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Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Nearly two dozen companies will pay more than $40 million to clean up a superfund site in Rhode Island after disposing hazardous waste at the site, which environmental regulators say contaminated the soil, groundwater and surface water.

Why Your Firm Should Consider Products’ Total Cost of Ownership

As corporations look to cut their environmental costs, evaluating total cost of ownership — or the total direct and indirect costs of owning a product or service — provides a way to achieve greater environmental accountability and better resource management. It’s not an easy task. It requires executives to dive … Read more »

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How Voodoo Manufacturing, Filabot Teamed Up to Reduce 3D Printing Waste

3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing teamed up with Filabot to recycle plastic waste into 3D filament. Over the past eight months, this partnership has allowed Voodo to recycle more than 600 pounds of plastic.

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »

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Major Firms Call for Climate Agreement in Paris

Fourteen major companies based or with large-scale operations in the US have voiced strong support for a new global climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. In a statement organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the companies — Alcoa, Alstom, … Read more »

Alcoa to Separate into Two Companies

Lightweight metals manufacturer and recycler Alcoa has adopted a plan to separate into two publicly traded companies. The Upstream Company will comprise five strong business units that make up Alcoa’s Global Primary Products: Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminum, Casting and Energy. The Value-Add Company will include Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and … Read more »

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Ford Uses Alcoa Lightweighting Technology

Ford and Alcoa are collaborating on a lightweighting project to produce next-generation automotive aluminum alloys that are more formable and design-friendly. The partners say the new alloys will improve efficiency and design. Ford will use Alcoa’s Micromill material in multiple components on the 2016 F-150 — becoming the first automaker … Read more »

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Alcoa Expands Lightweighting Capabilities

Alcoa is expanding its light metals research and development center in Pennsylvania to meet increasing demand for complex, high-performance 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other high-growth markets such as automotive, medical and building and construction. The $60 million expansion of the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will allow the … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Circular Economy Product Design Challenge Kicks Off

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and 3D design software firm Autodesk are calling on product designers to fuel the circular economy by participating in the second Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The challenge kicks off today and gives designers a chance to win up to $6,000 for … Read more »

Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as … Read more »

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

US Firms Lead 2015 Sustainability Yearbook

Nine US-based companies including Alcoa, Ball Corp and Wyndham Worldwide won gold medals for sustainability in the 2015 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. The annual yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2014, includes the best 15 percent per industry and ranks them gold, silver or bronze. The top performing company from each … Read more »