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Valvoline Achieves Zero-Landfill Status at Facilities and Warehouses

Valvoline Achieves Zero-Landfill Status at Facilities and Warehouses

Valvoline, a global supplier of lubricants and automotive services, published its 2017 corporate social responsibility report this week. The company says it achieved zero-landfill status at 45% of blending and packaging facilities and 30% of warehouses.

Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

A partnership among 10 top automakers called Drive Sustainability announced plans to set up a Raw Materials Observatory as a way to identify and address ethical, environmental, human, and labor rights issues in the sourcing of raw materials within the industry. Representatives from approximately 70 automotive companies, automotive suppliers, NGOs … Read more »

3D Printing – Environmentally Friendly or Not – Is Coming to a Manufacturer Near You

3D Printing – Environmentally Friendly or Not – Is Coming to a Manufacturer Near You

The potential implications for 3D printing in terms of the environment are still not fully known, according to a special issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. But despite uncertainties, the technology is expected to continue disrupting

GM Shares Zero-Waste Best Practices

GM Shares Zero-Waste Best Practices

General Motors is sharing details about how it has turned more than half of its manufacturing plants into landfill-free facilities and which best practices helped the automaker turned its own waste byproducts into a $1 billion-a-year revenue generator. GM released a downloadable blueprint “The Business Case for Zero Waste” in … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Carbon Disclosure Project, P&G, Enova Systems, ACEEE

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental and energy management leaders. Carbon Disclosure Project: Marc Fox has been appointed director of investor engagement in North America. Marc joins the not-for-profit organization from Goldman Sachs, where he spent seven years as a research analyst. He will work on … Read more »

Valvoline Launches 50% Recycled Motor Oil

Valvoline has introduced a 50 percent recycled motor oil, which will be available at retailers and through participating installers and oil change centers. The company said that its NextGen brand of motor oil cuts down on fossil fuel use, lowering emissions and helping to ensure that used oil doesn’t make … Read more »

The Good and Bad of Russia’s Environmental Policies

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is allowing a paper mill to resume dumping waste in Lake Baikal, when he signed a decree that removed waste discharges in the production of pulp, paper and cardboard from a list of operations banned by environmental legislation around the world’s largest body of fresh … Read more »

Yokohama To Launch More Fuel Efficient Tire

Yokohama Rubber Company is set to release its DNA Earth-1 automotive tire series on February 1. Compared to the DNA ECOS, the flagship tire in its Eco DNA tire range, Yokohama says that the new DNA Earth-1 tires feature 21 percent lower rolling resistance which contributes to increased vehicle fuel … Read more »

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