The misconceptions among consumers of what terms like renewable, bio-based and biodegradable mean pose challenges for companies putting labels on their products and their packaging.
Archive | July, 2011
SustainableBusiness.com News Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced today that 10 of its 14 North American manufacturing plants are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. >> The announcement marks a significant milestone on the company’s “Green Factory” initiative. Honda has dramatically reduced the […]
Â Although in 2009 the current concept of “end of waste” protocols did not exist in any real form, this CIWM posting did provide some help to the waste industry to alleviate concerns that gasification gases could be burnt without all the complexities of the WID applying. Image byÂ USAID_IMAGESÂ via Flickr SOURCE: CIWM, FEBRUARY 2009 […]
The near meltdown of reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan has re-fuelled the renewables vs. nuclear debate, bringing the complex economics of low-carbon energy generation back to the fore. We take a look at the impact of the disaster on the cost of nuclear energy generation, and question what this could mean […]
The legal definition of “waste” has always been a bit of a nightmare for those in the waste management industry. Seeking inventively to do intelligent things with waste and other “residues” can seem an impossible task at times, due to the struggle to make a case for “product” status. Commercially useful residues are often by […]
SUGAR LAND, TX, Jul 15, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Most states have government-backed incentives and regulations regarding air quality. Many of these are aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy. >> California focuses on meeting ambitious environmental goals every year. The state’s environmental goals […]