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Smithfield Foods Marks Significant Step Toward Zero-Waste-to-Landfill in North Carolina

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SMITHFIELD, Va., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce a key step toward achieving zero-waste-to-landfill status across its North Carolina processing facilities. Smithfield will achieve this goal with support from its newest partner, Waste Connections, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a food company and waste services provider. The project will create a recycling facility that processes materials specifically from food production facilities.

The Zero-Waste Factory

In just two years, Subaru transformed its automotive assembly plant in Lafayette, Indiana into the first zero-landfill factory in the US. Inside one of the great success stories in sustainability.
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By Sharon Guynup

Inside a huge Indiana warehouse, three people clad in white Tyvek jumpsuits, tall fireman boots, rubber gloves and safety glasses sifted through trash strewn across the floor. It was about 10,000 pounds of refuse, the contents of a compactor from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, the automaker’s U.S. assembly plant in Lafayette.

Closing the Loop: The World's First Feature-length Documentary on the Circular Economy

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April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - “Unless we go to Circular it's game over for the planet; it's game over for society”. These are the opening words of the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy, called Closing the Loop, due for public release on Amazon Video on Earth Day, 22 April 2018. Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy).

Environment Scores Big Win With Zero-Waste Legacy Project at Super Bowl LII

NFL, PepsiCo and U.S. Bank Stadium Partners including Aramark, SMG and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Hit Ambitious Waste Diversion Target
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The NFL, in partnership with PepsiCo, Aramark, U.S. Bank Stadium, SMG and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, scored a zero-waste legacy project at Super Bowl LII, with 91 percent[1] of all trash generated on gameday from 67,612 fans responsibly recovered through composting, recycling and reuse. The landmark project marks the highest diversion rate achieved at U.S. Bank Stadium and at any previous Super Bowl, and aims to serve as the benchmark for future large-scale events.

Super Bowl LII Catalyzes Zero-Waste Legacy

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This weekend, the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will attract over 66,000 people for the Super Bowl – not to mention the 100 million viewers who will be watching across the country.

The Evolution of Prepaid Phone Packaging

By Swathy Ramaswamy and Tammy Hurt
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We are working to improve the sustainability of our prepaid phone packaging throughout its entire life cycle.  We focus on reducing the amount of material used, utilizing materials from renewable sources, increasing recycled content and end-of-life recyclability, and improving the efficiency for transporting the packages. 

The Long, Hard Road to Becoming a Zero-Waste City

by Tony Sheehan
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In the late 1800s, many large cities were facing a problem of epic proportions. The transportation technology of the day was the horse-drawn carriage, and with it came lots of waste—manure, to be specific. 

In fact, in 1894, The Times of London published an article indicating that within the next 50 years all of London’s streets would be buried under nine feet of manure. 

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