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Subaru to Share Zero Landfill Expertise With National Park Service to Reduce Park Waste

Pilot Program Planned for Yosemite, Grand Teton and Denali National Parks
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Cherry Hill, N.J., June 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Subaru, recognized for having the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, today announced it will share its knowledge of zero landfill practices with the National Park Service to reduce landfill waste from the parks.

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

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Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early.

The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020.

The Circular Economy: The Start of an Economic Revolution or Just the Latest Business Buzzword?

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A circular economy is one that is restorative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all times. It sounds great on paper, but how does it work in reality, and who’s doing the work to get us there? Is it just the latest business buzzword, as Google Trends looks to indicate, or is this just the beginning of a new economic revolution?

Waste Industry Applauds Arizona Legislation that Promotes Fair Competition Between Municipal and Private Waste and Recycling Services

Law Signed by Governor, Requires Municipalities to Make Payments in Lieu of Taxes When Competing Outside of Their Political Boundary
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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) applauded Wednesday’s signing of SB1187 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, legislation that will expand laws requiring fair competition between municipalities and private waste and recycling companies in the state. The Arizona chapter of NWRA led efforts to adopt this legislation working closely with state legislators, member companies and communities to further level the playing field for all waste and recycling service providers in Arizona.

The Whole Package: 7 Ways Companies Can Reduce Packaging Waste

GM’s expendable packaging subject matter expert offers 7 tips to companies looking to reduce packaging waste.
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Packaging waste is an important issue businesses and consumers alike must address as it accounts for as much as 40 percent of all solid waste in municipal waste streams.

According to the U.S. EPA, residential, commercial and institutional users generate more than 75 million tons of container and packaging waste each year. Yet only about half of that waste is properly recycled, which means about 37 million tons of packaging waste ends up in a landfill.

#BusinessCase: Employee Innovations Help ConAgra Save 97M Gallons of Water, 15M Pounds of Packaging - and $70M

by Sustainable Brands
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A growing number of companies large and small are finding they can save substantial amounts of money by optimizing various aspects of their operations, thereby proving the 

ConAgra Foods Conserves 97 Million Gallons of Water, Optimizes Packaging to Save 15 Million Pounds of Material, and Eliminates 58,700 Tons Waste

82 Sustainable Development projects reduce water, waste, energy and costs
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OMAHA, Neb., March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Development Awards yesterday, an internal awards program that drives and rewards imaginative approaches to sustainability and produces bottom line business results.  The 82 entries received this year collectively:

Leading From the Front: Bloomberg Scores 3 Sustainability Awards

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At Bloomberg, we believe that operating sustainably is just smart business. That’s why we continue to stress the notion that a company doesn’t have to trade business success for sustainability efforts. We practice what we preach by pursuing innovative approaches to demonstrate success – and challenge other companies to do the same.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Impact of Recycling: Making a Daily Difference

From milk jugs to toilet paper rolls, your recycling really adds up. See the impact.
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See how recycling makes an impact every day on the Live Green Blog.

 

Sustainable Coconut Farming: Turning Waste Water to Fertilizer

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PepsiCo Brazil partnered with coconut suppliers in São Mateus, Brazil to send processed effluent from the wastewater treatment plant connected to a PepsiCo coconut supplier, to a neighboring farm to be used for irrigation and as fertilizer. The treated wastewater contains large amounts of nutrients, especially potassium, which is beneficial in coconut farming.

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