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Resort, Convention Center Among USGBC Leadership Award Recipients
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Resort, Convention Center Among USGBC Leadership Award Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced 10 inspiring individuals, companies, organizations and projects have been named 2020 Leadership Award recipients. The honorees are at the forefront of green building and working to advance healthy, resilient, and equitable buildings and communities. USGBC honored this year’s recipients last month during the closing event at the...

GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisors Professionals
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GBCI Surpasses 1,000 TRUE Advisors Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier global organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice, announced it has surpassed 1,000 TRUE Advisors. TRUE Advisors are zero waste professionals who are integral in helping facilities achieve TRUE certification and are experts in supporting and implementing zero waste policies and programs across...

Recyclable Linens One Step Closer to Vegas Thanks to Purlin’s Lee School Prize
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Recyclable Linens One Step Closer to Vegas Thanks to Purlin’s Lee School Prize

SARASOTA, FLA.—Purlin, LLC, maker of recyclable linens for the hospitality industry, has won the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality category. The Lee Business School at UNLV and Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation created a worldwide $1,000,000 Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the goal of discovering and...

UFI Releases Findings Around Waste Management in Exhibitions Industry
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UFI Releases Findings Around Waste Management in Exhibitions Industry

PARIS—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released a report to address the issue of waste in the exhibitions industry. This report derives from several UFI actions, including the set-up of dedicated regional task forces around the world and the selection of best practices through the 2020 award competition on “Best Waste Management”. Contributions...

Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean
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Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting...

World Food Travel Association Supports UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
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World Food Travel Association Supports UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

LONDON—The World Food Travel Assn. (WFTA) announced that it has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes...

Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues
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Micro- and Nanoplastics Detectable in Human Tissues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Plastic pollution of land, water and air is a global problem. Even when plastic bags or water bottles break down to the point at which they are no longer an eyesore, tiny fragments can still contaminate the environment. Animals and humans can ingest the particles, with uncertain health consequences. Now, scientists report that...

Six Senses Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to Become Plastic Free by 2022
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Six Senses Joins Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to Become Plastic Free by 2022

BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announced that it has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Environmental and social responsibility is at the heart of Six Senses. In a shared world of...