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Tim Hortons in Stratford, Ontario (courtesy WikiCommons)

Tim Hortons Launches Closed Loop System

Tim Hortons is ramping up its environmental initiatives. A pilot program in the Maritimes will be a step towards a closed loop system…

Recyclebank Partners with London Agency to Reward Bikers and Walkers

Recyclebank’s rewards program is no less than a revolution in the household recycling market, providing people with monetary incentives to increase their recycling.…
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REI Takes the Lead in Rethinking Packing Materials

Steps like eliminating clamshell packaging are behind REI's goal to reduce its REI-branded packaging by 25% in 2013. Packaging innovation is a huge…
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IBM Joins EcoGrid EU Renewable Energy-Smart Grid Consortium

IBM's signing on as a member of EcoGrid EU, a consortium of companies that is planning a European Union (EU) smart grid that…
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General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling

General Motors has become a great example of the business benefits for recycling. The company announced that last year, they recycled 92% of…
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College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

To date, over a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have campus-wide bans of the plastic bottles. A dozen more…
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Don’t Fear the Compost: A Corporate Zero Waste Implementation Story

By Matt Courtland Zero waste is a movement that aims to eliminate the material that goes into landfills by recycling or composting most items.…
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New Balance Creates Sneaker From Recycled Plastic Bottles

The entire upper of New Balance’s new sneaker, called newSky, is made from a fiber called Eco-fi, which is 95 percent post-consumer recycled…
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Greening for Survival, And the Bottom Line

By Ashok Kamal For decades, it has been clear that a better understanding of sustainability is necessary to ensure humanity’s survival. Now the…
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PUMA’s Re-Suede Melds 70’s Retro With Modern Sustainability

PUMA's Suede has been re-birthed with the company's introduction last week of the “Re-Suede,” redesigned with mostly recycled materials.
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Terra Cycle Pushes E-waste Collection Boundaries With Mice Brigade

TerraCycle, partnering with Logitech, has launched the Keyboard and Mouse Brigade. The e-waste recycling program allows users to box up and ship old…
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Store Take-Back Program Provides Used Clothes to Refugee Camps

By Pankaj Arora How do you make the best use of your used clothes? Uniqlo shows how – in a way that makes…

Complete the Loop by Buying Recycled

This article outlines the 3 stages of recycling and argues for a closed-loop recycling system that protects the environment and promotes a greener…
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Belgian Company Leads the Way in Landfill Mining

Landfill mining is a rapidly growing area of waste management that is proving to be extremely profitable. About 50 miles east of Brussels,…

Gamification Pervades Our Daily Lives

This article explores the human attraction to games and discusses how gamification can be applied to solve contemporary social problems.