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Best Buy Joins EPA Appliance Disposal Program

Best Buy has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to help drive the responsible disposal and recycling of household appliances. The retailer says its voluntary participation in the RAD Program underscores the company’s commitment to help consumers save energy, reduce waste and protect the … Read more »

Horizon Air Gets Nod For Recycling Efforts

Horizon Air says it will receive the 2010 Recycler of the Year award from the Washington State Recycling Association. Horizon began its inflight recycling program in the late 1980s. Flight attendants collect newspapers, magazines, aluminum cans, plastic cups, and plastic and glass bottles from passengers for recycling. Wine corks, cardboard, … Read more »

Tx. Could Receive Nuclear Waste from 36 States

Texas could become the repository for low-level nuclear waste from 36 states, according to a report in the Associated Press. According to a rule change proposed by the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission, the state could accept radioactive materials such as glass, metal and clothing used at power … Read more »

Intel Cuts Emissions by 45%, Water Use Rises 3%

Intel Cuts Emissions by 45%, Water Use Rises 3%

Intel has reduced its absolute global-warming emissions by more than 45 percent below 2007 levels and more than 40 percent below 2004 levels on a per chip basis as of the end of 2009, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report. Intel also reduced its PFC emissions by more … Read more »

Millipore’s Emissions Increase with Product Demand

Millipore’s Emissions Increase with Product Demand

Millipore’s greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2009 over the previous year, though they remained below its baseline level of 2006. According to Millipore’s second annual corporate sustainability report, overall greenhouse gas emissions increased 2 percent above 2008 levels, with a 10 percent increase in the Americas, which the company attributed … Read more »

Anheuser-Busch InBev Cuts Water and CO2 Emissions by nearly 9%

Anheuser-Busch InBev Cuts Water and CO2 Emissions by nearly 9%

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reduced water use by 8.5 percent, energy use by 7 percent and CO2 emissions by 8.5 percent in 2009, all per hectoliter of production, according to the company’s 2009 Global Citizenship Report. In 2009, AB InBev emitted 4.55 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, of which 65.1 … Read more »

Wal-Mart Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals

Wal-Mart Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals

Wal-Mart has met several sustainability goals including its global target to design and open a store prototype that is up to 25 to 30 percent more efficient and produces up to 30 percent less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the 2005 baseline, according to the retailer’s global sustainability progress report. … Read more »

SABMiller Transforms Beer Cans into Drinking Cups

SABMiller has adapted its easy-to-open beer can into a drinking cup when the top is removed as part of an effort to reduce waste at sporting events, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The new design for its 44-milliliter (13-ounce) Castle Lager Brand will be unveiled at the World Cup soccer tournament that … Read more »

Dole Revamps Corporate Responsibility Office to Reflect New Initiatives

Dole Food Company has created a new Office of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability that will drive the company’s global environmental initiatives at company-owned farms. The new group replaces Dole’s existing office of Corporate Social Responsibility. While the new group will continue to support a range of programs aimed at its … Read more »

Alcoa Cuts GHG Emissions 44% from 1990, Misses Mercury, Water Targets

Alcoa Cuts GHG Emissions 44% from 1990, Misses Mercury, Water Targets

Alcoa continued to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2009, achieving a 44 percent cut from 1990 levels, compared to a reduction of 36 percent through 2008, according to the company’s 2009 Sustainability Report. The aluminum manufacturer attributed a large portion of the 2009 improvement to lower production … Read more »

Campbell Soup Cuts Water Use by 9%, Recycles 85% of Waste

Campbell Soup Cuts Water Use by 9%, Recycles 85% of Waste

Campbell Soup Company has reduced water in food production by more than 9 percent and invested more than $6 million in environmental sustainability projects over the past year, according to the company’s 2010 corporate social responsibility report. In 2009, the food company also recycled more than 84 percent of waste … Read more »