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Plastics Makers, County Officials Team Up to Increase Plastic Film Recycling

A plastic film recycling campaign has plastic makers and retailers partnering with city and county officials in North Carolina to increase recycling rates. The American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group joined Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Charlotte city officials yesterday at a Harris Teeter store to kick off the … Read more »

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EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

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Grocery Stores Adopt Green Globes Certification

Whole Foods, Aldi’s and Publix are among the grocery stores across the US adopting Green Globes for green building certification, according to the Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the program. The properties also include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Price Chopper, Harris Teeter and Wegmans stores across the … Read more »

Brookshire joins EPA GreenChill Partnership

Brookshire Grocery Co. has joined the EPA’s GreenChill partnership, an initiative that works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions. By joining GreenChill, Brookshire pledges to go beyond regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change. Other food retailers that are currently members of GreenChill include Acme, Albertsons, Whole Foods, … Read more »