Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility wants its ‘sand’ to help the coast. This $700K grant will help. | Environment | nola.com

Good News Notes: “When Tulane University alumni Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz opened Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility, they dreamed of using the crushed sand to help restore the state’s eroding coastline. But they hit a few snags.  A lack of funding and need for regulatory approval of their “glass sand” prevented the pair from selling the recycled…

Volunteers collect 540 pounds of litter during cleanup on Public Lands Day

Good News Notes: “Keep Lee County Beautiful partnered with the City of Fort Myers to hold a litter cleanup on Public Lands Day, September 25. A group of 38 volunteers gathered to clean Manuel’s Branch Neighborhood Park and a portion of the Caloosahatchee Watershed. Gutteridge Haskins & Davey also joined in to help clean up the area. The…

Coffee Pod Convenience Without the Landfill Guilt: Introducing the Home-Compostable Coffee Capsule, Co-Developed by Jabil and Prosol

Good News Notes: “Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of manufacturing solutions provider Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), today announced a significant advancement in coffee pod sustainability with the launch of their home-compostable coffee capsule for single serve espresso brewers. This high-barrier coffee capsule improves on existing solutions by eliminating the need for a plastic or foil pouch that…

Lipman expands line of compostable packaging for organic produce

Good News Notes: “Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the Organic Produce Summit on Sept. 16 in Monterey, Calif.  Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and mini sweet peppers under Lipman’s Grown True organic line, the packaging meets the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly…

When disaster strikes, this Alabama nonprofit is ready

Good News Notes: “Hurricane Ida was on Judy Holland’s radar as soon as it was on James Spann’s. As the managing director of High Socks for Hope, she knows that whenever a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster happens in the Southeast, the nonprofit organization will soon spring into action. And they’ll still be in the…

Hundreds of Palm Coast Residents Gather to Clean City’s Waterways

Good News Notes: “The City of Palm Coast held a successful waterway cleanup on Saturday, seeing over 1,600 pounds of trash cleaned up over 250 volunteers. Dressed mostly in the purple volunteer t-shirts handed out by the city, Palm Coast’s good samaritans spent all morning combing the scenic waterways for any and all garbage, and…

FL Firefighter Rescues Terrified Goat From 30-Foot-Deep Sinkhole

Good News Notes: “Firefighters diligently train for a variety of risky rescues they might encounter on the job, but this was definitely a first for firefighter Adam Hudson of the High Springs Fire Department. On Sunday just after 2:30 p.m., Hudson’s fire crew, based in Alachua County in north-central Florida, home of Florida State University, was…

The Dover Detail nonprofit helps proud veterans fulfill their last wish

Good News Notes: “When military personnel are discharged or retire, their uniforms are often an afterthought. Many will sit in storage for years then make their way to second-hand stores, garage sales or they may even be sold online. Jerry Vaughan says they deserve respect. The Navy veteran has collected hundreds of uniforms just to…

Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

Good News Notes: “Just Salad — a US-based, fast-casual restaurant chain with a commitment to healthy, sustainable food and zero- waste practices — today announced an infusion of capital, courtesy of circular economy-focused investment firm Closed Loop Partners and returning investor Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express®. Just Salad will use the capital to expand its geographic footprint and…