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Bridgestone Receives CDP’s Highest Rating for Supplier Engagement

Bridgestone Receives CDP’s Highest Rating for Supplier Engagement

Bridgestone announced that it has received CDP’s highest rating for supplier engagement for the second year in a row. The A rating comes from the manufacturer’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions throughout all areas of its products’ lifecycles, from raw material procurement all the way to disposal and recycling, … Read more »

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year. Certification is based … 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 »

Product Announcement: CamelTrain Produces Safe Water in 60 Seconds

Product Announcement: CamelTrain Produces Safe Water in 60 Seconds

CamelTrain’s new portable, all-membrane water purification system was designed as a global water treatment solution that is ideal for disaster relief, gray water purification, medical and missionary programs, and the military, the company says. Ultra- and nanofiltration membranes produce water free 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 »

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 »

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to begin phasing out polystyrene foam cups beginning this spring, hoping to have completely eliminated polystyrene cups from its global supply chain by 2020. While the majority of Dunkin’ Donuts’ international markets are currently using paper cups, the company will work to replace foam cups with a new, double-walled