Good Clean Love, a manufacturer of intimacy products distributed in retail locations including CVS, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Whole Foods, is seeking carbon neutrality for its flagship Almost Naked product. The company is working with Carbon Credit Capital (CCC) to measure the emissions generated by the manufacture and distribution of the product and donate funds for every lubricant bottle purchased to a project that reduces greenhouse gases by an amount equivalent to that bottle’s carbon footprint.
7-Eleven announced a carbon offset program that the company says will reduce emissions by up to 30% for each gallon of fuel pumped. Nearly 100 stores in Portland, Seattle, and Madison, WI, are piloting the program, dubbed 7-Eleven Renew. For every 15-gallon car pumping gas at participating stores, 7-Eleven will
California’s cap-and-trade system, which allows companies to purchase carbon credits through an auction or a secondary market, is not an illegal tax, a state appeals court has found. The system, because of voluntary participation and the purchase of a specific thing of value, preclude a finding that the auction system … Read more »
While global coal consumption fell by 1.8 percent, that was offset by a rise in natural gas and oil usage, according to BP’s June statistical analysis.
If the UK holds to its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below their 1990 levels by 2050, there would be a 1.1 percent increase in gross domestic product, according to a report by Cambridge Econometrics. The report looks at the likely results of the four interim … Read more »
South Korea is expected to introduce a carbon trading scheme that is about 3 percent larger than it had previously announced, according to Reuters. The South Korean government said last Thursday that it would distribute 1.687 billion metric tons of carbon-equivalent emission permits from 2015-17 as part of its trading … Read more »
Money saved on health care spending related to carbon emissions could be 10 times what it would cost for policy implementation, according to research conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers compared health care and other costs related to carbon emission-related illness to the costs of … Read more »
Manufacturers have a choice between two valid sustainable packaging models: the circular economy model and the eco-efficiency or linear model, according to Packaging Digest. With an eco-efficiency model, companies choose the most resource-efficient option, even if this does not use renewable resources and is more difficult to sustain in the long … Read more »
Policies to stem the release of global greenhouse gas emissions have failed to slow the acceleration of such gases to dramatic levels at the start of the century, the United Nations’ top panel on climate change has said. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the third in a series, says … Read more »
GM drew on 62.3 MW of renewable power last year, down from 73 MW in 2011 – but at the same time, the company’s scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions intensity fell 2 percent, from 0.9 to 0.88 metric tons of CO2e per vehicle, according to its 2012 sustainability report. GM’s … Read more »
Bank of America cut its gross scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 9 percent last year, from 1,692,415 metric tons CO2e in 2011 to 1,538,495 in 2012, according to its latest corporate social responsibility report. Taking renewable energy credits into account, scope 1 and 2 emissions fell 8.6 percent, … Read more »