Video: Why Plastic Bags Can’t Go with the Regular Recycling

December 22, 2016 by  
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Lots of people have good intentions when they throw their plastic bags into their regular recycling bin, or bundle up a group of recyclables in a bag to toss in a recycling dumpster. The problem with that? Plastic bags don’t play nice with…

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The Problems with Green Marketing — and How to Solve Them

September 26, 2011 by  
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Marketing guru and author Laura Ries has a lot to say about why green products are seen as inferior, why green alone is not a strong selling point, and the problem with "natural."

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Green Business’ Go-to Guy Is Going

September 25, 2011 by  
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Andrew Shapiro, one of the most prominent sustainability advisers in corporate America, is leaving GreenOrder, the consulting firm he started in 2000.

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The Bottom-Line Brand Benefits to Changing Consumer Behavior

September 25, 2011 by  
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Susan Hunt Stevens, the head of Practically Green, talks about how her consumer-focused website uses gamification and a points system based on LEED to give people the confidence to change to greener behaviors.

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A 6-Ingredient Recipe for Sustainability

September 24, 2011 by  
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There’s no simple way to get companies up to speed on sustainability, but these six ideas can give any company the skills to get started.

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New Automated Technology Speeds Up E-Waste Recycling

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photo by takomabibelot via Flickr Creative Commons One of the key reasons why we have a problem with old electronics being exported to toxic e-waste dumps is because that’s where it’s cheapest to deal with the stuff. Solving that problem means becoming more efficient with our recycling processes here in the US, so that there are no excuses for not dealing with our own mess

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Solar Panels on Sale at Supermarket

February 11, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Andreas Demmelbauer , used under Creative Commons license. Whether it’s turning food waste into electricity , keeping bees near its stores , or launching city-wide electric vehicle charging

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TreeHugger Staff Meets in Atlanta, Gets Overtaken by Beards (Pics)

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch This week, the full-time TreeHugger crew met up in Atlanta to pow-wow over the blog we all know and love.

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Quote of the Day: Jeff Rubin On Alternatives To Oil (Or Lack Thereof)

February 11, 2011 by  
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Economist Jeff Rubin, author of Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller talks to Melissa Shin of Corporate Knights about how Your city is about to get a whole lot bigger She concludes the interview by asking Rubin: What do you favour as an alternative to oil? Unfortunately, there is no substitute for oil as a transit fuel, mainly because natural gas packs only one quarter of the energy density of oil. We don’t have enough time [to d..

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Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

April 27, 2010 by  
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America’s love affair with consumer electronics will likely rage on for years to come. With a constant stream of iPads , e-readers and smart phones hitting the market, it’s hard not to get sucked into purchasing products.

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