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Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Big-Box Stores Focus on LEDs, High-Efficiency HVAC to Reach Aggressive CO2 Reduction Goals

Best Buy says it plans to embrace technology such as LED lighting in stores and parking lots, and updated heating and cooling systems in order to help it reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2020.

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

Watchdog Study: Cost of Climate Change to US Businesses in the Billions

The Government Accountability Office said this week that the federal government has spent $350 billion over the last decade on disaster assistance programs like wildfires, hurricanes and crop relief.

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M, Target Among Major Companies Advancing Circular Economy Principles

Dow, 3M and Target are among the 25 major companies and organizations that have launched an initiative to promote the circular economy.

Best Buy

Why Best Buy Changed its E-Waste Recycling Program

Best Buy this week changed its in-store e-waste recycling program, charging customers $25 for each TV and computer monitor they recycle at its stores, because it is losing money on the program. “Our goal has always been to simply break even on our recycling program, and we’re not there today,” … Read more »

68 Major Companies Join Climate Action Pledge

As the UN climate talks in Paris near, 68 additional companies have joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing. … Read more »

Over 2M Kilograms of Batteries Diverted from Landfills

Call2Recycle Canada has collected and recycled more than 2 million kilograms of batteries across Canada. The organization, funded by battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, says Canadians have recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of this year than in all of 2013. Call2Recycle Canada is the approved battery stewardship … Read more »

Best Buy, Dell, Among EPA’s Electronics Recycling Challenge Leaders

Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint and Staples are among the electronics manufacturers and retailers recognized by the EPA for their achievements in used electronics stewardship under the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The companies’ environmental achievements include diverting more than 220,000 metric tons of used … Read more »

Best Buy

Best Buy Recycles 1bn Pounds Electronics, Appliances

Best Buy has now recycled 1 billion pounds of electronic and large appliance waste in just six years, according to Electronic Recyclers International. At an event commemorating the retailer’s accomplishment, Best Buy revealed a number of statistics and data it gathered in a nationwide survey surrounding consumers and e-waste, ERI … Read more »

AHAM, CSA, UL

Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

Major Companies Push LCD Suppliers to Make F-GHG Reductions

Major Companies Push LCD Suppliers to Make F-GHG Reductions

In the past year, five companies – Dell, HP, Lenovo, Best Buy and Wal-Mart – have come together to ask their LCD panel suppliers to reduce the amount of potent fluorinated greenhouse gases used during their manufacturing process, according to the EPA. Specifically, the companies asked that suppliers 1) develop … Read more »

CE Industry Sets E-Waste Recycling Record

CE Industry Sets E-Waste Recycling Record

Led by Apple, Best Buy, Dell and DirecTV, the consumer electronics (CE) industry set a new record in 2013 by recycling 620 million pounds of electronics in the US, more than double the total of three years ago, according to the Consumer Electronic Association’s Third Annual Report of the eCycling … Read more »

Wegmans plastic bag

First Grocer Joins How2Recycle

Wegmans Food Markets has joined the How2Recycle Label program, making it the first grocer to use the voluntary recycling label developed by GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The addition of Wegmans also pushes How2Recycle past its goal of 20 participating companies including Kellogg’s, Best Buy, Clorox, Costco, Esteé Lauder Companies Aveda … Read more »