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Connecticut Prepares to Launch Battery EPR Bill

Connecticut is planning to introduce the nation’s first consensus-based extended producer responsibility bill for both rechargeable and single-use batteries during its 2015 legislative session. Released June 11 at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s national battery stewardship dialogue meeting, the model bill was drafted by a group of … Read more »

Manufacturers: Sustainability is Everyone’s Responsibility

Manufacturers discussed their efforts to work within the sustainability supply stream and urged both upstream and downstream manufacturers to do the same at the Sustainable Manufacturer and Water 2.0 Conference & Exhibits in Chicago, according to Sustainable Manufacturer Network. Speaking at the panel, “Your Role in the Sustainable Supply Chain,” … Read more »

Under-Fire SFI Revising Standards

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative has called on more than 10,000 stakeholders to provide input on its current standard, as well as its standard for 2015-2019.  The launch comes just days after environmental group ForestEthics filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, saying the SFI’s standards are developed “by timber … Read more »

Big Four Battery Companies Plan Nationwide Recycling Launch in 2013

Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and Rayovac – the four largest battery brands in the US – are seeking a business partner to manage a proposed nationwide collection and recycling program for household batteries, scheduled to launch next year. Through their non-profit Corporation for Battery Recycling, the companies have issued a request … Read more »

Weyerhaeuser Names ATFS-Certified Wood as Preferred Purchase Option

Weyerhaeuser Company has announced its preference for purchasing wood certified under the American Tree Farm System, an independent certification designed for US family forest landowners and recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Weyerhaeuser, the U.S.-based lumber producer, pulp and paper manufacturer and home builder, will maintain a priority market for … Read more »