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What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

Modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure has been at the top of the American to-do list for years. At the same time, the US government only spends about 3% of GDP on this area. This month the White House released a sweeping plan to rebuild roads and bridges nationwide: “Legislative Outline … Read more »

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as

FDG Tech Could Significantly Reduce Cost of Water Treatment, U of K Researchers Say

FDG Tech Could Significantly Reduce Cost of Water Treatment, U of K Researchers Say

Wastewater research from the University of Kentucky (UK) Center for Applied Energy Research may lead to cost-effective and practical technologies for reducing and managing wastewater, the school says. A $740,000 grant from the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will help strengthen the University’s program. UK’s wastewater research … Read more »

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

Only a few years ago, Dutch denim-maker G-Star Raw was drawing ire from Greenpeace. Activists pasted posters on store windows in seven countries, urging the brand to sign up for its Detox campaign, which challenges popular clothing brands to stop using hazardous chemicals. “No one likes a greenwasher,” a Greenpeace … Read more »

Hospitals’ Water Costs Rise as Use Recedes, Study Shows

Hospitals’ Water Costs Rise as Use Recedes, Study Shows

Hospital water and sewer use is gradually declining, but that doesn’t mean hospitals are saving as much money as they are water: prices are rising, now averaging 42 cents per square foot versus 24 cents as recently as 2007, indicates a new report.

Kroger ‘Innovation Center’ Aims for Tastier Brands Brewed in LEED Building

Kroger ‘Innovation Center’ Aims for Tastier Brands Brewed in LEED Building

Kroger announced the opening of a new “culinary innovation center” in downtown Cincinnati. The company broke ground on the 12,000-square-foot LEED-designed facility last march. The center is a state-of-the-art, sustainable test kitchen and education center focused on developing

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines & O’Hare Invest Big in Zero-Emissions Ground Support with Grant from EPA

United Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation will invest a total of $1.43 million to purchase 26 new pieces of zero emissions ground support equipment, replacing older, diesel-fueled equipment at Chicago O’Hare. Grant funding for the project from the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act – a total of $640,000 – will help O’Hare and United Airlines to save a total of

Coke’s Pledge: Collect & Recycle Same Number of Bottles We Sell (Even If They’re Not Ours)

Coke’s Pledge: Collect & Recycle Same Number of Bottles We Sell (Even If They’re Not Ours)

The Coca-Cola Company recently launched a new initiative to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. The ambitious plan, called World Without Waste, will focus on the full packaging lifecycle from initial design to repurposing and recycling. “We believe in the circular … Read more »

Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut is calling attention to its supply chain transparency and sustainability efforts in a video ad campaign released this week. With the tagline “the vodka with nothing to hide,” the Swedish company’s video about the local production process features completely naked — and strategically blurred out — employees and farmers. … Read more »

Unlock Significant Financial Value by Reducing Food Waste, Says ReFED (and These Guides May Help)

Unlock Significant Financial Value by Reducing Food Waste, Says ReFED (and These Guides May Help)

Reducing food waste increases food security, spurs economic growth, and creates local jobs, ReFED says. This means there is significant financial and reputational value for restaurants and foodservice providers in reducing food waste. Action guides can help restaurants and others in the food industry to

Product Announcement: BioClean Spray Comes from Coco-Oil & Corn Syrup, Not Chemicals

Product Announcement: BioClean Spray Comes from Coco-Oil & Corn Syrup, Not Chemicals

Building owners or facility managers of warehouses or office buildings who struggle with removing soil and stains from hard surfaces have a new, environmentally responsible option to check out. Cortec Corporation says its EcoAir BioClean Spray is predominantly derived from coco oil and corn syrup – renewable resources and natural components … Read more »