Who Actually Constructs a Landfill? You Might Be Surprised

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about 4.4 pounds of garbage daily. That’s around 1,600 pounds a year! Americans represent 5 percent of the world’s population, but generate 30 percent of its garbage. Less than 2 percent of the waste stream in the U.S. gets recycled. Yet a large percentage of what’s landfilled is recyclable. […]

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Unwrapping Eco Friendly Toys: Is Your Child’s Stocking Toxic?

Holiday toy shopping should bring joy, not fear. But it seems like each year the discovery of another batch of toys tainted with potentially toxic chemicals hits the news right around the holidays. In 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was passed. Its charge?  To regulate lead and phthalates in toys and infant products […]

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VW On Track to Shrink Eco Footprint 25%

Volkswagen says its environmental program is on track to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as waste, CO2 and solvent emissions at all Volkswagen plants throughout the world by 25 percent by 2018, compared to 2010 levels. This is the interim assessment made by more than 250 environmental experts from 27 VW plants. The […]

IR Technology Initiative Launched

CRedit360, Deloitte, PwC and other leading technology companies have joined forces to look at how technology can underpin trends in corporate reporting, and in particular can be applied to assist in the global adoption of integrated reporting. Launched this week by the International Integrated Reporting Council, the IR Technology Initiative aims to use technology to […]

Volvo Drives Transport Carbon Cuts, Renews WWF Partnership

The Volvo Group is renewing its partnership with a new commitment to the World Wide Fund for the nonprofit’s Nature’s Climate Savers program. In addition to reducing emissions from products and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo says it will drive the development toward reducing CO2 emissions throughout the transport sector. The commitment […]

General Mills Drafts Water Policy

General Mills released a new water policy this week that aims to improve the health of watersheds, particularly those critical to the company’s business. The scope of the water policy includes General Mills’ supply chain as well as its suppliers. It involves a four-phase strategy: Global assessment of water stress to identify priority watersheds. Deep-dive […]