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Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

The North American Environmental Paper Network and SCS Global Services have developed a new product category rule specifying rules for life cycle assessment focused on wood and paper.

Mars Drinks’ Single Serve Packaging Redesign Cuts Carbon Footprint by 31%

Mars Drinks, which provides coffee to offices and other workplaces, has developed a new design for its single-serve packaging that has a 31 percent carbon footprint reduction.

Green Building Consortium Launched for Environmental Product Declarations Market

Leading green building organizations — ASTM International, ICC Evaluation Service, NSF International and Sustainable Minds — tomorrow will launch the first Program Operator Consortium in the environmental product declarations market at Greenbuild 2015. The consortium will serve as an expert resource and advocate for creating product category rules (PCRs), reviewing … Read more »

4 Steps to Get Product Life Cycle Assessment Right

To find out what’s key for successful life cycle assessment, Ethical Corporation spoke with Molson Coors, Eastman Chemical, Amcor and Continental Clothing about challenges and insights to measuring social and environmental impacts of products and services. The free report offers practical insights on: Strategy: How to identify corporate sustainability priorities … Read more »

Sustainability Software Translates LCA Results to Business Insights

Sustainability Software Translates LCA Results to Business Insights

PRé Sustainability has launched SimaPro Share & Collect, a web-based platform developed to facilitate fact-based sustainable decision making. With Share & Collect, life cycle assessment (LCA) results can be made accessible to a broader business audience and can easily be converted into valuable business insights, the company says. This enables … Read more »

Online Tool Compares Plastics’ Carbon Footprints

Online Tool Compares Plastics’ Carbon Footprints

Greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage during NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer manufacturing is lower than that of all commonly used plastics, according to an Inego life cycle assessment. The company has also launched an online calculator that allows manufactures to compare polymer-to-polymer carbon footprints, based on this new data. The article, … Read more »

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How Food, Beverage Producers Can Lessen Climate Risks to Business

Food and beverage producers can decrease the effects of climate change on their business through a three-pronged approach, says Tetra Pak CEO Brian Kennell in a blog post. This includes: Analyze risks and evaluate risks of doing nothing. Develop your strategy to lower carbon emissions. Measure progress and take action … Read more »

NSF Verifies First Industry-Wide EPD for Water, Sewer Piping

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) has published the first North American industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping, and it has been verified by NSF Sustainability. The EPD was developed in compliance with international environmental management guidelines (ISO 14025) and benchmarks the impacts of seven PVC … Read more »

Software Makes ‘Building LCAs a No-Brainer’

Software Makes ‘Building LCAs a No-Brainer’

Life cycle assessment and design consultancy eTool is offering new subscription packages for its eToolLCD, designed to increase the built form life cycle assessment software’s accessibility and Life cycle design is a key decision-making tool for improving environmental performance and has been incorporated into green building rating programs all over … Read more »

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Levi’s Saves 1bn Liters of Water

Levi Strauss and Co. says it has saved 1 billion liters of water since 2011 through its Water<Less process, which reduces the water used in garment finishing by up to 96 percent. This announcement coincides with the release of Levi’s Product Lifecycle Assessment (LCA), an update on the company’s groundbreaking 2007 … Read more »

Ruby Canyon Partnership Expands Environmental Services

Ruby Canyon Engineering and Earth Protect have teamed up to help assist companies on environmental projects, from life cycle assessments and carbon footprint verification to sustainability reporting. The Sustainability Teaming Agreement enables the partners to offer a broader suite of environmental and sustainability services to their clients, Ruby Canyon and … Read more »

Tetra Pak

How to Secure Sustainable Sourcing Networks

Achieving a fully sustainable and transparent supply chain depends on responsible sourcing going mainstream, writes Tetra Pak’s Elisabeth Comere in a CSRwire blog. But, she says, companies currently face major barriers to responsible sourcing like bio-based plastics because the demand isn’t on par with conventionally produced materials. In her blog, … Read more »