Either popular perception or conventional wisdom or a little bit of both used to suggest that corporate social responsibility (CSR) was more or less a pure marketing ploy used by brands to increase their market share. Put another way, were brands merely paying lip service to this notion that corporations should be socially responsible. At the Sustainable
There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking: the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scrap recycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of
The American term sneakers refers to footwear with a flexible sole made of rubber or synthetic material and an upper part made of leather or canvas. Sneakers were originally sporting apparel, but today are worn much more widely as casual footwear. A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling one million devices has the environmental impact of removing 1,981 average US houses off the grid for a year in terms of energy saved, and 152 cars off the road for a year in terms of greenhouse gases saved. ecoATM has had a tremendous positive impact on the environment since its inception in 2008.
Did you know that if you are federal contractor and are on the General Services Administration, or GSA, schedule, you will be asked to report on your sustainability efforts?” That’s the question posed by Anca Novacovici, founder and president of Eco-Coach, an environmental sustainability consulting business, in a recent Huffington Post blog. Not surprisingly for a post
Waste disposal is a growing concern in our increasingly environmentally conscious society, especially as the UK produces more than 434 million tonnes of waste each year, according to the UK Green Building Council. Electrical waste, in particular, accounts for 1.2 million tonnes each year and as the consumption of electronics products increases with the need to
According to the European statistics agency, Eurostat, in the 27 members of the European Union, 40% of treated municipal waste was recycled or composted in 2011, up from 27% in 2001. While these are good news, let’s have a look at the official statistics.
The skier’s delight rarely falls in the realm of green renewable eco-friendly holidays, but many resorts are trying to change that image. Some resorts are increasing their recycling, while others are working to have a less strenuous impact on Mother Nature. This means eco-friendly, sustainable and an awareness of how to use natural resources efficiently
People are certainly more into recycling now than they were 10 years ago, that’s for sure. However, the sad fact is that recycling still goes unnoticed by many individuals.
There are three types of people:
1. Someone who doesn’t recycle because they don’t understand how it can benefit them.
Are plastic bottles claiming too much space in your cupboard or basement? Maybe it’s time that you do something about it. Now before you grab a large plastic bag and dump them into your local recycling plant, think of the many ways that you can do with these plastic bottles. You can transform these useless garbage into coffee table decorations, pest control
Publix Super Markets, just known as Publix, is an American supermarket chain that has been listed in the top ten America’s Largest Private Companies as listed by Forbes in 2010. It is the fourteenth largest retailer in the United States based on revenue. Like other super markets throughout the United States, Publix super markets are taking strides to become
Remember that massive bag of swag you brought back from the last show you attended? Filled with stuff you were certain was useful when you picked it up, or took it from an eager young person in front of a booth? Remember what you did with all of that “useful” swag? An awful lot of it probably ended up in the trash or the recycling bin. The trade show