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Environmental Compliance: Managing Programs Across Verticals and Geographies

July 21, 2018

Environmental laws and regulations are designed to protect human health and the natural resources that we rely on to sustain life, specifically clean air and water. Unfortunately, environmental protection has become increasingly politicized with some groups arguing that governments aren’t doing enough to protect human health and the environment, while … Read more »

EPA Rolls Back Coal Ash Handling Restrictions

July 20, 2018

The EPA finalized a rule this week that reduces Obama-era restrictions on how states and industry officials handle coal ash, the Washington Post reported. This is the first rule signed by acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, who took over following Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 5.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Invests in Smart Sorting Robot

July 20, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems installed a new robot at its Heartland Recycling Center in Chicago that employs artificial intelligence to identify materials. The investment is expected to save the company $120,000 to $130,000 annually.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

July 20, 2018

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated Nestlé’s membership this week after the company submitted a time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Earlier this month the organization had suspended Nestlé over lax reporting and failure to pay the membership fee, which counted … Read more »

California’s Changing Time-of-Use Rates: Calculating the Impact of Energy Storage and Solar PV

July 19, 2018

Navigating California’s Shifting market conditions. Implementing DERs today can future-proof your organization from the challenges of tomorrow.

Denver Sets 80% Carbon Emissions Reduction Goal for 2050

July 19, 2018

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced an ambitious plan this week for the city to reduce carbon emissions 80% from 2005 levels by the year 2050. The 80×50 Climate Action Plan calls for deep decarbonization in buildings, transportation, and electricity generation.

Target Exceeds 2020 Waste Diversion and Recycling Goal

July 19, 2018

Target already exceeded its 2020 goal to divert 70% of retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling, according to the company’s newly published 2018 corporate responsibility report. As a result, Target set a new goal to achieve a 75% diversion rate by the end of this year.

Inside Campbell’s Peachy Zero-Waste Opportunity

July 19, 2018

Six years ago, farmers in New Jersey were paying to send undersized or blemished peaches to the landfill. Campbell’s saw an opportunity to turn them into salsa called Just Peachy benefitting the local food bank. In a new interview, the company’s head of sustainability describes the corporate advantages.

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