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SCS Global Services Is Now a Bonsucro Licensed Training Provider

Training courses will make learning about sugarcane sustainability easy and accessible
Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Bonsucro, a global non-profit organization that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world, last week announced that SCS Global Services (SCS) has qualified as a Licensed Training Provider.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prodigal Species

By: John A. Lanier
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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

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We have a problem with excessive consumption. Our species has become prodigal, and we are spending not just our inheritance, but that of countless generations yet to come.

Two Major Cities Are Testing Home Delivery for Sustainable Household Goods to Help Save the Planet

Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
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A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.

As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.

A New Approach to Recycling Plastics

VolCat turns waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a substance ready to be fed directly into new plastic manufacturing.
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Used plastic may become the next renewable resource, thanks to a radical new process from IBM Research™ called VolCat. 

In lab tests, the process — short for volatile catalyst — turns used plastic bottles into piles of a pure material that can be used to manufacture new plastic products, replacing petroleum-based feedstocks.

VIDEO | The Power of Our Handprint: Mohawk Industries

CSO George Bandy Jr. shares ways Mohawk is shrinking its footprint while expanding its “handprint”
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When does a footprint become a handprint? When we give much more than we take. George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer at Mohawk Flooring North America, explains the company’s commitment to leaving a meaningful mark and finding innovative ways to offer more social handprints than environmental footprints.

Gaining Yarn-Spinning Efficiencies Through an Integrated Supply Chain

Q&A with Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns
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Chuck Ward, President, Gildan Yarns talks about the benefits of integrating down its supply chain by owning its own yarn-spinning facilities. 

Q: Why does Gildan feel it is important to spin its own yarn?  What is the benefit to the Company?

VALVERT launches 100% recycled plastic bottle

A First for Nestlé Waters in Europe
Press Release

It’s a first for Valvert, our Belgian natural mineral water, and a European first for Nestlé Waters. A sustainable water in a more sustainable bottle: Valvert launches today its new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic (rPET). This innovation is one of the tangible proofs of Nestlé's worldwide commitment to make its packaging 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025. It is another important step in Nestlé Waters’ approach to tackling packaging waste and protecting water resources.

3form and LightArt Pursue Living Product Challenge and LEED V4.1

3form and LightArt have engaged leading third-party certification body, SCS Global Services, to provide life cycle assessments, EPDs, LPC assessments.
Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY, July 1st, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Award-winning material and product innovators 3form and LightArt are excited to announce their newest efforts in a long-standing commitment to manufacture quality products with a focus on human health, the environment, and social equity. Recognizing that the accelerating rates of the climate crisis, habitat and species loss, and human health concerns requires more than a status quo response, the companies are pursuing Living Product Challenge (LPC) and LEED V4.1 optimization certifications.

The Heart of Summer Calls for Heart-Healthy Grilling Tips

Chefs from Aramark Offer Simple Tips to Make Your End-of-Summer Grilling Healthier and More Delicious
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With vegetable gardens in full bloom, and the heat keeping us out of the kitchen, August is grill season at its peak. We tapped the culinary expertise of our Aramark certified chefs to create a list of proven summer tips to make healthier and more plant-forward meals that will have your guests asking for more. Check out these ideas, and read the press release.

Creating Flavor on the Grill:

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