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Don’t Lose Sleep Over How to Recycle Your Mattress

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Unless you’re a magician, your old mattress likely won’t fit in your curbside recycling bin. Even if it could, it definitely doesn’t belong there. The good news is – you can recycle it!

About 80% of the materials in a mattress are recyclable; however, we toss out about 15 to 20 million mattresses yearly in the U.S., each taking up about 40 cubic feet of space in a landfill¹.

Here are some good options to dispose of a mattress responsibly. 

WEC & Bank of Africa – BMCE Group Sign an Agreement to Promote Environmental Governance in Private and Public Sectors of Morocco

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March 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) and Bank of Africa signed early this year an agreement that will enable public and private sectors in Morocco to improve their environmental performance through green technologies, practices and services, addressing air pollution, water, and waste management challenges in the country.

Reforestation: More Than Planting Trees

The ins and outs of our partnership with OneTreePlanted
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Climate change and biodiversity loss are on everyone’s minds these days – as they should be.

Experts agree that reforesting our planet is critical if we are to reverse biodiversity loss and head off the worst of climate change. Because trees provide habitat to a number of species, store water, absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through photosynthesis, they are one of our best allies.

Gaming’s Coolest Chair Design Wins HP’s HBCU Challenge

By Sarah Murry
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Meet the winners from North Carolina Central University, who took home the top prize for HP’s third-annual HBCU business challenge

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Meet the winners from North Carolina Central University, who took home the top prize for HP’s third-annual HBCU business challenge

The Goodyear reCharge Concept – A Renewable, Sustainable and 100% Biodegradable Tire

Goodyear unveils its latest concept tire
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BRUSSELS, March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tire that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs.

“Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs, said Mike Rytokoski, Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Goodyear Europe, “It was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility.”

Ecocentricity Blog: Trash Turned Into Treasure

By: Chantel Lanier
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After taking a deep breath she smelled…nothing. If anything, it smelled like crisp, fresh, unpolluted air. She didn’t detect any unpleasant odors that she would have previously associated with composting.

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After taking a deep breath she smelled…nothing. If anything, it smelled like crisp, fresh, unpolluted air. She didn’t detect any unpleasant odors that she would have previously associated with composting.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

Tech Companies Take Down 3 Million Online Listings for Trafficked Wildlife

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WASHINGTON, March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Online technology companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date. These listings included live tigers, reptiles, primates and birds for the exotic pet trade, as well as products derived from species like elephants, pangolins and marine turtles.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: Quality, Style and Respect for All Women

Kathleen Marran @ UPS | Alexandra Waldman @ Universal Standard
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Kathleen Marran, UPS Vice President of Marketing, Diverse Segments: women business owners face difficulties in raising money and handling that first big order — how exactly do you master the logistics needed to keep pace with rising customer demand?

Marran says it’s not just about shipping. Upstart entrepreneurs must navigate the challenges of streamlining payments, finding suppliers and going international, issues that make or break any small business.

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