Monthly Roundup: April 2014

Monthly Roundup: April 2014

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We’re here to keep you in the know on the latest news, events and best practices related to sustainability and hazardous waste management. So take a look at our picks for top stories over the last month.

Green alternatives generating profitable enterprise

Surrey-based TBF Environmental Technologies has spent the past year developing and marketing alternative solvents that are both green and effective.

The art and science of systems change

Systems-change initiatives like the The Sustainability Consortium, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, differ in their approach and structure, but they are all tackling problems too sprawling and too complicated for even the biggest companies to solve on their own.

First 100% Premium Recycled Paper Introduced

FutureMark Paper Group launches North America’s first 100-percent recycled coated #3 freesheet. Until now, there has not been a 100 percent recycled option for high-end corporate marketing materials and magazine, catalog, book, direct mail and retail applications.

Over 75% Unilever factories achieve zero non-hazardous waste to landfill

Unilever has announced that all its factories across Europe have joined those in North America in achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill. With similar achievements in countries from Argentina to Indonesia, it means more than three-quarters of the company’s global factory network no longer sends such waste to landfill, up from 20% just three years ago.

Shape and innovate: How to master the sustainability two-step

Today, the prevailing attitude is this: Doing nothing presents real risks. Acting now opens up opportunity. Executives in leading companies are realizing that long-term value creation requires resource sustainability.

Seven new members for furniture sustainability scheme

The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP), internationally recognized as an environmental benchmark for the furniture industry, has gained seven new members in the last six months, including the first Irish company to achieve certification. To achieve membership of FISP an organization must demonstrate its commitment to managing and improving sustainability.

Haworth Furniture To Remove 56 Bad Chemicals from Products

Haworth, Inc. pledged to remove 56 chemicals of concern from its products, globally, by the end of 2015, according to its ninth annual Sustainability Report. The 56 chemicals were selected by reviewing common materials identified by customers, governments or nongovernment organizations as potentially harmful to health or the environment.

Adopt Zero Waste Concept To Save Cost, Prevent Pollution

It is now plausible to adopt a zero waste strategy so that every article and commodity used by industry, commerce or consumer is designed for reuse after it first use. A zero waste strategy supports economic well-being by improving efficiency while at the same time protecting the environment through the recycling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

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