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5 Ways to Go Back to School with Fair Trade


The school year is upon us. While some of us are getting into a new groove and (if we’re still on top of it) packing lunches and planning outfits the night before, the rest of us are still tying up those odds and ends on our back-to-school shopping list.

Nespresso Proves That Single Serve Coffee Makers Can Be Environmentally Friendly

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Machines that brew single cups of coffee are extremely popular. Single serving coffee brewing machines are the second most popular brewing system in the US after drip coffee makers. In 2017, 29 percent of American coffee drinkers used them to brew their favorite drink.

Single serve coffee makers tend to create waste that isn’t recyclable as most of the pods used are made from plastic. And plastic itself is harmful to the environment as it is a petroleum product. Enter the Nespresso machines.

VIDEO | Sustainable Ingredients are the Future of Personal Care

Annual Report 2017
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Cargill's Tony Jaillot describes the state of the personal care market today, and why sustainable ingredients and improved product formulation are the future of the industry.

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The 2017 annual report, Momentum, is available online at

PANDORA is Creating Shared Value & Strategic Partners

By engaging in external partnerships PANDORA gains valuable insights into critical factors shaping our business environment


How Food Waste Hurts the Economy – And How You Can Help

The average family of four throws away about $1,500 worth of food each year. This food waste strains wallets, changes the way people buy food and can ultimately hurt the economy.

By Mekael Teshome

What would you do if you had an extra $1,500 in your bank account at the end of this year? What if you invested that money and had $20,000 or more ten years from now?

A few thousand dollars could help you jump start your retirement fund, save for an emergency or start planning for a child’s college education. You don’t have to sell off your belongings or invest in some questionable scheme. All you may have to do is think more carefully about the food you buy, eat and throw away.

UPS Logistics and Technology Solutions Help TerraCycle Divert 40 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

Recycling Innovator and UPS Turn Trash to Treasure
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ATLANTA, August 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Global customs and logistics solutions by UPS (NYSE: UPS) are powering TerraCycle’s mission to transform hard-to-recycle items like toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, diverting 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.

Nestlé Waters N.A. Awarded First AWS Certificate in North America by SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services congratulates Nestlé Waters N.A. on their Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification
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SCS Global Services congratulates Nestlé Waters North America, the first facility in North America to earn Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification. “Use and protection of fresh water resources is one of the most pressing global challenges of this century,” said Stanley Mathuram, SCS Vice President of Environmental Certification Services Operations.

Impact Investing 2.0: How More Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good

Our $6 Million investment in Closed Loop Fund will help jump-start recycling programs across the United States

When, where and how companies deploy capital has tremendous impact on the economy, communities, and the environment — be it by investing in people, new equipment and technologies, research and development, or new markets. Companies are becoming increasingly aware of this cause and effect, and are seeking investment opportunities that not only maximize their bottom lines, but at the same time benefit the environment and communities in which they operate or influence.

Timberland Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Original Earthkeepers® Boot

New seasonal exclusive Eagle Bay boot honors Earthkeepers legacy, brand’s longstanding commitment to sustainability
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STRATHAM, N.H., July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announces an important milestone in its longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility – ten years since the launch of the Original Earthkeepers® 6-Inch Boot. To mark the anniversary and pay tribute to the product that fundamentally changed the company’s approach to product sustainability, Timberland today released a seasonal exclusive boot called the Eagle Bay. 

Unreasonable Impact | Don’t Throw Away Your Utensils…Eat Them!

by Aubrey Sanders

Bakey’s has developed edible utensils to provide an effective alternative to petroleum-based disposable plastic cutlery. The edible utensils contain no chemicals, preservatives, fat, emulsifiers, artificial coloring, or milk products. Now, instead of throwing away cutlery after a single use, people can eat it, or it will biodegrade in fewer than three days. Bakey’s is targeting a customer base of one billion, helping to avoid 5 million tons of plastic going to landfill.


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