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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…
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The Circular Economy is (Slowly) Coming to Europe

Can the circular economy become the norm in Europe? The European Commission recently adopted a framework to ramp up waste diversion in its…
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GM Announces Two New ‘Landfill-Free’ Sites in Asia

GM says it is on a mission to slash waste globally, with the two latest landfill-free facilities in Thailand and South Korea.
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No Beer, No Cheer: Small Brewers Push to Defend Clean Water Act

The NRDC so far has signed up almost two dozen craft beer breweries to ensure local water supplies across the country remain clean.
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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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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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Not Wasting Time: 25% of Procter and Gamble’s Factories Now Zero-Waste

Today Proctor and Gamble announced the consumer packaged goods giant has reached a new zero-waste milestone.
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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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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.
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50% of Unilever’s Factories are Zero-Waste While Sales Surge

Unilever’s ambitious Sustainable Living Plan reached an important milestone yesterday when the company announced half of its factories are now zero-waste.
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Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.
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A Bumper Crop of Waste Diversion: Ford’s Recycling Program at 10 Years

One of Ford’s waste diversion initiatives, called the “Ford Core Recovery Program,” keeps adding new parts to the company’s recycling list.
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GM’s Recycling Devision Now Generates $1B Annually

GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and…
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Clorox Cleans Up With Release of Integrated Report

This week Clorox released its 2012 annual integrated report online with updates on its environmental, social and governance performance.