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The World’s Most Sustainable Retailer? Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report

The annual “Plan A” update from Marks & Spencer outlines what the company has done to mitigate its impact on society and on…
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Wrag Wrap to Turn Tents into Reusable Gift Wrap

In the United Kingdom, Wrag Wrap aims to turn unwanted tents into reusable gift wrap.
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One Company’s Humble Quest to Keep Necklace Lanyards from Landfills

A project by the company Fairware aims to keep lanyards from ending up in landfills.
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Scores First Smartphone Sustainability Certification

Last week, TCO Development granted Samsung’s Galaxy S4 the organization’s first ever sustainability certification for smartphones.
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Marks & Spencer’s Shwopping, One Year Later: Progress and Potential

A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam…
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UK Grocer Waitrose to Halve Packaging Waste by 2016

The UK supermarket chain Waitrose has promised to reduce its packaging to half of its 2005 levels by 2016.
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Interview: Darren Beck, Dir. Environmental Initiatives, Sprint

Darren talks about the problem of lead acid batteries which are used as backup power for cell towers and date centers.
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Johnson Controls 2012 Sustainability Report: Diversity, Volunteering, Lead Recycling

This week Johnson Controls released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers progress on diversity, volunteering and lead recycling.
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3 Great Open Loop Recycling Projects

Open loop recycling is still going strong and is a value-added proposition for companies that generate a lot of plastic throughout their operations.
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Green Mountain Coffee’s CSR Report an Ethical Business Success Story

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' most recent sustainability report details the company’s successes and shortcomings during FY2012.
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Metro Vancouver to Ban Organic Refuse From Landfill By 2015

Tall, colorful recycling bins are a common sight in Vancouver, BC Canada. The Greater Vancouver Regional District (also known as Metro Vancouver, or…
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Can Houston Become a Recycling Leader?

Ready to throw in the towel when it comes to getting people to change their recycling habits, Houston officials have decided to reach…
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eRecyclingCorps:10 Million Cell Phone Trade-Ins Since 2009

eRecyclingCorps (eRC) achieved 10 million cell phone trade-ins since 2009.
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Recyclebank, Coors Partners on New Aluminum Recycling Program

Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.