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Sprint Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Cell Phones Recycled in One Week
Sprint Breaks Guinness World Record for Most Cell Phones Recycled in One Week

Waste Not / Sprint has long been the industry leader in cell phone recycling. Now the wireless carrier has a Guinness World Records® achievement to prove it.This week Guinness World Records recognized Sprint for shattering the record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week: 103,582 cellular phones, more than double the previous record.“We are committed to keeping old cell phones out of landfills and are so pleased that our customers supported us during this record-setting week, as they regularly do throughout the year,” said Jaime Jones, senior vice president of consumer sales at Sprint. - 10 years ago

GM Donation Insulates 400 More Coats for the Homeless
GM Donation Insulates 400 More Coats for the Homeless

Waste Not / General Motors has made an additional donation of scrap sound-absorption material from its Chevy Malibu and Buick Verano models to a Detroit nonprofit for use as insulation in waterproof, self-heating coats that become sleeping bags for the homeless. - 10 years ago

Report: Product Sustainability Investments Will Accelerate as Business Benefits Revealed
Report: Product Sustainability Investments Will Accelerate as Business Benefits Revealed

Marketing and Comms / Corporate spending on product sustainability initiatives will likely accelerate as sustainable product pioneers such as H&M, Nokia and PUMA share evidence of the business benefits they have achieved, according to a new report from independent analyst firm Verdantix. The study draws on data from a survey of 250 heads of sustainability in 13 countries, as well as interviews with product sustainability experts at PE International, PRé Consultants, Pure Strategies and Quantis. - 10 years ago

Unilever Recruiting Young Entrepreneurs to Help Tackle Some of the World's Most Pressing Issues
Unilever Recruiting Young Entrepreneurs to Help Tackle Some of the World's Most Pressing Issues

Collaboration / Today, Unilever announced an international awards program designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. Presented in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, a competition hosted on the Ashoka Changemakers platform, will offer the winner the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize. - 10 years ago

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CEH Files Suit Citing Cancer-Causing Chemical in Nearly 100 Hair Care, Personal Care Products
CEH Files Suit Citing Cancer-Causing Chemical in Nearly 100 Hair Care, Personal Care Products

Marketing and Comms / On Tuesday, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) revealed independent testing finding a cancer-causing chemical in 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal care products sold by major national retailers. The chemical, cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a thickener or foaming agent in many products, was listed by California as a known carcinogen last year. Products tested with high levels of cocamide DEA include shampoos made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and many others. In addition, products marketed for children and a product falsely labeled as organic were found with the chemical, in violation of California law. - 10 years ago

Latest Net Impact Guide Finds Sustainability a Must for Students Shopping MBA Programs
Latest Net Impact Guide Finds Sustainability a Must for Students Shopping MBA Programs

Leadership / Net Impact, a nonprofit inspiring a new generation of students to work for a sustainable future, has released its 2013 edition of Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs. Key findings suggest that social and environmental issues have become a mainstream necessity in MBA programs, driven in part by overwhelming student demand. - 10 years ago

Tofurky Company Celebrates New LEED Platinum Production Plant
Tofurky Company Celebrates New LEED Platinum Production Plant

The Tofurky Company, maker of plant-based meat alternatives, is celebrating the opening of its new LEED Platinum-certified manufacturing plant on the waterfront in Hood River, Oregon.The new plant, which will become operational in early 2014, is only the second LEED Platinum food processing plant in the USA and the sixth in the world. Environmental features of the building include an array of 400 rooftop solar panels capable of producing over 100 kWh of electricity per year, a free solar-powered electric car charging station and a green roof with a bocce court. Recycled materials are used throughout the building, which is 34% more efficient than required by the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code and 40% more efficient in its use of water. - 10 years ago

How Sustainable Is Your Supply Chain?
How Sustainable Is Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain / Beginning this month, Sustainable Brands will launch a new Issues in Focus editorial channel examining sustainable supply chain management.The SB editorial team — with the help of guest editors Dave Meyer of EORM, Tara Norton of BSR and Sam Hummel of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council — are seeking articles, interviews and case studies for publication throughout the year. - 10 years ago

New Global Brewers Survey Shows Industry Making Notable Reductions in Water, Energy Use
New Global Brewers Survey Shows Industry Making Notable Reductions in Water, Energy Use

Waste Not / The Worldwide Brewery Industry Water and Energy Benchmarking Survey, which is carried out by Campden BRI and KWA on behalf of the Dutch Brewers Association every four years, reveals that breweries have reduced their energy usage by over 9% and water usage by over 17% over the last four years, according to Campden BRI.The survey shows that between 2008 and 2012 average water use has been reduced dramatically by over 17% from 5.2 hectolitres (hl) of water per hl of beer to 4.3. Average energy use fell by over 9% in the same period from 229 Megajoules (MJ) per hl of beer to 207 MJ/hl. Even the top 10% most water- and energy-efficient breweries achieved a further 9% reduction in both energy and water usage between 2008 and 2012. - 10 years ago

