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SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

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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.
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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.

Fashion, Style, Brand and Sustainability Are Today’s Coupling Terms Now for a Growing Number of Consumers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.11.2019)
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We’re all consumers of one type or another.We buy food and beverages, electronic products, and an assortment of apparel and footwear products.  So the questions come to mind…

What are you wearing?  Is it fashionable?  Stylish? And sustainable (as a product you want or need)?  Sustainably and responsibly produced?  In a global (mostly invisible) supply chain that you could say with certainty is “well supervised and responsibly managed”?

Seeking the Next $100,000 Winner for the Ray of Hope Prize

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

ACTIVATE: Clean Water in Partnership with P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program

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“Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba joins Global Citizen as they rally millions around the world to push for clean drinking water and proper sanitation for the world’s most vulnerable people. They travel to Aduba’s parents’ homeland of Nigeria, where they urge governors to commit state funds to eradicate the contaminated water and open defecation crises. Experts describe the effects of contaminated drinking water on people in developing countries and solutions being implemented around the world, including the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.

Meet One of the Inspirational Local Activists Fighting for a Zero-Waste Society in the Philippines

"What we’re lacking is implementation, political will, and infrastructure."
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More than 60 billion plastic sachets and 17 billion shopping bags are used in the Philippines every year

Because of their flimsy nature, these bags and wrappers rarely get recycled. Instead, they end up overflowing in landfills, stuffed into incinerators, and littering the island nation's streets and coastlines. 

Now Is the Time To Address Climate Change, Says This Executive

Word by John Marler
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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

NRG Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 50% by 2025 and Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, from a 2014 Baseline

50% by 2025 and Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, from a 2014 Baseline
Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., Sep. 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announced the acceleration of its sector-leading science-based GHG emissions reduction goals to align with new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidance, which calls for limiting global warming to a 1.5˚ Celsius increase. Under its new GHG emissions reduction timeline, NRG expects to reach its 50% reduction target five years early and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, surpassing its original goal of a 90% reduction.

HPE Tops the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index

By CHRISTOPHER WELLISE, CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, HPE
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  • HPE is named the industry-leader in the highly-competitive 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • HPE received the highest score in our industry for specific criteria such as privacy protection, product stewardship, and human capital development
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  • HPE is named the industry-leader in the highly-competitive 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • HPE received the highest score in our industry for specific criteria such as privacy protection, product stewardship, and human capital development

BIER Member Spotlight: Natalie Lau

BIER Member Spotlight: Natalie Lau
Blog

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) highlights their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series on a monthly basis. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.

This month's BIER Member Spotlights focuses on Natalie Lau, Global Corporate Responsibility Manager at Molson Coors and participant in BIER's Transparency and Disclosure and Benchmarking working groups.

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