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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.
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.

“Upcycling” Old Crayons through Crayola’s Crayon Melter

Article

In recent years, a trend emerged of creating art with melted wax. Typically this involves heating crayons, candles or other wax with a hair dryer and letting the wax drips fall on paper or canvas. Social media fueled the enthusiasm (#meltedcrayonart) for this crafty project.

Crayola saw an opportunity in 2018, with the environment in mind, to enhance this trend. Consumers with children often have a box or drawer full of used and broken crayons in their homes.

Carnival Corporation Announces Partnership With Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society to Support Environmental Commitment

As a life-long environmental advocate, Cousteau will partner with world's largest leisure travel company to provide expertise on initiatives supporting corporation's commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence
Press Release

MIAMI, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced a new partnership with renowned ocean explorer and life-long environmental advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organization that serves as a "Voice for the Ocean" on the importance of effective environmental and sustainability policy. In addition, Cousteau will provide valuable external expertise on environmental initiatives.  

Republic Services Launches Recycling Simplified Education Program For Grades Pre-K Through 12

Free curriculum comes on the heels of a survey showing many Americans fail at recycling
Press Release

PHOENIX, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling, has introduced a free, downloadable curriculum designed to incorporate recycling education in schools and support students' real-world learning about sustainability and how to recycle properly.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

Summary: 
  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change
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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

Tides of Change: The Global Shift from Single-Use Plastics

By Ian Lifshitz, US VP of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Asia Pulp & Paper Group
Article

This article is sponsored by Belantara Foundation. 

Aligning Business Purpose to the Sustainable Development Goals: Why Companies Should Put Social and Environmental Impact First

By Wilma Rodrigues, Saahas Zero Waste Founder and CEO
Blog

These days I am often introduced as a social entrepreneur. I am not sure this tag enthuses me:  I believe that the original purpose for setting up an industry or business is public good and by that measure all businesses should be social businesses.  

Unfortunately in the last century, shareholder value became the dominant narrative for a successful business. Consequently today the management and employees in companies are driven by profitability above everything else.

Borough of Bradley Beach Partners With SC Johnson to Launch New Jersey’s First Pilot Program for Residential Curbside Plastic Film Recycling

New partnership makes recycling plastic film more convenient for residents
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., September 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Borough of Bradley Beach and SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands, today announced New Jersey’s first pilot program for curbside plastic film recycling. Bradley Beach residents will be able to conveniently recycle their plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrap as part of the community’s curbside recycling program beginning November 13, 2019.

The Coca-Cola Foundation, Keep America Beautiful Announce Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Recipients

More Than 30 Organizations will Continue to Improve Foundation for Public Space Recycling Collection Infrastructure
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® and The Coca-Cola Foundation today announced the recipients of their 2019 Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program in a combined effort to improve recycling collection in more public space locations throughout the country.

Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Keep America Beautiful®America Recycles Day®, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.

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