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Companies With Over $1 Trillion in Annual Revenue Report the Reduction of 83 Million Pounds/38 Million Kilograms of Hazardous Chemicals in the 6th Chemical Footprint Project Report

Their leadership demonstrates progress towards meeting the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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SOMERVILLE, Mass., December 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, Clean Production Action released the 6th Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) Report. The CFP is the first-of-its-kind initiative to measure chemical footprints and assess business progress away from hazardous chemicals to safer solutions. This enterprise is all the more urgent because the use and proliferation of hazardous chemicals in the environment is now one of the three planetary crises confronting humanity along with climate change and biodiversity loss.

Family- and Veteran-Owned Supplier Black Diamond Coatings, Inc. Partners With The Home Depot on High-Quality Home Improvement Products

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“By Contractors, For Contractors.” This is the founding principle President and Owner David Warren set into place for Black Diamond Coatings, Inc., a premier concrete and masonry sealer manufacturer and Home Depot supplier.

3M Thinsulate Helps Long-Time Partner Watson Gloves With Its Eco-Evolution, Including Industrial and Retail Market Work Gloves With Sustainable Insulation

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The 3M Thinsulate team helped a more than 40-year business partner Watson Gloves -- a fourth generation family-owned company founded in 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia and a leading North American supplier of quality gloves for gardening, construction, motorcycling and more -- mark its second century in business with a statement-making move toward sustainable materials and business practices.

IKEA on the Circular Economy: Consumer Behavior Must Change

By Judith Magyar
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It’s hard to enjoy sweet dreams as the mountains of mattresses in landfills are becoming a global environmental nightmare. According to an article in The Guardian, the U.S. alone throws away 18.2 million mattresses a year, but there are only 56 facilities available to recycle them.

Video: Tackling Hard-to-Recycle Plastic Waste | One Take With Ron Cotterman

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Sealed Air is driving the packaging industry in creating circular value chains that prevent waste, enable recovery of materials, and reduce dependence on natural resources. The company’s Vice President of Sustainability Innovation & Strategy, Ron Cotterman, talked to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste about circularity. Watch the interview here.

Customers and Online Shoe Retailers Put Their Best Foot Forward for Climate

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It can be difficult to buy a pair of shoes online, and if you have a high instep, wide feet, or a bone spur, the problem is exacerbated. It is common for customers shopping online to buy two sizes of the same model so they can try them on at home and return the pair that doesn’t fit.

The size of the problem is considerable, with half of all shoes bought online being returned. The primary reason for these returns is a poor fit or wrong size — a staggering 75%!

Mars and Rubicon Team Up for 'Trick-or-Trash' Recycling Program on Halloween

Words by Mary Riddle
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This Halloween, Mars and Rubicon are coming together to offer trick-or-treaters an easy way to collect and recycle their candy wrapper waste.

Chemours: Chemistry That Connects a Crucial Link in the Domestic Semiconductor Supply Chain

Revitalizing the domestic semiconductor industry is an important goal that depends in part on a supply of U.S.-manufactured fluoropolymers.
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We all know that panicked feeling of reaching for your phone and not finding it where you expected and the immediate sense of relief when it’s back in your hand. We take for granted that these conduits to everything will always be there.

Understanding EDISON: The Strategic Energy and Water Efficiency Program of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Operations on a global scale pose a particular challenge to any company aiming to address the diverse needs of its sites. As part of its sustainability strategy, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, aiming for a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030 compared to 2020. To achieve this goal, the company focuses on four areas:

1. New construction sustainability

Ecocentricity Blog: In Thanksgiving for the People of Interface

By: John A. Lanier
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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

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I am thankful for the outstanding work of the people of Interface. They have continued that which began in 1994 with a metaphorical spear in Ray Anderson’s chest. As their latest report shows, Interface continues to lead the way in showing how an environmentally responsible enterprise should operate.

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