VIDEO: H&M Closing the Loop

From the 2014 H&M Sustainability Report
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We strive to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever we can. Our biggest concerns is that too much fashion ends up in landfill. That’s why we teamed up with I:Collect and created a the first global garment take back system.

You can drop any unwanted clothes at H&M and we give them a new life. The goal is to create a closed loop where unwanted garments are recycled into new creations. Currently we can blend in about 20% recycled fibers without any loss of quality or longevity.



In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them electronically because it’s “more green.” The truth of the matter is that it costs them a boatload less money, and the environmental savings are a bonus.

Stop. Don't Recycle That!

by Carol Baroudi

In an age where green is the new black, somehow the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has been reduced to simply “Recycle.” And that’s a problem.

When we think about sustainability from the point of view of conservation of resources, both energy conservation and materials conservation, the first injunction will always be “Reduce.” Reduce consumption. Make less stuff. Whatever happens to goods later in their lives will be of lesser value from a sustainability perspective. “Reduce” always saves energy, always saves materials.

Caesars and Clean the World Recycle Soap for Children's Health


With a shared mission to create a more sustainable and healthier world, nonprofit Clean the World and the Caesars Foundation have been working together since 2010. Through the collection and distribution of soap collected across the 50 Caesars Entertainment properties in the U.S., Clean the World has contributed to a 30 percent reduction in childhood deaths due to diarrheal disease and pneumonia.

National Recycling Organizations Provide “Top 10 in the Bin” List

As America Recycles Day Approaches, List Created to Help Answer Question: “What Can I Recycle?”
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – With the national recycling rate slightly above 34 percent, Americans have the opportunity to capture more material for recycling by recycling correctly. Among the common barriers to recycling more, however, is confusion about what can be recycled.

Philadelphia Residents to be Rewarded for Keeping Their City Beautiful

Five Residents to Win Monthly SEPTA Passes
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October 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - What: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Recyclebank are rewarding residents for the little things they do each and every day to help make Philadelphia a great place to live.

Free Oct. 11 Electronics Recycling in Garden State

LG Electronics USA, Vintage Tech Recyclers, Sussex County MUA Encourage Northern New Jersey Residents to Recycle Responsibly
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LAFAYETTE, N.J., Oct. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), one of the leading recycling centers in the State of New Jersey, is the setting for LG Electronics USA, Vintage Tech Recyclers and Sussex County to offer local residents a free solution for responsibly recycling outdated, unused and older electronics products, including TVs, monitors, cell phones and more.

Whirlpool Corporation Encourages Consumers to Go Green with Refresh & Recycle

A first-of-its-kind refrigerator water filter recycling initiative
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Benton Harbor, Mich., September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is launching a new recycling initiative that offers consumers a responsible alternative to throwing out their used refrigerator water filters.  The company is introducing Refresh & Recycle, the first water filter recycling program by Whirlpool Water. Through a partnership with g2 revolution, an innovative recycling company, every recycled refrigerator water filter is used in a new material rather than ending up in a landfill.

EPA Honors LG Electronics USA With Gold Award In 2014 Responsible Electronics Recycling Challenge

LG Recognized for Leadership with Certified Third-Party Recyclers
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sustaining its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Gold Tier Award in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program. 


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