Green glove

Home run! Major League Baseball (MLB) has named the Seattle Mariners recipient of the 2017 Green Glove Award, which recognizes the MLB club that diverts the highest rate of materials from landfills.

The Mariners earned the Green Glove Award for diverting 96 percent of all waste at Safeco Field from landfills, a jump from 90 percent in 2016.

“We have worked hard over the years to make Safeco Field one of the ‘greenest’ ballparks in pro sports,” says Trevor Gooby, Seattle Mariners senior vice president, ballpark operations.

Sustainable denim

Cone Denim and Unifi Inc., both headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, have introduced the S Gene with Repreve, combining the advanced stretch technology of S Gene denims with the sustainability and performance of Repreve recycled polyester fiber.

S Gene with Repreve denims are part of Cone Denim’s Sustainblue collection of fabrics, which is comprised of denim constructions using recycled cotton, recycled polyester and other sustainable yarns.

Statewide standards

The RecycleCT Foundation Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, has launched the “What’s IN, What’s OUT” public recycling outreach campaign throughout Connecticut.

Recycling rules have been standardized across Connecticut where recycling is available, says the Brattleboro, Vermont-based Northeast Recycling Council (NERC).

Robert Klee, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says, “We worked closely with recycling coordinators in our cities and towns and the six facilities in our state that accept recycled material to get everyone on the same page. With one set of rules in place everywhere, it’s now easier to provide people with the information they need to recycle more effectively.”

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