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GE Introduces New Membrane To Purify Tough-to-Treat Water
GE Introduces New Membrane To Purify Tough-to-Treat Water

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - GE has developed a new membrane to purify tough-to-treat water such as wastewater from industrial processes that can reduce time between cleanings by as much as 50 percent.

BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate
BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate

PRESS RELEASE - BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate -- First chemical site with certification for sustainable water management -- BASF has ambitious water goals

GreenBlue Launches Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products
GreenBlue Launches Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products

SUPPLY CHAIN - Non-profit design and strategy group GreenBlue has released a set of guidelines aimed at protecting forests by taking a holistic approach to the life cycle management of paper products.

Dell Opens Eco-Learning Center at Headquarters Campus to Celebrate Earth Day
Dell Opens Eco-Learning Center at Headquarters Campus to Celebrate Earth Day

PRESS RELEASE - •Facility will serve Dell team members, promote sustainable gardening and teach healthy eating •Dell uses tools on Causes.com to ask people to join company in taking action for the planet; campaign could plant up to 30,000 trees with The Conservation Fund

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BASF Sponsors Seattle Mariners’ Second Annual Waste Reduction Program
BASF Sponsors Seattle Mariners’ Second Annual Waste Reduction Program

WASTE NOT - BASF has teamed up with the Seattle Mariners for the second season of Sustainable Saturdays at Safeco Field, which aims to divert ballpark waste from the landfill.

Clariant Introduces Score Cards To Promote Water, Energy Conservation in Textile Manufacturing
Clariant Introduces Score Cards To Promote Water, Energy Conservation in Textile Manufacturing

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Swiss chemical company Clariant has released a series of score cards to demonstrate the percentage savings in water and energy consumption, chemical usage, time, GHG emissions and Biological/Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD/COD) ratio attainable with its technology compared to conventional methods.The company says its One Way sustainability toolbox offers textile mills, manufacturers, brands and retailers facts and measurements to help them select products and processes with both ecology and economy in mind.

Biofuel Waste Could Offer Concrete Gains for Greener Cement
Biofuel Waste Could Offer Concrete Gains for Greener Cement

WASTE NOT - This article first appeared on edie.net on March 26, 2013.

ERCF Honours Outstanding Conservation Commitment
ERCF Honours Outstanding Conservation Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Conservation Foundation Awards presented at Annual General Meeting Windsor – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation (ERCF) honoured two recipients with a Conservation Foundation award at their Annual General Meeting on March 20. The awards recognized outstanding philanthropic commitment from an individual or family, and from corporations.

Chevron, Shell Join Environmentalists To Regulate Fracking Standards
Chevron, Shell Join Environmentalists To Regulate Fracking Standards

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A group of energy companies, philanthropic foundations and environmental groups have formed a new organization providing shale gas producers with performance standards certification for shale development.

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Veteran Recycling Executive Joins Earth911, Inc. Advisory Board
Veteran Recycling Executive Joins Earth911, Inc. Advisory Board

PRESS RELEASE - SCOTTSDALE, AZ — March 21, 2013 — Earth911, Inc., an Infinity Resources Holdings company (OTCQB: IRHC) (OTCBB: IRHC), welcomed another key industry advisor to its strategic consulting team with the addition of Ed Skernolis, a 40-year veteran of the recycling industry whose legacy includes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waste Management, Inc., National Recycling Coalition (NRC), and Kee

The "Follower-Ship Challenge": Pavan Sukhdev on the Circular Economy
The "Follower-Ship Challenge": Pavan Sukhdev on the Circular Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In this recent interview, guest editor Adam Werbach and Pavan Sukhdev — leader of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project and author of Corporation 2020 — discuss the shift in thinking, habits and values necessary for the widespread adoption and success of the circular economy, and the "follower-ship challenge" presented by early adopters.

Dr Pepper Snapple Installs Bio-Wastewater Treatment System at Houston Bottling Plant
Dr Pepper Snapple Installs Bio-Wastewater Treatment System at Houston Bottling Plant

WASTE NOT - A BioViper™ biological pretreatment system by wastewater treatment systems provider Baswood Corporation is now operating at the Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group’s Houston bottling plant, Baswood announced on Tuesday.

AB InBev’s Environmental Efforts Generate $420 Million in Revenue
AB InBev’s Environmental Efforts Generate $420 Million in Revenue

WASTE NOT - Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced it has met its three-year global environmental goals on water, energy, carbon emissions and recycling operations.The company reached its goal of reducing its water usage by nearly 20 percent, the equivalent of 25 billion cans of AB InBev products. Energy consumption decreased by 12 percent and carbon emissions were reduced by almost 16 percent in breweries and soft drink facilities worldwide. The company also increased its recycling rate to just over 99 percent for solid waste and by-products.

Ecofiltro: Quenching Thirst in Guatemala One Family at a Time
Ecofiltro: Quenching Thirst in Guatemala One Family at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To prepare for this year's Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) competition, we're catching up with some of our favorite entrepreneurial ventures from competitions past ...In most of the developed world, few of us give much thought to where our drinking water comes from. When thirsty, we need only to walk to the nearest faucet for an endless supply of fresh, potable water. Studies show the average American household wastes 100,000 to 200,000 gallons of water every year, while 780 million people in developing countries lack access to reliable drinking water — about one in nine people on the planet.

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Paper Supplier Suspends Forest Clearance After Losing Disney, Levi’s
Paper Supplier Suspends Forest Clearance After Losing Disney, Levi’s

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In response to its recent abandonment by nearly 100 international corporate customers, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced an immediate end to the clearing of natural forest across its entire supply chain in Indonesia. Disney, Levi’s and Mattel were among some of the major brands to jump ship after years of criticism over the paper company’s role in harming Indonesia’s endangered rainforests and communities.

Heinz, Colgate Divulge Forest Footprints, But Many Firms Falling Behind, Report Says
Heinz, Colgate Divulge Forest Footprints, But Many Firms Falling Behind, Report Says

NEW METRICS - Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Gucci and Heinz reported their forest impacts for the first time this year, but the gap between leading companies and laggards is growing, according to the fourth annual Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) Report.Every year FFD asks the world’s biggest firms to reveal their impact on forests based on the use of five chief commodities — soy, palm oil, timber and pulp, cattle products and biofuels. According to FFD, last year 100 companies disclosed their forest footprints, a 15 percent increase over the previous year.

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.

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.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation Releases Sustainability Report for SB'12
Bonneville Environmental Foundation Releases Sustainability Report for SB'12

PRESS RELEASE - Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) released their sustainability report for the Water Restoration Certificates BEF sponsored for Sustainable Brands '12 conference.

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UL Environment Launches Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program to Help Businesses Quantify Environmental and Social Progress
UL Environment Launches Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program to Help Businesses Quantify Environmental and Social Progress

PRESS RELEASE - NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 6, 2011—UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the launch of its Sustainability Quotient (SQ) Program, a comprehensive system of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability initiatives of corporations at an enterprise level. The SQ Program is based on a series of auditable standards, including UL 880:

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