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Experts Are Curbing Pollution by Crunching Numbers

By: Rachelle Dragani
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Pollution can seem like an insurmountable problem. Impure particles and gasses seep into lungs, contributing to the onset of diseases and conditions such as lung cancer and strokes. As many as 3.8 million people die each year from indoor air pollution caused by burning unsafe fuels. Contaminated water sickens people around the globe.

One 2017 study estimates that air, water and earth contaminants cause around 9 million premature deaths each year, many of them in poor and underdeveloped areas of the world, making them deadlier than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

Summary: 
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.
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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.

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

Summary: 
  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year
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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year

LifeGate PlasticLess Reaches the UK, the First Rubbish Bin of the Sea Installed Thanks to Whirlpool

By Mara Budgen
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It isn’t known exactly how long the coast of the United Kingdom is. The main island of Great Britain alone is estimated to have around 18,000 kilometres of coastline, according to the national mapping agency. If the largest of the other islands are also factored in, this increases to over 31,000.

Infographic | UPS Solutions for Urban Logistics

Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy.
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Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy, while reducing the pollution, congestion, and noise that come with growth. UPS is working across three key channels to provide innovative and sustainable urban logistics solutions. Learn more at ups.com/citysolutions.

A Wave of Tweets Turns the Tide to Stop Ocean Plastic

Over 20,000 Responses Roll In; SC Johnson to Open 9th Collection Center in Bali
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RACINE, Wis., March 8, 2019 /3BL Media/– After more than 20,000 tweets and retweets from people sharing their support for reducing ocean plastic, SC Johnson has announced it will build an additional recycling center in Indonesia. SC Johnson last week challenged social media users around the world, including attendees at the GreenBiz 2019 sustainability conference, to tag #SocialPlastic or #SCJRecycles in their social media posts.

SC Johnson, Plastic Bank Take Action to Solve Ocean Plastic Pollution at GreenBiz 2019

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RACINE, Wis., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To continue building the momentum to address the crisis of plastic in our world’s oceans, business leaders, governments and civil society must work together to help solve this problem. That was the message delivered by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson during a panel discussion Wednesday at GreenBiz 2019 in Phoenix.

SC Johnson to Launch First-Ever 100% Recycled Ocean Plastic Bottle in a Major Home Cleaning Brand

Windex® bottles have been 100% post-consumer recycled plastic since 2015; today the company announces 100% recycled ocean plastic in leading household brand
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RACINE, Wis., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, SC Johnson has announced that it will launch the industry’s first product that uses 100 percent recycled ocean plastic in a major home cleaning brand. That product is part of the ubiquitous Windex® brand, one of the company’s most popular brands and a household favorite for the past 86 years.

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