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Alaska Airlines becomes first U.S. airline to eliminate in-flight plastic cups

PRESS RELEASE - Plastic cups? We sent ‘em packing. Today, we’re excited to announce the completion of our transition to paper cups for inflight beverages, a move which eliminates more than 55 million plastic cups annually and replaces them with a more planet-friendly alternative.

Vinyl Institute To Advance Post-Consumer PVC Recycling With Industry-First Recycling Grant Program

PRESS RELEASE - The Vinyl Institute (VI), a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, today announced the formation of VIABILITY, a first-of-its-kind, industry-wide recycling grant program aimed at accelerating post-consumer PVC recycling across the country. The grant program will make available up to $1 million in funds each year over the next three years from four PVC resin manufacturers in the U.S. (Formosa, Oxy, Shintech, and Westlake).

Marketing Must Be Completely Reimagined To Achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Marketing a Better Future is Asia-Pacific’s first study into marketers’ role in sustainability.  The newly identified organisational intention-action gap is as big a challenge as the consumer intention-action gap to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) Radically reimagining the role of marketing to make sustainable transformation its organising principle could help achieve 40-70% reductions in greenhouse gasses.  

Vinyl Sustainability Council Delivers Annual Sustainability Report, Outlines Ongoing Adoption of Council’s Verification Process

PRESS RELEASE - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, today officially released the 2022 edition of its annual Sustainability Report, titled “Connecting Our Industry to Reach Our Potential.”

Sépaq, the Quebec crown corporation that manages the province’s national parks, is at the front line of a revolution in sustainable development strategy

PRESS RELEASE - For this edition of Sustana’s series “Conversations with Green Champions”, Rolland President Philip Rundle speaks with Hugues Sansregret, Manager of sustainable development at Sépaq, talks aligning with the UN’s sustainable development goals and the power of sustainable recycled paper to drive awareness across the visitor experience.

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Edge rebrands to deliver more positive impact in a time of action

PRESS RELEASE - Award-winning sustainability consultancy Edge known for combining science, strategy and storytelling launches its new brand position focused on global impact. This comes as the business urges organisations, industries and government to strive for action that delivers positive global impact.

Recycled Fiber and Paper Leader Sustana Joins UN Global Compact, is Dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals

PRESS RELEASE - The industry pioneer in sustainable fiber and paper continues its dedication to responsible business by joining the UN Global Compact

Takeda and Discovery Education Partner on New Initiative Centering on Health Equity

PRESS RELEASE - Takeda, a global biopharmaceutical leader, and Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader, today announced a new partnership focused on transformative health equity education. The education initiative – Better Health in Action: From Classroom to Community – is built to empower the next generation of health equity leaders to learn about the urgent widespread issue of health inequity and to be a force for change.

Update Your Approach to Recycled Fiber and Sustainable Packaging Through Leadership

PRESS RELEASE - As we quickly approach deadlines for 2025 and 2030 sustainability goals set by businesses around the world, leaders may struggle to balance seemingly competing organizational priorities as they look to meet these goals. In their latest series with GreenBiz, hear directly from top experts at Sustana on how business leaders can influence change in their organizations and products.

Vanguard Renewables Receives Environmental Leadership Award from NERC

PRESS RELEASE - Vanguard Renewables was recognized by NERC for its impact on organics recycling. The company’s Farm Powered® solution captures greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure and food and beverage waste to create renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Since 2014, the company has recycled nearly 2 million tons of organic waste, mitigating more than 950 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions or the equivalent of planting more than 16 million trees.

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WM and Dow Rollout First Major Residential Plastic Film Recycling Program in the U.S.

PRESS RELEASE - Houston, Texas and Midland, Mich. – Today, WM (NYSE: WM) and Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the launch of a bold new collaboration to improve residential recycling for hard-to-recycle plastic films by allowing consumers in select markets to recycle these materials directly in their curbside recycling.

AT&T, FEMA & Argonne National Laboratory Collaborate to Launch Climate Risk and Resilience Portal for U.S. Communities

PRESS RELEASE - What’s the news? AT&T*, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) today announced the launch of the Climate Risk and Resilience Portal (ClimRR), which advances access to cutting-edge science for climate projections to help improve America’s preparedness for future climate extremes.

Greater Boise continuing program to give hard-to-recycle plastic waste a second life

PRESS RELEASE - Project led by the Hefty® EnergyBag® program and Dow, in collaboration with ByFusion, offers sustainable ways to reuse hard-to-recycle plastic waste

Dow launches the world’s first recyclable silicone self-sealing tire solution

PRESS RELEASE - Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced its launch of the world’s first recyclable silicone self-sealing tire solution.

Kohler and LavaMaeˣ Partnership Delivers 20,000 Showers to Unhoused Population in Communities Across the U.S.

PRESS RELEASE - Funding and Education Are Elevating Awareness of the Powerful Impact Clean and Safe Hygiene Has on People

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Avient Technology Helps L’Oréal PCR Packaging to Achieve Color Consistency Worldwide

PRESS RELEASE - Avient Corporation today announced a new collaborative success with L’Oréal that will be on display at the upcoming K 2022. L’Oréal recently expressed the need for a tool to help simplify the process of developing color with recycled resin. Avient accepted the challenge, offering its Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Color Prediction Service that was able to help L’Oréal achieve global color consistency and speed up launch time for its Redken line of hair care products, which can support those in the plastic packaging industry facing the same issue when using mechanical recycling resin grades.

Climate Action Awareness Report 2022: Consumers are ready to take climate action and seek more transparency

PRESS RELEASE - Report unveils climate action readiness of almost 10,000 consumers in 10 countries Majority expect companies to take responsibility for the climate and are also willing to change their consumption habits Climate-friendly labels are key decision aids for consumption

Dow commits to accelerating the circular ecosystem by transforming waste and alternative feedstock to deliver 3 million metric tons per year of circular and renewable solutions by 2030

PRESS RELEASE - Expands sustainability targets with commitment to Transform the Waste, building on 2025 Sustainability Goals and additional targets announced in 2020 Enabled by recently announced advanced and mechanical recycling partnerships that have increased Dow's capacity to use waste as feedstock Forms new business platform to accelerate scaling of projects around the world to deliver on expanded target

Caring in Action: Hallmark Unveils Latest Corporate Responsibility Results

PRESS RELEASE - The annual report highlights the company's enterprise-wide commitment to caring for people, the planet and communities

The Country Music Association Partners with Discovery Education to Launch Impactful New STEAM Program for Students And Educators

PRESS RELEASE - “Working in Harmony: Every Voice is Instrumental” Creates a Future Pipeline for Youth to Explore Careers Within Country Music

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