Potentially overstated measures on the amount of #Food that is wasted each year could have profound consequences when it comes to public policy, according to a new study published on behalf of the Agricultural ' Applied Economics Association. The study indicates that #Food#Waste is being overestimated, in part because ... Read more »
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Exxon Mobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total S.A. backed a Republican-led plan to tax #carbon emissions on Tuesday.
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Retail giant IKEA has installed a "smart scale solution" in 20% of its stores in an effort to curb #Food waste. The system, being rolled out in the company's restaurants and #Food markets, is made up of a touch screen and floor scale holding a #Waste bin that measures food waste. This allows IKEA ... Read more »
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Dell has begun shipping its XPS 13 in #Materials made in part from #Plastic#Pollution from the ocean. The company spent about 18 months doing a detailed assessment and validation, followed by a pilot, based on using ocean #Plastic in a way that is cost-effective and commercially scalable. The notebook ... Read more »
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Globally, #carbon emissions are rising. But they are doing so at the slowest rate since the 1980s.
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Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced #Materials for use in manufacturing. Ford is evaluating plastics made stronger by #Bamboo fiber for interior car parts like storage bins or side panels, writes Plastics News. The company is ... Read more »
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An overwhelming percentage of manufacturing suppliers say that they undertake #Sustainability measures because they have tangible #Business value. Those positive #Business outcomes in supply chain sustainability, suppliers say, mean that #Sustainability and CSR will remain core focus areas for organizations and their suppliers in 2017, according to a study from ... Read more »
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EPA wants to delay the methane rules enacted during the Obama administration by two years. Already, environmental groups are suing.
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Notes from the Editor If you made it to this year's Environmental Leader Conference, you know that it overflowed with energy, excitement, and a mountain of inspiration. But if not, you're in luck: Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today have published nearly a dozen articles based on content from our ... Read more »
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With reputation a top concern among companies in terms of maintaining and increasing market share, it may come as an unpleasant surprise to find that a large portion of consumers say that when companies develop #Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, they only do so to bolster their image. According ... Read more »
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Sponsored by:Machine learning can be used to reduce risks related to environmental, health, employee safety, and quality (EHSQ) issues; in general, though, it must be used in conjunction with predictive #Analysis if it is to be most effective. How can organizations start thinking about the best ways to harness machine ... Read more »
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Exxon Mobil Corp. isn't taking lightly the accusations that it may have engaged in accounting gimmicks to downplay its CO2 releases, calling them "inflammatory and reckless."
The post Exxon Fires Back at New York's Attorney General, Calling Latest Accusations 'Reckless' appeared first on Environmental Leader.
Capitalism’s scope is becoming wider and now entails not just the interest of shareholders but also those of their internal and external communities.
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In the era of Trump, will the practice of #Sustainability remain a priority? The answer is that 73% expect the #Commitment to be the same, say experts.
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Local environmental officials worry that they will end up carrying the burden of proposed cuts for environmental regulation. They would be less able to protect the #Environment and public health.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) will bigger than the Internet itself. What is driving this?
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Marriott International is the largest hotel company in the world. And a large part of its #Business is attracting major conferences and conventions in the #Cities where it operates. But to do that, it must be able to show its potential clientele that is sustainable. The hotels it controls are ... Read more »
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With the #Change of presidential administrations, the regional directors of the Environmental Protection Agency are on a "learning curve."
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"We can easily make #Sustainability better and now is an opportunity to pump more money into the cause," says SmithField Foods.
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Environmental Leader Product ' Project Award winners were announced last night at a celebratory dinner during the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in Denver. Nineteen Top Product of the Year Awards and 21 Top Project of the Year Awards were named from a large pool of inspiring and top-notch entries. Our ... Read more »
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Owens Corning operates a lot of furnaces around the world that use a lot of energy. It's focused on #Energy reduction and on its greenhouse gas impact.
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Want to see improvements in the company's environmental scorecard? Ensure the supply chain and the employees are fully engaged, says AMD and Toyota.
