EPA releases US packaging recycling rates | Atlanta airport to ban single-use plastics | Barry Callebaut reports progress with eco-friendly initiatives
December 5, 2019
SmartBrief on Sustainability
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EPA releases US packaging recycling rates
The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that the US recycling rate of containers and packaging in 2017 was 35.2% overall. Recycling of beer and soft drink bottles as well as wine and liquor bottles each had rates of 39.1% -- with the wine and liquor rate rising from 36% in 2016.
Resource Recycling (12/3) 
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Setting the Example
Atlanta airport to ban single-use plastics
Legislation awaiting the mayor's signature would ban sale of single-use plastic items at Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport starting in December 2020. Airports in San Francisco, New Delhi and Dubai have instituted similar bans.
Simple Flying (12/4) 
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Barry Callebaut reports progress with eco-friendly initiatives
Barry Callebaut says more than half of its ingredients are sustainably sourced, including 47% of its cocoa. The company also reduced its carbon footprint by 6.7% during the last fiscal year.
Candy & Snack Today (12/4) 
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Rolls-Royce prioritizes sustainability in engine design
Rolls-Royce CTO Paul Stein highlights the company's long-term push toward sustainability and lower CO2 emissions, citing the Trent XWB engine and the company's work on electrical propulsion technology.
MRO Network (12/4) 
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Seafood partnership brings sustainable sushi to retailers
Sushi supplier SnowFox Group has joined with FishChoice to better supply retailers like Costco, Kroger, Target and Albertsons with sustainable sushi. FishChoice provides an online database of seafood sustainability data that includes information about suppliers that take part in its sustainability program.
Winsight Grocery Business (12/3) 
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Powering Tomorrow
McClellan: US offshore wind commitments "just the tip of the iceberg"
The US offshore wind pipeline exceeds 20 GW, and there's substantial room for growth even beyond that, says Stephanie McClellan, a researcher and director of the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind at the University of Delaware. "That is equivalent to the entire global installed capacity at the end of 2018, and is just the tip of the iceberg. As the cost of offshore wind continues to fall and the US supply chain matures, the industry is set for continued market growth well beyond initial state policy commitments," she said.
Power Technology (12/4) 
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