More Companies Should Recycle Post-Consumer Waste

As You Sow, a non-profit, found $11 billion of recyclable material is wasted in a year. If the US were to adopt an extended producer responsibility (EPR) policy, more companies would be responsible for recycling post-consumer waste. Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging report said that at least 47 countries […]

Coca-Cola Recycles at Olympics

After speculations regarding the sustainability efforts of sponsor Coca-Cola at the London Olympics, Coca-Cola decided to launch an advertising campaign, “We recycle faster than you might think.” Coca-Cola actively worked with London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to ensure London 2012 were “the most sustainable Games in history.” Coca-Cola aimed to recover all […]

Closed-loop recycling

The food company Stute Nahrungsmittelwerke in Paderborn, Germany, is rigorously pursuing its eco-friendly strategic thrust. After investing in three wind farms, a biogas system, and several solar power installations that together cover more than 30% of Stute’s own energy requirements, this privately owned company will soon be able to completely recycle PET material. In August […]

Green graduations at Washington area universities

When George Washington University’s Class of 2012 marched across the Mall to accept its degrees Sunday morning, the nation’s back yard was transformed into an eco-fashion runway. Sure, the men wore dress shirts and slacks while the women donned colorful spring dresses and shoes that wouldn’t sink in soft soil. But on top of these […]