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Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals
Target’s Thinking Outside the Box with Five New Sustainable Packaging Goals

PRESS RELEASE - At Target, our commitment to sustainability is how we help protect the planet, support our communities and invest in the future of our business. That means looking not only at the products we sell, but also the packages they come in. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,” says Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer. “When we provide them with thoughtfully designed, environmentally friendly packaging, we’re able to help them take another step toward sustainable living.”

How a Small Sticker Made a Big Impact on Reducing Carton Waste at Cisco
How a Small Sticker Made a Big Impact on Reducing Carton Waste at Cisco

PRESS RELEASE - This post was written by Yuji Suzuki, Manager of Japan Manufacturing Operations at Cisco. The original post can be found here.

BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University
BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University

PRESS RELEASE - BATON ROUGE, LA, and GEISMAR, LA, April 6, 2017 – Louisiana State University (LSU) officials joined BASF executives in the public unveiling of the BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory on campus. The Lab, which is the first-of-its-kind at LSU and in the Southeast region, is an innovative space that promotes problem-based teaching and research focused on sustainable solutions to meet global challenges. As part of BASF's workforce development and science education efforts in the region, the Lab is the result of a $1 million donation BASF made to LSU Foundation and the College of Engineering first announced in 2014.  

DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award
DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award

PRESS RELEASE - On March 8th, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the first 10 recipients of the inaugural Leading Women Awards, developed to recognize outstanding female leaders within the WBCSD membership. The awards, which were announced on International Women’s Day, showcase the business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Target Agrees to Engage Corporate Peers on Phase out of Polystyrene Foam Packaging in E-Commerce
Target Agrees to Engage Corporate Peers on Phase out of Polystyrene Foam Packaging in E-Commerce

PRESS RELEASE - As You Sow has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Target Corp. that asks the company to phase out use of polystyrene foam packaging in its e-commerce operations, as a result of the company’s willingness to work with its value chain and industry peers to discuss replacing foam with less harmful alternatives.

Sealed Air Named Fortune's Most Admired For Fourth Consecutive Year
Sealed Air Named Fortune's Most Admired For Fourth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced February 17 that it has been recognized as the most admired company in its industry for the fourth consecutive year, according to Fortune Magazine’s annual survey published today. The annual “Fortune Most Admired Companies” survey ranked Sealed Air first in the packaging and containers industry, including the top ranking in several of the evaluation categories, notably Innovation and Global Competitiveness.

30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models
30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a number of new initiatives sweeping Europe have highlighted the convincing business case for companies to adopt circular principles into their business models. The latest development on the path to a circular economy? A new project across the UK and the Netherlands called REBus.

Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water
Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We’ve seen a rash of textile-recycling schemes emerge of late — in which the textiles in question may become new garments, but for the most part they remain, well, fabrics.

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Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program
Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Monday, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced the completion of a multi-hospital plastics recycling project in Chicago, collaborating with the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Focused on non-infectious plastic packaging and products collected from clinical areas of the hospitals, the project sought to demonstrate a viable business model for recycling healthcare plastics on a regional level.

Fast Retailing Applies Unique SPA Business Model to Help Forge Brighter Future in Bangladesh
Fast Retailing Applies Unique SPA Business Model to Help Forge Brighter Future in Bangladesh

LEADERSHIP - Bangladesh is no longer one of the world’s poorest nations. Today, this emerging nation is steadily growing as one of the world’s leading apparel manufacturers. However, the country’s economic structure remains fragile due to its heavy dependence on textile exports and overseas remittances from emigrant workers, and the country’s manufacturing base and infrastructure require urgent improvement.

Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders
Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced the launch of its StealthWrap™ ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque cartoning alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials. The company also announced that XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, will be the first to bring this innovative packaging solution to market in the logistics industry. XPO is deploying StealthWrap™ in several distribution centers where it fulfills and ships e-commerce orders for customers.

HPE Sets Goal to Increase its Products’ Energy Performance 30x By 2025
HPE Sets Goal to Increase its Products’ Energy Performance 30x By 2025

PRESS RELEASE - Lara Birkes, CSO at HPE, talks about HPE's bold new goals: Thirty times more efficient in 10 years. That’s the ambitious goal Executive Vice President Antonio Neri announced at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in New York this week. By 2025, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will increase the energy performance of our product portfolio by 30x from a 2015 baseline.

Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution
Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution

PRESS RELEASE - San Francisco will benefit from Ford’s latest expansion into alternative travel, as the company acquires Chariot and prepares to launch GoBike. What do we know about Chariot? It launched in 2014, and its shuttles fill the gap between cab and bus services as a flexible, cost-effective option. Chariot uses Ford Transit shuttles, currently operating around 100 of them around 28 San Francisco Bay routes. Currently, these routes are crowd-sourced based on rider demand, but eventually will operate in dynamically, using algorithms to map the most efficient routes.

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All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified
All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified

PRESS RELEASE - All MillerCoors Major Breweries Become Landfill-Free Verified Verification Confirms that Less Than 1 Percent of Waste Generated at Any Major Brewery Goes to the Landfill  

New 3M Petrifilm Plate Launched to Help Food Companies Reduce Spoilage and Minimize Waste
New 3M Petrifilm Plate Launched to Help Food Companies Reduce Spoilage and Minimize Waste

PRESS RELEASE - In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food waste.

Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th among Green Power Users
Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th among Green Power Users

PRESS RELEASE - LAKE ORION, Mich. – The General Motors Orion Assembly plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV ranks as the eighth largest user of green power generated onsite in the United States among the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. Over half of the plant is powered by methane captured from decomposing trash in a nearby landfill. 

Braskem and Evergreen Packaging Partner to Introduce New Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-based Polyethylene
Braskem and Evergreen Packaging Partner to Introduce New Fully Renewable Cup Stock with Bio-based Polyethylene

PRESS RELEASE -   Evergreen Packaging® has recently announced the introduction of a fully renewable polyethylene cup stock. This product, which was developed for both hot and cold applications, reflects Evergreen Packaging's continued commitment to the use of renewable resources and reinforces the company's expertise in custom co-extrusion barrier technology.   "Sustainable packaging is at the heart of what we do at Evergreen Packaging and developing this product with renewable polyethylene offers customers a unique, innovative cup stock," said Evergreen Packaging Director of Sustainability Derric Brown.   

Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia
Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota believes hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are more viable than electric ones — and it has brought three of its Mirai models to Australia to prove it. The Mirai is already on sale in Europe, Japan and California and uses an on-board fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The small demonstration fleet will be accompanied by a portable refuelling station, which will allow the company to tour the vehicle around the country for maximum exposure. When the Mirai’s hydrogen supply is running low, it can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes — a stark contrast to the longer charging times of most electric vehicles. The Mirai can also travel roughly 500km before needing a refill.

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Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water
Mattel Plans to Cut Utility Bills 40% Using Recycled Water

PRESS RELEASE - Mattel recently became a California water agency’s newest recycled water customer, which will save about 2 million gallons of drinking water per year in the drought-stricken state. The global toy maker, whose brands include Barbie, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels, among others, said that using recycled water for irrigation at its El Segundo corporate campus will also save money. “It does cost less for Mattel to purchase recycled water rather than potable water for irrigation,” said Sarah Levine, Mattel global sustainability manager. “The city of El Segundo and [water district] West Basin both sell recycled water for reduced rates.”

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