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Clariant’s EcoTain Label Marks Sustainable Product Life Cycles
Clariant’s EcoTain Label Marks Sustainable Product Life Cycles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Clariant recently announced it will begin using a new label on its products to certify sustainable attributes in response to environmental concerns and growing consumer eco-awareness.The chemical giant says the so-called EcoTain label indicates a four-step life cycle: Sustainable Design, Responsible Process, Safe & Efficient Use and Eco-Integration. Only products meeting all four requirements will be awarded the EcoTain label.The company says EcoTain represents a systemic approach to sustainable innovation by providing a tangible means of understanding the ecological, economic and social impact of its products over the entire value chain.

NYC Center for Materials Reuse Quantifying Benefits of Product Reuse in Urban Environments
NYC Center for Materials Reuse Quantifying Benefits of Product Reuse in Urban Environments

WASTE NOT - Product Reuse is the exchange of secondhand or surplus products between individuals and/or organizations. This exchange is often performed by social service agencies looking to distribute goods to their clients or to raise funds for their operations.

Is Your Brand RAD? Partnering with the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program
Is Your Brand RAD? Partnering with the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program

WASTE NOT - In 2012, EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program celebrated six years and 50 partners. EPA launched the RAD program in 2006 as a voluntary partnership program to help protect the ozone layer and climate system. In its first year, RAD partnered with nine utilities.

Circular Economy Not 'Silver Bullet' for Resource Crunch, Paper Says
Circular Economy Not 'Silver Bullet' for Resource Crunch, Paper Says

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This article first appeared on edie.net on January 28, 2013.Industrial systems based on circular economy models will be constrained by end-of-life material availability, limiting future improvements in process efficiency, scientists claim. A wider materials efficiency framework is required, they argue — one which encompasses not just circular resource flow systems but mitigation options for industrial carbon emissions and consumer demand.

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A Socially Sustainable Water Solution Could End Largest Mass Poisoning in History
A Socially Sustainable Water Solution Could End Largest Mass Poisoning in History

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Nearly 60 million people in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India have to rely on arsenic-contaminated groundwater for their basic needs. This has been described as the largest case of mass poisoning in human history.[1] Arsenic slowly builds up in the body and causes cancers, painful lesions and skin burns.

Ford, Whirlpool, SunPower Collaboration Envisions 60% Reduction in Home Energy Costs
Ford, Whirlpool, SunPower Collaboration Envisions 60% Reduction in Home Energy Costs

COLLABORATION - Ford announced a strategic collaboration that aims to demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and carbon footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle and solar power to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.

European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'
European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'

WASTE NOT - This post first appeared on edie.net on December 17, 2012.

UPS to Add 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles to Its Fleet
UPS to Add 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles to Its Fleet

PRESS RELEASE - BALTIMORE, October 4, 2012 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the deployment of 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs) – 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta.

VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner
VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VF Corporation Selects Schneider Electric as their Global Sustainability Partner Louisville, KY. – September 19, 2012 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in sustainability services, announced today it has been selected by VF Corporation to provide a comprehensive sustainability solution across all of its brands. Schneider Electric’s technology platform, Resource Advisor™, will allow VF to track and report energy, water, and emissions data, as well as additional sustainability-related metrics, across its global footprint of operations and products.  

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HARRAH’S RINCON CASINO RECOGNIZED FOR ‘GOLDEN’ SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS BY TRAVELIFE
HARRAH’S RINCON CASINO RECOGNIZED FOR ‘GOLDEN’ SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS BY TRAVELIFE

PRESS RELEASE - As the world's most diverse casino-entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corporation continues to lead the way in environmental stewardship with its property, Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort, receiving the Gold Certification for commendable environmental sustainability practices from the prestigious international certification program Travelife, a program that certifies and assists hotel pr

UPS Earns Top Score Among U.S. Firms on Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
UPS Earns Top Score Among U.S. Firms on Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

PRESS RELEASE - New York, September 13, 2012 Recognized as World-Class Sustainability Leader In the S&P's Industrials Sector For the second consecutive year, UPS (NYSE: UPS) has received the highest score in the 2012 Carbon Disclosure Project's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of S&P companies, receiving a 99 out of 100.

Game-changing breakthrough to make snack packaging more sustainable
Game-changing breakthrough to make snack packaging more sustainable

PRESS RELEASE - Game-changing breakthrough to make snack packaging more sustainable BASF partners with Seattle Mariners to debut new compostable snack bags SEATTLE, WA, & Wyandotte, MI, September 4, 2012 -- BASF, The Chemical Company, has made a game-changing breakthrough towards sustainable snack packaging that can help companies and communities everywhere get closer to their goal of zero-waste.

UL Environment Collaborates with Perkins+Will and Interface to Develop ‘EPD Transparency Brief’
UL Environment Collaborates with Perkins+Will and Interface to Develop ‘EPD Transparency Brief’

PRESS RELEASE - New tool enables specifiers, purchasers, and other EPD users to access critical product impact information quickly, easily, and consistently FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rachel Belew, UL Environment Phone: 678.444.4047 Email: [email protected] Kate Rusnak UL Environment Phone: 613.247.0440, ext. 250 Email: [email protected]

BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park, New Jersey
BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park, New Jersey

PRESS RELEASE - BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park, New Jersey • Company showcases its commitment to a sustainable future • Outlines plans for growth in North America • Construction of a new formic acid plant in Geismar, Louisiana

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BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park
BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park

PRESS RELEASE - BASF opens new headquarters building in Florham Park Company showcases its commitment to a sustainable future

Solar Energy Used to Power Production of Becker Underwood’s Environmentally Friendly Biopesticides and Biofertilizers
Solar Energy Used to Power Production of Becker Underwood’s Environmentally Friendly Biopesticides and Biofertilizers

PRESS RELEASE - Installation of 120 solar panels at Becker Underwood’s Littlehampton, United Kingdom facility

25 brands join forces to build carbon offset projects with NativeEnergy
25 brands join forces to build carbon offset projects with NativeEnergy

PRESS RELEASE - Firms seek to reduce carbon emissions in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania

Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?
Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Most of us who visit these pages are quite familiar with how Walmart used its influence to drive sustainability improvements in its supply chain. But were the gains really about sustainability at all? Strictly speaking, no.Indeed, the most anyone can say about the effects of Walmart’s strategy on its supply chain is that improvements in eco-efficiency, ethical sourcing or what have you may have been made (all good things), but not necessarily in sustainability performance, per se. Costs, too, may have declined and that's always a good thing as well. But to equate decreases in, say, the carbon or water intensity of products with improvements in sustainability performance is to make a serious category error.

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