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What Do You Do With 675,000 Pounds of Old Seat Covers?

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) said it is expanding its 'Repurpose with Purpose' initiative, which recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds of discarded material into useful products with the help of partner organizations. By…

Your Car Will Find A Parking Place – By Itself

Your new Lexus or Toyota may soon be able to find a parking lot near your destination – and tell you the lot's location, its hours, and what it costs to park there. Parkopedia, a parking information service provider, announced that it…

General Mills Joins Fight Against Deforestation

General Mills announced that it is joining other companies in an agreement to end deforestation. The joint Frameworks for Action, led by the World Cocoa Foundation, was announced at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn,…

Publication on E-Commerce-Friendly Packaging

Packaging manufacturer TricorBraun has released a digital magazine addressing challenges related to e-commerce faced by consumer-packaged goods companies, and available solutions. TricorBraun said these challenges include consumers'…

National Standards for Supplier Audits Proposed

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) announced that it is in the final stages of completing a comprehensive set of standards for the auditing and inspection of suppliers and manufacturers. The standards will cover…

UL Sets Up On-Demand EHS Education

UL EHS Sustainability, the UL arm that focuses on employee health and safety and related issues, has released a new eLearning website that makes it easier to view and purchase any of UL's workplace health and safety courses. UL is…

Microsoft and EY Offer Digital Solutions to Agriculture

The accounting firm EY and Microsoft announced that they are working together to provide digital and cloud technologies to the agricultural industry. The alliance will develop data-driven solutions that leverage artificial intelligence…

Fair Labor Standards Programs Accredited

The Fair Labor Association announced the accreditation of three social compliance programs developed by major apparel and footwear brands to uphold fair labor standards in their supply chains. The programs at adidas and Patagonia, both…

Lear Building New Plant in Flint

Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has broken ground on a new seat manufacturing facility located on the former site of the historic Buick City complex in Flint, Mich. The…

Cargill To Build Biodiesel Plant in Wichita

Cargill has announced plans to build a $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. Pat Woerner, biodiesel commercial leader for Cargill's…

Mercedes To Build $1 Billion EV Plant in Tuscaloosa

Mercedes-Benz will set up electric vehicle production to produce EQ-branded SUV models at MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz U.S. International), its Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility. The EQ models will feature automated driving. A battery plant will…

Innovation Award for “Self-Healing” Plastic

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), a plastics, chemicals and refining company, received a European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe and the Society of Plastics Engineers for the development of Koattro KT MR05, a new plastomer with…

Chemical Industry Panel on Disaster Response

With Houston, Florida and the Southeastern United States impacted by flooding and storm damage as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is coordinating a panel discussion on…

UL Examines Human Rights Abusers in the Supply Chain

UL Environment, a division of UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced that it is collecting data to identify products made by manufacturers that have policies and procedures in place to protect against…

JinkoSolar Supplies Panels for 28 MW San Diego Project

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.,  a manufacturer of photovoltaic panels, announced that it supplied 28.2 MW dc of its solar PV modules to Swinerton Renewable Energy, for the construction of the Jacumba Solar Project. Located in San Diego…

Drug Firm Offers Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse

The pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK) has proposed a  "Prescription for America's Opioid Epidemic," six policy initiatives that the company believes would significantly advance the fight against prescription drug abuse and…

Kroger Announces Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Plan

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a national effort aimed at ending hunger in the communities Kroger calls home and eliminating waste across the company by 2025. The company pointed out that across the United States, 42 million…

China Using US Technology to Preserve Fresh Fruit

Pagoda, the operator of 2,500 food stores in China and 200 locations internationally, and AgroFresh, a Philadelphia-based technology company, announced a partnership to process fresh fruit in China using the US company's SmartFresh system.…

Kimberly-Clark to Power Mills with Wind Energy

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced its first major commitment to renewable energy with agreements to annually purchase approximately 1,000,000 megawatt hours (245 megawatts - MW) of electricity from two new wind power projects in Texas…

ATA Urges Congress to Support Automated Vehicles

The president of the American Trucking Associations, testifying before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, urged the Federal government not to stifle innovation around automated vehicle technology. ATA…