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State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

State Attorney Generals Attack Trump’s EPA Over Clean Power Plan Advice

Some state attorney generals are taking issue with the legal advice that EPA Administrator has given to states, which is that while the Clean Power Plan is being litigated, they do not have to meet the ruling’s timetables.

Manufacturers Call for More Infrastructure Spending

Manufacturers Call for More Infrastructure Spending

The National Manufacturers Association is lining up behind President-elect Trump’s initiative to expand the nation’s infrastructure, saying that it will benefit businesses across the country by facilitating everything from transportation to waterways to airports.

Will Multinationals’ Sustainable Brand Buying Spree Continue?

Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation is the latest “green” or sustainable brand acquisitions, a trend that analysts expect to continue as multinationals look to increase their sustainable product offerings and meet their own internal environmental goals.

Coke, Heinz, Ford, Others Drive Biobased PET

The global biobased plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is expected to reach 5,800 kilo tons by 2020, up from 650 kilo tons in 2013, — for a CAGR of 40.9 percent from 2014 to 2020 — according to a study by Grand View Research. Volatile crude oil prices and growing … Read more »

Economic Gains, Attracting Talent Top Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing

Economic Gains, Attracting Talent Top Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing

Almost all 12 companies, which included Eli Lilly, Proctor & Gamble, Cummins and General Dynamics, surveyed for a study on sustainable manufacturing were surprised to learn that among the biggest unforeseen benefits were meaningful economic gains and attracting new talent. The Success Paths to Sustainable Manufacturing study conducted by Indiana University’s School … Read more »


Ford Roundtable: Protecting Forests Benefit Climate, Bottom Line

The Ford Foundation, together with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, will host a meeting among major corporate, indigenous and government leaders for a conversation about what it will take to slow deforestation, reduce conflict over forests and stem global climate change. The meeting will take place on Sept. 22, … Read more »

P&G Professional Launches Educational Resource

A free, web-based educational resource for the professional cleaning industry is now offered by P&G Professional, a division of Procter & Gamble. P&G Professional University offers both written and video-based educational content. The Resource Library provides industry-related articles and expert insights, while the Product & Procedures section leads end-users to … Read more »

JLL's smart building management

Why Smart Building Technology Is a ‘No-Brainer’

Pressure to manage costs, risks and energy consumption is pushing commercial building owners and investors to explore how smart building technologies can help a company’s triple bottom line — people, planet, profits — according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest report. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, says … Read more »

GEMI member companies

GEMI Develops Sustainable Supply Chain Tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative is developing a tool focused on supply chain sustainability and the procurement decision-making process. The free, interactive online tool is intended to help companies prioritize supply chain processes and identify “hotspot” processes as well as opportunities for improvement, according to the green business alliance whose … Read more »

BPA-free baby bottles

California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products

California regulators yesterday published a list of toxic chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products and will ask manufacturers to replace these chemicals with safer alternatives. State officials say this is the first step in implementing the Safer Consumer Products initiative, a program for identifying and reformulating products that pose … Read more »


P&G’s For-Hire Trucks Switch to Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble will work with eight transportation carriers to convert up to 20 percent of its North America truck load shipments to natural gas vehicles within two years beginning in July. The company expects this initiative will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 5,000 metric tons. The initial phase … Read more »