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GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

GM Landfill-Free Sites hits 122

Eleven more General Motors’ facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The company’s running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. GM’s new landfill-free facilities include: CAMI Assembly (Canada) Colmotores Assembly (Colombia) … Read more »

Global Warming Threatens Organic Coffee

Global warming has created the worst outbreak of leaf-rust fungus in 30 years for organic coffee growers throughout Mexico, Central America and parts of South America, according to Bloomberg. Farmers can use chemicals to kill the fungus, though they risk losing their organic certification if they do. Humid conditions and … Read more »

LNG-fueled tugboat

Green Fleet Roundup: NYK, Tesla, VW, BYD

NYK will build Japan’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled tugboat (pictured). The dual fuel engine can be powered by LNG or heavy oil. NYK says using LNG as a fuel will cut the tugboat’s CO2 emissions by about 30 percent, NOX by about 80 percent and SOX by 100 percent compared … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Packaging Protocol, Equitable Origin, Prop. 65

Supply chain standards organization GS1 has released the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability, developed by the Consumer Goods Forum. The protocol includes more than 40 environmental, economic and social indicators. These metrics have been added to the product information that supply chain partners can share on GS1’s Global Data Synchronisation Network. Equitable … Read more »