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Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Repairable phones and tablets can go a long way towards solving the world’s e-waste problem, writes Engadget, and a new study scored those devices, as well as laptops, in terms of their “repairability.” The Fairphone 2, with its ethically sourced components, was given the best score in a Greenpeace study … Read more »

Are Beverage Giants Doing Enough to Reduce Plastic Waste?

Are Beverage Giants Doing Enough to Reduce Plastic Waste?

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé have recently taken steps to use more recycled and biobased plastic in their bottles and packaging. But according to a Greenpeace UK survey, the top global soft drink brands aren’t doing enough.

Capri Sun

Enviro Groups Put the Squeeze on Capri Sun Packaging Waste

A coalition of environmental groups is pressuring Kraft Foods to reduce its Capri Sun packaging waste. According to the Make It, Take It Campaign, whose 14 members include Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club Extended Producer Responsibility Team, Kraft’s Capri Sun pouches that are made by bonding aluminum … Read more »

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting energy sources, unlike its high-tech rivals Google, Rackspace, Apple and Facebook that … Read more »

Cargill palm forest

Cargill ‘On Track’ to Map 80% of Palm Oil to Mills This Year

Cargill says it’s on track to map 80 percent of its palm oil in key markets back to individual mills by the end of this year and 100 percent of all mills by December 2015, according to the company’s first progress report on sustainable palm oil. The report lays out … Read more »

Amazon Web Services

Is Amazon’s New Data Center Really Carbon Neutral?

Amazon Web Services last week announced its new data center in Frankfurt, Germany would be carbon neutral. Greenpeace says prove it. Greenpeace senior energy campaigner David Pomerantz says Amazon needs to release more information to verify its carbon-neutral claim. “While we would like to trust that Amazon’s new facility will … Read more »

Lego

Lego Ends Shell Partnership

Lego says it will end its promotional deal with Shell after pressure from a Greenpeace campaign that called on the toy company to stop making toys with Shell’s branding. In a statement released late Wednesday, Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp said the company will honor the partnership it entered into … Read more »

Tea Industry Challenges Greenpeace Pesticide Report

The Crop Care Federation of India has moved to take legal action against Greenpeace India for a report the nonprofit released claiming that it found pesticide residues in samples of leading tea brands, according to The Economic Times. CCFI represents the agrochemical industry in India and claims the report was … Read more »

Lego

Lego to Greenpeace: Everything Is Awesome

Lego will continue its partnership with Shell despite pressure from Greenpeace to stop making toys with Shell’s branding. Greenpeace says Shell is threatening the Arctic and using Lego to neutralize controversy over its climate impacts and plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Since starting its campaign against the … Read more »