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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Newsletter

The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate-Circular Economy Nexus

By: John A. Lanier
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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

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These dire facts are why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Materials Economy conducted this study. They wanted to show that scaling the circular economy is a necessary condition to reversing global warming, and they are right.

New Holland Agriculture Wins the Inaugural Sustainable Tractor of the Year® Award at Agritechnica 2019

Press Release

November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial N.V (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), has won the inaugural ‘Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020’ award at Agritechnica 2019, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, currently taking place in Hannover, Germany.

Ecocentricity Blog: At Full Strength

By: John A. Lanier
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Ellen MacArthur, Andrew Morlet, and their team are true visionaries in the circular economy movement. Spend some time digging into their work and I promise you’ll come away wiser for it.

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Ellen MacArthur, Andrew Morlet, and their team are true visionaries in the circular economy movement. Spend some time digging into their work and I promise you’ll come away wiser for it.

Ecocentricity Blog: Real-Life Tetris

By: John A. Lanier
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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

SC Johnson Partners With Molecoola to Increase Recycling in Brazil

Consumers in São Paulo Can Now Earn Rewards for Recycling Common Household Materials
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/– SC Johnson today announced a partnership with reverse logistics startup Molecoola to sponsor recycling centers in São Paulo, Brazil, reinforcing the company’s commitment to recycling and sustainability. Consumers can return empty products from any of SC Johnson’s well-known brands, including Mr Muscle®, Glade® and OFF!®, at any of Molecoola’s locations and earn points that can be redeemed using app technology for goods and services. The points can also be used for charitable donations to communities in São Paulo.

SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

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509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.
Press Release
509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.

Closing the Loop to Create a Circular Future

A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
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With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.

Collaboration’s the Key for a Circular Economy

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Hundreds of leaders from business, academia, government, and nonprofits were greeted with this refrain at the start of the 4th annual US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Summit on Sustainability and Circular Economy. If you know anything about the USCCF, you know they exist to unite the public, business, and communities through thought-provoking dialogue that inspires action toward creative solutions. The summit achieved this, and more.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

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