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Red Bull Pays Record U.K. Fine for Failing to Recycle Packaging Waste

Soft drink company Red Bull has been fined £271,800 (about $448,400) for failing to meet its requirements to recover and recycle packaging waste for eight years between 1999 and 2006, and for failing to register with the Environment Agency (EA) in London as a producer of packaging waste, reports Recycling … Read more »

E-Waste Recycling Partnerships Proliferate

While electronics waste or e-waste recycling partnerships are providing significant environmental benefits by keeping waste out of landfills, they are also giving manufacturers and retailers an environmental marketing edge by providing their customers with a needed service, together with financial incentives, whether its through gift cards or charitable donations. Here … Read more »

Wyndham’s New HQ Powered 100% by Wind Energy

Wyndham’s New HQ Powered 100% by Wind Energy

Powered 100 percent by wind energy, Wyndham Worldwide’s new headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., highlights the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability with a number of green features. Wyndham says it has achieved between 10 to 30 percent in efficiency improvements due to the number of green features implemented at its new … Read more »

Oregon Ag Firm Adopts Biogas Generation

A biogas unit will generate twice as much electricity as is needed to run the operations at Stahlbush Island Farms in Oregon. The $10 million plant, which operates on fruit and vegetable waste, will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 1,100 homes. Construction of the biogas project took … Read more »

CFL Recycling Options Abound

Recycling companies like are making it easier for businesses to address hazardous waste recycling at their operations. Air Cycle Corp., for instance, has upgraded its online resource, LampRecycling.com to provide businesses with an easier system for recycling their fluorescent bulbs, CFLs, batteries, ballasts, and electronic waste, and tracking their recycling … Read more »

Electronics Firms Face Off Against Mandated Recycling Programs

From smaller electronics companies to national electronics organizations, a war is being waged against the various state regulations that mandate manufacturers provide recycling of consumer electronics. With the recent conversion to digital television programming, more and more older television sets are being put on the curb. To reduce environmental damage … Read more »

Timberland Designs First Recyclable Footwear

The Timberland Company has launched its latest green product innovation, the Earthkeepers 2.0 boot, which is touted as the first footwear the company has designed to be disassembled and recycled, rather than discarded, at the end of its life. The 2.0 collection is made of 80-percent recyclable or reusable materials that represent … Read more »

IBM’s Green Sigma Coalition Lines Up Industry Leaders

IBM has announced the formation of the Green Sigma Coalition at its Green and Beyond Summit for Industry leaders in San Francisco, to provide smart solutions for energy, water, waste and greenhouse gas management. Partnering with key leaders in metering, monitoring, automation, data communications and software, charter members of the … Read more »

Biomass-to-Electricity Projects Gain Steam in California, the UK

Already entrenched in some European nations like Germany, power plants that convert organic biomass to electricity are coming to the United States and the UK. San Jose, Calif., is seeking approval for a 40-acre site that would take compostable organic material and convert it to biogas. The facility would convert … Read more »

Electronics Recycling Certification May Halt Unethical Practices

In a move to help businesses ensure that they are ethically recycling their obsolete electronics, the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) now offers electronics recyclers and others including asset management and refurbishing operations national certification to the e-Stewards Certification Program developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN). ANAB, the U.S. … Read more »

Mountains of E-waste to Follow Digital TV Conversion June 12

Mountains of E-waste to Follow Digital TV Conversion June 12

With the long-awaited conversion to digital TV sets set for June 12, groups are warning that there are not enough resources to deal with the obsolete equipment that consumers will be offloading. The Electronics TakeBack Coalition said that too few TV manufacturers have programs to recycle electronics, and that many … Read more »

Ingersoll Rand Reduces Water, Energy, Material Use

Ingersoll Rand Reduces Water, Energy, Material Use

Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial company, is providing environmental performance metrics from its operations worldwide for the first time in its 2008 sustainability report, which covers the company’s material and water use, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste and recycling, product stewardship and supplier management, and compliance. Key environmental … Read more »

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