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Planning a Greener Supply Chain

Andrew Kinder, director of products marketing for Supply Chain Mangement at Infor, writes in IndustryWeek that U.S. manufacturers are positioned to lead the world in lowering carbon emissions by using technology and innovation to reduce their energy consumption and optimize their supply chain. Manufacturers can foster green supply chains by: … Read more »

Lenovo Offers Free Electronics Recycling, Sets Emissions Reduction Target

Lenovo has joined the Climate Group, and has unveiled a electronics recycling program as part of that membership. Lenovo is working with ECO International, which will recycle Lenovo and select IBM products for free, and even pay for the shipping.  Consumers who return devices that still have residual value may … Read more »

Sainsbury’s Compostable Packaging Hits Shelves

Sainsbury’s has launched compostable packaging for wet products, which will be tested in 40 of its stores, Recycling & Waste Management News & Information reports. The retailer teamed up with Amcor Flexibles to use a compostable film in its So Organic Wild Rocket range. The packaging took Amcor Flexibles 18 … Read more »

Microsoft Recycling Program Halves Redmond HQ’s Waste

Microsoft announced that its new recycling program is helping to cut its Redmond headquarters’ waste in half. The initiatives included: — Changing the tableware, food containers and flatware to more eco-friendly, non-petroleum based compostable products, which has removed more than 20 million pieces of cutlery, over 18 million plates and … Read more »

Green Bay Packers Launch Environmental Program

The Green Bay Packers recently announced “Packers Green Team,” a new program focusing on the use of renewable resources and other sustainable practices at Lambeau Field. On game days, the field will be powered with energy from Wisconsin Public Service’s NatureWise renewable energy program, which produces electricity from wind and … Read more »

WM Unveils ‘Pay To Recycle’ CFL Program – Will Consumers Buy?

Waste Management has launched an online recycling service; mainly compact florescent lamps, which contains mercury and can be hazardous to the environment. (Some areas laws are in place against improper disposal of CFLs.) The site, ThinkGreenFromHome.com, lets consumers mail in their old CFL in a special bulb safe recycling box, … Read more »

Bombardier Slashes CO2 Emissions

Bombardier Aerospace has slashed CO2 emissions in Northern Ireland by 69 percent since 2001, the Belfast Telegraph reports. In 2007 alone, CO2 emissions were reduced by 14,000 tones and total energy consumption was reduced by 13% from 2006 to 2007, an equivalent of $2.6 million in savings. Here’s how the … Read more »

Vendors Should Highlight Cost Savings Of Green IT

GreenFactor’s recent survey of IT decision makers found that more than 70 percent would either “‘probably’ or ‘definitely’” increase their preference for a brand’s green products if they were convinced of the positive impact on the environment and business and nearly 60 percent said they would expect to pay a … Read more »

Pitney Bowes Making Green Strides

Over the past two years, Pitney Bowes’ energy task force has been responsible for projects that have eliminated more than 380 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from its operations, according to an IndustryWeek interview with Paul Robbertz, the company’s vice president of Environment Health & Safety. The company’s conservation efforts … Read more »

Waste Management To Run California Fleet On Landfill Gas

As part of a joint venture, The Linde Group and Houston-based Waste Management have announced they will build the world’s largest plant for the conversion of landfill gas into biogas, located at the Altamont Landfill near Livermore, California. According to Linde, the liquefied biogas will be used to fuel Waste … Read more »

Sony Recycles Commercials To Promote Recycling

Sony has pulled some old commercials out of the closet to promote dozens of free consumer recycling events, AdAge reports. The outdated equipment in the commercials is supposed to emphasize the idea that Sony is “recycling our old commercials to remind you to recycle your old electronics.”A marketing campaign will … Read more »

Pro Sports Go Green

When the Philadelphia Eagles launched its Go Green campaign in 2003, it was the first pro athletic team to implement a major environmental initiative. Over the next five years, other teams joined the eco-friendly bandwagon. Even the Super Bowl has been bitten by the green bug. And though some argue … Read more »