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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."

Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water to Use 100% Recycled Plastic by 2022

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Poland Spring is on track to be first major bottled water brand in the U.S. to convert its portfolio to recycled plastic.

America’s leading spring water brand announced today that it has started transitioning its packaging to recycled plastic (rPET), and plans to be the first major bottled water brand in the US to reach 100% recycled plastic across its still water portfolio by 2021.

Tequila Neat, Hold the Waste: A Look at One Distiller’s Zero Waste Efforts

Mexico-based distiller Tequila Cazadores creates tequila using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process.
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By Cristina Commendatore

Tequila Cazadores was originally born in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1922, and the spirit was created by Don Jose Maria to share with friends and family. In 1973, Maria’s grandson, Don Felix, officially opened the first Cazadores distillery, where the tequila is created using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process, including double distillation, double fermentation and a careful maturation process.

A Nature-Based Approach to Climate Change

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The Wellness Economy is one of the biggest industries today as many are looking for solutions to manage health and well-being. Pollution, manufactured goods, and other pressures are among some of the factors driving people to consider simpler, more natural options. Those same stresses are also impacting the health of the planet – so why not invest in the same type of care for the environment?

Essity Invests in Sustainable Alternative Fiber Technology

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

The Newest Food Trend Is in the Ground

Food companies’ sustainability goals hinge on soil health
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By Melody M. Bomgardner

At General Mills, chief sustainability officer Jerry Lynch is working with organizations that have direct relationships with oat and wheat farmers in the northern Great Plains to help the company meet its goal of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions 28% by 2025. Almost half of the company’s carbon footprint, and 99% of its water footprint, comes from agriculture, Lynch says.

‘Last 10% is always the hardest’: Inside General Mills’ push for sourcing, agriculture and communities

By Kristine Sherred
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According to its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company sources 85% of its top ten ingredients in responsible ways.

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Most Grass-Fed Beef Labeled ‘Product of U.S.A.’ Is Imported

Foreign meat makes up the bulk of an increasingly sought-after product. Perdue Farms is hoping a new acquisition will revive domestic sales.
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By Deena Shanker

Can Cereal Save the Planet? This Sustainable New Grain May Bowl Over the Industry

By Ellise Pierce, Special Contributor
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Several years ago, Maria Carolina Comings, a General Mills executive who presides over the company's organic brands (Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and Epic) was approached by a professor with the University of Minnesota's Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics about a new grain it was researching and developing. It's a grain that held great promise, he said, and could positively impact the environment.

LG Encourages American Consumers to 'Flip Your Fridge'

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May 2019 /3BL Media/ - ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA is encouraging consumers to “Flip Your Fridge” in a nationwide retail promotion that offers attractive discounts on ENERGY STAR certified LG refrigerators. The promotion coincides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 Flip Your Fridge campaign, which encourages consumers to responsibly recycle their old energy-wasting refrigerator and upgrade to a new ENERGY STAR certified model

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