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Responsible Pet Owners Recycle: Make a New Years Resolution!

Once again the year is coming to a close. Various holiday traditions and media messaging urge us to reflect and consider what we…

3 Emerging Trends in Employee Engagement

Two years ago, when the concept had just started to really gain traction, we reported the results of a survey conducted by Brighter Planet on…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.

The Walmart “Green” Effect

Why is Walmart such a polarizing force? Perhaps it is because of its sheer scale, its immense presence or the absolute need it…
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Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…

The Windy City Challenge – A Case for Managed Competition

Chicago examines options for its recycling program By: Brent Tarnow The City of Chicago, despite its long history of dreadful recycling services, has…

Charlotte to Install First Airport Worm Composting System

While it seems logical that many restaurants have already begun to reap the benefits of installing onsite worm composting operations, airports may not…
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Nike & Puma, Reframing the Sustainability Message for a Younger Market

Both Nike and Puma adopted a strategy of creating a movement around reframing the word “sustainability”. Although both movements were targeted towards demographically…
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Media Coverage of ‘America Recycles Day’ Hard To Find – But Opportunity Still Abounds

This post explores America's neglect of recycling while highlighting the exciting opportunity that still exists.
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Recycling Can Create 2.3 Million Jobs According to NRDC Report

Every major project creates jobs – indeed the Keystone pipeline would have created many jobs and in this economy, who doesn’t want that?…
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Plastics Make It Possible–The Latest Greenwashing from the American Chemistry Council

An ad on the sidebar of my Facebook profile caught my eye: “What do you recycle?” it innocently asks. The link underneath, www.PlasticsMakeItPossible.com,…
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LA’s Solar Power, Green Jobs Potential Largely Untapped

LA's solar power and green jobs potential remains largely untapped, due in large part to lack of action by local government, according to…
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Puma Plans to Produce Compostable Clothing

Puma has been making some serious changes to its sustainability initiatives and has come out the front-runner in many areas. The company recently…
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Japanese Recycling Plant Brings New Life to Old Washing Machines

Panasonic's PETEC is not only a hyper-modern recycling plant, it is a research and development facility as well as an educational center. Trash…

Colorado Retools Tire Recycling Program After Denver Post Expose

Colorado lawmakers and business owners are retooling the state’s Waste Tire Program to close a loophole. The Denver Post reported last month that…