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Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

People Against Dirty, the San Francisco-based company that makes Method cleaning products, just joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, which aims to reduce confusion about recycling through clear standardized consumer labels. A new line of Method dishwasher detergent packs sold in stand-up plastic pouches will soon have the How2Recycle … Read more »


Sonoco Produces Plant-Based Plastic Bottles for Ecover Green Cleaning Line

Sonoco is producing plant-based plastic bottles for Ecover’s new home care line. Ecover bought Method in 2012 to become the world’s largest green cleaning company. It has launched its green brand in North America with a new look in Sonoco’s sustainable packaging: extrusion blow-molded bottles made from Plantplastic, Ecover’s proprietary … Read more »

Method to Replenish 6M Gallons of Groundwater Annually

Method Products says it plans to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year through a watershed management project in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, targeting 30 million gallons of groundwater recharge over five years. Method’s goal is to protect water in the Great Lakes’ watershed and improve water quality … Read more »

Method rooftop garden

Method, Gotham Greens to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Eco-friendly cleaning products company Method Products and urban farming company Gotham Greens will partner to build what they say is the world’s largest rooftop farm at Method’s new manufacturing plant in Chicago. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, Method says it expects its plant will be the world’s first LEED-Platinum … Read more »

Target Launches Organic Food Program

A new Target initiative is aiming to promote, and sell, more natural, organic and sustainable brands, including Clif Bar and Burt’s Bees. “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” brings together 17 natural, organic and sustainable brands spanning baby, beauty and personal care, grocery, healthcare and household product categories. There will be … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: EPA Seeks REACH Data, ISO 14001 Timeline Set

The EPA may use its subpoena authority under Section 11 of the Toxic Substances Control Act to compel companies to give it chemical data that they provided to the EU for REACH compliance, ChemicalWatch reports. Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, director of the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, said the agency will seek … Read more »

Companies for Safer Chemicals

Seventh Generation Leads Chemical Reform Coalition

Consumer brands including Seventh Generation, Patagonia and Stonyfield Farm have signed a letter to Congress urging chemical policy reform. The coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, says it will make a business argument for reforms that help companies bring safer, cleaner products to the marketplace. The founding members of the coalition, … Read more »

B Corp

Why B Corp Certification Matters

Companies can attract younger workers by seeking — or touting — B Corp status, the Wall Street Journal reports. Since 2007, B Lab, the nonprofit that awards companies with a B Corp logo based on their environmental and social business practices, says 859 companies — including Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, … Read more »

Staples, HP, Marriott Staff Back Chemical Assessment Principles

Staples, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Timberland, Method and Seventh Generation are among the companies whose senior environmental staff have signed onto the Commons Principles for Alternatives Assessment, a framework developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, BizNGO, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Staples senior scientist and vice president Roger … Read more »


Unilever, Levi’s to EPA: Finalize Power Plant Rules

Unilever, Levi Strauss, Symantec and Patagonia are among the 22 companies that have signed a letter supporting the new carbon pollution standards for power plants proposed last week by the EPA. The business group, along with some 50 investors — including the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS — with … Read more »

Campbell Soup’s Plum Organics, Method Among First Benefit Corporations in Delaware

Campbell Soup Company brand Plum Organics, Ecover’s US home goods company Method and fair trade food business Alter Eco were among the first  17 companies to register as benefit corporations since Delaware passed a law to give businesses greater freedom to pursue social and environmental objectives. Other companies to register … Read more »

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Construction Specialties and Earth911.com have launched a web tool designed to help customers locate facilities that recycle commercial building products. The C/S Recycling Locator, which debuted at the 2013 American Institute of Architects National Convention in Denver, includes a geo-locator feature that allows users to find the most convenient recycling … Read more »

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