Today Evergreen Packaging, with support from KidsGardening.org, announces the launch of the second annual Carton 2 Garden contest, a nation-wide competition inviting K-12 students to repurpose milk and juice cartons to build creative gardens or enhance their schools’ existing garden. The Carton 2 Garden Program promotes hands-on teaching, with opportunities for building important problem solving and life skills, and awards more than $25,000 in prizes to schools across the country. This initiative underscores Evergreen Packaging’s on-going commitment to raise awareness about the importance of eco-friendly packaging.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7670651-evergreen-carton-2-garden-contest-2015/
Did you know up to 99% of your vehicle battery is recyclable and almost all of it can be used to make new batteries or other products?
The metals in conventional batteries are the most recycled materials in the world—more than paper, glass and cardboard. The plastic can be recycled into new battery cases and the electrolytes can be reused or made into detergents.
Johnson Controls, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, makes new batteries from 80% recycled content—this means you could be driving a car that is powered by the same materials that were in the battery from your grandparent’s vehicle.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7481051-johnson-controls-earth-day-battery/
Clayton Homes is announcing that its homebuilding facility in Rutledge, Tenn., has received ISO 14001 Certification, making the company the first homebuilder among the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute to receive this achievement in the United States.*
The ISO 14001 certification is awarded to buliding facilities that have instituted international measures designed to reduce the cost of waste management and save energy consumption. The implementation of the ISO standard at the Clayton Rutledge facility will result in reduced waste, lowered consumption of energy and the promotion of the recycling of building materials, which endorses environmentally friendly operating procedures. Clayton Homes is leading the American homebuilding industry by example, putting the well being of its team members and the environment first. The continued cost savings of these green practices are one of the reasons why Clayton Homes is able to provide homeowners with affordable, smart homes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7448251-clayton-homes-iso-certification/
Typical bathroom products like shampoo bottles, toilet paper rolls and toothpaste boxes are significantly less likely to be recycled than kitchen products according to survey results released today by the Ad Council. Nonprofits Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council have joined with Unilever to expand the conversation around recycling and motivate more Americans to remember to recycle in the bathroom by launching a new phase of the national, award-winning “I Want To Be Recycled” communications campaign, featuring a brand new series of broadcast and digital PSAs.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7444951-keep-america-beautiful-recycle/
J.Crew brands has announced their continued participation in a fall denim drive in partnership with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program in J.Crew and Madewell retail stores. The drive first kicked off in 74 Madewell stores on August 12, while J.Crew's 269 participating stores started the program on August 21. Both brands have decided to extend their participation in the denim drive - J.Crew will host until December 31, 2014 and Madewell will host until January 31, 2015.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7209531-cotton-incorporated-blue-jeans-go-green-denim-recycling-program/
Entenmann's Bakery, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), has partnered with TerraCycle, an international leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, to launch the first-ever Little Bites “Recycle…Reuse… Replenish” Fully Recyclable Lunch Earth Day awareness campaign and sweepstakes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7113951-entenmanns-little-bites-terracycle-recycle-reuse-replenish
SC Johnson released its 2013 annual public sustainability report today. The report shares the latest information on the company’s ongoing work to achieve its 2016 environmental goals by using more renewable energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing landfill waste and developing innovative products that use fewer resources and require less packaging. SC Johnson has reduced its global manufacturing waste by 62 percent and increased its use of renewable energy to 30 percent in pursuit of these goals*.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63897-sc-johnson-2013-annual-public-sustainability-report-environmental-goals
The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and on the whole the United States produces over 250 million tons of trash a year. However, only about 35 percent is currently recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To address this national concern, the Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today launched a public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling with the goal to make recycling a daily social norm.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62372-ad-council-keep-america-beautiful-i-want-to-be-recycled-psa
Valvoline, the manufacturer of NextGen™ recycled motor oil, made with 50% re-refined oil, today launched the NextGen Stunt Amplifier. The Valvoline team, working in partnership with Roush Fenway Racing and its NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Travis Pastrana, will show fans just how exciting recycling can be.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61759-valvoline-nextgen-stunt-amplifier-travis-pastrana-roush-fenway-racing
Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching its latest innovation in sustainable packaging – bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. This limited edition packaging is for a new Method product, a two-in-one hand and dish soap, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55601-whole-foods-market-method-sustainable-packaging-made-with-ocean-plastic