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Nearly 70 Percent of General Mills' U.S. Retail Sales Volume Now Nutritionally Improved

General Mills’ fiscal 2012 health improvements include industry-leading whole grain innovation and marked progress in sodium reduction
Press Release

(3BL Media) Minneapolis, MN - August 21, 2012 - General Mills has improved the health profile of 68 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. In fiscal 2012 alone, the company improved nearly 16 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements include adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fat. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005.

Equipping the Teachers with Knowledge

Long Branch faculty catching up to students

LONG BRANCH — The district’s teachers are catching up to their students.

This year the city’s school district provided the middle school with Samsung Galaxy tablets donated by Verizon, giving one to each of the 951 students. Now, they’ve begun equipping their teachers with the know-how to teach with them.

Last week, two dozen middle-school teachers took part in a three-day workshop to learn how to apply technology to support digital-age science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in their classes.

Nalco Completes 20,000th Installation Of Innovative 3D TRASAR® Water Technology

Milestone system installed at Nestlé Waters North America bottling facility in Hawkins, Texas
Press Release

(3BL Media) St. Paul, MN – August 20, 2012 – Nalco, an Ecolab company (NYSE:ECL), has completed installation of its 20,000th 3D TRASAR® technology system for cooling water, boiler water and membrane operations, helping customers around the world conserve water and energy use and increase production efficiency.  The 20,000th 3D TRASAR technology system was installed at the Nestlé Waters North America bottling facility in Hawkins, Texas.

J&J Raises the Bar for Health & Safety


Johnson & Johnson's* products, a company with more than 100 years of consumer product experience, are staples in many homes across the world. So it came as a surprise to many when the company declared it will be reformulating almost its entire product line – not only making company history, but possibly moving the bar forward for responsible companies as well.

Eastman, Ziba Materials Design Challenge Produces Innovative Flask Project

Early Collaboration Bridges Gap Between Designers, Material Supplier
Press Release

(3BL Media) Kingsport, TN — August 1, 2012 — It’s not every day that a chemical company and design firm get together and challenge old approaches to develop a unique product. Yet through the Materials Design Challenge, Eastman Chemical Company and Ziba, a design and innovation consultancy, did just that, realizing firsthand that early-stage collaboration and product development also can produce a model for creating, manufacturing and commercializing products.

KEYT Santa Barbara Covers Be Green’s ‘Revolutionary Packaging’


On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, KEYT news reporter Sarah Bush stopped by Be Green Packaging Headquarters to find out what Santa Barbara’s sustainable packaging pioneers were up to five years after the company’s launch.  Co-founders Ron Blitzer and Robert Richman talk about their reasons for starting the business and some of the company’s impressive recent accomplishments.  Sarah also got a sneak peak of  new packaging the company has been working on as well as their collaborations with some of the worlds largest companies.

Registration discount extended to Aug. 22 for Focal Point 2012

Get the super early bird rate of $125 by registering now
Press Release

(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - Save money by registering now for Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology. The conference will demonstrate how some of the region’s leading businesses are developing and adopting new technologies that are more sustainable and contribute to their bottom line and competitiveness. The conference will feature sessions on:

Veolia’s Current Thinking on Sustainability

Three questions with Kelly Rooney, Veolia director of recycling
Press Release

(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - In an email interview, we asked Kelly Rooney, director of recycling at Veolia Environmental Services, three questions about the company’s current take recycling and sustainability. Rooney will be speaking at Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology on Oct. 10 in Stevens Point, WI.
WIST: Why is a waste-handling company interested in reducing waste?


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