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ON Semiconductor’s Plastics Go Electric!

by Lana Hall, Program Manager
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Did you know that all finished goods plastics from our 22 manufacturing sites and most sub-contractors globally are shipped to ON Semiconductor’s Reclamation Center (OSRC) located at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona? On average, we accumulate 100,000-pounds of plastic per year through the finished goods our products are shipped in. This includes rails, reels and wafer carriers. Last year, China banned all imported waste, causing several companies to halt their recycling programs and divert their plastic waste to the landfills.

Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project Join Forces for Sustainable Farming in the Desert of Jordan

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.
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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability?

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By Andrew Chastain-Howley, Director of Water Solutions, Atonix Digital

Few appreciate the cost of water like commercial facilities and industrial manufacturers. Many of them are selling a product that requires water as part of the larger infrastructure setup that ultimately results in consumer goods. Take for instance food and beverage makers, for whom water is the good. Or paper and pulp companies, whose dry products rely almost exclusively on water.

Carnival Corporation Releases Third-Party Study Confirming Advanced Air Quality Systems Are Positive for Environment

Two-year independent study on composition of hundreds of "scrubber" wash-water samples provides hard scientific evidence that company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are well within compliance of IMO's most stringent wash-water quality guidelines
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MIAMI, August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are a safe and effective means for compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 requirements, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

Reinventing Banana Production in Ecuador

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

Green City Growers Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

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SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President. According to GCG’s CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl, “Chris’s extensive background in business management, agricultural systems, fresh produce, and operations, combined with his vision of what future food systems can look like, make him a great fit to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”

Ecocentricity Blog: The Energy-Water Collision

By: John A. Lanier
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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

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Sometimes the water is too hot in the first instance to be effectively used as coolant. Know when that is? In the heat of the summer, which will only get worse as our planet warms. Another challenge is droughts, like the kind also predicted to be more frequent as the climate changes.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Barangaroo, Sydney

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Mary Mumbrella from Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Seamus McCartney from Lendlease, on how Aboriginal people have been living sustainably in the area known as Barangaroo for at least 80,000 years and the space is now home to one of Australia's most important urban regeneration projects. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Smithfield Foods Launches Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Under Pure Farmland™ Brand

New Meat-Alternative Products Hitting Shelves in September
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SMITHFIELD, Va., August 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it is launching a plant-based protein portfolio under the company’s Pure Farmland™ brand. The new line comes in a variety of breakfast patties, meatballs, burger patties, and pre-seasoned protein starters to help consumers grow their plant-based protein options for all meal occasions, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers.

Our Favorite Recycled Shoes for 2019 Will Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

By Franco Movsesian
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When it comes to helping the environment, it’s pretty much impossible for a single person to make a noticeable difference on their own. That said, if all of us make little environmentally friendly choices every day, those choices start to add up. And one easy choice anyone can make is to buy recycled shoes.

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