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Super Bowl Zero-Waste Rush2Recycle Program Results Are In

Super Bowl Zero-Waste Rush2Recycle Program Results Are In

The 2018 Super Bowl debuted a collaborative effort called Rush2Recycle that targeted zero waste at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark, US Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority hoped to recover at least 90% of the waste generated on gameday. Now the results are in, and … Read more »

Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore Will Levy a Flat Carbon Tax on Companies Starting Next Year

Singapore will begin levying a carbon tax starting in 2019 in an effort to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help make companies there more competitive. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat announced that facilities across all sectors that produce 25,000 metric tons of GHG or more annually must pay … Read more »

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 »