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Environmental Executive Moves: Dow Chemical, NRDC, Tetra Pak, Recyclebank

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders: Dow Chemical: The multinational chemical corporation has named Neil Hawkins (pictured) corporate vice president and chief sustainability officer. Hawkins has held leadership positions at Dow in the areas of environment, health and safety, public affairs/government affairs, operations and … Read more »

Recyclebank Helps City Increase Recycling 323%

Recyclebank has helped the city of Rochester Hills, Mich., increase pounds of materials recycled by 323 percent since 2008. Recyclebank, in partnership with Republic Services, and Rochester Hills work together to reward residents for taking more sustainable actions, like recycling, with discounts and deals at local and national businesses. Also … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Launches Tumblr Recycling Campaign

Johnson & Johnson Launches Tumblr Recycling Campaign

Only one in five Americans consistently recycles bathroom items — compared to seven out of 10 who say they always or almost always recycle — according to a report commissioned by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. To encourage more people to recycle, the company has turned to … Read more »

Global Cleantech 100

Top 100 Global Cleantech Firms Named

LanzaTech, RecycleBank, ChargePoint and Desalitech are among the companies to make the most recent Global Cleantech 100 list and report. The fifth annual list, compiled by Cleantech Group, recognizes the companies most likely to have a significant market impact over the next five to 10 years, according to the global … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GRI, LanzaTech, Recyclebank, Baswood

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Global Reporting Initiative: The issuer of sustainability reporting guidelines has elected institutional investor Christianna Wood as its chairman. Previously, Wood oversaw the management of the $150 billion global equity portfolio of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. GRI has also appointed five new … Read more »

Recyclebank

Recyclebank Cuts Emissions 27%

Recycling incentive company Recyclebank has lowered its carbon emissions by 27 percent, from 830 tons in 2011 to 602 tons in 2012, with the help of NativeEnergy, which calculated the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. Becoming aware of the impact of its operations helped Recyclebank reduce its emissions, CEO Jonathon K. … Read more »

Ziplock Compostable Bags

SC Johnson Makes Compostable Bags for Commercial Facilities

SC Johnson has launched Ziplock Brand Compostable Bags designed for use in commercial composting facilities that accept food scraps and compostable bags. The compostable bags include sandwich bags, 15-quart sized food storage bags and 2.6-gallon food scrap bags. In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and about … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Recyclebank, Ecodesk, NSF, NASA

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Recyclebank: The company that uses discounts and deals to encourage people to recycle has appointed David Eisendrath as chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Eisendrath joined Recyclebank in December 2010. Prior to becoming COO, Eisendrath … Read more »

Waste Management, Recyclebank Divert 179m Pounds to Recycling

More than 75 communities have recycled 179 million pounds of materials in one year and citizens have collected $4 million in rewards under a program launched last year by Waste Management and  recycling incentive company Recyclebank. Waste Management, which invested in Recyclebank’s parent company Recycle Rewards in 2011, plans to … Read more »

Ford, Nissan, Daimler Enter the Fuel Cell Fray

Ford, Nissan and Daimler have signed an agreement to develop affordable fuel cell electric vehicles that the automakers hope to have on the road by 2017, Detroit Free Press reports. The newspaper says the three companies are trying to keep up with the likes of Toyota, which has said it … Read more »

SC Johnson Launches Initiatives to Change Recycling Behavior

SC Johnson will work with Recyclebank to increase curbside recycling in 50 towns and cities across the US, in one of two new efforts aimed at closing the gap between families’ environmental aspirations and their everyday choices. The SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge will offer consumers incentives for recycling, … Read more »