|BASF's Trilon® M Receives First EPA Design for Environment (DfE) Certification for Chelating Agents|
BASF's Care Chemicals Division announced that Trilon® M chelate has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) certification program.
|MillerCoors and River Network Announce Grants to Watershed Conservation Organizations|
MillerCoors and River Network, a national non-profit focused on water quality, today announced the recipients of more than $50,000 in grants to be used toward watershed protection and quality.
|L'Oréal USA Implements New Environmental Assessment Tools to Enhance Sustainable Packaging|
In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts of its beauty product packaging, L'Oréal USA, the subsidiary of the world's largest beauty company, has introduced two important new assessment tools into the package design process.
Tetra Pak Leads Earth Hour 'Lights Out' Community Activity in Denton
Local residents in and around Denton are being encouraged to support global efforts to raise awareness about climate change thanks to the efforts of Tetra Pak, a local food processing and packaging company, which is working with other local groups to spread the word and share information about Earth Hour. Read More »
|Coca-Cola Recycling Program Helps Educate CHEP Employees|
CHEP, an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, announced Coca-Cola Recycling LLC, a division of Coca-Cola Refreshments, was on-site March 21, 2011 at CHEP corporate headquarters to reinforce the value of recycling with employees.
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|A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Walmart's Zero Waste Program|
Vonda Lockwood, now Walmart's Director for Store Innovations and Sustainability, remembers thinking that the zero waste goal was really going to complicate someone's life. Shortly thereafter, she realized the newly complicated life was her own, when she was handed the task of developing Walmart's zero waste strategy in the U.S.
|EPA Proposes First National Standard for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants
| In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants.Read More »
|Henkel Included in 'World's Most Ethical Companies' Ranking|
Henkel has been included in the list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the fourth year in a row. The ranking, prepared by the U.S. Ethisphere Institute, recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.Read More »
|PepsiCo Unveils 100 Percent Bio-Based |
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) has developed
what it says is the world's first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based,
fully renewable resources. PepsiCo said
its "green" bottle is 100 percent recyclable and will allow it to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
|Seventh Generation Advances Sustainable Packaging With Cardboard Bottle|
Seventh Generation, a maker of non-toxic household and personal care products, took an unprecedented step in sustainable packaging this week by introducing a new liquid laundry detergent bottle made from 100% recycled cardboard and newspaper.
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New Member: Clean Agency
Home & Personal Care Meeting Mar. 22-24, 2011
First Packaging Working Group Meeting
Mar. 25, 2011
First Paper Sector Meeting
Apr. 26-27, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
Electronics Sector Meeting
May 2-4, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
Food, Beverage & Agriculture Meeting
May 26-27, 2011
Three Biodiversity and Land Use Projects (FBA)
Christy Slay leads the Biodiversity and Land-use project at the University of Arkansas. She presented three short-term objectives for the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector at the January meeting in Washington D.C. The goals include:
1) research on impact assessment methods for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2) identify potential drivers and indicators for land-use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services
3) develop spatial decision support tools for agricultural land-use and biodiversity to assist with implementing a biodiversity metric into SMRS for agriculture.
Slay co- led a discussion session on the data and metrics intersections between TSC, market, and policy efforts for Ecosystem Services at the Corporate and Product Sustainability Conference at Duke University. Over 60 attendees from government, corporations, and academia participated in the session.If anyone is interested in participating in these three projects please contact Dr. Christy Slay