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AHAM, CSA, UL

Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

Kohl's reduces waste

Kohl’s, Sierra Nevada Win EPA’s WasteWise Awards

Kohl’s, which recycles 83 percent of its waste, is the partner of the year for the EPA’s WasteWise program in the very large business category and Sierra Nevada Brewing won for midsize business. Sears, Toyota and Frito-Lay won honorable mentions. The WasteWise Program helps organizations reduce or prevent waste headed … Read more »

center for environmental health

Major Retailers Sell Carcinogenic Shampoos, Lawsuit Claims

Nearly 100 shampoos and personal care products made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and numerous other manufacturers allegedly contain a cancer-causing chemical, according to test results released by the Center for Environmental Health. The Oakland, Calif.-based group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Walgreens, Lake Consumer Products, Vogue International and … Read more »

Staples

Staples Recycles 350 Million Cartridges

Staples today said it has recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005, averaging more than 60 million cartridges per year in the past three years. Through the cartridge-recycling program, the company has recycled 182 million pounds of plastics and metals, it says. With Staples’ ink and toner cartridge … Read more »

Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

Staples, Best Buy and Office Depot are the only three major electronics retailers making a serious effort to help consumers recycle their old electronic products, says a report card released yesterday by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition. While the three companies earned high marks on the report card, more than half … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Washing Machines, Event Planning, Efficiency Roadmap

CSA Group, UL and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers yesterday announced the release of AHAM 7003-2013/CSA SPE-7003-13/UL 7003, Sustainability Standard for Household Clothes Washers, which the groups call the first voluntary sustainability standard for home laundry appliances. Stakeholders in its development included Sears, Best Buy, Lowe’s, the EPA and … Read more »

Amazon, Macy’s, Sears Settle with FTC over Bamboo Claims

Amazon, Leon Max, Macy’s and Sears – and Sears’ Kmart subsidiaries – have agreed to pay $1.26 million in penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges the retailers misled customers by selling rayon fabrics labeled as made from bamboo fiber. Sears will pay $475,000, Amazon $455,000, Macy’s $250,000 and Leon … Read more »