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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.

Black & Veatch: Zero-Emission Vehicles Key to Enabling Decarbonization Targets, and Operators Should Begin Planning Now

New eBook outlines eight phases to help operators navigate new technologies, infrastructure choices and supply chains as renewable power, hydrogen become their new fuels
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Driven largely by ambitious climate agendas and aggressive net-zero targets, fleet operators across the U.S. are actively decarbonizing their operations.

#TtInspires: Michael Thatcher, Civil Engineering Group Leader and Project Manager

Implementing sustainable civil and environmental engineering practices through thoughtful solutions
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Michael Thatcher is a civil engineering group leader and project manager with Tetra Tech’s Resilient & Sustainable Infrastructure Division. He joined Tetra Tech in 2012 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, before transferring to Orlando, Florida, in 2016. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford. He also is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, a certified Construction Documents Technologist, and an Envision Sustainability Professional.

Building a Circular Economy

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Valentina Petrone is on a mission. Passionate about reducing waste in the built environment, WSP Australia’s Future Ready Circular Economy Lead highlights the benefits of implementing circular economy principles in minimising the environmental footprint of the construction industry.  

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Valentina Petrone is on a mission. Passionate about reducing waste in the built environment, WSP Australia’s Future Ready Circular Economy Lead highlights the benefits of implementing circular economy principles in minimising the environmental footprint of the construction industry.  

Change Leader: Changing Practices for a Changing World

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According to Mondshine, the last three years or so have seen dramatic changes in public and business perceptions of sustainability.

“Historically, there’s been a notion that sustainability was a cost, that resilience was a cost,” he notes. “But now we’ve learned that it’s really central to the business model of companies, and it’s central to the mission of public agencies. We’ve also seen a sea change in the notion of social equity and how we handle that as it relates to infrastructure and the environment.

Reusable and Tough: Otter Products Offshoot, Liviri, Taps FedEx to Get Fresh Food, Wine to Your Door

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Dropping a smartphone can be a costly accident.

That’s how Otter Products made a name for itself, by protecting all the precious digital lifelines we rely on in a case that can stand up to major malpractice. That same thinking of protection led the same team that created Otterbox smartphone cases to launch an entirely new brand called Liviri. Except this group’s aim is to protect perishable food, wine and other temperature-controlled shipments not just from physical damage but from spoiling, too. And most importantly, they’re doing it sustainably.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Republic Services, Inc. Releases Inaugural Report Aligned With Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Company first in its industry to comprehensively report risks and opportunities through investor-driven framework
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PHOENIX, April 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today released the Company's inaugural climate disclosure report aligned with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The report, which identifies the Company's climate-related risks and opportunities, is the industry's first comprehensive TCFD reporting and represents Republic's commitment to environmental leadership and sustainability.

WSP USA to Help Deliver Landmark Confluence-1 Fiberoptic System

Ultra-high capacity undersea telecommunications network the first to link critical communications hubs along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard between New York and Miami.
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NEW YORK, March 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

Mohawk Group's Waterways Project Begins National Tour, Moving Design Forward Through Health and Wellbeing

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CALHOUN, Ga., March 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group announces the launch of its Waterways Project, a luxury mobile showcase featuring new products and innovations from Mohawk Group and Durkan.

The Waterways Project emerges as part of Mohawk Group’s commitment to leave a positive handprint on local waterways. This mobile showcase journeys through new products, technologies, and initiatives that are designed to improve understanding of river health and how rivers support life.

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