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Nestlé Volunteers Take Part in Lac Léman Clean-Up

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June 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ — More than 600 Nestlé employees and their families are expected to join a clean-up initiative around Lac Léman, Switzerland on 22 June 2019. This initiative is part of Nestlé’s broader vision to achieve a waste-free future.

Now’s the Time to Ideate, Inspire, and Innovate for a Circular Future

By Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

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HP used more than 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in our products last year, including upcycling more than 716,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic to make Original HP ink cartridges. The company is now using ocean-bound plastic and other recycled plastic material to make hardware, like the HP EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor, the world’s first display manufactured using ocean-bound plastic materials, and HP Tango, made with more than 30 percent closed-loop recycled plastic by weight using plastic from recycled printers and other electronics.

Bees Help Grow Over 35 Percent of Our Food Crops. Meet the Woman Trying to Save Them.

Beth Robertson-Martin and General Mills are working to protect pollinators—and our food supply.
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By Jane Black

One June day in 2014, Beth Robertson-Martin found herself standing on a dirt road dividing two California tomato fields. On one side sat a farm that was nothing more than a 300-acre carpet of dried-out dirt. "It looked like a scene from Mad Max," she remembers. "Everything was dead." On the other side was a 6-foot-tall hedgerow, a tangle of white-blossomed milkweed, sunflowers and elderberry bushes that General Mills had planted alongside the tomatoes to create a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Soil4Climate: To Meat or Not To Meat?

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To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Recent innovations in lab-grown meats seem to be making non-meat burgers and tacos a tastier option than they have ever been. But are these products too good to be true? And are non-meat alternatives always more ecologically responsible than actual meat? This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio have some thoughts on the matter. We speak with the co-founders of Soil4Climate, Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, about the mission of their organization.

Meet Adam Lassiter, Agronomist for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Adam Lassiter, agronomist for Smithfield Foods. Adam takes pride in working with farmers to sustainably produce grain for Smithfield’s hogs. To date, Smithfield has helped hundreds of grain farmers implement conservation practices in the Southeast and Midwest.

New Sydney Metro Northwest Stations Built Using 100% Responsibly Sourced Timber

Australia’s Largest Public Transport Project Awarded Project Certification
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SYDNEY, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Metro station canopies and multi-story parking façades recently completed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest project have been constructed with 100% responsibly sourced timber, according to certification body SCS Global Services (SCS).

The wood used at seven stations has been certified by SCS under Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Responsible Wood (RW) Chain of Custody Project Standards, and one additional station has been certified with a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Partial Project Certificate.

The Narrative “Greening of Business” Is a Joke But We’re Not Laughing

by Brad Zarnett
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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

A Seed to Stalk Future: Financing America’s Grain Economy

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by Leah Thibault, CEI Capital Management and Brett Richardson, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?”

Crafting a Sustainable Grain Cycle

Making Living Products is Second Nature at Our Glasgow Plant

By George Bandy Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Industries
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This article is sponsored by Mohawk Industries.

Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, now has more than 300 flooring products that have been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as having achieved the stringent requirements for Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Because most of the products are carpet tile styles made in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at our Glasgow facility, we saw it only fitting to refer to Glasgow as our first "Living Site."

Mohawk Group Honored with NeoCon Accolades Spanning Multiple Flooring Categories and Awards Programs

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CALHOUN, Ga., June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Leading commercial flooring manufacturer Mohawk Group earned several awards this week at NeoCon covering all segments and flooring categories, including carpet tile, broadloom, area rugs, resilient tile and resilient sheet. Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

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