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Keep America Beautiful Opens 2020 Grant Application for Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

National Nonprofit Provides Grant Funding, Resources; 2019 Program Delivered Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 50 Percent
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s largest community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the opening of the grant application period for the 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), designed to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.   

Don’t Lose Sleep Over How to Recycle Your Mattress

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Unless you’re a magician, your old mattress likely won’t fit in your curbside recycling bin. Even if it could, it definitely doesn’t belong there. The good news is – you can recycle it!

About 80% of the materials in a mattress are recyclable; however, we toss out about 15 to 20 million mattresses yearly in the U.S., each taking up about 40 cubic feet of space in a landfill¹.

Here are some good options to dispose of a mattress responsibly. 

At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future

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There are multiple paths to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. At Republic, our vision is to be America’s preferred waste and recycling partner – and to do this, innovation is not a nice-to-have – it’s a must.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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Subaru Is Creating Furniture From Recycled Coffee Pods and Candy Wrappers

By Mari A. Schaefer,
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Move over, Outbacks, Foresters, and Imprezas. Subaru of America has gotten into the outdoor furniture business.

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The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism

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Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley. 

What Waste? Domtar Plant Achieves Its Zero-Waste Goal

From 2016 to 2018 , the Delaware plant made the journey from 80% to 100% beneficial reuse of its manufacturing byproducts.
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When Mark Clack joined Domtar in 2016 as the manager of the Delaware, Ohio, personal care facility, he noted that an impressive 80 percent of the manufacturing byproducts was being beneficially used or recycled. “Given Domtar’s commitment to sustainability, and my experience helping a microbrewery I previously worked at in California achieve zero waste to the landfill, I saw the opportunity to do the same in Delaware.” 

Nature Needs Heroes: Environmental Communicator Summer Rayne

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Meet Summer Rayne, one of the changemakers in Timberland's Nature Needs Heroes campaign who devote their talents to making a difference and committ to building a better future for the environment and the people who live in it. 

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Meet Summer Rayne, one of the changemakers in Timberland's Nature Needs Heroes campaign who devote their talents to making a difference and committ to building a better future for the environment and the people who live in it. 

Waste No More

by Diego Donoso
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Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing.

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Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing.

Water: From the Top of the Mountain to the Top of My Mind

by Sophie Beckham, Senior Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship, International Paper
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According to new data from the World Resources Institute, 17 countries – home to a quarter of the world’s population – face “extremely high” levels of water stress. While many of us may be unfamiliar with water stress, it is a real and growing threat across the world, including in parts of the US, Europe, and Brazil. A recent family trip reminded me of the day-to-day luxury of living with easy access to clean water.

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