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  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • Sainsbury’s launches carbon reduction programme

    In an industry first, Sainsbury's has announced a major extension to its carbon reduction scheme for farmers who supply the supermarket with beef, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs. The move follows the success of the scheme with Sainsbury's 325 dairy farmers, who are part of Sainsbury's Dairy Development Group (SDDG) - they recorded a reduction in excess of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 during their carbon ...


    By J Sainsbury

  • Kellogg’s Requiring Farmers to Publish Carbon Footprint and Emissions Goals

    Cereal giant Kellogg’s will soon put pressure on its supply chain, including farmers, to reduce their emissions. Suppliers will be required to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive. The company, which controls huge household name brands from Cornflakes to Pringles, unveiled its sustainability report featuring new goals for 2020 to expand ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Food labels to show `carbon footprint` under UK plans

    Hilary Benn, Britain's Environment Secretary, said in future people will have to eat less 'carbon intensive' foods like red meat or excessively packaged products to make sure Britain meets targets to cut greenhouse gases. To help consumers do this, new 'green' food labels will show how much carbon was produced in the manufacture and transportation of food. Tesco, PepsiCo and other leading brands ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Timberland achieves industry-leading emissions reduction

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), an outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved an industry-leading 38 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as of the end of 2010. In 2006, Timberland established a five-year, 50 percent reduction ...

  • Newsbyte: Danone and SAP Team Up to Analyze and Measure Carbon Footprint Across 35,000 Products

     In 2008,Danone set an ambitious goal of a 30 percent global carbon footprint reduction by 2012 across the entire supply chain, including plants and factories, packaging and end-of-cycle disposal, transportation and storage. To meet this challenge, Danone and ...


    By SAP SE

  • Target outlines commitment to environmental sustainability

    Target today announced its comprehensive company-wide sustainability commitments, designed to guide the company's ongoing efforts toward environmental sustainability. Target also set several key milestones which the company aims to achieve over the next five years. "Target has long invested in the health and sustainability of our communities by integrating rigorous programs throughout our ...

  • 100% environmentally friendly wastewater cleanup

    New Environmentally Friendly Enzyme Based Solution for Wastewater Remediation The effluent generated by livestock at agricultural operations all over both North and South America has a significant environmental footprint that flows far downstream from its source. One Hog farm in particular has been using a breakthrough technology referred to as UltraZyme to enhance the biological activity ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Airport Operators Association Awards Lightsource Best Environmental Initiative!

    Our Crookedstone solar farm, which powers Belfast International Airport, scooped the award for Best Environmental Initiative at the Airport Operators Association awards last night. In order to win, Lightsource had to be nominated by Belfast International Airport into the AOA awards and both marketing teams worked closely together to produce the award entry. Judges were particularly impressed with ...

  • Vermont Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Four winners in Vermont were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • Rhode Island Organization and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Two winners in Rhode Island were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment ...

  • Several massachusetts citizens receive prestigious regional EPA environmental awards

    Nineteen environmental awards will be given to Massachusetts environmental groups, individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government agencies tomorrow in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011. In addition, a President’s Environmental Youth Award was given to the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network, which received special ...

  • Food, the carbon story

    What do milk, bread and orange juice have in common? One answer is that they have all had their carbon footprints assessed and the products have been labelled by the Carbon Trust. Over the last five years, the Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of a wide range of food products, and worked with a variety of companies to help them understand the carbon content of their food. As a ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Study Puts Eco-labels to the Test

     A new report released today by the University of Victoria ranks eco-labels intended to distinguish seafood produced with less damage to the environment. It is the first study to evaluate how eco-labels for farmed marine fish compare to unlabeled options in the marketplace. "How Green is Your Eco-label?" is designed to help seafood buyers sort through competing ...

  • Carbon Neutral and Peregrine:Making Adventure Travel Greener

    Adventure travel company Peregrine and Carbon Neutral have joined forces to offer responsible travellers greener opportunities to explore the world. The two organisations have established a unique carbon reduction programme with the aim to work towards providing totally carbon neutral travel for Australian customers. The new project will offset carbon emissions created by ...


    By Carbon Neutral

  • The CarbonNeutral Company Delivers Carbon Neutral Programmes for M&S and Bain & Company

    Major retailer M&S and global strategic consultant Bain & Company have both announced the achievement of carbon neutrality this week, after reducing their footprints to net zero through a combination of internal reductions and the contribution of carbon finance to enable renewable energy and resource conservation projects. Having reduced its footprint by 22%, M&S appointed The Carbon ...


    By The CarbonNeutral Company

  • Mining by-products reduce Algal Blooms

    A joint research project conducted by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Western Australian Department of Water has shown that some mining by-products can be effective in preventing nutrients from entering river systems, thereby reducing the potential for algal blooms.A range of mining industry by-product materials was investigated to ...


  • Product carbon labeling takes shape in South Korea

    The South Korean government has decided that selected products will carry labels in the marketplace to show the size of their carbon footprints. During the testing phase, just 10 products will get carbon labels, but if the program is successful, it will be used more widely. The labels will show the amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted during the products' lifecycle - production, ...

  • Using mining by-products to reduce algal blooms

    A joint project between CSIRO and the Western Australian Department of Water investigated a range of mining industry by-product materials, which are currently unused, to determine whether they could instead be used to filter nutrients from natural waters or to treat wastewater that would otherwise be discarded. CSIRO project leader, Dr Grant Douglas, says the use of abundant, low-cost by-product ...

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