Monthly Archives: October 2017

Recycling Today: “Groups vow to raise $150 million for plastic recycling”

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The nonprofit organization Ocean Conservancy has formed an alliance with partners that include the Trash Free Seas Alliance, Closed Loop Partners, PepsiCo, 3M, Procter & Gamble, the American Chemistry Council and the World Plastics Council to work to raise $150 million for a new funding mechanism to prevent plastic waste from flowing into the ocean.

The initiative is being designed to fund waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets, says the group, which met in early October 2017 in Malta at the Our Ocean 2017 conference.

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Grand Rapids Business Journal: “Commission: $271B needed for Great Lakes water systems”

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DULUTH, Minn. — State leaders said the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission has called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, stormwater pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The Ann Arbor-based commission, which represents the region’s eight states, said a conservative cost estimate is $271 billion.

 

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