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SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

Summary: 
509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.
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509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years – the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology. 
SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada.

Is The New HP Elite Dragonfly The World’s Most Sustainable Laptop?

by Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
Article

This week, HP launched its new Elite Dragonfly laptop. Even though its low weight and specs are a significant move forward compared to earlier models, it deserves attention for another reason. As HP claims, it is the world’s first PC made with “ocean-bound” plastics—plastics collected from river-sides, beaches and shores that would otherwise end up in our oceans.

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Dr. Jenna Jambeck Wants People to Get in Touch With Their Trash

As World Oceans Day approaches, a leading environmental engineer talks about recycling plastic, corporate responsibility and where she sees glimmers of clean-up hope.
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When she’s not teaching at the University of Georgia or speaking at conferences and symposia around the world, Dr. Jenna Jambeck is likely to be found wearing green rubber boots and black gloves while digging through some trash. She might be at a landfill near Athens, Georgia, on a beach near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or along the banks of the Ganges in India.

FPT Industrial: Cleaning the Seas and Fishing for Plastic

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Raising public awareness of environmental protection and protecting our seas is essential. And the project "Fishing for Plastic" tries to give a concrete answer. Between May and June, in fact, some forty fishing boats from San Benedetto del Tronto, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, collected and brought ashore all the plastic recovered during fishing.

HP Sets Industry-leading Recycled Content Target, Drives Progress to Create Lasting Sustainable Impact

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June 26, 2019 - Sustainable Impact is at the heart of HP’s reinvention journey, fueling the company’s innovation and growth, strengthening HP’s business for the long-term, and enabling the company to develop and deliver the best solutions for its customers.

LifeGate PlasticLess Reaches the UK, the First Rubbish Bin of the Sea Installed Thanks to Whirlpool

By Mara Budgen
Article

It isn’t known exactly how long the coast of the United Kingdom is. The main island of Great Britain alone is estimated to have around 18,000 kilometres of coastline, according to the national mapping agency. If the largest of the other islands are also factored in, this increases to over 31,000.

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

Solutions in Focus
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GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally
Summary: 

Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

A Wave of Tweets Turns the Tide to Stop Ocean Plastic

Over 20,000 Responses Roll In; SC Johnson to Open 9th Collection Center in Bali
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., March 8, 2019 /3BL Media/– After more than 20,000 tweets and retweets from people sharing their support for reducing ocean plastic, SC Johnson has announced it will build an additional recycling center in Indonesia. SC Johnson last week challenged social media users around the world, including attendees at the GreenBiz 2019 sustainability conference, to tag #SocialPlastic or #SCJRecycles in their social media posts.

SC Johnson, Plastic Bank Take Action to Solve Ocean Plastic Pollution at GreenBiz 2019

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RACINE, Wis., February 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To continue building the momentum to address the crisis of plastic in our world’s oceans, business leaders, governments and civil society must work together to help solve this problem. That was the message delivered by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson during a panel discussion Wednesday at GreenBiz 2019 in Phoenix.

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