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Atlanta Awarded $25,000 Cities of Service Grant for Recycling Initiative

Grant funds, provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will support new “impact volunteering” initiative to divert recyclable waste in Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta has been awarded a $25,000 grant to engage volunteers in the city’s recycling initiative. The grant comes from Cities of Service, a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to using service as a strategy, with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Atlanta is one of 18 U.S. cities to be awarded a grant to support mayors who are harnessing the power of volunteers in a strategic way to address priority problems in their communities.

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Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Sponsor Five Tree Planting Events as Colleges and Universities Prepare to Seek 2012 Tree Campus USA Recognition

Arbor Day FoundationAs a growing number of colleges and universities apply for 2012 Tree Campus USA recognition, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota announced five tree planting events at campuses throughout the country this fall.

ToyotaThe events acknowledge the accomplishments of five 2011 Tree Campus USA recipients and offer students and staff the opportunity to participate in hands-on campus conservation.

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Plastics Environmental Council's Response To The Recently Revised FTC Green Guides

The Plastics Environmental Council is pleased with the contents of the FTC Green Guidelines. The new guidelines prohibit any deceptive claims and allow for properly qualified claims of biodegradability in landfills

The FTC issued its long-awaited Green Guides. On balance, the Plastics Environmental Council (www.pec-us.org) is pleased with the contents of the new release as they pertain to degradable plastics (Section 260.8 of the new Guides). While the new guidelines still prohibit any deceptive, unqualified claims of biodegradability of materials, including plastics, in landfills, properly qualified claims of biodegradability are permitted. "Degradable claims should be qualified clearly and prominently to the extent necessary to avoid deception about: (1) the product's or package's ability to degrade in the environment where it is customarily disposed; and (2) the rate and extent of degradation," according to the new Guides.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Announces Two Initiatives in Support of Ambition to Become a Low-carbon, Zero-waste Business

Company invests €6.5 million in PET recycling facility in France and introduces research aimed at influencing consumer recycling behavior

Coca-Cola Enterprises, which produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola products in Western Europe, is announcing two new initiatives aimed at improving recycling behavior and infrastructure, as part of its journey to becoming a low-carbon, zero-waste business. CCE’s sustainability plan commits it to setting the standard for sustainable packaging, achieving zero waste in its own operations and recycling more packaging than it uses.

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CarCharging™ Adds Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Services to The Atlantic in Atlanta, Georgia

EV Charging Service Adds Innovative Amenity to Luxury Apartment Community

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, now offers its services to residents at The Atlantic, a new, luxurious and spacious apartment community in Atlanta, Georgia. The property is located at 270 17thSt NW in Atlanta. Set in the northwestern corner of the Midtown district, the community is surrounded by restaurants, retail stores, and offices. Midtown is also the playground for performance and recreation with its proximity to the High Museum, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Piedmont Park.

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