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Recycling Biopharma Plastics into Lumber Products

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Biopharmaceutical production scrap consists of different polymers, multi-layer films and some hazardous materials. A recycling program is demonstrating that this tough-to-tackle stream doesn’t have to be destined for disposal.

Global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has partnered with specialty waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle the commingled single-use plastic scrap into saleable lumber products.

Reporting Frameworks Share Common Founding Principles

GRI contributes to Corporate Reporting Dialogue position paper
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July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The paper sets out the key principles report preparers should follow for achieving such transparency and accountability.

Business Leaders Join Other Global Decision-Makers in Abu Dhabi to Ramp up Climate Ambitions

Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting helps shape the proposals to be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 1,700 people from over 160 countries — representing Government, business, civil society and youth — convened at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 30 June to 1 July for a milestone moment in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September. The UN Global Compact, together with partners, convened a roundtable discussion with business leaders on a just transition to a net-zero future in line with 1.5°C scenarios.

Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites

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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing
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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

How a New Packaging Plan From MilliporeSigma Is Tackling Sustainability in Pharma

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European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer editor Reece Armstrong sits down with Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding and Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at the life science business of Merck KGaA* to discuss the company’s new approach to environmental sustainability in packaging.

The pharmaceutical industry has faced its fair share of scandals over the years - unfair hikes in drug prices and dangerous medicines to name just some – yet its impact on the environment has never been one.

Beth Rattner at Climate One: Climate Change May Take Out Some of Our Best Teachers

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Beth Rattner of the Biomimicry Institute recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast about "nature's best teachers."

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Beth Rattner of the Biomimicry Institute recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast about "nature's best teachers."

Beth Rattner at Climate One: What Is Biomimicry?

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Beth Rattner recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast, explaining what biomimicry is, and the role it can play in product design.

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Beth Rattner recently spoke at a Climate One panel and podcast, explaining what biomimicry is, and the role it can play in product design.

PSEG Employees Planted Crops with America’s Grow-A-Row to Help Feed Community and Beyond

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Close to 90 PSEG employees united on Friday, June 28 to plant sweet potatoes in the acres of America’s Grow-A-Row, a nonprofit organization based in Pittstown, NJ.

John Lanier at Climate One: The Circular Economy - More than Just Recycling

Republished from Climate One
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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about recycling and the circular economy at a Climate One panel and podcast.

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about recycling and the circular economy at a Climate One panel and podcast.

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