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.
Company aims to boost the amount of recyclable content in its packaging by 75 percent by 2012.
1 | May 11, 2010 8:00am |
Care provider will ask all technology and product suppliers to supply environmental data
May 5, 2010 10:00am |
Once you get past the idea, water recycling systems could be one answer to the reality of future shortages.
16 | May 4, 2010 6:47am |
BP has acquired Nalco Holding's entire inventory of its Corexit oil dispersant as the oil giant tries to fight a spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The move has put Nalco, a leading water treatment...
4 | May 3, 2010 9:30am |
New report raises concerns over long-term investments in U.S. water infrastructure.
May 3, 2010 7:44am |
The 5 Gyres project studies ocean pollution -- and the group hopes to answer questions about what so much plastic in the surf means for the food on our plates.
2 | April 29, 2010 4:00am |
A consumer expert offers five simple ways consumers can save a little cash and help the environment, too.
April 27, 2010 7:28am |
University of Michigan researchers develop a fast way of turning algae into crude oil. Pressure-cook the microalgae!
3 | April 27, 2010 3:44am |
Ford has unveiled a new urban concept car called Start that aims to make a subcompact car as desireable as a full-size one.
12 | April 26, 2010 1:14pm |
Marriott's CEO says the hotel chain is savings millions by finding sustainable solutions. Including leaving your sheets on longer.
9 | April 26, 2010 2:00am |
Green Show host Mark Licea takes a trip to electronics retailers Best Buy, Radio Shack and Sprint to find out where consumers can recycle their old or unwanted gear.
6 | April 23, 2010 3:52am |
Pepsico's Dream Machine is a high-tech recycling kiosk that promises to make it easier for Americans to recycle on the go.
2 | April 22, 2010 11:19am |
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SmartPlanet brings you a package of stories to reveal how far we've come in four decades -- and where we still need to go.
2 | April 22, 2010 1:19am |
Toy industry expert Jim Silver says VTech's FliP, hitting the shelves this fall, will turn kids into e-readers. Also: Why are toy manufacturers still making so many toy guns?
April 21, 2010 5:00am |
Starbucks released its global responsibility report and noted that its goal to make sure 100 percent of its cups are reusable and recyclable by 2015 has run into a few challenges.
2 | April 19, 2010 9:43am |
Sponsored research gauges attitudes and actions of urban Americans when it comes to environmentally-friendly behavior
April 16, 2010 1:49pm |
Major League Baseball develops new app to collect and share environmental, operations best practices across stadium
April 16, 2010 4:21am |
From speed dating with like-minded environmentalists to taking part in traditional community cleanups, here are 25 fun ways to commemorate Earth Day all week long.
April 16, 2010 4:00am |
GM says it's learning firsthand what it takes to scale up a supply chain to global levels as it prepares to launch the Chevy Volt.
2 | April 13, 2010 9:42am |
Hydropower in the Pacific Northwest will help create BMW's future electric car series.
April 9, 2010 11:10am |