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Major Companies Take Home EPA Climate Leadership Awards

Major Companies Take Home EPA Climate Leadership Awards

IBM, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, Clif Bar, Bank of America and Gap are among the companies to receive EPA awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…

Intel, SC Johnson, Cisco Systems and Apple are among the leading renewable energy users in the US, according to the EPA, which recognized these and a dozen other companies with Green Power Leadership Awards.

zero waste

Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

GE Partners with Walmart, Intel, Statoil, 5 Others on Water, Energy Efficiency

General Electric Ecomagination is partnering with BHP Billiton, Goldman Sachs and MWH, Intel, Masdar, Statoil, Total and Walmart to accelerate innovation in water and energy efficiency. The partners have taken on the following initiatives to improve productivity, reduce impact and increase returns: GE and BHP Billiton will work jointly to … Read more »

recycling

Recycling Smackdown: Closed Loop Fund vs. John Tierney

John Tierney’s now infamous opinion piece that argues recycling it too costly and isn’t benefiting the environment, published in last week’s New York Times, has been fact checked by the Closed Loop Fund team — and the recycling group says it’s bunk. In “The Reign of Recycling,” Tierney writes “it’s still … Read more »

Closed Loop Fund recycling

Recycling ‘Game Changer’ Gets $24M Cash Injection

A major plastics recycling plant that will recycle the #3-#7 hard–to–recycle plastics such as yogurt containers and lawn furniture is slated to come online in October, servicing much of the US East Coast, thanks to a multi-million investment by the Closed Loop Fund. The fund has amassed millions of dollars … Read more »

Largest US Companies Pledge $140bn to Cut Carbon Footprint

Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart and PepsiCo are among the 13 of the largest companies in the US that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The companies have announced a combined total of $140 billion in new low-carbon investments, in addition to ambitious, company-specific goals to cut emissions as … Read more »

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Zero-Interest Loans to Develop Recycling Infrastructure

Municipalities across the US can now apply for zero-interest loans to develop recycling infrastructure. The Closed Loop Fund has opened its application process for municipalities and private entities across the country. It plans to invest $100 million over the next five years to support the development of recycling infrastructure and … Read more »

Global Investors Call for Carbon Pricing

Nearly 350 global institutional investors have called on government leaders on the eve of the Climate Summit to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment on a scale necessary to effectively deal with global climate change. The investors — BlackRock, CalPERS, PensionDanmark, Deutsche, South African … Read more »

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Companies Ready for Carbon Pricing

Dow Chemical Company, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and ExxonMobil are among the 29 major public companies in the US — and 150 globally — that are incorporating an internal carbon price into their business decisions, according to a CDP report. The prices disclosed, ranging from $6 to $80 a metric ton, … Read more »

How Carbon Pricing Can Boost the Bottom Line

American Electric Power and Xcel Energy are among the utilities and other companies now pricing carbon as part of core business strategy, according to research from CDP. The free white paper offers insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole. … Read more »

Walmart

Walmart, Suppliers Launch Recycling Fund

Walmart announced a fund to invest $100 million in recycling infrastructure projects and joined CEOs from Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Monsanto and other major companies to sign sustainable agriculture and supply chain commitments at Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo. The three-day event, which kicked-off yesterday, included pledges from participating suppliers that joined … Read more »