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Powering the Circular Economy

by Liz Courtney
Blog

“Circular design gives us the opportunity to rethink the whole paradigm instead of operating under current restraints.”

Whirlpool’s Voglewede Pursues a Sustainable Customer Connection

By Steve Minter
Article

Whirlpool Corp. wants to sell appliances and it does so in massive quantities, to the tune of $21 billion annually. But the world’s largest appliance manufacturer also wants to create a relationship with its customers where they can be “proud” of purchasing a Whirlpool product, not only because of how it performs but because of what the company does to “create a healthier and better planet,” says Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool’s director of global sustainability.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
Press Release

January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

New Hampshire Businesses Call for Strong Clean Energy Policies to Help the State Thrive

Leaders in the New Hampshire business community release a series of principles highlighting the economic benefits of clean energy and their support for policy action
Press Release

January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the legislature gears up for the 2018 session, over 50 New Hampshire businesses united in calling for the Legislature to support economic growth and business development through advancing clean energy policies. Dartmouth Hitchcock, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hypertherm, Velcro Companies, Timberland and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed on to a series of  “Clean Energy Principles.”

IWBI, USGBC & GIGA Announce Collaboration to Integrate with Material Databases to Help Project Teams and Product Manufacturers

LEED Online, Arc, and WELL Online will tap into GIGA’s ORIGIN data hub
Press Release

NEW YORK, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and GIGA have announced a strategic collaboration to usher in a new era of materials focus, enabling and supporting the further development of performance-driven, healthy, green buildings.

Bringing You a Perfect – and Sustainable – Cup of Joe

Blog

Having a good cup of coffee is a morning ritual for most of us. There’s nothing like the aroma of that first cup.

Heading to Greenbuild? Here’s How to Maximize Your Experience.

Mohawk Group’s Sustainability Manager, Rami Vagal, highlights how to maximize your experience at Greenbuild.
Blog

Fall is finally here (although here in Georgia we seemed to have jumped directly from summer to winter) but the arrival of autumn also means that we are officially into a full conference season.

With so many great industry conferences on the calendar, it can be pretty daunting to juggle all of the schedules and travel plans. Greenbuild is right around the corner and as a show veteran, I would like to share a few tips that may help you maximize your experience.

FSC® Strategic Plan, New Markets and More: SCS Shares Highlights From the 2017 FSC General Assembly

By Sarah Harris, SCS Global Services
Blog

Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.

Affordable v. Eco-Friendly: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just walk into a store and be confident the items you purchased were produced in a way that had the least amount of impact on the planet?
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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-reviewed LCA commissioned by global fashion pioneer Stella McCartney compares ten different fiber inputs for manmade cellulose fiber
Press Release

LONDON, VANCOUVER, and EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

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