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PAXXUS Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to welcome PAXXUS, a manufacturer of flexible packaging materials, as the newest member. PAXXUS is a leading supplier of engineered flexible materials for the global healthcare market and is dedicated to supporting the complex regulatory requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.

Palmolive Ultra Re-Launches Dish Soap in 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bottles

New packaging is one small step toward making a big impact to reduce plastic waste
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NEW YORK, March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Palmolive shows how efficacy and sustainability can work hand in hand with the re-launch of the new Palmolive Ultra dish soap, in bottles now made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.1 The move is estimated to divert more than 5,200 tons of plastic a year out of landfills in the U.S. and Canada, making Palmolive the biggest dish soap brand in North America to transition to 100% PCR bottles.2 

Join Us for This Free One-Hour Webinar on Redesigning Products Through a Circular Lens

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January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recycling has become a go-to solution to the packaging problem as part of a move to circularity. But the world cannot rely on recycling alone as fossil-based plastic production is still growing. A holistic approach to environmental sustainability is needed, an approach that takes into account not just the end-of-life, but also the climate impact of raw materials and manufacturing, as well as impacts on biodiversity. 
 

Covestro Commits to Cleaner Waters With Operation Clean Sweep® Blue Membership

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PITTSBURGH, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Covestro LLC is elevating its efforts to protect and preserve our world’s water sources by joining Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue—an initiative born from the larger Operation Clean Sweep® program.

OCS® blue sets a higher benchmark for pellet loss prevention and is designed to drive best practices and data-informed strategies to keep plastic pellets, flakes and powder from getting into waterways that eventually lead to the sea.

LIXIL Takes a Step Forward in the Responsible Use of Resources Establishing its Global Plastic Action Statement

Contributing to the Realization of a Sustainable, Circular Economy
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“As part of LIXIL’s contribution to a circular economy, we aim to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 through the implementation of environmentally friendly business processes, and innovation in its products and services. Until now, we have implemented global measures to minimize our environmental footprint across all our operations, including the sustainable use of resources - from the procurement of materials through to the disposal of our products.

HanesBrands Announces 2030 Global Sustainability Goals Focused on People, Planet and Product

Company to establish specific targets to better the lives of at least 10 million people
Summary: 
  • Use of science-based targets to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
     
  • Packaging and product targets to address use of plastics and sustainable raw materials
     
  • New sustainability website features increased transparency and reporting, including data on human rights, responsible sourcing and diversity and inclusion programs
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  • Use of science-based targets to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
     
  • Packaging and product targets to address use of plastics and sustainable raw materials
     
  • New sustainability website features increased transparency and reporting, including data on human rights, responsible sourcing and diversity and inclusion programs

Finding New Value in Old Plastics

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What if old plastic bottles and wrappers became key ingredients in creating new ones? Through our partnership with Fuenix Ecogy, we’re taking hard-to-recycle plastics to create new polymers for packaging for food and other items.

The Environmental Fund of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Inaugurates Three Recycling Stations

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Together for a Sustainable Calama is the name of the recycling project that will benefit more than 4,000 people in the towns of Tocopilla, Calama, María Elena and Alto Loa in the Calama region of Chile.

The stations will recycle paper and plastics and feature murals that celebrate local history and heritage. The project also involves recycling training and workshops for children.

Mohawk Rides the Wave of Change, Showcasing Commitment to a Sustainable Future at Surfaces 2020

Manufacturer to highlight support of The Ocean Cleanup initiative and focus on company’s role in diverting plastic from the waste stream
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CALHOUN, Ga., January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Mohawk will showcase the company’s dedication to a more sustainable future through innovative manufacturing processes, product design and strategies around positive environmental and social impact. A feature display within the company’s award-winning presence at booth 5803 will highlight inspiring sustainability efforts and stories for attendees.

Nestlé Creates Market for Food-Grade Recycled Plastics, Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

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VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

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