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  • More corporations are “greening” supply chains

    Savvy business sometimes requires only a flip of a lid. When Stonyfield Farm switched from plastic to foil lids six years ago, the organic yogurt company avoided 16 percent of the energy costs associated with producing its containers. Similar savings have been discovered throughout Stonyfield's manufacturing, transportation, and packaging divisions since the company began measuring its carbon ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Tetronics to supply BlueOak recovery technology to reclaim precious metals from electronic waste across the USA

    Tetronics has secured its first contract with BlueOak Resources, USA to provide Plasma refining technology for the recovery of precious metals from e-waste in a plant located in Osceola, Arkansas.  This launch project will cement the strategic relationship formed between the two companies to exploit the US e-waste market. London, 22 July 2014 – Tetronics ...

  • Industry representatives discuss new fields of activity at the IERC 2016: E-waste sector facing new challenges

    The electrical and electronic waste recycling sector is currently having to deal with a difficult market environment, a fact again made abundantly clear at this year's International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2016, which was held in Salzburg, Austria from 19 to 22 January. More than 500 representatives came together at this annual meeting of the industry. One of the topics most widely ...

  • Prioritise reuse over recycling to reduce carbon emissions in construction industry, says expert

    Reuse of building materials, such as bricks and steel girders, should be prioritised over recycling in order to minimise carbon emissions, according to Bioregional Development Group reclaimed materials manager Jonathan Essex. In a webinar called Zero waste equals 100% reuse – towards a low carbon construction industry hosted by web-based discussion tool 2degrees, Essex said:  “We are ...

  • Obama orders review of US regulations

    President Obama ordered federal agencies to come up with plans in the next four months to review regulations already on the books and to develop science-based rules that promote "economic growth, innovation, competitiveness and job creation." Obama's initiative quickly drew praise as "a positive first step" from Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who had earlier ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • San Diego`s first LEED certified restaurant

    Self-proclaimed “most environmentally sustainable restaurant in America,” Pizza Fusion said Monday it was opening San Diego's first 'green' restaurant in May. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified unit will be the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based restaurant chain's second location of its national franchise expansion to open outside their home state of Florida, following ...

  • China Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Market Outlook - Ambitious Water Reuse Targets to Boost Local Membrane Industry and Fuel

    This research service of the Membrane Bioreactor systems market in China includes a review of the membrane bioreactor market dynamics, analysing the key market forces of drivers and restraints, market measurements of market size and corresponding annual growth rate including the compound annual growth rate for the forecast period and the revenue share trends by the two major application segments ...


  • Suncor outlines environmental goals

    CNW - Suncor Energy Inc. today announced the release of its web-based 2009 Report on Sustainability - a comprehensive review of the company’s environmental, social and economic performance for the past twoyears. The seventh biennial report, entitled ’Seeing the Possibilities in a Changing World,’ profiles Suncor’s progress on a wide range of sustainability objectives. For the first time, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The waste-LESS waistline: levi’s launches green jeans

    Legendary denim brand Levi’s launch an incredible range of waste-friendly denim. Legendary fashion brands to do everything in their power to advertise their products as imperceivably perfect, almost mythical garments that are made from only the finest materials and designed by genius designers. Levi’s, however, are taking the opposite approach; their new line of jeans will bear the ...


  • Syncrude provides $2.2-million for new oil sands research

    Researchers at McMaster University recently received nearly $2.2 million to examine important environmental processes in Alberta's oil sands, which could help speed up Syncrude's land reclamation process. The project team, led by Dr. Lesley Warren, a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster, was recruited by Syncrude to investigate bacterial sulphur reactions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Meetings not to be missed on the ECOMONDO 2015 conference program

    BIOECONOMY WITH BIOMETHANE, BIOREFINERIES, SUSTAINABLE FOOD INDUSTRY AT ECOMONDO 2015 Ecomondo 2015 will dedicate ample space to the Italian bioeconomy, which currently has a value of over 240 billion euros and provides 22 million jobs. On Friday 6th November, a large event will be ...

  • Waste Management Recycle America Achieves Top Industry Designation for Quality, Environment, Health and Safety and Security in Electronics Recycling

    WM Recycle America, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America, today announced that all eight of its eCycling Services Division's North American eCycling facilities have earned the ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Testing Environment

    During the summer of 2012 I was one of the lucky, if undeserving, torch bearers for the London Olympics. The fact that a UN bureaucrat was given such an honour owes much to the growing importance of the environment in sport worldwide. Since 1994, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has been working ever closer with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to raise the 'green' bar of the summer ...

  • Siemens highlights R&D efforts, regional activities at Singapore Water Week

    'The Asia Pacific region is like no other from a water perspective. It is a region that faces some of the most serious water and climate issues juxtaposed with the leading, and most innovative, water research and development in the world,' said Chuck Gordon, President and CEO of Siemens Water Technologies at the Singapore Water Week (SIWW) held June 22-26. 'In this region, in particular, ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • APR Releases the Final Report of Sleeve Label Working Group

    The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles. Formed in June of 2013, the APR Working Group represented all ...

  • Unity, Maine Selected for “Local foods, Local Places” Program

    The small town of Unity, Maine, is one of 26 communities nationwide that will share $800,000 in technical assistance through a new federal program to improve access to healthy local food, boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, and help communities revitalize their downtowns. The technical assistance, being provided to Unity by the federal “Local foods, Local ...

  • Eight key trends in carbon consumption

    Give your business strategy the competitive edge. Hugh Jones, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Advisory, investigates the trends impacting your business Regulatory pressures, the need to improve efficiency and save money, and the promise of reputational gain have driven many large organisations to look at how they can measure and reduce carbon in their own business. As carbon reduction becomes ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Global Market for Membrane Wastewater Treatment Technologies

    Wastewater is, at once, an environmental hazard and a potentially recoverable resource. Generated from a wide array of processes and activities, wastewater may contain hazardous toxins, heavy metals, oils and greases, nutrients, bacteriological components, viruses, pharmaceuticals, and an array of other pollutants. If released into natural or managed waters, these pollutants can contribute ...


  • FirstCarbon Solutions Selected To Prepare Environmental Studies For L.A.´s Groundbreaking Hollywood Central Park Project

    FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, and the Friends of Hollywood Central Park (FHCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to building the Hollywood Central Park, today announced that FirstCarbon Solutions has been selected to prepare the ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Aluminum Can Extends Lead As Most Recycled Beverage Container

    The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage containers jumped seven percentage points, from 58.1 percent to 65.1 percent for 2011, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced today.  That means 61 billion cans were recycled in 2011, a milestone that marks solid progress toward the industry's goal of a 75 percent ...


    By The Aluminum Association

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