US Plastics Pact 101

September 14, 2020 by  
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US Plastics Pact 101 What is the U.S. Plastics Pact and how are its signatories advancing a circular economy for plastics? The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together businesses, government entities, NGOs, researchers, and other collaborators as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network of Plastics Pacts around the world. The U.S. Pact will work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. By bringing together diverse stakeholders and driving collaborative action, the U.S. Pact will deliver a meaningful transition towards a circular economy for plastics, enabling U.S. companies, governments and NGOs to collectively meet impactful goals by 2025 that they could not meet on their own. Learn about the Pact’s launch, targets, and what comes next. Hear from the Pact’s NGOs and companies on why they’re spearheading a common vision for circularity, and the crucial role companies play in plastics recovery. Others in the plastics value chain are welcome to join the U.S. Plastics Pact after its launch. Speakers Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste and Business, World Wildlife Fund Ashley C Hall, Director of Sustainable Packaging, Walmart Natalie Betts, Circular Economy Program Manager, City of Austin Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 10:58 Featured Off

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The PACT Act hopes to ban animal cruelty at the federal level

February 4, 2019 by  
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Even though it has been a federal crime to create and distribute animal torture videos for nearly a decade, the actual act of animal torture has not been banned at the federal level. Now, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) are trying to change that with the re-introduction of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act). If passed, the PACT Act would prohibit “intentional acts of crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or otherwise subjecting animals to serious bodily harm,” according to a press release . The law would also make it easier for U.S. attorneys to prosecute the horrible acts, and those convicted would face seven years in prison plus fines. Related: New Jersey first state to ban wild animals in circuses Currently, all 50 states have separate laws against animal cruelty . However, according to CNN , the federal statute would allow authorities to go after criminals who cross state lines or torture animals on federal property. Rep. Buchanan said that animal torture is “abhorrent,” and we should be punishing people who commit this act “to the fullest extent of the law.” Buchanan added that protecting animals from cruelty is one of his top priorities. Rep. Deutch said the legislation is “common sense,” and animal welfare is an important issue for many Americans. He explained that Congress should build on current state and local laws to guarantee animals a level of protection throughout the entire country. According to the press release, there are exceptions included in the law, such as “normal veterinary care, hunting and conduct necessary to protect life or property from a serious threat caused by an animal.” Multiple groups have endorsed the legislation, including The National Sheriffs Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Humane Society of the United States. In a petition to garner support for the bill, the Humane Society wrote that even though every state has felony penalties for malicious cruelty, we need a federal law to close the gap for when it occurs on federal property or in interstate commerce. + PACT Act Via EcoWatch Images via Kimdewar0 and Timur85

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GIVEAWAY: PACT Organic Cotton Undies for Eco-Lovers (Worth $42!)

February 7, 2010 by  
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Still have no idea what to wear on Valentine’s Day ? Well, let us say that it’s what’s underneath all those clothes that really matters! We’ve teamed up with PACT to giveaway a sexy set of his-and-hers organic cotton skivvies to two lucky winners . Practical, seductive and organic – what more could you ask for?! ENTER TO WIN AT ECOUTERRE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco underwear , eco undies , green undies , organic undies , pact , Pact Organic Undies Giveaway , sustainable skivvies , Yves Béhar

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GIVEAWAY: PACT Organic Cotton Undies for Eco-Lovers (Worth $42!)

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