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Look Beyond the Obvious When It Comes to Water Issues: Tips from Nestle Waters

Look Beyond the Obvious When It Comes to Water Issues: Tips from Nestle Waters

Water issues covered by the regulations and policies in the city and state where a facility is located may not be the only water issues that a company faces, according to Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer of Nestle Waters NA. For example, regulations may cover water quality in terms of … Read more »

Decentralized Waste & Wastewater Management Could Lead to Savings, Study Says

Decentralized Waste & Wastewater Management Could Lead to Savings, Study Says

Organizations that generate waste may want to consider decentralized solid waste and waste water management, according to a new report from Research and Markets. Decentralized solutions mean waste or water is managed at or near the site where it is generated. Decentralized water technologies and designs include things like water-efficient appliances, … Read more »

Spurred by Consumer Demand, Carlsberg Pledges to Reduce Water Use by 50%, Reach Zero Emissions

Spurred by Consumer Demand, Carlsberg Pledges to Reduce Water Use by 50%, Reach Zero Emissions

Beer brewer Carlsberg Group conducted an analysis of water risk in conjunction with WWF and has set a new goal of reducing water usage at its breweries by 50% by 2030. Reaching the goal will require “technological breakthroughs at brewery level” as well as collaborations with partners in high-risk catchment … Read more »

Retrofitting Old Buildings Reduces Costs (Like 80% in a Month), Attracts Tenants, Achieves Longer Leases

Retrofitting Old Buildings Reduces Costs (Like 80% in a Month), Attracts Tenants, Achieves Longer Leases

Constructing buildings with more efficient systems in place can lead to higher rents and longer leases, but it can also lead to significant savings. A California condominium association, for example, has seen an 80% reduction in energy costs just one month after installing LED lighting. A recent report, The Future of Corporate Real Estate, outlined … Read more »

Industrial Firms in Developing Countries Face Acute Risk from Lack of Wastewater Management

Industrial Firms in Developing Countries Face Acute Risk from Lack of Wastewater Management

Industrial firms in developing countries face acute risk in terms of financial and reputational damage when it comes to wastewater treatment. A collaboration of United Nations agencies, UN Water, estimates that as much as 70% of industrial wastewater is being dumped untreated into waterways in developing countries, while the Asian … Read more »

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Stormwater Management for Parking Areas Benefits from New Surface Options

Businesses with large surface parking areas are increasingly needing to focus on stormwater runoff management, particularly as rules are toughening regarding how such water is being collected, writes the BizTimes of Milwaukee. New porous pavement and pervious concrete options are beginning to solve the problem for some companies. Retail centers, … Read more »

Significant Step Toward Zero Waste As Simple as a Fresh CEO?

Significant Step Toward Zero Waste As Simple as a Fresh CEO?

Sock manufacturer Wigwam says it has been in the business of protecting the environment and using sustainable manufacturing practices for 112 years, but just recently discovered a significant – and easily solvable – sustainability problem: new president and CEO (as of last fall) Tom Wheeler discovered that a large number of … Read more »

Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Rainwater Harvesting Increasingly Helps Companies Reduce Stormwater Fees & Energy Use

Commercial enterprises are increasingly installing various rainwater harvesting systems for water conservation purposes. Harvesting can also reduce stormwater runoff and fees, and helps solve potable, non-potable, and energy challenges. Commercial property owners are beginning to realize how much stormwater fees are costing them, says Zachary Popkin, program manager for the Energy … Read more »

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »