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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…
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Another City Says Good Bye to Plastic Bags

The environment is starting to get a lot more time in the proverbial spotlight. We are learning that our actions have had an…
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Curbside Recycling: Preventing a Market Failure

Curbside recycling services have not been uniformly successful throughout the country. While citizens support them, their traditional cost structure creates a moral hazard…
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Plan to Recycle $300 Billion Worth of Space Debris

Its hard enough to tackle pollution on Earth, let alone in space. However, the recent NASA UARS spacecraft fall has put the phenomenon of…
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Hewlett Packard “Redstone” Server to Cut Energy Use 89%

According to Hewlett Packard, if no significant changes are made by 2015, an astonishing ten million servers will need to be employed to meet…
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Recycling: a Crutch for Our Conscience?

Too many of us rely on recycling to relieve our environmental conscience. While important, recycling should only be considered one action in the…
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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.…