Frito Lay Canada (a division of PepsiCo) will roll out the world’s first 100% compostable chip bag in Canadian retail outlets beginning in March. The new SunChips packaging will be made from more than 90% renewable, plant-based materials, and as a result, the bag will completely break down into compost in a hot, active compost … Continued
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Can robots from MA-based Kiva Systems turn warehouses green? Crate and Barrel thinks so. So far, most companies have installed Kiva warehouse automation systems because they want to improve efficiencies and cut costs. But, Crate and Barrel is betting that there’s even greater potential. The company recently purchased a Kiva system for its Tracy, Calif. … Continued
What do initiatives like Let’s Move! and the Partnership for a Healthier America, the new foundation which boasts First Lady Michelle Obama (above) as its Honorary Chair, have to do with sustainability? Plenty. Just ask Loel Solomon, vice president of Community Health Initiatives at Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers … Continued
Last week, Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, opened the world’s first zero carbon supermarket. The store has no net carbon footprint and exports any extra electricity generated back to the national grid. Located in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, this new supermarket boasts several eco-friendly features, including: A combined heat and power plant which runs on bio fuels … Continued
Sure, companies like Audi and GE like to take advantage of the Super Bowl’s huge viewing audience to promote their latest “green” message. Even Pepsi threw its hat in the game by saying it wasn’t going to advertise in this year’s game. But, just how sustainable is the event itself? Is the NFL taking steps … Continued
Last week, UPS announced it has deployed 245 new delivery trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to cities in Colorado and California. The vehicles are part of UPS’s continued effort to: • reduce its emissions from the use of fossil fuels, such as gasoline and diesel, • lower its carbon footprint, and • offer … Continued
Move over plasma and LCD display systems. New, improved HD technology is on its way to the marketplace. Prysm, a privately held company based in San Jose, spent the last five years developing an innovative technology called Laser Phosphor Display (LPD), and according to Roger Hajjar, Prysm CTO and co-founder, this new LPD technology has … Continued
Sustainability in health care isn’t only about energy efficient buildings, innovative technology, and effectively using resources. It’s also about people. It’s about access. And, it’s about creating health care solutions that work within the context of other constraints, such as culture, infrastructure and economy. Need proof? Just look at the medical crisis now unfolding in … Continued
Looking for 50,000 pounds of inedible egg product, a gently used photocopier, a few 55-gallon drums of alkaline degreaser, or a dozen wooden cable spools? As the old adage says, to some that’s trash . . .but to others, it’s treasure. Just ask James Ruttan, CEO of iWasteNot Systems, Inc., in Ontario, Canada. He, together … Continued
A few weeks ago, Stryker, an international powerhouse in medical technology and one of the largest players in the $35.6 billion global orthopedic market, acquired Ascent Healthcare Solutions, the leading provider of medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services for hospitals and surgery centers across North America. It’s an acquisition that underscores the delicate balance the … Continued
As part of their end-of-year Trend Report, JWT recently published “100 Things to Watch in 2010,” an intriguing list of predictions based on the observations of the company’s Trend Scouts stationed throughout the world. Of these 100 things, one-quarter are decidedly green –a healthy percentage which, according to Ann Mack, Director of Trend Spotting at … Continued
The California-based software design firm Autodesk recently launched an online game, called RETROFITS , to help educate everyone–from industry professionals to teachers, parents and students –about green building issues.
Earlier this month, Khalili launched iGiveTwice, an online Twitter campaign designed to encourage people to choose gifts that have social or environmental benefits.
Moss. We’ve all seen it growing in bogs, on tree trunks, and in-between cracks in the sidewalk. But, did you ever think that this common plant could potentially revolutionize an entire industry? Enter David Knighton, MD, co-founder and CEO of the Minnesota-based startup, Creative Water Solutions. Knighton, a physician, inventor and entrepreneur–who also happens to … Continued
h.u.m.a.n. Healthy Vending is on a mission to change the world–one snack at a time. The Los Angeles -based company is turning the $30 billion/year vending industry on its ear by using state-of-the-art, energy efficient machines filled only with healthy foods and drinks. In addition, h.u.m.a.n. (short for “helping unite man and nutrition”) donates 10 … Continued