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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.

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.

From Food and Uniforms to Sponsorship Deals: IOC Guides to Help the Olympic Games and the Sports Sector Adopt Sustainable Sourcing Practices

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

How Ambitious Sustainable Projects Drove More Than $900 Million of New Revenue for HP Which Has Set Targets to Reduce Plastic Waste

Company aims to increase recycled plastic in its personal systems and print hardware and supplies to 30 per cent by 2025
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By Sian Bayley

Reducing plastic waste is beneficial to business, according to the managing director of tech company, HP.

And the company claim sustainable impact projects drove more than $900 million of new revenue last year.

George Brasher, managing director HP UK and Ireland said: “If you’ve got customers that demand it and employees that demand it, it’s going to happen […] if customers are willing to reward us or any other company with business, I can tell you businesses will go towards it.

Two Major Cities Are Testing Home Delivery for Sustainable Household Goods to Help Save the Planet

Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
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A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.

As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.

HP Takes the Circular Economy to the Next Level

Words by Amy Brown
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For a company that has been recycling its hardware and toner cartridges since the 1980s, moving to a circular economy was not that big of a leap for printer and personal computer leader HP Inc. Now the company says it is determined to build new, circular supply chains and lead the industry on incorporating post-consumer plastic in its products and keep that waste out of the oceans.

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Bridgestone EMEA Prepares for the Future with €36 Million Commitment to Smart Factory Project

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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader
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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

Can the Circular Economy End the Era of “Throwaway Living”?

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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In 1955, LIFE magazine ran an ad promoting “Throwaway Living,” encouraging the use of disposable items as a way to help cut down on household chores.

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