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Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…

The Rising Trend of Take Back Programs

A number of companies have take back programs that allow customers to return products at the end of their life cycles.
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As You Sow on Creating Greener Solar PV Panels

Surveying solar PV manufacturers around the world, a non-proift, in conultation with a wide range of experts, establishes environmental, health & safety, and…
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McDonald’s Considers Replacing Foam Cups With Paper

Yesterday McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant would test the use of paper coffee cups instead of foam in 2000 of its…
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GM Receives Award for Waste-Management Progress

General Motors received an award for its innovative approach to waste management.
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Funding Closes on First Nationally Focused Impact Investment Fund

SJF Ventures and Citi Community Capital, Citigroup's community lending and investment group, announced the closing of SJF Ventures III LP, the first nationally…
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US Company Makes a Bang With Microgrid Power Generation in India

US company, Mera Gao Power's low energy solar panels provide electricity in remote Indian villages. They aim to electrify 100,000 by 2016.
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Lego Invests $532 Million in Wind Energy

The world’s most famous toy company, Lego, recently announced a massive investment in wind energy. Kirkbi A/S, the family holding company that owns Lego,…
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Forget Recycling: Here Comes Edible Packaging

Food packaging is a major contributor to the waste stream, and emerging edible packaging pioneers Monosol and WikiCells aim to eliminate this. But…
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Reverse Vending Machines Make Recycling Easier

Put your CFL into a big slot in the vending machine, a video camera fitted inside identifies the bulb so it can be…
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Chevrolet Introduces Environmental Labeling on All Vehicles

This March, Chevrolet will start providing customers with information on a number of the environmental features of their vehicles, via "Ecologic" environmental window…
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India Leads With $10.3bn in Clean Energy Investments

Bloomberg recently reported that India’s clean tech investments, “reached $10.3bn in 2011, some 52 percent higher than the $6.8bn invested in 2010. This was…
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Landfills: From Beast to Beauty

Turning dumps to destinations says a lot about a municipality’s commitment to the local environment and approach to handling trash.
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Mayor Works to Bring Clean Tech to Los Angeles

At the VerdeXchange Marketmakers Conference that took place in downtown Los Angeles this week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a keynote speech to an…
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Chinese Solar Panel Exports Spike as Obama Announces New Trade Enforcement Unit

Chinese exports of silicon solar panels surged in 2011, and they're spiking higher yet following the filing of illegal dumping and subsidy petitions…