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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.

White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

A big data partnership — a collaboration between the White House, the World Resources Institute, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public and private entities — will provide a tool to help corporations make long-term infrastructure decisions by improving their climate resilience planning.

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IBM Researchers Create Cheaper, Biodegradable Plastics from Plants

IBM researchers today said they have identified a chemical catalyst that creates cheaper, biodegradable plastics from plants such as palm trees and beets that can be used to make a range of products, from eating utensils to medical devices.

Packaging Sector Driving Strong Bioplastics Market Growth

The $30.8 billion bioplastics market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by Big Market Research. Major drivers for this growth include growing environmental concerns and the packaging sectors moving towards biodegradable plastics, the report says. The bioplastics … Read more »

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IBM Researchers Develop New Plastics Recycling Process

IBM researchers say they have discovered a recycling process that converts BPA-leaching plastics into environmentally safe material for water purification and medical devices — a technological advance that could lead to less plastic waste and cheaper recycled materials manufacturers can use to produce a wide range of products.

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

Top Smart City Technology Suppliers Announced

IBM and Cisco are the top two smart city technology suppliers — the two companies have held the no. 1 and no. 2 places on the list since 2013 — according to Navigant Research’s Leaderboard Report. Microsoft, Siemens and Hitachi round out the top five. Navigant forecasts the global market … Read more »

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches US Circular Economy Program

In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

If the 5,589 largest publicly traded companies in the US reduced their paper waste by a mere 1 percent, it would save them nearly $1 billion in total, according to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A new study by the Foundation — the US Chamber’s research arm — says these … Read more »

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Strong, Lightweight and Recyclable: Has This Startup Discovered the Holy Grail of Carbon-Fiber Composites?

Carbon-fiber composites can be recycled into new material that is as strong and lightweight as the originals, according to a team of CU-Boulder researchers. The researchers, in a paper published online in the journal Advanced Materials, say their new process is energy-efficient and cost-effective, thus addressing traditional barriers to carbon-fiber … Read more »