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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.
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Allstate Cutting Paper Use Drastically, Saving Both Trees and Money

The insurance company Allstate uses a lot of paper – in 2009 it used approximately 3.7 billion sheets, equal to approximately 450,000 trees.…
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Patagonia Partners with eBay to Reduce Consumption

Patagonia and eBay have teamed up to create a new marketplace for sellers and customers to buy and sell their unwanted Patagonia clothing…
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GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

What do you do with a refrigerator once it reaches the end of its life?  Well, in our parents’ and grandparents’ day, appliances…
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Dead Refrigerators Come Back To Life as Movie Theater in London

Recycling is not the most exciting topic. Gather your cans and newspapers, take them to the curb once a week. End of story,…
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In Naples, a Trash Crisis Spurs a Social Innovation Laboratory

Naples, a city besieged by its trash crisis and frustration for so long, may teach some of us how to cope when local…
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Apple Will Recycle Old PCs for Free

Do you have an old desktop or notebook just lying in the house? You’re not alone – there are estimated 68 million computers…
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Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…
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U.S. Postal Service Reports $400 Million in Energy Savings Since 2007

Reports of the imminent bankruptcy of the U.S. Postal Service are here once again – the latest news being a loss of $3.1…
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Plastic2Oil to Convert Waste Plastic to Fuel

Ontario's JBI has signed an exclusive 10-year agreement with Rock-Tenn to convert waste plastic from paper mills and Materials Recovery Facilities into liquid…
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Target Commercial Shoots Go Eco-Friendly

Target partners with EcoSet, an environmental production company founded as a response to the environmental impact of the film production industry, for commercial…
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LG Products Get CarbonFree Certification

LG Electronics has partnered with Carbonfund to improve the carbon rating of their products. Their electronic goods from TVs, fridges and other products will…
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PepsiCo’s First 100% Recycled Bottle in Canada. What Happened to Plants?

What do you think happens when you toss a plastic drink bottle in the recycle bin? Another gets made from it? Sadly, that…
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Army Recycles Over Six Million Pounds of Steel Containers That Held Chemical Weapons

When the U.S. Army began to decontaminate the 4,307 ton containers (TC) which stored chemical weapons at its Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas…
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FedEx Wins Big in Efficiency & Reduced Aircraft Emissions

FedEx’s global citizen efforts are an example of how performance and sustainability do not have to compete, but in fact, together are integral…