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Milwaukee Bucks and SC Johnson Partner To Expand Sustainability Efforts at Fiserv Forum

SC Johnson named Official Sustainability Partner and the Official Disinfectant and Commercial Cleaning Partner of the Bucks
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-- New recycling initiative to help turn the one million plastic cups used annually at Fiserv Forum into future Scrubbing Bubbles® bottles --

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-- New recycling initiative to help turn the one million plastic cups used annually at Fiserv Forum into future Scrubbing Bubbles® bottles --

Reimagining Zero Waste: Five New Ways to Recognize Your Waste Diversion Success

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By Vikas Ahuja, Director of ECS Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services

It’s hard to believe, but the term “zero waste” has been around for more than 40 years. It was first used by a chemist, Paul Palmer, who noticed an abundance of clean chemicals being discarded by high-tech businesses in a newly developing area of northern California which we’ve all come to know as Silicon Valley. He saw a need for identifying new uses for the chemicals and a new concept of zero waste was born.

Pittsburgh's Pop-Up Glass Recycling Program Is a Win-Win

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Glass should never be trash – it’s infinitely recyclable and 100% recyclable. While recycling glass is a no-brainer, it’s not always as easy as putting your used bottles and jars in the curbside bin.

SCS Global Services Applauds Release of New Report by the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Report Explores Transition to Low Carbon Cotton and Polyester
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party sustainability and climate certification, congratulates the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (FICCA) for publication last week of its groundbreaking report outlining the processes that contribute to low carbon sources of cotton and polyester. SCS served as the neutral technical lead for the FICCA Raw Material Working Group, which authored the report. The Working Group engaged industry experts and textile and apparel organizations to complete the comprehensive study.

Creating China's First “Milk Bottle Road”

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Dow has teamed with dairy brand Shiny Meadow to construct China’s first road made with recycled plastic milk bottles. The project gives hard-to-recycle plastic a second life and helps keep plastic waste out of the oceans, landfills, streets and rivers.

The “Milk Bottle Road” used more than 6,000 used milk bottles and other plastic waste and is located at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) Xuhui campus. Although milk bottles are easily recycled, recyclers often reject milk bottles due to the high contamination rate caused by milk residue.

New Zero Waste Standard Helps Companies Demonstrate Progress in Sustainability Journey

SCS Certification Standard Focuses on Facilities Working Toward Waste Diversion, Reduction and Re-use
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, today announced the launch of its new Zero Waste Standard. This new global certification standard enables companies to demonstrate the degree to which their waste streams are prevented, reused, or diverted from the landfill. It is robust yet flexible to allow companies to demonstrate incremental improvements, and to stimulate participation based on regional supply chain differences.

Cartons Provide Road For Fixing Struggling Recycling System

By Jeffrey Fielkow
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Some municipalities across the U.S. are struggling to sustain recycling programs that maximize the materials that can be placed in curbside bins. From New York to Washington state, Alabama to Utah, Arkansas to Arizona, and numerous points in between, localities have weighed trimming back recycling efforts, underscoring broad-based dysfunction.

One essential element for any federal fix must be to develop robust domestic markets for recyclables.

Washington State Safeway and Albertsons Stores Wish Customers a Happy Earth Day

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At Albertsons Companies we are always working to reduce and divert as much waste as possible. Safeway and Albertsons stores across Washington state annually recycle more than 39,000 tons of material collected through our operations, community events, and recycling partnerships. 

Deckers Brands Celebrates Earth Day

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At Deckers Brands, we have taken a holistic approach to build a unique and impactful Environmental Social Governance program. The earth has a limit to the rapid change it can withstand. We are consistently looking for ways to improve our program in order to be a truly regenerative business.

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