Each year, as many as 15 million vehicles leave the road for good and are sent to scrap. In the past, many of these cars might sit in junkyards for years to be picked through for spare parts, with their non-usable components finding their way to landfills. Over the last few decades though, vehicle recycling has grown into a $22 billion industry, with (more…)
The Federal Trade Commission announced six enforcement actions last week, including against companies that marketed supposedly biodegradable plastic rebar cap covers, plastic golf tees, and plastic shopping bags, as part of the agency’s ramped up crackdown on environmental claims. (more…)
CO2 is an important air pollution emission contributing to climate change. Researchers around the globe are looking at ways to remove CO2 from flue gasses and to store it (sequestering) or to in someway use it.
By tuning gold nanoparticles to just the right size, researchers from Brown University have developed a (more…)
Greyston Bakery, located thirty minutes north of New York City, is the primary supplier of the fudgy brownies found in Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Half Baked and their Fro-Yo companions. Greyston Bakery, which became a B-Corp in 2008 and New York state’s first Benefit Corporation in February of 2012, has long been known for their commitment to (more…)
I will catch up on the new green patent lawsuits filed in the last few months with a two-part green patent complaint update. The first part covers May through mid-June, which saw several new green patent complaints in the areas of biofuels, fuel recycling, smart grid, and LEDs, and other energy efficient lighting. (more…)
Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council have teamed up again to reduce pollution and environmental degradation with a series of PSAs urging Americans to recycle more. It gives human traits to trash through voice-over expressing dreams for a second lease of life. (more…)
Quick — which household items do you frequently recycle? Cans and bottles? Paper and plastics? What about your bed? When it’s time to buy a new bed, did you know you can now recycle your mattress?
Discarded beds are clogging up our nation’s landfills. Did you know that U.S. citizens get rid of nearly 18 million mattresses every year? That’s according to the bed and mattress industry group known as the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). (more…)
Either popular perception or conventional wisdom or a little bit of both used to suggest that corporate social responsibility (CSR) was more or less a pure marketing ploy used by brands to increase their market share. Put another way, were brands merely paying lip service to this notion that corporations should be socially responsible. At the Sustainable (more…)
There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking: the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scrap recycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of (more…)