Whole Foods Market’s 28 stores in Florida have now been certified by Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program, making them the first grocer in the state to join. The program works with grocers on sustainability strategies with the goal of increasing energy efficiency and revenue while lowering costs.
Dozens of major companies including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch with offices in New York City have diverted at least half of their waste from landfills and incineration, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zero waste by 2030 challenge. The 31 business participants collectively diverted 36,910 tons of waste … Read more »
At least nine companies globally generate a billion dollars or more in revenue annually from sustainable products or services — those that focus on sustainable living and/or are produced sustainably, according to The Guardian. The nine companies are: Unilever, General Electric, Ikea, Tesla, Chipotle, Nike, Toyota, Brazilian beauty company Natura … Read more »
The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »
US retailers such as Walmart, Publix and Safeway are doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to an Environmental Investigation Agency report. HFCs are some of the most potent greenhouse gases, used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a … Read more »
Google and Whole Foods are among the companies using Noble Environmental Technologies’ building material product, Ecor, made from 100 percent recycled material. Ecor is also 100 percent recyclable and free of toxins. Noble created Ecor in partnership with the USDA and it is currently being used by architects, designers, furniture … Read more »
Aveda and Whole Foods are among the 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards winners, presented by Organic Monitor last week. Aveda took home the Sustainability Leadership award for pioneering sustainable raw materials, production, packaging, renewable energy and waste management. Whole Foods was the runner up for its various green initiatives including its … Read more »