Calif. AG sues Target for illegal dumping
Oakland, Calif. California state and local officials are suing Target Corp., accusing the retailer of dumping hazardous waste in landfills around the state.
Attorney General Jerry Brown, 20 district attorneys and the Los Angeles city attorney jointly filed a complaint Monday in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming that more than 200 Target stores have been dumping waste such as flammable aerosol canisters, propane canisters and corrosive spray cleaners into landfills for the past eight years.
Target spokeswoman Bethany Zucco says the company has been following all state environmental laws.
In May, the state reached an $8.65 million settlement with Kmart Corp. over similar allegations. The deal requires Kmart to properly store its waste and retrain its workers.
Depend brand teams up with sports stars for prostate awareness
DALLAS Kimberly-Clark, through its Depend brand has partnered with Zero – The Project to End Prostate Cancer. As part of the program, the Depend brand has aligned with a team of sports legends, including Ken Griffey, Sr., Jim Colbert and Joe Cortez, who each have a unique experience with prostate cancer.
From now through 2010, proceeds from the purchase of each package of Depend Underwear for Men and Depend Guards for Men will contribute to a final donation of $250,000 to Zero to help fund education for patients, free screenings for those at risk and cancer research.
“Our hope for future generations is that prostate cancer becomes a thing of the past,” said Skip Lockwood, CEO of Zero. “We commend Kimberly-Clark and the Depend brand for their commitment to helping us eradicate this disease.”
Film sponsorship continues
Target this week continues its long-running sponsorship of the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 18 to 28, is also being sponsored by Abbott Laboratories’ ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars.
Target has been a Los Angeles Film Festival premier sponsor for nine years running and will be honoring Festival filmmakers at the Target Filmmaker Awards Gala, where they will distribute the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Target Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000. Target also sponsors CineCultura – a Festival program honoring Latin films and filmmakers programmed in the Festival.