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Roundup – Google, Apple, Shell

Google’s Renewable Energy Push Wall Street Journal New Zealand launches emissions trading UPI Shuttle Express Adds Propane-Fueled Vans to Fleet BusinessWire European aluminum can recycling hits 63 percent American Recycler Shell CEO Calls for Global Carbon Market to ‘Level’ the Field BusinessWeek L.A. school district purchase CNG buses Fleet Owner … Read more »

Delta, DTW Expand Recycling Efforts

Delta Airlines and Detroit Metro Airport announced they will be expanding their recycling initiatives, according to a press release. The airport will now be providing divided recycling bins in its McNamara Terminal, which serves as Delta’s second-largest hub. The new system will accept plastic bottles, metal cans and paper from … Read more »

Oregon Paint Recycling Program a National First

Oregon’s new paint recycling program has gone into effect, the first state law in the nation that provides a mechanism for recycling unused architectural paint, according to a press release. The price of paint will increase slightly as the cost of running the $4.5 million program is passed down to … Read more »

Starbucks Recycling Cups at Chicago, Seattle Stores

Starbucks announced it will begin recycling coffee cups from its Chicago locations, according to a report in the Seattle Times. Beginning in the fall, it will send used cups from its Chicago stores to Green Bay where a Georgia Pacific paper mill will turn them into Starbucks napkins. The company … Read more »

Judge Dismisses NYC E-Waste Recycling Suit

A federal judge dismissed a suit that had been brought by the electronics industry against New York City’s new e-waste recycling initiative, according to reports. The suit had been brought against the city by Panasonic, LG Electronics, Sony and Samsung, which argued the new recycling law would have imposed undue … Read more »

Kroger Sustainability Report: Energy Use Down 27% since 2000

Kroger Sustainability Report: Energy Use Down 27% since 2000

The Kroger Co. has reduced energy consumption in its stores by more than 27 percent since 2000, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report (PDF). The grocery retailer says that is enough electricity to power every single family home in Memphis, Tenn., for one year. Kroger has saved companywide more … Read more »

Baxter Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 9%, GHG Emissions Drop 5%

Baxter Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 9%, GHG Emissions Drop 5%

Baxter International has decreased water use by 9 percent in absolute terms and by 29 percent indexed to revenue compared to 2005, and has reduced net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations by 5 percent on an absolute basis and 26 percent indexed to revenue compared to 2005, according to … Read more »

Ford Explorer Gets Soy-Based Cushions

Ford Motor Company announced the 2011 Ford Explorer will feature soy foam in seat cushions and seatbacks. The bio-based polyurethane foam will be one of the new features in the Ford Explorer which goes in to production later this year. The model is also expected to feature a 25 percent … Read more »

SABMiller Sustainability Report: Water Use and CO2 Emissions Fall by 4%

SABMiller Sustainability Report: Water Use and CO2 Emissions Fall by 4%

SABMiller has reduced both its water use and CO2 emissions by four percent per hectoliter of beer produced compared to the previous year, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainable Development Report. The brewer also cut its energy use per hectoliter of beer produced by 3 percent compared to the previous … Read more »

Roundup – Dell, Georgia Pacific, Ritz-Carlton

Where Thoreau Lived, Crusade Over Bottles NY Times Dell offers free computer recycling Just Means 5 Green Data Center Startups You Need to Know Earth2Tech Sorry, Ritz-Carlton, Plant Based Bottles For Water Are Not Green TreeHugger Ultimate green home draws protests in Newport Beach over solar panel glare LA Times … Read more »

Cox Recycles 500 Tons of Waste

Cox Enterprises succeeded in recycling 500 tons of waste last year, according to a company press release. In 2009, Cox announced a partnership with Redemtech, which was aimed at helping the company responsibly dispose of electronic waste (e-waste). The partnership has resulted in Cox diverting an estimated 1.8 million pounds … Read more »

Air Products Sustainability Report: Emissions Down 5%

Air Products announced that it has reduced direct emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by more than 5 percent, according to its latest sustainability report. This is the first time Air Products has issued its report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines, a voluntary framework used by organizations worldwide … Read more »

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