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Forget Recycling: Here Comes Edible Packaging

Food packaging is a major contributor to the waste stream, and emerging edible packaging pioneers Monosol and WikiCells aim to eliminate this. But…
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Reverse Vending Machines Make Recycling Easier

Put your CFL into a big slot in the vending machine, a video camera fitted inside identifies the bulb so it can be…
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Chevrolet Introduces Environmental Labeling on All Vehicles

This March, Chevrolet will start providing customers with information on a number of the environmental features of their vehicles, via "Ecologic" environmental window…
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India Leads With $10.3bn in Clean Energy Investments

Bloomberg recently reported that India’s clean tech investments, “reached $10.3bn in 2011, some 52 percent higher than the $6.8bn invested in 2010. This was…
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Landfills: From Beast to Beauty

Turning dumps to destinations says a lot about a municipality’s commitment to the local environment and approach to handling trash.
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Mayor Works to Bring Clean Tech to Los Angeles

At the VerdeXchange Marketmakers Conference that took place in downtown Los Angeles this week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a keynote speech to an…
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Chinese Solar Panel Exports Spike as Obama Announces New Trade Enforcement Unit

Chinese exports of silicon solar panels surged in 2011, and they're spiking higher yet following the filing of illegal dumping and subsidy petitions…
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Spring Back Recycling Builds Up Lives While Breaking Down Mattresses

Getting rid of mattresses is difficult. Most landfills don’t want them as they are bulky and the springs in them damage the crushing equipment. This…
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The Cleantech ‘Arms’ Race that Could Save the World

This post was originally featured on the Zayed Future Energy Prize blog. By Roger Ballentine, President of Green Strategies There has been much-hyped…
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Oxfam UK Promotes Second-Hand Haute Couture

Oxfam has always been the front-runner when it comes to second-hand clothing, books, and music shopping in the UK. All Oxfam shops also…
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India Emerges as Solar Energy Hotspot

A growing host of India's business conglomerates is leveraging the Indian government's national solar energy program and investing in the sector, that latest…
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Sprint Sets the Bar for Sustainable Phone Design

At the highly anticipated Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas this week, Sprint, who earned the No. 3 spot on Newsweek’s Green…
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California Renewable Energy Off to a Good Start in 2012 with Five Big Projects

Renewable energy is getting off to a good 2012 start in California with the approval of 5 renewable energy projects that will bring…
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Rising to the Challenge of Keeping Food and Energy from Being Trashed

This article highlights the amount of embedded energy in food waste while exploring ways to tackle America's dual problem of hunger and clean…
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Ford Upcycles 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill to Seat Covers

Readers of TriplePundit  don’t need reminding that the waste stream derived from buying bottled water is an environmental hazard. Less than a third…