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Cellulosic Sugars: The Latest Domtar Innovation

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Wood — the building block of all Domtar products — is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose can be converted into cellulosic sugars.

Strange Brew: Atomo Bean-Less Coffee

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Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — what to buy, where to buy it, how to make it and when to drink it. But how much thought do they put into the coffee bean itself? The global popularity of coffee contributes to deforestation and erosion, and consumes enormous quantities of water — some estimate that a standard cup of coffee eats up about 34 gallons of our planet’s most vital resource.

Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to Expand Environmental Sustainability Research

Smithfield Foods continues partnership with the University of Minnesota’s NorthStar Initiative to facilitate ongoing supply chain sustainability research
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Ikea Jumps on Circular Bandwagon With Leasing Strategy

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2019 may be the year the concept of circular economy goes mainstream. And there’s good reason circular is catching on, even beyond the clear environmental benefits.

Albertsons Companies: A Store Brands Success Story

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Originally publishd on Store Brands

“Geoff has put together a diverse team; everybody brings something different to the table,” says Nancy Cota, Albertsons’ vice president of Own Brands, who has spent 42 years in the grocery industry. “That’s what makes us so strong. And when you trust each other like we trust each other, you want to win together.”

Video: HP and Lavergne Group for The National Zero Waste Council

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Due to the high volume of recycled materials from printers and cartridges, National Zero Waste Council member HP has increased their operations. So much so that the contracted company, Lavergne Group, has made plans to expand.
 

Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Operations Receive Environmental Stewardship Award

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February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan Morenci operations recently received the Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program Award from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

The award recognizes companies that go above and beyond what is required by law from an environmental perspective.

Waste Not, Want Not: Rubbish Processing Company Creates Jobs While Transforming Waste Into Fuel, Compost and Recycled Goods

Saahas Zero Waste champions innovative waste reduction solutions in India, which protect environment while providing reliable work for informal sector workers.
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BENGALURU, India, January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/– Recognising the substantial environmental impact urban waste has in India, waste processing company Saahas Zero Waste has joined Business Call to Action with a pledge to dramatically reduce the amount of waste destined for landfill by converting 122 tonnes per day into gas, compost and recycled products, while providing work for approximately 800 low income earners, including women, by 2021.

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part II

7 more brands giving back this holiday season
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88 Acres

Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres also creates economic prosperity by finding microloans to support women microentrepreneurs domestically and internationally.

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