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Tire Particles: Looking at The Big Picture Through (Very Small) Particles

Words by Tina Casey
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As public concern over environmental pollution evolves and focuses on new areas, businesses continue to seek solutions. Some aspects of the problem, like cutting down on disposable plastic bottles or reducing emissions, have been studied extensively. Other areas, such as microplastics in the environment, are much newer and their implications are still being understood. 

IBM and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to Create Data Platform to Help Track Global Plastic Waste in the Environment

IBM joins Alliance as supporting member; work includes collaborating to develop data platform to help stakeholders across the plastic value chain
Press Release

ARMONK, N.Y., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Alliance to End Plastic Waste ("Alliance") today announced IBM will join the Alliance as a Supporting Member.

Indonesia's LESTARI Project: From Village Empowerment to Landscape Conservation

Leveraging the financial resources of villages and the administrative power of provincial forest management authorities
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This piece was written by Tedi Rabold about the completed U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) LESTARI project.

2020's Top 10 Trends in Purpose

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2020 was undisputedly a year like none other. What started off with widespread wildfires in Australia was soon eclipsed by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed in quick succession by economic uncertainty, growing racial inequity and unrest, political divisiveness – and the most active hurricane season on record.

Climate Action 100+ Progress Report Records Accelerated Company Commitments To Net-Zero Emissions but Gaps Remain

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Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ Almost half the focus companies of Climate Action 100+ – the world’s largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change – have now established commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, its latest progress report reveals. 

Jason Rowell Joins Board of the California Hydrogen Business Council

Black & Veatch technology lead selected for expertise in hydrogen solutions and technologies, decarbonization
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces today that Jason Rowell, associate vice president and global technology portfolio manager with the company’s global power business, has been named to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Board of Directors. CHBC is a membership-based trade association that advocates for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California.

What the Biden Administration Could Mean for the Chemical Industry

A 2020 TSCA Update
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In November, former vice president Joe Biden emerged as the winner of the presidential election. Similar to previous administration transitions, the Chemical Industry will stand ready to engage with bipartisan leaders in Congress to help drive constructive solutions for a more sustainable future that will better serve all Americans.  

Going Beyond: Lessons Learned in Dow's Game-changing Carbon Partnerships

By Mary Draves
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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

New Treatment Systems Help Cummins Plants Significantly Cut Water Use

No, the greenhouse at Cummins’ Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP) doesn’t mean the company is diversifying into fruits and vegetables.
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Two Cummins plants are putting new treatment systems to work to reduce their use of municipal water by about a third.

The company’s plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is using a multi-faceted system, including hydroponics in a greenhouse, to return more wastewater to the plant for non-potable use, enabling the plant to reduce its purchases of municipal water.

Another new system at Cummins’ plant in Jamestown, New York, doesn’t employ hydroponics, but is also sending more wastewater back to the plant and reducing its municipal water use.

World's Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments

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  • Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action
  • With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours and labels from their packaging

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