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Dell Pilot Program Tracks Old Electronics to See Where They Actually End Up

Dell Pilot Program Tracks Old Electronics to See Where They Actually End Up

Dell is tracking where its products end up after they are collected via the company’s US consumer takeback program; the pilot program – an effort between Dell and Basel Action Network (BAN) – is designed to “see if things end up where they are supposed to,” Dell says in its … Read more »

CEOs Mention Weather More Often than ‘The Dollar’ in Earnings Calls, Report Finds

CEOs Mention Weather More Often than ‘The Dollar’ in Earnings Calls, Report Finds

As climate change makes disruptive weather events more frequent and severe, the financial impact on corporate earnings and credit ratings could be meaningful, and could increase over time, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. A review of the earnings call transcripts of S&P 500 companies in the past … Read more »

Product Announcement: Sustainable Design Concept Addresses Developer Challenges

Product Announcement: Sustainable Design Concept Addresses Developer Challenges

A new sustainable design concept – developed and patented to address challenges developers face when it comes to building and financing cost-effective apartments – is now available to urban developers from architectural firm Newman Garrison + Partners. New Block is an architectural design concept that targets two acre urban infill … Read more »

New Tool Encourages Monitoring of Working Conditions in Palm Oil Plantations

New Tool Encourages Monitoring of Working Conditions in Palm Oil Plantations

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and technology company Ulula have partnered to introduce a simplified and inclusive mechanism to report potential workers’ incidents and abuses, and to monitor employee satisfaction and social investments in oil palm plantations. The tool, which has been made available free of charge through simple … Read more »

New ISO Standards for Machine Tools to Improve Environmental Performance, Energy Efficiency

New ISO Standards for Machine Tools to Improve Environmental Performance, Energy Efficiency

The performance of machine tools varies depending on technical specifications and operating requirements, making it difficult to determine a common set of environmental performance criteria – but ISO has recently published the first two parts of a new International Standard for the environmental evaluation of such tools based on the commonalities … Read more »

CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

CO Health Foundation Nabs Both LEED and WELL Gold for Construction & Design

The Colorado Health Foundation’s new headquarters in Denver is the first in the US to receive both the LEED v4 Gold Certification and WELL Gold Certification for design and construction, according to Saunders Construction. The three-story building features a “health-positive” design and development standards that aim to improve the health … Read more »

US Food Protects against Fuel Price Increases with Expanded CNG Fleet

US Food Protects against Fuel Price Increases with Expanded CNG Fleet

US Foods has expanded its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, adding 50 to its Houston warehouse and fueling them at Freedom CNG’s North Houston station. The Houston fleet will help protect the company from rising fuel costs. Freedom says its fuel price has never changed since it opened its … Read more »

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

Industry Association: ‘Uncollected Plastics Hurt the Environment; Let’s Fix It’

The Plastics Industry Association today publicly acknowledged the environmental challenge presented by uncollected plastics, and announced its commitment to “preventing and mitigating marine debris through strengthened recovery systems around the globe.” The association pinpointed a number of priorities to bolster its commitment and “meaningfully” address marine debris, including: educating manufacturers … Read more »

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