Scotland is introducing a new recycling program targeting materials that cause the most environmental damage — including food waste, plastics, and textiles — rather than simply focusing on weight.
Beginning in 2013, local communities and households will be asked to increase recycling of waste materials that have “high (more…)
New Jersey’s universities have been making significant strides to become greener facilities, and Kean University (Kean) prides itself on being at the forefront of that effort. Kean has signed an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance sustainable environmental practices at the school. As part of the agreement, Kean has pledged to reduce (more…)
This week I’ve been examining the rare earth materials critical to a host of clean technology applications. The intention is to produce an accurate forecast of rare earth demand from the clean technology industry.
As we’ve talked about before, several rare earth metals with unique chemical and (more…)
Some people claim that women tend to be greener than men when it comes to everyday actions we can take to mitigate our impact on the planet. For example, women are more likely to be vegetarian (60 per cent more) than men; they’re also more consistent with their recycling.
The fact is that in the U.S. women control 85 per cent of all purchasing decisions, which means it’s in their (more…)
With Hawaii’s increasing dependence on fossil fuels, it has been very important for the nation to develop renewable energy technologies that will allow them to remove their dependence on fossil fuels and move it to more sustainable energy sources that will also preserve the environment and minimize overall carbon footprints. (more…)
(Reuters) – Channeling 2 percent, or $1.3 trillion, of global gross domestic product into greening sectors such as construction, energy and fishing could start a move toward a low-carbon world, a report launched on Monday said.
The investment would expand the global economy at the same rate, if not higher, as (more…)
Scrap your car and fuel the future: how donating your end-of-life vehicle can help pave the way for greener alternatives and raise money for a good cause.
Everyone was talking about Super Bowl 45 yesterday: the national anthem fiasco, the best and worst adverts and the celebrity shenanigans. As a green blog we’d like to add another point to the the Super Bowl buzz: how green stadiums across the country are. The Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, appears at number (more…)
The plastic booms used to absorb oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year will be recycled for use as parts in the plug-in electric Chevrolet Volt. General Motors officials say the recycled oil extracted from the booms will be converted into 100,000 pounds of plastic resin pellets that will ultimately be mixed with recycled tires to create the parts that protect the Volt’s (more…)