Apple fronts clean energy fund to invest $300 million in China

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Model could be replicated in other countries.

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China Bans ‘Foreign Waste,’ causing recycling chaos in America

December 11, 2017 by  
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When you drop those bottles and plastic containers off to be recycled, do you know where they go? The United States exports around one third of its recycling , and almost half of that heads over to China . But China recently decided to ban the import of some solid garbage , saying foreign waste often has too many hazardous or dirty non-recyclable items. This means some waste collection and recycling companies may have to resort to taking items that could have been recycled to a landfill . In filings with the World Trade Organization this summer, China said it would ban 24 kinds of solid trash “to protect China’s environmental interests and people’s health .” A July Waste360 article said the trash the country will ban includes “plastics waste from living sources, vanadium slag, unsorted waste paper , and waste textile materials.” The complete ban doesn’t go into effect until January 1, but some Chinese importers have not renewed licenses, according to NPR – and American recycling companies are already feeling the impacts. Related: We’ve made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2 miles of the stuff Rogue Waste Systems in Oregon gathers recycling via curbside bins, and manager Scott Fowler told NPR there are always non-recyclable items mixed in with recyclables. China used to sort through it. But now the items don’t have a place to go. Recycling bales are piling up in Rogue Waste’s warehouse, and employee parking spaces have been consumed by compressed cubes of junk mail, broken wine bottles, and food containers. The company said they had no choice but to take the recycling to a nearby landfill. NPR reported over a dozen companies in the state have asked regulators if they can send recyclables to landfills. Pioneer Recycling president Steve Frank said he’s moved materials to other countries, but “the rest of the world cannot make up that gap.” Via NPR Images via Depositphotos ( 1 , 2 )

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13 heirloom gifts that will stand the test of time

December 11, 2017 by  
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A gift that will stand the test of time is one that can be treasured by many people – not just the current recipient! Heirloom gifts such as cast iron cookware , pocketwatches , and rare books can literally last for generations if loved and cared for properly, so check out our list of gorgeous heirloom gift ideas that can suit anyone on your holiday list. HEIRLOOM GIFT IDEAS >

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Why Europe is leading on climate-conscious business

January 12, 2017 by  
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In other countries, corporate sustainability is not about the bottom line as much as mutual responsibility for the future.

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How cattle can save the world

January 12, 2017 by  
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Three dairies on the African continent tell stories of local nutrition and food security improvements, and teach lessons of global carbon sequestration.

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4 sustainable investing myths, debunked

January 12, 2017 by  
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Demystifying the confusion, doubt and skepticism about investing capital in environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility. In fact, there are already $1.26 trillion assets under management aimed at protecting the planet.

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Will Green Button open energy data markets in other countries?

July 29, 2013 by  
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Want to make sense of all your energy use data? There's a (Green Button) app for that.

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How Much Energy Do We Consume, And Where? Infographic Explains

August 30, 2011 by  
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Photo by Szift via Flickr CC How much energy do we use in the US? Which are the top 3 energy-consuming states? How do we rank compared to other countries? What’s the most energy-consuming activity we do in our homes each day? This infographic from PowerSuperSite answers these questions and more — and many of these facts may surprise you! … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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China Takes Smart Grid Lead With Projected $61.4 Billion Market

January 14, 2011 by  
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Photo by SMercury98 via Flickr Creative Commons The trend of China taking the lead on smart grid spending isn’t new. Zpryme showed that the country would outspend the US in this sector during 2010

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The Path to Lithium Batteries: Friend or Foe?

November 16, 2010 by  
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Photo Credit: Argonne National Laboratory / Creative Commons Fixing America’s infrastructure (and many other countries’) is high on the priority list of greenies and world leaders alike. Two solutions, smart grids and electric cars , are championed by many as the

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