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Survey Shows Most Restaurants Recycle & Consumers Dig It

A survey conducted in March and April 2011 by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) with support of Georgia-Pacific Professional was recently released, assessing…

Despite the Cost of Virgin, Recycling Rate for Rare Metals is Very Low

Less than one percent of 34 rare metals studied in a UN Environmental Program (UNEP) report are recycled. Less than a third of…
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Coca-Cola, Gates Foundation and Others Team Up to Give South American Recyclers Dignity

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca-Cola Company, Funación Avina, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), launched a coalition that…
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UPS Prototype Plastic Vehicle Delivers 40% More Fuel Efficiency

When you operate over 70,000 delivery vehicles worldwide, as  UPS does, increasing the miles per gallon of your vehicles is an economically motivated…
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Casey Container: Plastic Bottles That Are Both Recyclable and Biodegradable?

Plastics from single serving water bottles, or grocery bags accumulating in the world’s oceans have long been in the spotlight as eco villians.…
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The Next Frontier of Urban Gardening: Your Bottle Top?

With the fast rise in gas and food prices, more people are likely beginning to investigate other, cheaper, closer to home options to…
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Trek To Recycle Carbon Fiber Bikes

Though on the one hand the bicycle is perhaps the most basic form of transportation, on the other, it’s possible to spend several…
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Are you a Green Designer?

Eight years ago I had my first opportunity to engage as a product designer when I worked on an industrial meat grinder. My…
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Tackling End-of-Life Issues for Bio Plastics

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Clif Bar Makes Wine? Yes, and It’s All Terrain

What happens when you put Clif Bar’s sensibilities into wine? You get The Climber from Clif Family Winery, which they refer to as…
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Anheuser Busch InBev’s Big Push to Reduce Water Usage

This week Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) released its 2010 Global Citizenship Report. The report is timely, considering the greater attention businesses devote to…
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Pepsi’s Dream Machine: Marketing Gimmick or Environmental Stewardship?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Target Customers Respond to New Recycling Program

About one year into Target’s new recycling initiative, the results seem pretty impressive. In the first nine months alone, the store collected 170 …
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Microsoft HQ Switches to 100% PCR Recycled Paper

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will purchase only 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper for its offices in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, including…
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Are Reusable “Paper” Towels the Next Eco-Conundrum?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…