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Dell Cuts Emissions, Boosts E-Waste Takeback, Green Power Use 26.8.2009 GreenBiz.com

Dell Computer today published its latest corporate sustainability report, highlighting the achievements the firm has made in the past year on environmental and social issues and setting targets for future performance.

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Scotland Sets Ambitious 'Zero-Waste Society' Goal 25.8.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Among the proposals to help the country achieve its target are possible bans on glass, metal, textiles and wood being sent to landfill; the plan will also help create thousands of jobs in the recycling and waste industries.

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Boosting Recycling, Scavenger Incomes in Jordan 23.8.2009 TreeHugger
A sorting table set up by Entity Green Training, a Jordanian company that is developing the country's first real recycling program. There are only two paper-recycling companies in Jordan and none recycling glass or PET locally. But Anselm Ibing has a secret weapon in his efforts to boost recycling rates in this small Arab country: expat guilt.... ...
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County of Simcoe councillors urged to reconsider Dump Site 41 21.8.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Dear County of Simcoe Councillor, We in the United States often look to our northern neighbour for glimmers of inspiration on matters of social and environmental justice. In your province of Ontario, we have noted with interest your green leadership to close down coal-fired power plants by 2014, bring forward the Greenbelt to combat urban sprawl, pass the Clean Water Act of 2006 and the Places to Grow Act of 2006 to promote local food production, as well as the ambitious discussion you have initiated to launch Ontario toward a zero-waste society. ...
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Vanishing Creatures Chocolates Features Zero-Waste Packaging With Bonus Surprise 21.8.2009 TreeHugger
Photo credit: Vanishing Creatures Chocolates When you've been reporting about sustainability in design as long as we have, well, jaded doesn't even begin to cover it. So it's no small feat when something rocks our proverbial socks off as much as did at the this past week. In fact, the Los Angeles-based company, which is relaunching this fall, was our pick of the 200-odd litter for the show's Accent on Design 2009 Bloggers' Choice Awards, not only for its do-gooding schtick, but also be... ...
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Energy 14.8.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2009

Worldwatch Institute

The United States throws away a staggering amount of energy that could be cheaply and easily captured and used, according to the latest issue of World Watch magazine.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Energy 13.8.2009 worldwatch.org
Washington, D.C. -The United States throws away a staggering amount of energy that could be cheaply and easily captured and used, according to the . Waste-energy recycling-which captures smokestack waste and other wasted energy and puts it to work-currently contributes about 10,000 megawatts of electric power to the U.S. national total each year. But a recent study estimates that if the energy content of all U.S. smokestack waste were recycled, it could replace roughly 30 percent of the electricity produced by burning fossil fuels. Elsewhere the technology is widely used: Russia gets over 30 percent of its electricity from waste-energy recovery, while Denmark gets more than 50 percent. In "Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future," ...
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Tesco Gets Rid of Garbage: Zero Waste Goes to Landfill in UK 11.8.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

The United Kingdom's largest retailer says 100 percent of its waste from stores, offices and distribution centers across the country are now diverted from landfill -- the result of aggressive recycling and treatment programs that include turning as much as 5,000 tonnes of old meat into heat and electricity each year.

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Footprints in Waste Management: Taking Steps toward Zero Waste 3.8.2009 TreeHugger
Zero Waste New Zealand Trust Logo. Image credit: "To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed." -Theodore Roosevelt, Seventh Annual Message, December 3, 1907 The prospect of living in a society of resourcefulness rather than wastefulness has long intrigued everyone, from leaders like Teddy Roosevelt to people like you and me. Waste reduction ... ...
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Waste Free School Lunch: Yet Another Kit to Help us Reuse 2.8.2009 TreeHugger
Image credit: Waste is certainly a silly thing - and one that doesn't sit well with the concept of living green. So the idea of an easy, complete kit for waste free school lunches is appealing. Including a stainless steel drink bottle, 2 stainless steel containers with leak proof plastic lids, 1 Food Kozy™ (reusable bag for sandwiches, cheese etc..), 1 cotton napkin, 1 recycled aluminium tag, the new from UK-based Back to Nature seems like a great way to teach kids to reuse. But I do h... ...
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13 Trash-to-Craft Ideas 28.7.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Reusing commonly tossed items is not only a great way to save on cash, its also one easiest ways to be green. According to the...
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Food Waste Revealed: From Farm to Store to Kitchen (Photos) 25.7.2009 TreeHugger
If this is what a freegan eats, I'm in... Image credit: Food waste slideshow reveals food mountains rotting away We all know that the amount of food going to waste is an outright scandal. And it's not just about people going hungry - every plant or animal raised has an environmental impact, so letting food go uneaten hurts the planet too. For those willing to get their hands dirty, dumpster diving and 'freeganism' can be a great way to reclaim needlessly wasted resources. Check out Jasmin's post ...
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Can Reuse Make You a Star? 24.7.2009 TreeHugger
Image via: Vocal Trash The little-known (but rising star) band from Texas, , has been recycling for over a decade and incorporating green into every show way before green was hip. Part street performers, part green gurus, these five members make reuse fun for kids of all ages.... ...
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Marianne Schnall: Interview with Wangari Maathai, Environmental Activist and Nobel Laureate 21.7.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We are on one planet; some of the impact of what human beings do in one corner of the world is going to affect people in a distant corner of the world.
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Cement Industry Group Aims for Zero Waste 21.7.2009 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Concrete rubble -- CC licensed by Flickr user Sister72

Concrete is the world’s second most consumed material behind water, but its recycling rate varies wildly by region. Since it is the main downstream product of cement, a coalition of cement producers want to improve this track record with a new report to boost awareness of the benefits of reusing concrete.

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Taking Shorter Showers Doesn't Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change 13.7.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
Are we taking the easy route? Dumpster diving wouldn't have stopped Hitler, and composting wouldn't have ended ...
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Taking Shorter Showers Doesn't Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change 13.7.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
Are we taking the easy route? Dumpster diving wouldn't have stopped Hitler, and composting wouldn't have ended ...
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Taking Shorter Showers Doesn't Cut It: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change 13.7.2009 AlterNet
Are we taking the easy route? Dumpster diving wouldn't have stopped Hitler, and composting wouldn't have ended ...
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Zero Waste: The Newest Eco-Fashion Innovation? 7.7.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You may be showing off your bamboo couture skirt and feeling pretty green. While the fabric may be the stuff eco dreams are made of,...
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Dumpster Diving: A Green Strategy That Pays Off for Retailers 2.7.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Retailers that put green practices to work at their facilities can save tens of millions of dollars a year by managing resources and waste more aggressively, according to SSA & Company.

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