Frito-Lay Plant Saves 20% in Energy, 17% in Water

Frito-Lay Plant Saves 20% in Energy, 17% in WaterAfter modifications, the Frito-Lay plant in Casa Grande, Ariz., has achieved energy savings of 20 percent and water savings of 17 percent, when compared to 2006.
The building also holds the distinction of becoming the first food manufacturing site in the nation to earn Gold status under the LEED Existing Building certification from the U.S. Green [...]

Chemistry Council Shares 10 Ways to Reuse Plastic

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According to experts, most of us will generate 25 percent more waste during the holidays compared with the rest of the year—resulting in an extra 5 million tons of garbage.  To encourage consumers to “trim their trash” while trimming their trees, Plastics Make it PossibleSM, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries [...]

Turning CO2 into Plastic Packaging

Turning CO2 into Plastic PackagingA new technology from Novomer promises to use carbon dioxide as a feedstock for producing packaging and coating applications. Novomer says the the process uses half as much energy as traditional plastics manufacturing, reports Plastics Today.
Novomer, which along with Eastman Kodak intends to commercialize the process, received funding of $400,000 from the New York State [...]

Who’s Better at GHG Reduction (and Sustainability?) Your Community Recycling Program or Their Deposit?

The beverage container industry continues to fight state and national container deposit legislation despite evidence that such laws could contribute significantly to greenhouse gas reduction while providing energy, recycling and litter control benefits. The industry says community recycling programs, which put the cost burden on communities rather than container manufacturers, are a superior system for processing bottles and cans.

The latest weapon in the industry’s arsenal is a report commissioned by itself; the American Beverage Association (ABA) that says bottles, cans and packages made by its members are easily recyclable because community recycling programs that can handle them serve an overwhelming majority of Americans. Getting more consumers to capitalize on the programs, the study suggests, is the best way to recycle the containers.

But it’s not that simple.

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Tips on Going Green While Saving Green!

By M.S. Rochell –
We’d like to share with you some easy tips on going green that will not only help the environment, but may also help you to save some green of your own (money).
When we hear the phrase ’save the environment’, it sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it? However, just by making some simple and [...]

Lenovo to Improve Carbon Efficiency 10% by 2012

Lenovo to Improve Carbon Efficiency 10% by 2012Lenovo Group has pledged to increase its carbon efficiency 10 percent by 2012 using 2007 as a baseline, according to the company’s second corporate social responsibility report.
Lenovo has also set several other goals. As an example, all business units must release at least one product announcement in 2009 supporting the company’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and [...]

DIY project: Lindsay’s wine bottle vases

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inspired by erik’s recycled wine bottle torches, lindsay and taylor from purr design decided to create these beautiful wine bottle vases in their home’s dining room. i love the way they set off the area with a painted square, and today you can learn their full how-to steps for [...]

20 Money-Saving Ways to Reuse Old Pantyhose

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I was a bank robber, the first Halloween I can remember. That involved carrying a burlap bag filled with stacks of newsprint “loot” over my shoulder, wearing a black turtleneck sweater like Illya Kuryakin wore in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and — most memorably — sliding one of my grandmother’s [...]

Good Thing: T-Shirt Bag

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Turning an old T-shirt into a reusable shopping or grocery bag is a simple, clever craft to help everyone be “green.” It’s a Good Thing that will help protect the environment.

Around the Web – Audi, MIT, London 2012, Cogentrix

Around the Web – Audi, MIT, London 2012, CogentrixThe green economy is dawning
Politico
MIT Redesigns Natural Gas Power Plant For Near-Zero Carbon Emissions
Popular Science
Copenhagen Climate Conference to Create ‘Huge’ Carbon Footprint
Fox News
Achtung, baby! 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year
Los Angeles Times
London Olympics body looks to packaging to help cut waste
Packaging News
Will blue be the next green?

WaterTech Online
Vermont aiming to [...]

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