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Progress in the Circular Economy

Closed-loop processes that upcycle ink and toner printer cartridges and ocean-bound plastic bottles into new products are reducing plastic waste and creating sustainable impact for local communities.
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year—on top of the 150 million metric tons already floating around, according to scientific studies by Ocean Conservancy. Eradicating this waste is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and companies in every industry are implementing circular-economy processes that revive “end of life” materials for other purposes.

Promoting Diversity Within Our Supply Chain

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Hershey actively supports an inclusive marketplace through our supplier diversity program that creates business opportunities for qualified and diversely-owned enterprises. Besides enabling us to represent and better understand our consumers, diverse supply chains drive innovation and fresh thinking and reflect our diverse employee base, cementing their pride and sense of engagement in working for our company.

UPS Longitudes | Shedding New Light on Supply Chain Visibility

Philippe Gilbert @ UPS
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Supply chain visibility is not a new concept. But true, real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility is something few companies have been able to obtain due to the inherent complexities and investment required.

COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that a lack of visibility leaves companies struggling without the tools to make the important, timely decisions needed to steer their organizations in the right direction.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: COVID-19 Supply Chain Insights From Ware2Go CEO Steve Denton

Steve Denton @ Ware2Go
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Ware2Go, a UPS company that provides businesses of all sizes with access to warehousing, logistics and fulfillment services, is shaping the supply chain of the future.

The company’s U.S. network of warehouses helps merchants ship products efficiently and affordably, powered by cloud-based technology that makes it easy to flex distribution and scale shipments based on volume.

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.
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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.

La Red de Innovacion e Impacto: Supporting Micro, Small and Medium-sized Businesses to Foster Growth and Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Learn more about La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red). La Red is a network of 37 member organizations in 11 countries that support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to drive sustainable economic growth and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

This is achieved through collaboration, providing technical assistance, making expert connections and identifying opportunities that have a high social impact.

Over the 6 years of the project, we've managed to support:

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

UPS Longitudes | Return to Sender: Navigating Reverse Logistics

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In a traditional linear economy, we make goods, use them and dispose them. In a circular economy, by contrast, the end of a product’s life can be an opportunity for new value creation. But for the circular economy to work, materials must be in the right place at the right time.

As companies continue setting ambitious goals to advance circular strategies, they look to partners like UPS to help make reverse logistics seamless — whether reclaiming products for their “next life,” helping consumers recycle goods or packaging and collecting items for refurbishment for future use.

Celebrating 25 Years of eBay: The People and Technology that Fuel Our Global Marketplace

During this milestone moment for eBay, our President and CEO Jamie Iannone reflects on the magic of eBay — for the last 25 years and beyond.
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Over a Labor Day weekend 25 years ago, Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for what became eBay. Started as an experiment, eBay is fueled by a bold notion that creating a truly open, fair and honest marketplace would level the playing field and foster economic opportunity for all.

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