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Kellogg told the Environmental Leader #Conference audience on Tuesday that it is committed to keeping its heat-trapping emissions in line with science-based targets to keep temperatures in check.
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In an "open letter to the international #Community and parties to the Paris Agreement," more than 1,200 businesses, universities ' colleges, investors, governors and mayors officially declared that "We are still in" on the Paris Climate Agreement. The declaration represents $6.2 trillion of the US #economy and 120 million Americans. ... Read more »
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California is more determined than ever to reduce CO2 emissions. It has said that it would increase its use of renewables to 100% by 2045 while also trying to tie its cap-and-trade system to that of China’s emerging trading plan.
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Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that he will quit the Paris #climate agreement, the CEOs of Disney, Tesla, Apple and many others quit Trump's #Business advisory council, and others continued to speak up in favor of sustainability. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, for example, told CNBC that he has ... Read more »
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Exxon Mobil Corp. is in the spotlight again now that New York's attorney general is alleging in new court documents that the #oil giant's internal accounting practices were a "sham" -- all tied to how it had been disclosing its #climate risks to investors.
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The winners of the Environmental Leader Product ' Project Awards ' and the winners of the inaugural and highly competitive Judges' Choice Awards ' will be announced at a dinner and reception during the Environmental Leader 2017 Conference in Denver next week. The #Event begins with a reception where attendees ... Read more »
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Constructing buildings with more efficient systems in place can lead to higher rents and longer leases, but it can also lead to significant savings. A California condominium association, for example, has seen an 80% reduction in #Energy costs just one month after installing LED lighting. A recent report, The Future of Corporate Real Estate, outlined ... Read more »
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Honeywell's patented car-coolant chemical for #Air conditioning systems is the only chemical that currently meets new European Union standards for greenhouse gas emissions; now, Honeywell is being targeted by an antitrust complaint that says the company is preventing fair competition and seeks a "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory license" to the patents for the chemical, known ... Read more »
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Just as the president has said the United States would eventually withdraw from the Paris #climate accord, the shareholders of the world's biggest #oil company made a very different statement: Exxon Mobil Corp. must increase its #Transparency and reduce its CO2 releases.
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With #Food#Waste becoming an ever-more prominent topic in the news, supermarkets will need to take steps to combat #Food#Waste or risk losing customers, says Liz Goodwin, senior fellow and director of #Food loss and waste with the World Resources Institute. Consumers are becoming aware of the magnitude and cost of wasted ... Read more »
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Major manufacturers like Tesla and General Electric are facing a severe shortage of ethically sourced cobalt, and the metal is expected to increase in demand by 500%, says OilPrice.com. Amazon, too, needs the metal for its Kindle, and other consumer electronics are contributing to the demand and resulting shortage of supply. Tesla's ... Read more »
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If the US penalizes Chinese #solar panel makers by adding tariffs, it could cripple the #Industry here while also impeding efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.
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Industrial firms in developing countries face acute risk in terms of financial and reputational damage when it comes to wastewater treatment. A collaboration of United Nations agencies, UN Water, estimates that as much as 70% of industrial wastewater is being dumped untreated into waterways in developing countries, while the Asian ... Read more »
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Environmental policy will see a clear shift from land to sea, as shipping is (and will remain) the most efficient way to transport vast amounts of goods long-distance, according to the Norwegian Shipowners' Association chief executive Sturla Henriksen. Demand for shipping services will double in the next couple of decades, which ... Read more »
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President Trump said that he will definitely give his decision on whether the US will participate in the global #climate talks that aim to keep CO2 emissions and temperatures in check.
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In yet another announcement about "sustainable apparel," Levi Strauss ' Co. has said that it is funding $350,000 toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain. Projects will include expanding a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive, and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible ... Read more »
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A big deal was made about the #Sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, #Packaging and construction. But one #Sustainability move may not have been ... Read more »
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The Trump administration proposes to cut the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency more than 31% in the 2018 budget. The odds?
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