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WM, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont Tackle Medical Waste Recycling

The new Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) includes companies that represent the entire supply chain of the medical products industry, including Du Pont,…
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Pencils Give New Life to Old Fridges – Good Idea?

Next time you sharpen a pencil, consider whether those shavings came from a sustainable source. French manufacturer BIC has considered this, and they…

New Legislation Brings Free E-Waste Recycling to New Yorkers

The Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, signed into law last year, went into effect in New York on April 1, 2011. The…

Waste Management Invests US$22M In Plastic-to-Oil Company

Agilyx, based in Higard, OR, has developed a process that converts multiple sources of plastic to crude oil. Waste Management has given the…
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Positive Change, One Flip-Flop at a Time

By Alison I. Somilleda Feelgoodz™, an environmentally and socially conscious flip-flop company based in New Orleans, LA, is redefining the concept of corporate…
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Can a Zero Carbon Wine Come from New Zealand? eco.love Wines Says Yes

Being a greener business can take many shapes and levels of complexity, but sometimes it’s the obvious that can make a substantial impact.…
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Pressing Starbucks to Follow Through on Recycling Commitments

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow How would you feel if a company publicly promised to reduce reliance on disposable…
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Walmart Diverts 80% of its California Waste From Landfills

Last Thursday Walmart announced that it eliminated over 80% of its waste that otherwise would have ended up in landfills across California. The…
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Pepsi’s New 100% Plant Based Bottle: Too Good to Keep to Itself?

We all know that the amount of plastic generated by the manufacture and consumption of beverages constitutes a huge use of resources. Coca…
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Valvoline Revs Up Its Sustainability Engine with NextGen Motor Oil

Today Valvoline revealed its new NextGen line of motor oil, which boasts a formula that is 50% recycled oil. This product’s creation is…
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How Green is the iPad 2?

Last week Apple unveiled the iPad 2, which immediately became the center of a heated debate. No, I’m not talking about how amazing…
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Ties That Matter: Recycled Fashion that Benefits the Homeless

In 2008, three friends decided to pilot a unique idea. Could they start a business that used recycled materials, produced no waste, employed…
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Heinz Ketchup to Use Coca-Cola’s Plantbottle

At a press conference this morning, the Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its…
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Is Cash The Key to Motivating Green Business Behavior?

What motivates consumers to make more sustainable choices? A desire to “save the planet?” A drive to improve the health of their community?…
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Waste Management 2010 CSR Report: Ambition and Clarity

Waste. The byproduct of consumer culture is the bane of environmentalists. We have chanted the mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” for more than…