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

Summary: 
  • 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.

Press Release
  • 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.

Love at First Block: Sustainability With the Help of Blockchain

by Mark Herrema, Co-founder and CEO of Newlight Technologies
Blog

Over the past 17 years, my team at Newlight has been working to turn air and greenhouse gas into a material found throughout nature called AirCarbon.

Albertsons Companies Joins Beyond the Bag Initiative

Goals include reducing use of virgin materials, scaling new solutions, diverting bags from landfills; efforts complement plastic reduction work already underway at Albertsons Cos.
Press Release

BOISE, Idaho – January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced that it has joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, its latest step to contributing to efforts to reduce plastic waste.

The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test, and implement innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment.

Mey Is the First Manufacturer of FSC®-Certified Clothing in Germany

Press Release

ALBSTADT, Germany, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mey is the first company in Germany to put FSC®-certified clothing onto the market and is therefore also one of the first certificate holders for FSC®-certified clothing worldwide. This distinction enables consumers to consciously select products from companies that act responsibly when it comes to forest resources.

Bridgestone Collaboration with NRGene Achieves New Milestones in the Assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes

Summary: 
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.
Press Release
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.

Land Betterment Corporation Featured on Inside Indiana Business

Multimedia with summary

FISHERS, Ind., January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced its featured video segment on Inside Indiana Business highlighting its project in Greene County, Indiana to convert an old, decommissioned thermal coal mine into Coal Craft Spirits, an organic, farm-to-bottle craft distillery.

Timberland Anticipates Products Becoming 'Net Positive' by 2030

BY ALYSSA DANIGELIS
Article

Timberland set new 2030 environmental goals today. The global outdoor lifestyle brand wants all of their products to have a “net positive” effect on nature, giving back more than they take.

Within 10 years, the VF Corporation brand’s specific, measurable goals are: 100% of products across footwear, apparel, and accessories designed for circularity, and 100% of natural materials sourced from regenerative agriculture.

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Packing in a Purpose: Sustainable Product Packaging

Multimedia with summary

No matter the size or material, The Home Depot knows product packaging isn’t just about protecting the product—it’s also about protecting the environment. Through material experimentation, size configuration and good old-fashioned teamwork, engineers at The Home Depot are giving product packaging the attention it needs in the pursuit of sustainability.

The Material

The Home Depot is making strides to ensure more environmentally friendly materials make up its packaging.

Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

Decarbonizing Cities - How to Harmonize Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure

Summary: 
  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.
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  • An integrated approach is needed to fully decarbonize cities.
  • Digitalization across buildings, mobility and energy infrastructure is key to achieving net zero carbon.
  • Decarbonizing cities will not just benefit the environment, but also the jobs market, public health and well-being of communities.

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