Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products. The process helps preserve useful materials and, by extension, reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials. In turn, recycling helps reduce energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Increasingly, local governments say producers and actual consumers -- not all taxpayers -- should pick up the disposal tab.
5 | August 3, 2010 12:17pm |
Is your company heavy-handed with precious resources? You could save money and create a more sustainable business model by rethinking your approach to materials
1 | July 26, 2010 5:12am |
Airbus has unveiled its vision of the future of flying in 2030: a concept plane that's sleek, slim and smart.
10 | July 21, 2010 7:10am |
University of Michigan researchers have figured out a way to manipulate lysosomes. This could change the way common diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases are treated.
July 19, 2010 9:37am |
Food giant Kraft meets its water and waste reduction targets and gets more aggressive about energy efficiency.
July 12, 2010 5:53am |
Earth, Inc. author Greg Unruh says businesses can learn from the environment to reap better profits, boost sustainability and decrease their carbon footprint. Here's how.
1 | July 8, 2010 10:07am |
The actor who has timed his wife's showers to calculate water usage is as 'eco' as they come. But fully greening his Los Angeles home (while preserving his marriage) wasn't always smooth sailing.
5 | July 7, 2010 2:00am |
TerraCycle gives second life to certain office products while helping your chosen charitable cause.
1 | July 6, 2010 10:59am |
New database seeks to make sense out of all the green labels and claims that consumers and businesses must consider.
July 1, 2010 11:30am |
Global cleantech investment by venture capital firms totaled more than $2 billion in the first half of 2010. Here's a breakdown of to whom and where it went.
July 1, 2010 9:06am |
Researchers break more ground for geothermal in England. Will this be the country's next leading renewable energy source?
3 | June 28, 2010 4:00am |
The Philadelphia bakery responsible for the Tastykake has a new LEED facility that makes it the "world's largest green bakery."
June 24, 2010 8:10am |
Researchers look to recycle chemicals in LCD televisions to kill disease-causing microbes.
2 | June 22, 2010 4:00am |
Ratio of water used to finished product is reduced by 3.5 percent from 2008.
2 | June 16, 2010 7:24am |
The home of the future will be an intelligently-managed environment that harvests energy, manages systems and controls use to fit our lives.
June 12, 2010 10:55am |
At the Internet Week New York conference, corporate executives say consumers expect more when it comes to companies' attempts to "do good."
3 | June 10, 2010 1:22pm |
Today's compost may be tomorrow's high-dollar chemicals. Waste Management is already making liquid natural gas out of landfill gas and has big plans for creating value in our discarded organic...
7 | June 7, 2010 2:00am |
Infor cuts quarterly collateral printing expenses by close to 89 percent with sales enablement service from iCentera
June 3, 2010 8:01am |
An alliance forms to commercialize solar tech that may reduce, reuse, and recycle carbon emissions, all while producing liquid fuel.
4 | June 3, 2010 4:00am |
The Canadian city of Vancouver aspires to be Earth's greenest city within a decade.
May 27, 2010 11:41am |