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Sealed Air Corporation launches recycling programme ‘Soap for Hope’ in India
Sealed Air Corporation launches recycling programme ‘Soap for Hope’ in India

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation has launched the initiative 'Soap for Hope™', in association with Doctors for You, an NGO in Mumbai. Sealed Air aims to recycle used hotel soaps into fresh soap for distribution to local communities. In Mumbai, the joint workshop held by Sealed Air and Doctors For You provided a step-by-step demonstration of the soap-recycling process. The soap that will be distributed to slum dwellers and lower middle class families aims to promote hand-washing as an effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal and respiratory diseases in developing countries.

Ugandan Farmers Create Novel Products from Food That Might Otherwise Go to Waste
Ugandan Farmers Create Novel Products from Food That Might Otherwise Go to Waste

WASTE NOT - Farmers in Uganda are bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘cut your losses.’ While European and North American countries are fighting food waste largely caused by excess, African countries face additional food loss and waste challenges due to lack of infrastructure, affordable transportation, and even harvesting techniques. Food that is grown cannot always reach the nations’ hungry, or the hungry simply cannot afford it.

How Standardized Labels, Celebrities and Brands Are Working to Help the Public ‘Recycle Right!’
How Standardized Labels, Celebrities and Brands Are Working to Help the Public ‘Recycle Right!’

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In celebration of Earth Month (shouldn’t every month be Earth Month?), our nonprofit organization Recycle Across America (RAA) hosted an exciting pair of events to discuss the faltering recycling industry and a simple solution that can help begin to make recycling fiscally viable and help it begin to thrive. Before we talk about the Earth Month events and RAA’s society-wide standardized labeling system for recycling bins, let’s briefly discuss the challenges facing the recycling industry and the ominous signs that suggest we need serious solutions, and fast.

Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive
Kimberly-Clark Ties Up With Charities Aid Foundation On Sanitation Drive

PRESS RELEASE - Multi-billion dollar personal care products firm Kimberly-Clark is hoping to change the approach and impact of private sector initiatives in the sanitation space. Instead of building toilets, it has taken up refurbishing and rebuilding work on existing not-in-use toilets. The initiative, in partnership with not-for-profit Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, was launched on 28 April at a primary school in the Chandanhola area of Delhi. Called ‘Toilets Change Lives’, the initiative is part of the company’s global sanitation drive. In India, it covers 100 schools across five states—Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal and Maharashtra.

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World’s First ‘Live Stream’ Billboard PSA Campaign Will Promote Recycling Across the U.S.
World’s First ‘Live Stream’ Billboard PSA Campaign Will Promote Recycling Across the U.S.

WASTE NOT - One of North America’s largest outdoor advertising companies is partnering with a non-profit on the world’s first-ever live-stream billboard campaign. Lamar Advertising Company is donating the use of hundreds of digital billboards across the United States at no cost to Recycle Across America (RAA) to promote its “Let’s recycle right!” campaign during a live-streamed photo shoot event on April 21, 2016 and throughout Earth Week.

Business Leaders, NGOs Ask IRS Employees to Give Up Coffee Buzz for Bees During Tax Week
Business Leaders, NGOs Ask IRS Employees to Give Up Coffee Buzz for Bees During Tax Week

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - It’s the pinnacle of tax season here in the U.S. this week, and it’s easy to imagine coffee being in high demand at the Internal Revenue Service. So in the midst of their most grueling week of the year, a group of businesses and advocates are calling on the IRS to go one day without coffee — one of many crops that relies on pollination — to help drive home the potential implications of a future without pollinators.

Trending: Waste-Reduction Campaigns, Sharing Best Practices Among Brand, NGO Earth Day Efforts
Trending: Waste-Reduction Campaigns, Sharing Best Practices Among Brand, NGO Earth Day Efforts

MARKETING AND COMMS - Every year, April evokes campaigns and initiatives from companies and nonprofits alike in celebration of Earth Day (April 22) or Earth Month. This year, personal care brand Tom’s of Maine has teamed up with upcycling leader TerraCycle on the#LessWasteChallenge, a stakeholder engagement campaign to reduce waste. Consumers are invited to take an online pledge to reduce their household waste by one pound per week.

Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs
Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs

COLLABORATION - There is yet another new group that can be filed under Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Yesterday, Unilever and several industry partners announced the creation of an open platform to share their ideas, data, and insights on addressing key global challenges.

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Food Waste Roadmap Shows Cutting U.S. Waste 20% Could Generate $100B in Cross-Sector Value
Food Waste Roadmap Shows Cutting U.S. Waste 20% Could Generate $100B in Cross-Sector Value

WASTE NOT - The statistics on food waste — a top-of-mind issue governments, businesses and NGOs across the globe — are staggering: Every year, U.S. consumers, businesses, and farms spend $218 billion growing, processing, transporting, and disposing food that is never eaten. As a result, up to 52 million tons of food is sent to landfills annually, plus an additional estimated 10 million tons get discarded or go unharvested on farms. Meanwhile, 1 in 7 Americans is food insecure without reliable access to sufficient affordable, nutritious food.

