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  Going to the Source: Delivering More Sustainable Products Through Greener Chemistry
How do we, the makers of materials, fibers, finished goods and packaging, ease the burden of our environmental footprint? By redesigning to use less material? Reducing energy use at our plants? All good, but I'd like to introduce a new approach: greening our materials "at the source," by starting with greener chemicals.
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Dell To Equip Pecan Street Smart Grid Research
Dell today announced it has joined the industry advisory council of Pecan Street Inc., a nonprofit energy and smart grid research and development organization headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin. As a member company, Dell will provide technology and IT expertise to Pecan Street to advance its work in energy big data.
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NativeEnergy Generates Carbon Credits Via Clean Water Projects
NativeEnergy, a provider of carbon offsets to brands, nonprofits and individuals, is launching a program that produces both clean water and carbon reductions in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia and other developing countries. The projects will use Hydraid BioSand water filters manufactured by NativeEnergy's partner, Triple Quest.
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Packaging LCA: Measuring Sustainability and Information Flow Through the Value Chain
Packaging is important for many reasons: It protects the product inside, conveys vital information to educate people about the product, and is the first visual cue that helps attract people to the product. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the package you choose truly reflects the kind of company you run.
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