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Gulf Power Settlement Preserves Consumer Freedom

Customers No Longer Faced With Massive Fixed Charge

In a settlement filed, Gulf Power has withdrawn their proposed fixed charge hike which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. The removal of this increase means that consumers will retain their ability to control their monthly power bills through measures such as energy efficiency and rooftop solar.

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IFCO Celebrates 318,000 Metric Tonnes of Food Waste Avoided

Company releases food waste and environmental savings estimates honoring its 25th anniversary

IFCO, the global leader in reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods with US headquarters located in Tampa, Florida, released estimates quantifying the positive impact the company has had on the environment since it was founded in 1992.  According to a recently published life cycle analysis1 and previous damage rate studies2, over the past 25 years, IFCO:

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Southwest Florida District Declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-County Region

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for all 16 counties throughout the District’s boundaries. Included in the order are Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties.

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IFCO-FMI Educational Seminar for Retailers & Growers Focuses on Meeting Supply Chain Sustainability Goals with Reusable Packaging

Data on Shared Assets Versus One-Way Packaging to Be Presented at May 11 Session

IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, today announced it is collaborating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer a series of online educational sessions, Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and Growers Achieve their Zero Waste Goals.  On May 11, the session will focus on the key role shared and reusable assets play in helping retailers and growers create a more sustainable supply chain.

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District Reports Consistent Seagrass Increases in Tampa Bay

Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of its 2016 seagrass mapping study showing Tampa Bay now supports 41,655 acres of seagrass beds. This increase continues the success of the previous mapping efforts reported in 2015, supporting the largest amount of seagrass measured since the 1950s.

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