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EPA to Help Utilities Increase Climate Change Resilience

The EPA is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities increase their climate change resilience and readiness. Utilities for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater will participate in a multi-year program to prepare for potential impacts from climate change. Challenges … Read more »

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56 Water Treatment Devices Certified to NSF Standard

NSF International has certified 56 products to the first American National Standard that validates the effectiveness of water treatment devices that are designed to reduce trace levels of emerging contaminants in drinking water. The standard, NSF/ANSI 401: Drinking Water Treatment Units — Emerging Compounds/Incidental Contaminants, addresses the ability of a … Read more »

PepsiCo And The Nature Conservancy Partner For Sustainability

PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy are joining forces to encourage consumers to recycle more often and to help protect sources of drinking water sources throughout the US. As part of a new five-year partnership called “Recycle for Nature,” PepsiCo will expand the availability of recycling bins in the US, beginning … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Sustainable Palm Oil, Landfill Diversion, LEED

Blommer Chocolate Company announced that following certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), it will be the first cocoa producer to offer 100 percent RSPO-certified, mass balance palm oil in the US, with certified products becoming available to customers this fall. Blommer describes itself as the largest cocoa processor … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Washing Machines, Event Planning, Efficiency Roadmap

CSA Group, UL and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers yesterday announced the release of AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers, which the groups call the first voluntary sustainability standard for home laundry appliances. Stakeholders in its development included Sears, Best Buy, Lowe’s, the EPA and … Read more »

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Coke, WaterAid Extend African Water Pipelines

Coca-Cola has partnered with WaterAid to provide safe drinking water to one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, in western Africa, and in two rural communities in southern Ethiopia. Coca-Cola and the international nonprofit say they will work the community and water utility in Burkina Faso … Read more »

Coke, Deka to Deliver Millions of Liters of Potable Water in 2013

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Deka Research & Development Corporation to deliver millions of liters of clean drinking water to schools, health clinics and community centers in rural regions of Africa and Latin America in 2013. The two companies will partner with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group and Africare … Read more »