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Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year. Certification is based … Read more »

Vitro Glass Improves Processes to Accelerate Growth, Boost Environmental Performance

Vitro Glass Improves Processes to Accelerate Growth, Boost Environmental Performance

Implementing new technologies to improve the environmental performance of its glass manufacturing process has helped Vitro Architectural Glass accelerate the growth of its Fresno, CA, plant, the company says. Process improvements include

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Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ASTM 1527, NSF Building Products, LEED

ASTM has issued revised standard ASTM E1527-13, which governs phase I environmental site assessments. As discussed in our recent EL Analysts issue, the EPA uses the ASTM standard to determine whether companies have met the “All Appropriate Inquiry” requirement under the Superfund law. The agency is expected to rule by … Read more »

Seattle Businesses May Face Increased Mandatory Recycling

The city of Seattle is considering making it compulsory for businesses to recycle glass, plastic, tin and aluminum. The legislation, which would be effective from July 2014, was introduced Sept. 12 by councilmember Jean Godden. It is currently mandatory for businesses to recycle paper and cardboard. Six months of educational outreach to businesses would … Read more »

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