Association Launches Innovative Member Program

The National Waste & Recycling Association (Waste & Recycling) has launched an innovative program, called “Member Buy from Member,” intended to encourage members to consider doing business with other members. “Our members conduct billions of dollars’ worth of business every year,” said Jonathan Sper, Waste & Recycling’s director of membership, marketing and business development. “Most […]

Walmart Starts Promised Chemicals Policy

Walmart Starts Promised Chemicals PolicyWalmart has informed dozens of product manufacturers throughout its supply chain that it is implementing its new chemicals policy that will phase out hazardous chemicals from its consumer products. Walmart announced the policy last year. The Policy on Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables provides a description of what it calls priority chemicals. Priority chemicals are substances […]

Barge Spill Shows All Oil Transport Has Risks

Barge Spill Shows All Oil Transport Has RisksAny way we choose to move our oil – rail, pipeline or barge – businesses will feel the economic and environmental ramifications. The latest case in point: a barge crash last Saturday that spilled about 31,500 gallons of light crude into the Mississippi River, about 50 miles upstream of New Orleans. The spill shut a stretch […]

Global Carbon Market to Rise by Two-Thirds

Global Carbon Market to Rise by Two-ThirdsThe globally-traded carbon market will rise by two thirds from 2013 to this year to reach 64 billion euros, according to analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. The market was 39 billion euros in 2013, with volume increasing by 3 percent to 9.6 gigatons. Most of this year’s growth by value is expected to come […]

Britain First to Backload Permits

Britain First to Backload PermitsBritain will be the first to cut the supply of European Union carbon permits on March 12, Reuters reports. Britain will cut the volume in its fortnightly auction of permits under the EU Emissions Trading System to 2.515 million units from March 12. Manufacturers have said they foresee a permit shortfall as a result. The […]

Renewables Can Safely Reach 30% Penetration: IEA

Renewables Can Safely Reach 30% Penetration: IEACarbon-free wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV) can be fully integrated into power systems in large volumes without compromising grid stability and at a reasonable cost, according to a new study. A study released by the International Energy Agency, The Power of Transformation – Wind, Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems, says that […]

Majority Stake in Be Green Packaging Acquired

Majority Stake in Be Green Packaging AcquiredA majority stake in Be Green Packaging has been acquired by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm. The transaction is intended to provide Be Green Packaging with human resources and capital needed to begin manufacturing in the company’s South Carolina facility, according to the company. Be Green Packaging will also expand its existing […]