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6/22/2018

This summer will see iQor hire 100 people at its Memphis, Tenn., location, where it recently installed a new call center. "Being that iQor-Memphis is an extremely diverse plant with our facility having over 22 different nationalities, the call center addition would be another 'layer' to what we promote" in terms of diversity, said plant manager Anthony Winters.

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iQor, Memphis
6/22/2018

China's restrictions on imported waste will leave more than 122 million tons of plastic in need of a destination by 2030, according to a study.

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China
6/22/2018

The EU's Circular Economy Package, which sets new targets for recycling, will go into effect next month. The rules will require participating countries to reach 55% recycling rates by 2025 and 65% by 2035.

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6/22/2018

Thai officials are considering a ban on imported electronic waste after discovering many companies go over their quotas or smuggle goods overseas.

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Bangkok Post
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Thailand
6/22/2018

Dell and the Basel Action Network will use GPS to track where electronic waste goes after collection by Dell's consumer take-back programs.

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Waste360
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6/22/2018

The revamped beauty department at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York City flagship includes the first FaceGym location in the US. London-based FaceGym is an intense facial massage that's billed as a workout for the face, including warm-up, cardio and cool-down phases.

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Haute Living online
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Saks
6/22/2018

Revlon has launched a new makeup brand dubbed Flesh that's set to debut at Ulta Beauty stores next week. The line includes 40 shades of foundation and a collection of lip and cheek colors.

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Revlon, Ulta Beauty
6/22/2018

Marc Jacobs Beauty is celebrating Pride this year with its #GratefulNotHateful campaign. The hashtag will appear alongside images and videos featuring Marc Jacobs, models and social media influencers who are part of or support the LGBTQ community.

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Marc Jacobs
6/22/2018

Major retailers including Target and Best Buy cheered Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that will allow states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes. "Target has long advocated for sales tax policies that level the playing field and treat all retailers the same, whether they have stores, operate online or both," Target said in a statement.

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6/22/2018

Marcus Engman, IKEA's head of global design, talks about some of the challenges his company is facing as it enters the Indian market. Engman sees making products affordable to most of the country's consumers as challenging, and he hopes that the pressure cookers IKEA will stock will be able to compete with local brands.

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The Times of India
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