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From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

From the Editor: Javits Center’s Rooftop Solar Project a Cause for Celebration

As a former New Yorker, I’m always particularly interested in the sustainability initiatives of the state, so This morning, a press release caught my eye: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put out a call for developers to submit proposals for the installation of up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the rooftop and sidewalk of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

An in-depth look: Institutional investors, increasingly concerned about the risks of deforestation on their investment portfolios, have called for stronger provisions for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. More than 90 investors, representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management, sent

Chicago Trump Tower Sued for Violations of Clean Water Laws

Chicago Trump Tower Sued for Violations of Clean Water Laws

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is being sued by Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan for failing to submit certain data about its water intake procedures to the state’s environmental regulators and other violations of clean water laws. The Trump property – one of the largest users of … Read more »

Product Announcement: Dispenser System Reduces Costly Waste in Healthcare Settings

Product Announcement: Dispenser System Reduces Costly Waste in Healthcare Settings

Halyard, a provider of products in the healthcare sector that help prevent healthcare-associated infections, has introduced a new dispenser system to reduce glove waste and contamination. Typical glove dispensers used in healthcare settings can lead to wasted products as well as cross contamination. With Halyard’s Eco Pull dispenser provides consistently … Read more »

Report Details Top Challenges of Stormwater Management and How States Address Them

Report Details Top Challenges of Stormwater Management and How States Address Them

Municipal stormwater programs face many challenges in managing polluted runoff. Today, there are 7,550 communities covered by municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits, representing more than 80% of the country’s population but only 4% of land area, according to the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA). The US EPA’s stormwater … Read more »

Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

A new plastic compound from Biologiq has been proven to be marine biodegradable: tests performed by Eden Research Laboratory show biodegradation of 97% in ocean water within a one-year period. The target applications for the new resin are drink cups, straws, lids, and grocery sacks.

Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

Consumers Expect Biz to Stop Hogging Water, Nestle Waters Study Shows

A new study commissioned by Nestle Waters North America shows that Americans rank clean water as the most important factor to living a healthy life: more than half of consumers (55%) and experts (60%) say they think about their water usage on a daily basis. But more significantly to industry is the fact that

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

Momar, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional markets, has announced the introduction of Resinator, a dynamic road and soil enhancer designed specifically for use on unpaved roads in and around sensitive habitats. Resinator has been approved by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, making it one of only six products that meet their stringent environmental requirements for high performance under heavy traffic conditions, Momar says.

Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance Violations Lead to Exodus of Top Employees, Gartner Finds

Compliance violations can cost organizations money in terms of fines or lawsuits, but there’s a hidden cost of violations that compliance executives may not be aware of: employees that witness non-compliant behavior are twice as likely to leave their organization than others, according to a survey by Gartner Inc. Employee … Read more »

Train Derailment Sends 4,000 Gallons of Diesel into Delaware River

Train Derailment Sends 4,000 Gallons of Diesel into Delaware River

On Thursday, August 9, a train carrying various types of waste, including hazardous materials and diesel fuel, derailed in Deposit, NY,  on the Delaware River. The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway train was traveling west from New Jersey to Binghamton along the West Branch of the Delaware River with four locomotives. … Read more »

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment Reaches Lofty Goals; Here’s How

Caesars Entertainment expects to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 and by 95% by 2050, from a 2011 baseline, per the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also set a Scope 3 target to have 60% of suppliers commit to their own science-based targets by … Read more »

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Foods has completed its $2.4 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant in Sioux Center, Iowa. The plant treats industrial discharge from the company’s manufacture of bacon before it goes to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The newly updated plant will help offset outside water treatment costs, and will also … Read more »

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