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E-Waste Management: Is Your Program in Compliance?

Comcast may be the latest company to illegally dump its e-waste — resulting in a $25.95 million settlement with the state of California — but its not alone in its “careless and unlawful” e-waste disposal practices, which put people and the environment at risk. Less than one-sixth of last year’s … Read more »

Comcast

Comcast Dumps Hazardous Waste, Agrees to Pay $25.95 Million

Comcast has agreed to pay California $25.95 million to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and discarded records without first omitting or redacting private customer information. California attorney general Kamala Harris and Alameda County district attorney Nancy O’Malley filed the proposed settlement and civil enforcement action … Read more »

Stash

Stash Ditches SFI Eco-Label

Stash Tea has removed the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo from its products following allegations the certification program is controlled by the logging industry, Sustainable Business Oregon reports. Stash joins 24 other companies that have shunned the ecolabel including AT&T, Comcast, Office Depot and Southwest Airlines, according to Forest Ethics. … Read more »

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Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »

Efficient Set-Top Boxes ‘to Save $1.5 Bn’ – But NRDC Cries Foul

A consortium of 15 TV providers and set-top-box manufacturers including Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco and Motorola have announced a Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that they say will result in annual residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion – but the National Resources Defense Council has dismissed the announcement as little more … Read more »

Carbon Disclosure Project Reveals Global Top 10; Apple and Amazon Don’t Respond

Carbon Disclosure Project Reveals Global Top 10; Apple and Amazon Don’t Respond

Bayer and Nestle — both with perfect 100 disclosure scores and A performance ratings — top the Carbon Disclosure Project’s list of the world’s best companies in terms of climate change disclosure and performance. The 2012 CDP Global 500 Climate Change report, co-written by PricewaterhouseCoopers, found 81 percent of reporting … Read more »