carbon-negative materials.  SCS Global Services (SCS), a world leader in third-party environmental and life cycle assessment, has independently evaluated the Covalent™ product line, using a cradle-to-gate plus disposal analysis,

In Episode 3 of “Crop to Campus” Minidocumentary, College Students Explore How Cotton Is Spun Into Yarn Responsibly

The seven-part documentary offers a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step exploration of HanesBrands’ responsible T-shirt manufacturing and supply chain operations
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In the third episode of filmmaker Rod Murphy’s “Crop to Campus” minidocumentary, college students exploring environmentally responsible T-shirt manufacturing visit the U.S. operations of a low-waste yarn-spinning facility in Tennessee.

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 7: Is It Really Safe for Schools to Be Open Right Now?

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

As schools reopen—and sometimes close again—what have we learned about the risks of in-person learning? Lisa Ling speaks to school nurse Robin Cogan and pediatrician Dr. Sam Maldonado to find answers and debunk myths around kids and COVID-19.

Keep America Beautiful TrashDash: One Day, One Movement

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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the Keep America Beautiful TrashDash last Sunday, Sept. 20! Together, from coast to coast, we plogged and collectively removed trash and recyclables from neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and more preventing litter from entering our waterways. 

Understanding the Climate Change Challenges Facing Consumer Goods Companies

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton
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As an active investment manager with a firm commitment to integrating environmental, social and governance analysis into its investment processes, Franklin Templeton recognises its responsibility to raise awareness of climate transition issues. Working alongside the Carbon Disclosure Project, Franklin Templeton recently co-hosted a roundtable event on consumer goods companies’ preparations for the low-carbon transition. Here, Julie Moret, Head of ESG at Franklin Templeton, reports back from the event.

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