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Reducing Landfill Waste, One Cup at a Time

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A simple cup of coffee on your way to work is often a much-needed jolt of energy at the start of the day. But once you’re done, what happens to the cup next isn’t so simple.

Day after day, those disposable cups start to accumulate, particularly during this time when many coffee shops are refusing to fill customers’ reusable mugs. And that’s a challenge quick-service restaurants such as McDonald’s and Starbucks are looking to partners like Georgia-Pacific to help overcome. 

The New Zealand Merino Company Launches Apparel Industry's First 100% Regenerative Wool Platform in Partnership With Global Brands Allbirds®, icebreaker®, and Smartwool®

Commitments from 167 Farms Represents more than Two Million acres of Regenerative Farming
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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and global Merino wool apparel and footwear brands Allbirds®, icebreaker®, and Smartwool® announced they are working collectively with 167 sheep growers to create the world’s first regenerative wool platform that represents 2.4 million acres (more than one million hectares) in New Zealand. They are doing their part to tackle the impact of the global fashion industry, which is responsible for 10% of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Painting the Way Towards a Sustainable Future

The intersection between sustainability and innovation is where the future of material science is heading.
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Dow and Tito Pabón turn plants into paint to deliver high-performing, sustainable coatings

Smart City by Mohawk Group

Manufacturer’s latest Living Product carpet system finds inspiration in the urban environment of the future
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Smart cities unite people through high-speed technology and connectivity. Mohawk Group’s Smart City collection—a 12" x 36" Living Product carpet plank system— explores a future in which the urban environment nurtures its citizens through these advancements and sustainable development. As cities become more desirable for business, culture and personal opportunity, they are shaping the evolution of human experience. These are the cities of tomorrow . . . and the city for today.

The Science of Sustainable Design

HP, Trek Bicycle, Room & Boardand Bosch Appliances are changing how everyday products are made to have an impact on climate change
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HP has created “the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio” through a commitment to energy efficiency, recycled materials usage, product longevity, design for product end-of-life and innovative packaging.  

The company’s groundbreaking recycling program in Haiti has provided more than 450 tons of ocean-bound plastic bottles for recycling and reuse. That plastic ends up in HP products like the new EliteBook 800 Series PCs, ZBook Firefly 14 and ZBook Firefly 15. 

P&G's Ambition 2030 Goals, Help Conserve Precious Resources and Restore the World

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Today, we have new ways to measure the impact of our actions and new tools and technologies to manage how we affect the environment. We also have years of experience that help us refresh our approach to environmental stewardship and evolve what it means to be “environmentally sustainable.” In 2018, we took a hard look and refocused our energy toward 2030, with a new set of goals and an embrace of new practices intended not just to reduce our footprint and conserve precious resources, but to help restore the world, ultimately leaving it better than we found it.

Against All Odds, HP's New Recycling Washing Line Opens in Haiti

Through international cooperation and the grit of local workers, HP’s ocean-bound plastic recycling efforts expanded despite the pandemic and a tropical storm.
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By Christina Nunez 

When Tropical Storm Laura swept through Haiti last August, heavy rains and whipping winds pummeled a country that was already reeling from the pandemic and still rebuilding from the devastating earthquake that struck a decade ago. More than six million people live in poverty on the island, where HP, along with key NGOs, has been building a program to support local workers collecting ocean-bound plastic from beaches, waterways, and on land for recycling into new HP devices. 

Collaboration Is Key to Scaling Regenerative Agriculture

By Roya Sabri
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It’s been almost a year since grocery shelves around the world emptied as coronavirus hit the news. These large-scale — and in some cases long-term — shortages revealed vulnerabilitiesin our centralized food systems and globalized supply chains.

2021 Sustainable Impact Predictions, From Education Reinvention to the Race to Net Zero

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The events of 2020 will forever change how we think, live and work. While we have a long way to go, there is finally a glimpse of hope as more than 57 countries have administered more than 71 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.* In 2021, health and safety will remain a priority worldwide, but there’s also a strong urgency to reverse climate change and protect human rights.

Bridgestone Develops New Technology for Improving Guayule-Derived Natural Rubber Productivity through Joint Development with Kirin Holdings

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  • The project seeks to advance sustainable tire materials through diversification of the world’s natural rubber supply.

  • The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayule cultivation expertise of Bridgestone to deliver large-scale propagation of guayule plants from high-quality seeds. 

  • The new technology may also be used to support the guayule breeding process to more rapidly increase a desired genotype for testing and production.

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  • The project seeks to advance sustainable tire materials through diversification of the world’s natural rubber supply.

  • The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayule cultivation expertise of Bridgestone to deliver large-scale propagation of guayule plants from high-quality seeds. 

  • The new technology may also be used to support the guayule breeding process to more rapidly increase a desired genotype for testing and production.

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