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Walmart Foundation, Target, US Chamber Foundation to Launch Circular Economy Pilot

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Resource Recycling Systems, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Republic Services will launch a circular economy pilot project in January.

hazardous waste

EPA’s Hazardous Waste Rules Need Changes, Retailers Say

New hazardous waste rules will limit retailers’ ability to recycle or reuse unsold consumer products and pharmaceuticals and could cost retailers millions — if not billions — annually, according to a handful of trade associations. The EPA proposed the waste management regulations in September in an attempt to protect waterways and … Read more »

Green buildings

Retail Lease Modifications Can Improve Efficiency

Lengthening the lease period, discussing alternative lease types and installing utility submeters are among 13 green lease modifications suggested in a new primer aimed at better managing commercial buildings’ environmental performance. Retail landlords and tenants may not know where to start when it comes to discussing investing in technology and … Read more »

Walmart, Lowe’s Develop Chemical Reporting Tool

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has rolled out an initiative designed to streamline the required safety data sheet process used by suppliers and retailers to exchange chemical and product information. Retailers require detailed information to safely handle chemical products in compliance with regulations from the US Department of Transportation, Occupational … Read more »

The North Face, Wrangler Parent Company To Use Schneider Electric EMS

VF Corporation has announced it will use Schneider Electric’s online energy management and sustainability platform to track energy, water and emissions data across all of its brands including The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler. The software platform, Resource Advisor, is an online tool that provides users access to energy and … Read more »

Office Depot Cuts Energy Consumption 37%

Office Depot has lowered its portfolio-wide energy consumption 37 percent in seven years, earning it a spot on the EPA’s list of 2012 Energy Star Leaders for Leadership in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The company says it’s the first ever retailer in the US to be recognized for a 30 … Read more »