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International Paper Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network

Membership enables the company to work with the Foundation, collaborate with other Network organizations, as it seeks to advance the circular economy through its renewable, fiber-based products
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May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - International Paper (NYSE: IP), a world leader in renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products, has become a Member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network, the world’s leading circular economy network.

Black & Veatch Report Finds Water and Wastewater Utilities, Customers Challenged by COVID Economics

‘2021 50 Largest Cities Water and Wastewater Report’ shows modest progress in addressing service to economically disadvantaged communities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Although the COVID-19 pandemic shed new light on the importance of water and wastewater services, system resilience, funding and affordability remain challenges facing communities across the U.S., according to Black & Veatch’s new 2021 50 Largest Cities Water and Wastewater Rate Report

Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Reducing Carbon in the Built Environment

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The built environment is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. To help encourage net-zero building practices, Dow joined two leading industry associations to challenge architects and building owners to design and construct energy-efficient buildings.

Dow partnered with the American Institute of Architects International Region (AIA International) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to conduct engagement programs to help drive the adoption of lower-carbon building technologies during the decision-making and design phase.

La Red de Innovación e Impacto - Conoce a IncubatecUFRO

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A través de la Iniciativa La Red de Innovación e Impacto programa, WEC y nuestros socios apoyamos a las pequeñas y medianas empresas que están acelerando el desarrollo empresarial y promoviendo el crecimiento económico sostenible en América Latina. Conoce a una de las organizaciones miembro de La Red con este foco:

La Red de Innovación e Impacto - Meet IncubatecUFRO

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Through the La Red de Innovación e Impacto program, WEC and our partners support small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) that are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. Meet one of our La Red members:

Green Wave Sweeps Hong Kong

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Carbon neutrality is no longer a distant dream. It is a goal and an imperative after the Hong Kong government set 2050 as a target date to achieve it in the battle to combat climate change.

An important factor in reaching that goal is to use more renewable energy – a clean, inexhaustible, and increasing cost-competitive option that allows development without putting future generations in jeopardy.

Earth Day 2021: Making Smarter Technology More Sustainable

Mary Jacques, Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Sustainability and Senior Engineer Staff Member at Lenovo
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Each year, April 22 marks a world-wide commemoration that has become increasingly important to global citizens: Earth Day. At this time last year, at our Morrisville, North Carolina operational center, we were all working remotely and canceling international travel amidst lockdowns.

Putting Waste to Work: Converting Landfill Waste to Energy Across Canada

Enbridge, Walker Industries, Comcor Environmental join forces to develop Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects throughout the country
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It’s estimated that Canadian landfills can produce enough Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to supply energy to 400,000 homes a year.

Enbridge, Walker Industries and Comcor Environmental are looking to unlock this potential—and put some of that waste to work.

Creating China's First “Milk Bottle Road”

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Dow has teamed with dairy brand Shiny Meadow to construct China’s first road made with recycled plastic milk bottles. The project gives hard-to-recycle plastic a second life and helps keep plastic waste out of the oceans, landfills, streets and rivers.

The “Milk Bottle Road” used more than 6,000 used milk bottles and other plastic waste and is located at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) Xuhui campus. Although milk bottles are easily recycled, recyclers often reject milk bottles due to the high contamination rate caused by milk residue.

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