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Crayola's Colorcycle Program Turning Used Markers Into Clean Energy
Crayola's Colorcycle Program Turning Used Markers Into Clean Energy

Waste Not / JBI, Inc., a clean energy company that recycles waste plastic into liquid fuels, has announced it is partnering with Crayola on its "Colorcycle" program, which converts markers into clean energy.The program will be conducted throughout the United States in participating K-12 schools and encourages students to responsibly dispose of used Crayola markers through an in-school collection process. Markers will be sent to JBI, where they will be used as feedstock to produce diesel and other liquid fuels using JBI's Plastic2Oil® ("P2O") process. - 10 years ago

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season
Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season

Marketing and Comms / Investors achieved notable victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near-record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on corporate sustainability challenges such as climate change, supply chain issues and water-related risks, according to Ceres. - 10 years ago

Irish Marine Pilot Project Upcycles Abandoned Fishing Nets
Irish Marine Pilot Project Upcycles Abandoned Fishing Nets

Waste Not / A pilot project to manufacture commercially viable products from recycled polyethylene fishing nets has been completed successfully in a collaboration between Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM - the Irish Sea Fisheries Board) and Liverpool-based plastics recycler Centriforce Products, according to Centriforce’s website. - 10 years ago

Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste
Report Highlights Cleaning Industry’s Progress in Curbing Energy, Emissions, Water and Waste

Marketing and Comms / The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) just-released 2013 Sustainability Report shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental data categories: energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and solid waste generation. - 10 years ago

Biotech Companies Launch Campaign to Combat Anti-GMO Movement
Biotech Companies Launch Campaign to Combat Anti-GMO Movement

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / This week, a group of biotech seed companies including Monsanto, Dow and DuPont launched a website to combat mounting opposition to genetically modified foods among consumer groups and activists, according to Reuters. - 10 years ago

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What Metrics Are You Using to Measure the Success of Sustainability Initiatives?
What Metrics Are You Using to Measure the Success of Sustainability Initiatives?

New Metrics / Calling all innovators & implementers! This month, Sustainable Brands will relaunch an Issue in Focus editorial channel dedicated to showcasing the New Metrics of sustainable business success (#NewMetrics).With the help of our guest editors, corporate sustainability architect Bill Baue and Paul Herman of HIP Investor, the SB editorial team is seeking features, interviews, columns and case studies to publish throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to showcase the innovations you and your organization have pioneered — sustainable business metrics that strategically link to financial, ecological and social performance. - 10 years ago

Start UK and Virgin Money Looking for Start-Ups That Could 'Be the Start' of Sustainable Solutions
Start UK and Virgin Money Looking for Start-Ups That Could 'Be the Start' of Sustainable Solutions

Many of us have ideas for businesses, products or projects that we think could become something successful —possibly even change the world. But very few of us actually have the guts to actually make them happen.So when Virgin Money and Start (a part of Business in the Community) put the call out for budding entrepreneurs and ideas people of all sorts to enter a sustainable start-up competition as part of May’s Be the Start campaign, they were thrilled when over 80 sustainable ideas were submitted from across the UK. - 10 years ago

Consumer Activists Urging Kellogg's to Take Stand Against Deforestation
Consumer Activists Urging Kellogg's to Take Stand Against Deforestation

Supply Chain / Environmental activists (and former Girl Scouts) Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, along with over 100,000 people in the U.S. and around the world, are calling on Kellogg Company CEO John Bryant to end the food company’s partnership with Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, unless it agrees to stop relying on deforestation. - 10 years ago

Environmental Groups Call on Rayovac to Help U.S. Consumers Recycle Their Batteries
Environmental Groups Call on Rayovac to Help U.S. Consumers Recycle Their Batteries

Waste Not / Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) — a nonprofit, grassroots group known for its advocation of electronic waste recycling — has announced a campaign to press battery manufacturer Rayovac to step up its efforts on recycling and waste reduction. The organization asked Rayovac in May to begin taking back its batteries for recycling; now TCE has been joined by 26 other organizations from across the country calling on Rayovac to provide recycling for its batteries in the U.S., as it does in Europe. - 10 years ago

Canadian Coffee Company Releases Guilt-Free Single-Serve Coffee Pods
Canadian Coffee Company Releases Guilt-Free Single-Serve Coffee Pods

Waste Not / A Canadian coffee company says it has developed a more environmentally friendly alternative to the ever-popular, single-serve K-Cup pods, made a household name in recent years by the ubiquitous Keurig home coffeemakers. - 10 years ago

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Dow Unveils Ozone-Based Solution for Safe Sanitation of Food and Beverage Processing Environments
Dow Unveils Ozone-Based Solution for Safe Sanitation of Food and Beverage Processing Environments

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Dow Microbial Control, a unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today introduced its Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) Certified technology for whole-room sanitization, which will provide food and beverage producers with an effective, chemical-free system for controlling surface and airborne pathogens. AOS Certified systems fill a need in the global food processing industry for a whole-room sanitization technology that quickly and safely reduces dangerous bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli and Salmonella, which pose serious health risks to consumers and a great financial risk for food manufacturers. - 10 years ago