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U.N. Chief Picks a Very Rich New Yorker (Not Named Trump) for Climate Job - The New York Times

U.N. Chief Picks a Very Rich New Yorker (Not Named Trump) for Climate Job - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
António Guterres has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, to be his special envoy for climate action.
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Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year

Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lego has announced that its first brick pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale later this year. Production has started on the sustainable pieces, which include “botanical elements” like leaves, bushes, and trees.
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Taiwan promises to ban all single-use plastics by 2030

Taiwan promises to ban all single-use plastics by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Finally, one nation is taking firm, clear action toward going plastic-free.
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The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
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General Motors Boasts 142 Landfill Free Facilities

General Motors Boasts 142 Landfill Free Facilities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
General Motors has expanded is landfill-free program to 27 newly certified facilities, with all manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America reusing, recycling, or converting to energy all waste from their daily operations. “To us, waste is simply a
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Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle - The New York Times

Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The initiative, part of a global push to fight waste, saw about 700 products packaged in compostable materials or in glass, metal or cardboard.
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Mushroom-beef burgers from Sodexo, Sonic are cutting calories and emissions

Mushroom-beef burgers from Sodexo, Sonic are cutting calories and emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Replacing just 30 percent of the meat in these blended recipes could help cut up to 10.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually.
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When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Renewable sources of energy are expected to reach grid parity with fossil fuels by 2025 in the US, three years after China, as technology costs continue to fall. A standardized carbon price would bring huge amounts of investment from the oil and gas majors that would boost efficiency and innovation.
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No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to begin phasing out polystyrene foam cups beginning this spring, hoping to have completely eliminated polystyrene cups from its global supply chain by 2020.
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EcoPlum Business Gifts Refreshes With Custom S’well Bottles

EcoPlum Business Gifts Refreshes With Custom S’well Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
                NEW YORK, NY, January 25, 2018—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, introduces Custom S’well and S’ip by S
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Why animal testing in cosmetics will soon be a thing of the past

Why animal testing in cosmetics will soon be a thing of the past | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dr. Catherine Willett explains how advances in biology are finally allowing ethics to catch up with science.
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30 leading companies with a combined revenue of USD $1.3 trillion join forces to implement the circular economy

30 leading companies with a combined revenue of USD $1.3 trillion join forces to implement the circular economy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for bus
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Budweiser’s New Symbol Stands For Every Beer Made With 100% Renewable Energy

Budweiser’s New Symbol Stands For Every Beer Made With 100% Renewable Energy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Vice president of global marketing Brian Perkins is in Davos to convince NGOs and other companies to adopt the logo and the sustainable energy policy behind it.
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California gets serious in the fight against plastic microfibers

California gets serious in the fight against plastic microfibers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New legislation would require polyester clothing to have a label warning about shedding in the wash.
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There’s a Great Future in Plastics. Just Not the One We Thought. –

There’s a Great Future in Plastics. Just Not the One We Thought. – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic was modern. It was convenient. It accelerated industrial creativity. “There’s a great future in plastics.” We’ve referenced that movie quote before in an earlier article, “The Plastic Invasion,” which provides background on our plastic problem and collaborative efforts to address it through an initiative called The New Plastics Economy.
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In a Gamble to Make Climate Change a Political Win, a Governor Pursues a Carbon Tax - The New York Times

In a Gamble to Make Climate Change a Political Win, a Governor Pursues a Carbon Tax - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A statehouse vote was canceled, but Gov. Jay Inslee is making climate a central plank in his political platform, perhaps ahead of a 2020 presidential run.
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Church of England urges parishioners to give up plastic for Lent

Church of England urges parishioners to give up plastic for Lent | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"This Lent let's give ocean creatures a better chance to renew themselves, free of our trash!" –Church of England’s Diocese of London
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Over 100 Global Cities Get Majority of Electricity from Renewables

Over 100 Global Cities Get Majority of Electricity from Renewables | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CDP's newest report looks at 100 global cities that have made (or are making) the transition to 100% renewable energy.
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Study finds BPA in 86% of teenagers

Study finds BPA in 86% of teenagers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And that was after one week of avoiding foods that may have come into contact with the notorious hormone-disrupting chemical!
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Clean Energy Jobs Now Outnumber Coal, Gas Jobs in 30 US States | Sustainable Brands

Clean Energy Jobs Now Outnumber Coal, Gas Jobs in 30 US States | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In case there was still any doubt that fossil fuels are on the decline, new analysis from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) confirms it: wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs in 30 states. In addition to providing local jobs, EDF finds that the clean energy and sustainability economy also pays higher than average wages and offers individuals numerous career and educational pathways.
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Check out New Yorkers' innovations to keep food out of landfills

Check out New Yorkers' innovations to keep food out of landfills | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new generation of organic waste systems and products
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Nike's Huge Renewable Energy Buy Pours Cold Water On Trump's Coal Goals

Nike's Huge Renewable Energy Buy Pours Cold Water On Trump's Coal Goals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nike just dropped an 86-megawatt renewable energy bombshell on President Trump's pledge to bring back the US coal industry, in the form of Texas wind power.
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The NFL Will Tackle 40 Tons of Waste at Super Bowl LII

The NFL Will Tackle 40 Tons of Waste at Super Bowl LII | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Partners including PepsiCo, the NFL, and Aramark plan to make Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis's U.S. Bank Stadium zero waste.
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