Campbell To Serve as Interim Director of DOT Southcoast Region

first_imgA Department of Transportation insider is the new manager of the agency’s division overseeing Southeast Alaska.Commissioner Marc Luiken on Tuesday announced Rob Campbell will fill in as interim director of DOT’s Southcoast Region. That includes Southeast, plus coastal Southcentral and Southwest Alaska. Campbell already directs the department’s Central Region, which includes Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Luiken says expanding the job will help integrate agency offices.“What we’re trying to do is create a more unified department, a department that functions as a single entity instead of separate silos that have certainly evolved over time.”The position has been open since Gov. Bill Walker removed Al Clough during a conflict over the Juneau Access Road.Luiken says a separate Southcoast Region director will be named at a later date.Campbell filled in as director of the Department of Transportation’s Northern Region before taking the Central Region post.Luiken says that experience will help break down barriers.“By having Rob do a similar assignment down here in the Southcoast region, I see a huge benefit in the same way that we saw with the northern region and the central region, to bring our organization together as a single organization.”Southeast used to be a separate region. A department-wide reorganization merged it with the other coastal areas last year.Luiken announced the appointment at the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit in Juneaulast_img read more

Nestlé Pure Life to launch a 100 rPET water bottle in the

first_imgNestlé Pure Life to launch a 100% rPET water bottle in the USPosted By: News Deskon: February 16, 2018In: Beverage, Business, Environment, Industries, New products, Packaging, Social Responsibility, Social responsibility, WaterPrintEmailNestlé Pure Life has announced that it will launch a new 700ml bottle made from 100% food-grade recycled plastic (rPET) throughout the US.Nestlé says that the release of the new bottle demonstrates the brand’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, and the bottles also feature recycling information which encourages consumers to recycle the bottle so it can be reproduced.Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water bottles will be sold individually by retailers across the country, and the launch will be accompanied by a video which highlights the use of recycled materials in the bottle and educates consumers about the importance of recycling.Antonio Sciuto, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Nestlé Waters North America said: “Nestlé Waters North America is the original bottled water company in the US, and environmental sustainability is an integral part of our company’s purpose and heritage.“This new bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic for our namesake brand is the latest way we’re satisfying consumer demand for healthy hydration on-the-go and inspiring consumers to recycle.”The brand claims it has undertaken many initiatives to reduce the amount of waste across its entire beverage range, which has led to a 40% reduction of PET plastic in its bottles since 2005.Nestlé works with various suppliers who provide recycled plastic for its beverage range, and the company says it will purchase even more recycled plastic in the future.Share with your network: Tags: NestléNestlé Waters North AmericaplasticrecycledUSwaterlast_img read more