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Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google has pledged to achieve zero waste in all of its global data centers. The company didn’t set a timeline for this goal, but says it defines zero waste to landfill as diverting 100 percent “to a more sustainable pathway with no more than 10 percent of it going to … Read more »

Dell Launches First-Ever Recycled Carbon Fiber

Dell Launches First-Ever Recycled Carbon Fiber

In what it says is an industry first, Dell yesterday launched recycled carbon fiber, which will be incorporated into Dell products later this year. Dell also announced progress in its circular economy initiatives, including the expansion of its closed-loop recycled plastic supply chain and new industry collaborations to advance global … Read more »


Zero Waste Designation — Again — for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall environmental sustainability results at … Read more »

UL Publishes Material-Agnostic Product Category Rule for Cladding

UL Environment has published a new material-agnostic product category rule (PCR) for cladding products. Using this PCR will allow manufacturers to cut through the clutter of the 14 different material-specific PCRs currently existing, UL says. The market demand for increased transparency and data in the building materials marketplace has been … Read more »

UL Environment Launches New Sustainability Advisory Services

UL Environment has redesigned its sustainability advisory offerings, delivered by the UL Environment Advisory Services team. UL’s new sustainability advisory services includes assisting clients with: Providing assurance for corporate-branded sustainability programs (e.g. waste diversion programs, environmental footprint). Promoting the integration of sustainable thinking into new product development processes through staff … Read more »


UL, BRE Announce Mutual Recognition EPD

UL Environment has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Building Research Establishment to jointly recognize each other’s environmental product declarations. Mutual recognition offers manufacturers a simpler entry to the global marketplace, says Lisa Meier, vice president and general manager of UL Environment. UL says it is partnering with global … Read more »

DD Green

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Green Building Certification for Restaurants

Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a green building certification program to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants and says it will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new “DD Green” certified restaurants by the end of 2016. To be recognized as a DD Green restaurant, franchisees, construction managers … Read more »

Aluminum Environmental Product Declarations Released

The Aluminum Association has released environmental product declarations for various types of aluminum products. The EPDs provide detailed information on major aspects of a product’s potential environmental impact such as global warming, acidification and eutrophication. The declarations will educate end users of aluminum — from builders to transportation firms to … Read more »

UL green claims report

Do Green Claims Work?

Certified green claims are the most effective with consumers, according to a UL Environment research study that finds qualifying language adds to a claim’s effectiveness but there is still some confusion in the marketplace. Under the Lens: Claiming Green outlines the role that certified claims play in adding to perceived … Read more »


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 »


Green Endeavor, UL ‘Green’ Industrial Cleaning

UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories, and Green Endeavor Inc., which provides environmentally focused services for industry, have launched a collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental and health-related impacts associated with industrial cleaning. The organizations say the partnership is the first of its kind, focusing solely on “greening” … Read more »

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management Phoenix Open Achieves Zero Waste

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has, for the second consecutive year, diverted 100 percent of waste away from landfills amid this year’s record attendance of 563,008 fans. As part of its Zero Waste Challenge, the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open earned UL Environment’s landfill waste diversion, or Zero Waste to … Read more »

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