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Room for Improvement in e-Waste Recycling

The rising sales of consumer electronics in developing countries will have dire consequences on their environment and public health, according to a report from The United Nations Environment Programme, reports GEEP Michigan. The report finds that over the next decade there will be a significant increase in e-waste created by … Read more »

South Africa Struggles to ‘Green’ World Cup Venues

Some of the nine host cities for South Africa’s first World Cup have built new stadiums that feature natural ventilation, rain water capture and energy efficiency, but struggle with finding ways to offset the huge amounts of carbon emissions that will be generated by the tournament, reports The Telegraph. The “carbon footprint” … Read more »

Vodafone Tops ICT Sustainability Ranking

Vodafone is ranked as the number one sustainability leader among the 20 largest information and communications technology (ICT) companies, according to Tomorrow’s Value Rating. Nokia, HP, France Telecom and Siemens round out the top five leaders. The ranking shows that ICT businesses are cooperating particularly in the area of social … Read more »

Hospitals Saved $138M in 2008 By Reprocessing Medical Waste

More than 25 percent of U.S. hospitals are taking advantage of reprocessing single use medical devices as a means of reducing landfill waste, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2008 alone, hospitals served by one major reprocessor saved $138 million nationwide by … Read more »

Tesco Powers DC With Food Waste

Tesco’s new distribution center in Widnes, England, will be 100-percent powered by renewable energy generated from food waste. Through a partnership with logistics company Stobart and food waste recycler PDM Group, the new 500,000-sq.-ft. distribution center will be supplied with renewable energy from PDM’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The … Read more »

Sprint Launches ‘Green’ Design, Supply Chain Scorecard

All of Sprint’s future consumer handsets will be built to “green” design standards, and supply chain vendors must adhere to a set of environmental standards. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse revealed the new corporate emphasis Feb. 23 in testimony in front of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications. Sprint also is … Read more »

Baja Fresh, Other Restaurants Work to Reduce Environmental Impact

Restaurants are making efforts to implement “green” practices ranging from low-cost energy-efficient projects to recycling initiatives even if they take small steps at first and only have small budgets for the upgrades. One such restaurant is Baja Fresh Mexican Gril, a fast-casual Mexican food chain that just launched its 2010 … Read more »

Canada Proposes National Wastewater Regulation

Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice has proposed a national wastewater regulation that will set discharge standards for all wastewater facilities in Canada. Proposed under the Fisheries Act, the new regulations are expected to reduce risks for human and environmental health and fishery resources associated with the release of wastewater effluents. … Read more »

Chicago’s Green Office Challenge Expands to Nashville, San Diego, Others

The Green Office Challenge, a program created by the city of Chicago and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA as one strategy to help the city reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, is being adopted by four local governments in Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; San Diego/Port of San … Read more »

For Green Answers, Look Inside

Businesses today generally understand they need to do as much as possible to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and minimize their environmental impact overall. Societal pressures from customers, increasing regulation and economics all make this a fact of life for them. Most are taking steps … Read more »

2010 Olympic Winter Games on a Sustainable Track

After seven years of sustainability efforts, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games has achieved numerous environmental goals including a carbon neutral Organizing Committee and torch relay, and 62 games-related sustainability innovations, according to the fourth annual corporate Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Report. The report covers the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the … Read more »

Shaw Gets 5-year Army Environmental Remediation Contract After Doing $100M in 2009

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, in Huntsville, Ala., has awarded the Shaw Group a five-year worldwide environmental remediation services contract to clean-up Department of Defense sites around the world. As part of the contract, Shaw will provide several services including munitions removal, environmental compliance and … Read more »