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Recycling Biopharma Plastics into Lumber Products

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Biopharmaceutical production scrap consists of different polymers, multi-layer films and some hazardous materials. A recycling program is demonstrating that this tough-to-tackle stream doesn’t have to be destined for disposal.

Global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has partnered with specialty waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle the commingled single-use plastic scrap into saleable lumber products.

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Pfizer Australia Hosts Local Activation of IMPACT2030

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July 2, 2019  /3BL Media/ Today Pfizer Australia hosts a gathering of 40 of its non-traditional industry partners to discuss volunteerism and potential collaborative efforts with the United Nations, corporations, nonprofits, academia, and other stakeholders to address Australia’s needs as part of the 

Business Leaders Join Other Global Decision-Makers in Abu Dhabi to Ramp up Climate Ambitions

Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting helps shape the proposals to be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 1,700 people from over 160 countries — representing Government, business, civil society and youth — convened at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 30 June to 1 July for a milestone moment in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September. The UN Global Compact, together with partners, convened a roundtable discussion with business leaders on a just transition to a net-zero future in line with 1.5°C scenarios.

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

How a New Packaging Plan From MilliporeSigma Is Tackling Sustainability in Pharma

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European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer editor Reece Armstrong sits down with Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding and Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at the life science business of Merck KGaA* to discuss the company’s new approach to environmental sustainability in packaging.

The pharmaceutical industry has faced its fair share of scandals over the years - unfair hikes in drug prices and dangerous medicines to name just some – yet its impact on the environment has never been one.

John Lanier at Climate One - Triple Bottom Line Thinking for Businesses: Weak or Strong?

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about the triple bottom line at a Climate One panel and podcast.

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John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation talks about the triple bottom line at a Climate One panel and podcast.

Duke Energy to Offer Bloom Energy Distributed Fuel Cell Technology to Customers

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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region
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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region

Interview With Chris Jansen, Design Engineer

Developing sustainable systems to meet stormwater management demands
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Chris Jansen studied water resources engineering and hydrology at University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University. He has a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where his studies focused on environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology. He recently passed the national PE exam and is currently preparing for the California-specific exams.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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