Waste

Timberland Gives Worn Items a New Life Through Timberloop™ Take-Back Program

Global program launches in U.S. stores and online today; Helps keep products out of landfills, reducing waste and impact
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STRATHAM, N.H., January 10, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Starting today, Timberland’s new Timberloop™ product take-back program will be available both online and in stores across the United States. Through this program, consumers are encouraged to return any used Timberland® footwear, clothing, or accessories so they can be given a new life. Returned products will either be disassembled and some parts will be reused, recycled/upcycled into new products, or refurbished for sale on a dedicated web site launching later this spring. 

Measuring Success in Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste

At Sappi, we measure our performance to improve our environmental and social responsibility
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Pulp and Paper Mills Reduce Waste

Efficient use of raw materials improves front-end cost savings and reduces environmental impact
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The efficient use of raw materials improves front-end cost savings, reduces environmental impact, and lowers costs associated with waste processing. To achieve these benefits, we have separate goals for the pulping and papermaking process areas. For the pulp mills, we targeted a 10 percent reduction in losses by 2020, whereas for the paper mills, we established a 5 percent reduction goal by 2020.

With respect to pulp mill losses, we have surpassed the five-year goal, reaching an approximately 13 percent reduction over the 2014 baseline.

Engineering Impact: Reducing Our Footprint

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Reducing our environmental footprint and using resources responsibly helps preserve precious natural capital, reduces our operating costs, and maintains positive relationships with our stakeholders.

We are committed to implementing policies and responsible practices to minimize operational impacts on the environment and play our part in safeguarding the planet. Guided by our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policy, we focus on using resources responsibly and reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprints of our operations.

Thinking Beyond 2030: How Our 2030 Goals Are Only the Beginning for This Engineer

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As a technology and development environmental engineer at Intel, Ashley Walsh is passionate about waste. She’s currently working in compliance around hazardous waste and wastewater—which includes our water reclamation facility. We talked with Ashley about her sustainability work and how it connects to the company’s overall RISE strategy. Read below to see why she thinks the solutions to our environmental problems can be found in—you guessed it—waste.

Ecocentricity Blog: One Good Deed

By: John A. Lanier
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When we decide not to purchase an item we would otherwise want, or when we choose an option that has a long lifespan rather than being disposable in the short or medium term, multiple good things happen.

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When we decide not to purchase an item we would otherwise want, or when we choose an option that has a long lifespan rather than being disposable in the short or medium term, multiple good things happen.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

Get Down to Earth With These Earth Day Tips

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For more than 50 years, people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day to recognize the vital importance of preserving the environment.

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