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.
The United States doesn't have a federal electronic waste policy, but the one in Europe just got tougher.
August 20, 2012 8:20am |
PARIS -- French entrepreneurs seek to reinstate the mighty brasserie, bringing artisanal microbreweries and locally-brewed beer back to the Capital after several decades.
2 | August 17, 2012 3:05am |
The perpetually leather-clad designer Peter Marino is the go-to retail architect for iconic high-end brands such as Chanel and Vuitton. His strategies are subtle and sometimes counter-intuitive.
August 16, 2012 7:51pm |
By marrying two unlikely partners -- a Canadian milk pouch and a fiber iPhone tray -- Ecologic Brands created sustainable packaging that uses 70 percent less plastic than the alternatives.
1 | August 13, 2012 2:42am |
The retailer has downsized more than 40 U.S. stores to save energy and real estate expenses. Its latest one in Portland, Ore., features 900 products carrying green or sustainable branding.
August 10, 2012 3:00am |
The world's top selling beverage company breaks into product design to boost its design and sustainability cachet.
3 | August 6, 2012 7:14pm |
Googleâ€˜s new "super" headquarters in London by designers PENSON features Union Jack flag designs, and also includes balcony workplaces and places for staff to grow their own veggies.
5 | August 6, 2012 3:00am |
Venture capital funding of startups and growing companies are setting new records so far this year, and software and technology-related companies were the main beneficiaries.
2 | July 30, 2012 7:31am |
McDonald's has been collaborating with hip Parisian designer Patrick Norguet to redesign its stores and coffee cups in France, with sophisticated and smart results.
July 28, 2012 9:13am |
This glacial water-bottling plant in Patagonia was designed to withstand the remote and rugged environment, and still do its job.
July 27, 2012 3:00am |
Not so long ago, beauty and usability were the main components of excellent design. Today, design critics and consumers save their best praise for goods that are "good," too.
2 | July 26, 2012 3:15am |
Since 2008, the high-tech giant has cut packaging volume by 12 percent, helping reduce transportation and procurement costs.
1 | July 24, 2012 3:00am |
Net-zero energy and water consumption are just the beginning.
2 | July 21, 2012 2:52pm |
Has the record U.S. heat got your company scrutinizing electricity costs even more closely than ever? Take some tips from these recent installations and contracts.
4 | July 18, 2012 3:02am |
Seattle-based architect Matthew Coates and British aircraft structural engineer James Green offer a new spin on shipping container architecture.
5 | July 16, 2012 7:24pm |
This week, Nike unveiled the GS Football Boot, saying the boot is the lightest and fastest, and most environmentally friendly production boot made by Nike, using recycled plastic and castor beans...
5 | July 12, 2012 2:31pm |
Cleantech Group's quarterly numbers are out and it's not looking good. The IPO window has shut and VC investment has dropped. But is it all bad? There may be a few bright spots in cleantech after all.
July 11, 2012 10:54am |
The co-founder of a charitable toilet paper startup won't get off the pot until he raises $50,000 in launch funds.
July 11, 2012 8:02am |
E-waste: the gold mine of the 21st century.
9 | July 9, 2012 9:53am |
Small nuclear reactor could replace CO2-belching natural gas furnace at southern U.S. plant. Watch video of the molten, fiery action. Shouldn't U.S. Steel and other giants be thinking this way?
3 | July 9, 2012 3:37am |