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Dow's RENUVA™ Program Wins Sustainability Award From Chemical Week

Flagship RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program awarded Best Sustainable Product
Press Release

HORGEN, Switzerland – November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: Dow), has won Best Sustainable Product for its RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program in Chemical Week’s Sustainability Awards. The RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program contributes towards recycling end of life polyurethane mattresses in collaboration with the value chain. This project converts polyurethane foams from end-of-life (waste) mattresses back to one of the main chemical building blocks of its polymer - polyol.

Tetra Tech's Dr. Arie P. Kremen Discusses the Role of PFAS in the Solid Waste Industry

Identifying the importance of landfills in sequestering PFAS
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Arie Kremen is a civil and environmental engineer with more than 25 years of experience in solid waste engineering and water resources, with an expertise in leachate management and disposal. His academic background is in beneficial reuse of reclaimed wastewater, including biological nutrient recovery. He has worked around the world and in the United States on wastewater and leachate treatment, landfill design and construction, and landfill remediation and closure projects.

EarthX to Join Global GivingTuesday Movement in Support of Creating a Cleaner, Greener Planet

Press Release

DALLAS, November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – On December 1st, EarthX will kick-off the holiday season by celebrating Giving Tuesday with an inaugural fundraising campaign in support of important environmental programming that will help shape our world now and in the future. Such programs include a youth initiative, educational content for the world’s first environmental conservation streaming platform, EarthX TV, and an annual expo that brings together tens of thousands of people worldwide who are tackling some of the most important issues our planet is facing.

Understanding Waste Impacts Can Unlock New Opportunities

By Anna Krotova, Senior Manager – Standards, GRI
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With COVID-19 disrupting commercial activities around the globe, one of the many knock-on effects has been on the composition and volume of waste generated by organizations. The crisis has added new considerations for why transparency about the way waste management systems are designed and function is essential for adequate performance, both now and beyond the pandemic.

Organics Diversion Opportunity: Are We Wasting It?

Finding common ground on the benefits and drawbacks of banning or limiting organics disposal in favor of diversion through composting or digestion
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Tetra Tech’s Debra Darby and Tom Bilgri collaborated on an article discussing the ongoing debate about the benefits and costs of diverting organics from the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. Here we present a summary of their differing points of view and the common ground they arrived at.

The article originally ran in Waste Advantage Magazine’s August 2020 issue.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
Press Release

October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

Developing a Market-Based Approach to Sanitation in Uganda

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Household sanitation is a longstanding development priority for the government of Uganda. However, access to basic sanitation is still low and the country is off-track to meet the Sustainability Development Goal related to universal access to sanitation by 2030. This, coupled with the government’s policy that considers sanitation to be a household responsibility, provides tremendous opportunity to foster market-based sanitation as the mechanism to increase basic sanitation across the country.

spotLESS Materials: Sprayable Coatings That Repel Liquid, Sludge, Bacteria, and More

Finalists for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize®
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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
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Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

Giving Little Green Thumbs a Head Start: How the GroMoreGood Garden Grant Helped an Ohio School Flourish

By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Blog

In a normal school year, teachers play a critical role in keeping our kids curious, engaged and excited to learn. But this school year will be anything but normal. As schools throughout the country continue to balance remote learning with in-person classes, this already tough job has gotten even more difficult and more important than ever.  

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