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The Texas manufacturing facility of automaker giant General Motors will now be completely powered by wind energy from Cactus Flats Wind Farm, a 148-megawatt wind power project based in Concho County. The company’s business offices throughout the state of Texas shall also be powered by wind energy from the Cactus Flats and from the Los Mirasoles […]

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Taking an important step towards sustainability, beer giant Carlsberg just announced its plans to replace the plastic rings connecting its cans with a glue that withstands cold temperatures but can easily give when you are ready to break open a cold one. Carlsberg vice president of product development Myriam Shingleton said the company had been working […]

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In an attempt to fight climate change and minimize its carbon footprint, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 75% and is working on making its global operations run on 100% renewable power by the end of 2020. On similar lines, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that […]

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Although EPA proposed banning the deadly chemicals methylene chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) back in 2017, the Trump government refused to enforce the ban due to objections from the chemical industry. This, despite the fact that PubChem, the open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health, calls methylene chloride “a possible mutagen and is reasonably anticipated to be […]

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We already have windows with transparent solar cells that are capable of generating electricity. And then, of course, there are tinted windows on cars and buildings that shut out excessive sunlight and boost cooling. Now Chinese scientists have invented a new material that can both block the sun and produce power. They predict that windows outfitted […]

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In an attempt to curtail the amount of plastic waste generated by its stores, theme parks and cruise ships, Walt Disney just announced that it plans to phase out plastic straws and stirrers and “complete [its] work to eliminate polystyrene cups across our global owned and operated business.” On Disney cruise ships, “refillable in-room amenities” will be […]

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British property company Canary Wharf Group (CWG) just announced that it would become world’s first plastic-free commercial center to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste. The group said their efforts to eliminate plastics will focus on five areas: local business support, community engagement, community events and the creation of a steering panel. CWG made […]

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According to the company’s recently published corporate responsibility report, US department store retailer Target has already exceeded its 2020 goal of diverting 70% retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling. The company has now set a new goal of diverting 75% waste, that it aims to achieve by end of 2018. In 2017, Target says […]

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As an increasing number of businesses around the globe are moving towards sustainability and environment-friendly practices, the latest one to jump on the bandwagon is world famous coffee chain Starbucks. The company announced on Monday that it plans to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020 and instead use straws made from other materials, and lids designed […]

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L’Oréal China has entered into an agreement with Alibaba group under which the cosmetic giant has committed to switch to FSC-certified sustainable paper packaging to decrease the use of plastic materials for its brand portfolio and help tackle the plastic waste problem in China. Chinese multinational retailer Alibaba’s consumer-facing marketplace Tmall formed a partnership last […]

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