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September 12, 2008

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ExxonMobil Debuts Fuel-Efficient Tire Liners

ExxonMobil Chemical has started production on a new tire material that the company says can hold air more efficiently using less material. Read more...



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Texas Instruments Designs Smarter Chips for Greener Gadgets

Texas Instruments has created a new microcontroller chip that could boost energy efficiency in a wide range of products from LED lights to hybrid cars. Read more...

BMW Outshines Competitors on New-Car Fuel Efficiency
BMW last year improved the fuel efficiency of its new cars at four times the average rate of other major manufacturers, according to a new study by the nonprofit European Federation for Transport and the Environment. Read more...

HP Cuts Laptop Packaging 97%, Calls Wal-Mart's Bluff
Hewlett-Packard has answered Wal-Mart's call for greener packaging, replacing standard shipping materials with a protective "messenger bag" that downsizes product packaging by a staggering 97%. Read more...

Sanyo Unveils Super-Efficient Lab Freezers for Biomedical Industry
Sanyo has redesigned its refrigeration systems to cut energy consumption and lower operating costs by as much as 25%. Read more...



ConAgra, Packaging Firm Partner on Recycled PET Frozen Food Trays
ConAgra Foods has tapped Associated Packaging Technologies to develop recycled PET frozen food trays for its Healthy Choice, Banquet, Kid Cuisine, and Marie Callender's brands. Read more...

Pepsi Plans Greener Packaging for Quaker, Walkers Brands
PepsiCo U.K. has outlined a roadmap to sustainable packaging for two of its top-selling brands, pledging to downsize packaging weight and switch to greener materials within ten years. Read more...


Asda Debuts Recycled-Cardboard Milk Bottles
Asda, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.K., has begun stocking cardboard milk containers as a greener alternative to plastic jugs, the Telegraph reports. Read more...

Nissan Unveils Fuel-Saving Gas Pedal
Nissan has developed an "eco pedal" system that prevents drivers from giving their vehicles too much gas. Read more...


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