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Product Design for the Circular Economy: Q&A with Sterilis

Product Design for the Circular Economy: Q&A with Sterilis

“Listen to your customers. Everybody is looking to cut costs, remove inefficiencies, and do the right thing. They’re pursuing sustainability initiatives and they have ideas.” Bob Winskowicz and Jeff Bell from the medical waste processing device company Sterilis discuss product design for the circular economy.

Uniting Diverse Stakeholders Around Resiliency: Q&A with Panasonic

Uniting Diverse Stakeholders Around Resiliency: Q&A with Panasonic

“Partnerships really do matter. You have to be able to have a working relationship with an entity that’s willing to experiment with you and do things differently. You have to take risks. You have to be willing to have those honest conversations.” Matthew Crosby, utility solutions program manager for Panasonic CityNow, talks about a new business model for increasing energy resiliency and reliability.

Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Porous Road Material from Butts May Help Biz Manage Stormwater Runoff

Cigarette butts, all roughly 1.2 million metric tons of them, pile up annually and the waste shows no sign of tapering off. But an enterprising engineering researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, might have figured out an effective and productive way to recycle them. The resulting material could help … Read more »

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

People Against Dirty, the San Francisco-based company that makes Method cleaning products, just joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, which aims to reduce confusion about recycling through clear standardized consumer labels. A new line of Method dishwasher detergent packs sold in stand-up plastic pouches will soon have the How2Recycle … Read more »

Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Major British retailer Marks & Spencer launched an initiative called “Project Thin Air” over a year ago to redesign packaging for 140 popular food products. The goal: Use less plastic and slim down the pack size without changing the amount of food inside. This week M&S announced that the project … Read more »

Study: Leading CSR Rankings Lack Consistency, Transparency

Study: Leading CSR Rankings Lack Consistency, Transparency

Although it may sound impressive, getting included in a well-known list of the most sustainable corporations in the world might not actually mean that much. An analysis in the current issue of The CPA Journal asks whether sustainability rankings are consistent across three leading publications that rank them. According to … Read more »

Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Elaborate NFL Stadium Stormwater Control System Detailed

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, made environmental history when it first opened in 2014. In addition to using recycled and reclaimed materials for construction, sporting a 27,000-square-foot green roof, and generating solar power, the $1.2 billion stadium has an elaborate system for stormwater management. Details about this … Read more »