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Kimberly-Clark Reduces GHG Emissions by Seven Percent in 2008

Kimberly-Clark Reduces GHG Emissions by Seven Percent in 2008

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) has made significant inroads in meeting its Environmental Vision 2010 goals, in addition to reducing its energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to its 2008 Sustainability Report, “Shaping a Healthier World.” Since 2005, the Dallas-based company of health and hygiene products has increased its energy … Read more »

Carl’s Jr. Opens Green Fast-Food Joint

Carl’s Jr. Opens Green Fast-Food Joint

Carl’s Jr. has opened a green flagship restaurant in Carpinteria, Calif. The restaurant will measure  energy efficiency and be evaluated for potential company-wide implementation. The new restaurant includes green features like solar reflective roofing, smart irrigation system, energy management system and uses Energy Star rated equipment. In addition, the restaurant … Read more »

LG Launches ‘Life’s Good When it’s Green’

LG Electronics launched its “Life’s Good When it’s Green” initiative, which focuses on sustainability through product design, reduction of hazardous materials, and responsible e-waste recycling. In manufacturing, LG aims to reduce its GHG emissions by 150 kilotons per year by 2020. The company plans to cut the lifetime GHG emissions … Read more »

Economic Slowdown Continues To Drive Recycling Industry Down

Jerry Powell, editor of Resource Recycling magazine told Popular Mechanic that recycled materials have dropped about two-thirds to three-quarters in value. The price of recycled polyethylene terephthalate plastics plummeted from $396 per ton in June to $176 per ton in December, according to the Maine Resource Recover Center. When consumer … Read more »

Waste Management To Cut CO2 Emissions 6% By 2010

Waste Management reported in its 2008 Sustainability report (PDF) that the company recycled 7.6 million tones of materials and produced enough energy to power 1.3 million homes. As a founding member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the company plans to reduce CO2 emissions by 6 percent from its 1998-2001 baselines … Read more »

Perdue Works to Minimize Poultry Farm Runoff, Waste

The EPA and Perdue Farms joined forces to prevent runoff from poultry farming from entering U.S. waters in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, thus protecting water quality and plant and fish life. Perdue had created a clean waters environmental initiative to give training, assessments, and assistance to help contract growers … Read more »

Roundup: CE Brands Show Off Green Goods at Vegas Tradeshow

The Consumer Electronics Show is the greenest it has ever been so far, writes Maura Judkis of Fresh Greens. Highlights from the show: – Toshiba unveiled the Super Charge Battery, which is touted as a longer-lasting battery with a target recharge time of 90 percent in just 10 minutes. The … Read more »

Green Business 2008 – Environmental Leader’s Most Popular Stories

With 2008 just out the door, it’s a good time to look back at the green business issues and news items popular with top sustainability executives. Here are Environmental Leader’s top green business stories for 2008, based on reader interest: 15. HP, L’Oreal, Pepsi, Others Asking Suppliers For Emissions Info … Read more »

Dry Cleaners Use ‘Perc’ Altnernative, Recycled Coat Hangers

Seattle-based startup Blue Sky, one of just 35 dry cleaners in the U.S. to use toxin-free carbon dioxide to clean clothes, bought a conventional competitor and is converting it to its brand over the next two years. Four Seasons’s two locations, which generated $1.7 million in revenue this year, was … Read more »

Waste Management’s Disney Exhibit Takes Upbeat View of Trash

Elizabeth Royte of OnEarth Magazine recently took a trip to Walt Disney World’s Epcot, where Waste Management launched an exhibit called “Don’t Waste It,” earlier this year. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to virtually experience the operations of a single-stream recycling line, feed the boiler at a waste-to-energy facility … Read more »

U.S. Army Releases First Sustainability Report – Big Move To LEED Standards

U.S. Army Releases First Sustainability Report – Big Move To LEED Standards

The U.S. Army released a 2007 Sustainability Report (PDF) and reported that in FY 2007, 301 of new Army military construction projects, or 78 percent of projects, were designed to LEED standards. The Army also reported an 8.4 percent reduction in energy use intensity in facilities from FY 2004. From … Read more »