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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…
RIP Blackberry, it was nice knowing you.

Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

Secure TradeIn, a subsidiary of the leading global recycler and reseller of used cellular phones ReCellular, is prepared for a massive recycling effort…
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Boxsmart Helps Companies Go Beyond Recycling

Recycling seems like a straightforward thing from the consumer vantage point: A little bit of sorting, put it in the bin, and it’s…
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Sustainable Ziploc®: Oxymoron?

Back in December I did a post on SC Johnson’s effort to become more transparent by posting the ingredients to most of their…
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The Bra Recyclers Help Women in Need

Ladies, let’s face it. Many of us have bras in our drawer that just simply don’t fit correctly, that we’ve hardly worn, or…
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Is There Enough Lithium to Meet Obama’s EV Goal?

By Phil Covington In his State Of The Union address on January 25th, President Obama set a goal of putting one million electric…