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BASF's Trilon® M Receives First EPA Design for Environment (DfE) Certification for Chelating Agents
BASF's Care Chemicals Division announced that Trilon® M chelate has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) certification program.
MillerCoors and River Network Announce Grants to Watershed Conservation Organizations
MillerCoors and River Network, a national non-profit focused on water quality, today announced the recipients of more than $50,000 in grants to be used toward watershed protection and quality.
L'Oréal USA Implements New Environmental Assessment Tools to Enhance Sustainable Packaging
In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts of its beauty product packaging, L'Oréal USA, the subsidiary of the world's largest beauty company, has introduced two important new assessment tools into the package design process.


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Tetra Pak Leads Earth Hour 'Lights Out' Community Activity in Denton    

Local residents in and around Denton are being encouraged to support global efforts to raise awareness about climate change thanks to the efforts of Tetra Pak, a local food processing and packaging company, which is working with other local groups to spread the word and share information about Earth Hour.

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Coca-Cola Recycling Program Helps Educate CHEP Employees

CHEP, an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, announced Coca-Cola Recycling LLC, a division of Coca-Cola Refreshments, was on-site March 21, 2011 at CHEP corporate headquarters to reinforce the value of recycling with employees.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Walmart's Zero Waste Program

Vonda Lockwood, now Walmart's Director for Store Innovations and Sustainability, remembers thinking that the zero waste goal was really going to complicate someone's life. Shortly thereafter, she realized the newly complicated life was her own, when she was handed the task of developing Walmart's zero waste strategy in the U.S.
EPA Proposes First National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

NL_MercuryPollution In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

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Henkel Included in 'World's Most Ethical Companies' Ranking
Henkel has been included in the list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the fourth year in a row. The ranking, prepared by the U.S. Ethisphere Institute, recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.

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PepsiCo Unveils 100 Percent Bio-Based
Plastic Bottle


PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) has developed
what it says is the world's first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based,
fully renewable resources. PepsiCo said
its "green" bottle is 100 percent recyclable and will allow it to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.

Seventh Generation Advances Sustainable Packaging With Cardboard Bottle


Seventh Generation, a maker of non-toxic household and personal care products, took an unprecedented step in sustainable packaging this week by introducing a new liquid laundry detergent bottle made from 100% recycled cardboard and newspaper.



April 1, 2011 

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SC Developments


Please Welcome TSC Executive Director Bonnie Nixon

TSC Welcomes New Marketing Manager 


Electronics Sector Participates in EPA Listening Session on Electronics Stewardship     


Recent Events

Home & Personal Care Meeting  Mar. 22-24, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia


First Packaging Working Group Meeting
Mar. 25, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia

Upcoming Events

First Paper Sector Meeting   
Apr. 26-27, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas

Electronics Sector Meeting   
May 2-4, 2011
University of California, Berkeley

Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
May 26-27, 2011
London, England

Research Opportunities  

Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)

Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas.  She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:

1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services

3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.

Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University.  Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.

If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay

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