This Week in Environment News: 9 Stories You Need to See
A roundup of the week's most newsworthy environment industry press releases from PR Newswire, including a new trade-in program from Hydro Flask and air quality stats around the world.
NEW YORK, March 17, 2023 -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the environment industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.
The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.
- Hydro Flask Launches Category-First Water Bottle Trade-In Program in the US
As a reward for taking the extra step to ensure used products don't end up in a landfill, customers will receive a unique promo code of $5.00 for each used Hydro Flask product returned. The promo code can be used exclusively on Hydroflask.com, including the unique MyHydro™ personalization program.
- IQAir World Air Quality Report 2022 Finds Only 5% of Countries Meet WHO PM2.5 Air Pollution Guideline
Six countries met the WHO PM2.5 guideline (annual average of 5 µg/m3 or less): Australia, Estonia, Finland, Grenada, Iceland, and New Zealand.
- Running Tide Becomes Microsoft's First Open Ocean-Based Carbon Removal Supplier
Running Tide will remove the equivalent of 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide (C02e) over the next two years on behalf of Microsoft. It uses breakthrough technology that accelerates the ocean's ability to naturally remove carbon dioxide, sinking it to the deep ocean in a safe and permanent form.
- OPEC Fund approves over US$300 million in new financing and delivers on its Climate Action Plan
The plan commits the organization to increase the share of its climate financing to 40% of all new financing by 2030 and to mainstream climate action into the project cycle, increasing climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience investments in energy, transport, agriculture, food, water and smart cities.
- From the Sea to the Sky: United Invests $5 Million in Algae-based Fuel Producer Viridos
Viridos' algae-based biofuel technology has the potential to help solve our supply problem without the need for farmland or other agricultural resources and marks United's inaugural investment in its new cross-industry UAV Sustainable Flight Fund.
- World's Largest Tuna Company Leads Call for Restoration of Endangered Species
Thai Union Group PLC, one of the world's leading seafood producers and one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products, announced its commitment to only source from vessels that are implementing best practices to protect ocean wildlife from bycatch.
- LyondellBasell and Grenergy Sign Five 15-year Solar Power Purchase Agreements
The agreements represent about 329,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar power annually, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 90,000 European homes.
- IBM launches RFP to help accelerate global water management solutions for vulnerable populations
IBM will support projects that can help improve access to safe drinking water for all, improve water quality by reducing pollution, increase water-use efficiency, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, increase sanitation management, and reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.
- SOLARCYCLE Raises $30M to Scale Advanced Recycling for the Solar Industry In order to meet the increasing demand for new solar panel production, SOLARCYCLE has developed proprietary technology that can cost-effectively return more than 95% of all the valuable materials, like aluminum, glass, copper, silver, and silicon, back into the solar value chain to help create a sustainable and scalable solar industry.
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In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Lion Electric and PureCycle.
Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.
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