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Business Leaders, Investors and Industry Experts Will Meet in Amsterdam in October to Discuss the Future of Sustainability Reporting

The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 2019
Press Release

August 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 300 CEOs, business leaders, investors, Government representatives and NGOs will share their latest strategies and drive discussions on how companies can fully assess, report their impacts and demonstrate leadership on key social and environmental issues.

ON Semiconductor’s Plastics Go Electric!

by Lana Hall, Program Manager
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Did you know that all finished goods plastics from our 22 manufacturing sites and most sub-contractors globally are shipped to ON Semiconductor’s Reclamation Center (OSRC) located at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona? On average, we accumulate 100,000-pounds of plastic per year through the finished goods our products are shipped in. This includes rails, reels and wafer carriers. Last year, China banned all imported waste, causing several companies to halt their recycling programs and divert their plastic waste to the landfills.

3D Printing Factors Big in HP’s Sustainability Game Plan

HP is promoting 3D printing technology as part of its broader sustainability charter to reduce overall environmental impact.
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By Beth Stackpole

3D printing will continue to play a key role in HP’s mission to create a circular and low-carbon economy—a vision and set of initiatives benchmarked in its most recent 2018 Sustainable Impact Report.

Green City Growers Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

Press Release

SOMERVILLE, Mass., August 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President. According to GCG’s CEO and Founder Jessie Banhazl, “Chris’s extensive background in business management, agricultural systems, fresh produce, and operations, combined with his vision of what future food systems can look like, make him a great fit to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”

Our Favorite Recycled Shoes for 2019 Will Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

By Franco Movsesian
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When it comes to helping the environment, it’s pretty much impossible for a single person to make a noticeable difference on their own. That said, if all of us make little environmentally friendly choices every day, those choices start to add up. And one easy choice anyone can make is to buy recycled shoes.

Nespresso Takes Recycling up a Gear With Coffee Capsule Bike

Press Release

Aug. 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nespresso is partnering with Swedish bike brand Vélosophy to produce a stylish bicycle made from recycled aluminum coffee capsules, demonstrating both brands’ commitment to a circular economy.

1000 limited edition RE:CYCLE bikes made from over 300,000 recycled Nespresso Arpeggio capsules will be available from August 12, sold exclusively on Vélosophy’s ecommerce platform velosophy.cc

Google Rethinks Product Design for Sustainability-First Approach

Blog

In a world where some sustainability challenges seem almost too large or too complex to solve, tackling issues can seem like a herculean task. And yet, the concept of scale is a mighty one – and the decisions of one large company can help change the course on a grand scale. Take Walmart’s commitment to only sell concentrated liquid laundry detergent.

How Caterpillar’s Strategy Is Helping to Build a Better World

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As Caterpillar executes its enterprise strategy, it is not only driving growth, but also furthering the company's sustainability journey. Click here to read more about how Caterpillar’s strategy is helping to build a better world.

What’s Old Is New: Why Cisco Wants Its Products Back

Blog

This post was written by guest blogger Abbey Burns, Circular Economy Program Manager at Cisco.

Cisco’s products power networks and shape the way we live, work, play, and learn. However, they also shape the world in many other ways. We extract natural resources to make and ship our hardware, and our customers rely on this same pool of resources to make their own products and run their own businesses. We can’t keep taking, without giving. It doesn’t last. But as a business, as a society, as a species, that is exactly what we’ve been doing. And it’s not sustainable.

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