P&G Applauded for Fragrance Chemical Transparency
P&G Applauded for Fragrance Chemical Transparency

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) praised Proctor & Gamble (P&G) this week after the family, personal care and household products company expanded its chemical disclosure. P&G has listed the ingredients it uses in its fragrances and scents on its website since 2012, but a list of over 140 fragrance chemicals that it excludes from its products was added on Monday.

With 3D Ocean Farming, We Can Eat Sustainably While Restoring Our Oceans
With 3D Ocean Farming, We Can Eat Sustainably While Restoring Our Oceans

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - How does one move from a career as a commercial fisherman to becoming the winner of the 2015 Fuller Challenge, one of the most prestigious sustainability prizes? Bren Smith, founder of Thimble Island Ocean Farm and executive director of the non-profit GreenWave, snagged the US$100,000 prize for his 3D ocean-farming model, which aims to address the range of most pressing sustainability issues in the fishing industry: degradation of marine ecosystems, climate change mitigation and resilience, depleting fish stocks, and a decline in local fisherman jobs.

Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France
Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France

WASTE NOT - While waste reduction charity WRAP calls on stakeholders to do their part to help improve recycling consistency and efficiency in England, three companies in France have partnered on a circular economy initiative for small household appliances.

Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet
Satellites, Drones Catching Companies Destroying the Planet

CLEANTECH - Aerial imaging is emerging as an invaluable resource for collecting information and enforcing the law, especially when it comes to environmental protection. Satellite and drone technologies are getting increasingly smaller, cheaper, and easier to use, and are producing higher-resolution images. Among other opportunities, the tech has enabled organizations and startups to more accurately monitor environmental destruction and provide data as legal evidence.

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Trending: Cruise Lines Teaming Up with NGOs to Help Improve Ocean Health and Wealth
Trending: Cruise Lines Teaming Up with NGOs to Help Improve Ocean Health and Wealth

COLLABORATION - In recent years, the travel and hospitality industry has smartly identified the business case for investing in the preservation of popular destinations around the world, and the environmental and social ecosystems that comprise them.

Carlson Rezidor joins BEST Employers Alliance
Carlson Rezidor joins BEST Employers Alliance

PRESS RELEASE - In 2015, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group became a founding member of a new, public-private partnership of government and corporate employers combatting sex trafficking. The partnership, BEST Employers Alliance, was launched in Seattle by Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to aligning and equipping business leaders to use the power of their businesses to prevent human trafficking.

Sealed Air Supports Patriots Path Military Career Transition Program
Sealed Air Supports Patriots Path Military Career Transition Program

PRESS RELEASE - Sealed Air Corporation today announced its partnership with Charlotte-based veterans’ organization Patriots Path. As a partner company, Sealed Air is sponsoring classes, donating classroom space for the five-week job skills courses and providing recruitment team members as job coaches. “The purpose of Patriots Path is to transition veterans from the military into corporate culture through a series of training programs beyond resume building,” said John Tuomala, Executive Director of Talent Acquisition for Sealed Air. “The best compliment we can give Patriots Path is to hire veterans. By sponsoring and donating time as job coaches it allows us to get to know the veterans in the program with the ultimate goal to turn them into employees.”

Social Buying: Choosing the Right Cleaner and Caterer Can Help You Unlock Your Company's Innovative Potential
Social Buying: Choosing the Right Cleaner and Caterer Can Help You Unlock Your Company's Innovative Potential

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - My last social post explored how living wage employers benefit from higher productivity levels, lower hiring costs, better brand recognition and increased customer satisfaction. In this article, I focus on the importance of Social Buying, the third of the four core corporate strategies that I explore in more detail in my Social Value Business Guide, which examines why social businesses are more profitable businesses and explains how your company can become a change agent in the local community and a leader in the global marketplace.

Heineken First Brewer to Join National Effort to Increase Curbside Recycling
Heineken First Brewer to Join National Effort to Increase Curbside Recycling

WASTE NOT - Heineken has become the first alcohol company member of the The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, according to a recent announcement.As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide.The Recycling Partnership works to improve recycling in communities across the country.

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Deloitte: Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Stop Modern Slavery
Deloitte: Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Stop Modern Slavery

SUPPLY CHAIN - Organizations making up the so-called “Freedom Ecosystem”, including businesses, government, civil society, the funding community and the broader public, can form critical partnerships to help end modern day slavery, according to a new report by Deloitte and nonprofit Free the Slaves.The Freedom Ecosystem – How the Power of Partnership Can Help Stop Modern Day Slavery is the product of a years-long collaborative effort between Deloitte and Free the Slaves, which describes how the Freedom Ecosystem can use collective action to remove conditions that allow slavery to exist.

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