• UK Recycle Week Launched with Giant Aluminum Can Sculpture

    June 23, 2009

    Source: Treehugger Posts about Coca Cola are always likely to be contentious here on TreeHugger. Whether it’s negative stories about Coke’s alleged pesticide misuse or efforts to disrupt Israeli recycling legislation, or positive ones about electric delivery vehicles or wind-powered soft drink manufacturing plants – this is definitely one company that is likely to stir […]

  • Who is the Greenest PC Maker in the World?

    June 23, 2009

    Environmental Leader Analysts say going green has become a business plan for some of the biggest personal computer (PC) makers as a way to differentiate themselves from their competition, reports Reuters. The “green” talk is going over the top as computer makers spar with one another over who has the most “green” platform. The three […]

  • Responsible Electronics Recycling: Turning Policy into Practice

    June 22, 2009

    By Robert Houghton, IT professionals have become good environmental and privacy stewards during the past 10 years — on paper. Corporate policy now generally reflects the fundamental tenets of good electronics stewardship, requiring verifiable data destruction and forbidding the use of landfills and export in lieu of responsible recycling. As anyone who receives RFPs for […]

  • Greenwashing Lawsuits, Climate Change Deception on the Rise

    June 16, 2009

    Environmental Leader Lawyers, environmentalists and marketing groups say they’ve seen an increase in greenwashing suits over the past year, according to the National Law Journal. These groups are questioning everything from household cleaners to automobiles for their eco-friendliness. Patent attorney Eric Lane for San Diego-based Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, who runs the Green Patent […]

  • Some See E-Waste Crisis Trailing Switch to Digital TV

    June 16, 2009

    By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD and GREENWIREThere’s growing concern that the United States’ conversion last weekend from analog to digital television broadcasting will exacerbate a national e-waste problem and fuel the smuggling of cathode ray tubes to the developing world. The digital transition, coupled with the popularity of newer flat-screen TVs, could see millions of sets heading […]

  • Goodwill Industries and Dell Expand Free Computer Recycling Programs to Seven More States

    June 10, 2009

    ROCKVILLE, MD – Goodwill Industries International and Dell are expanding Reconnect, a free drop-off program for consumers who want to responsibly recycle any brand of unwanted computer equipment. The program now includes 451 new donation sites in seven statewide programs – Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and West Virginia. The program has also […]

  • Habitat builds home from can funds

    June 3, 2009

    Recycling aluminum cans has paid off in a big way for Tha Wai and his family-it has built him a new home! Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity used funds raised from their aluminum can recycling program to build Habitat’s 126th Fort Wayne area home. Habitat collects cans from over 500 businesses, churches and schools in […]

  • Innovative ‘Recycled’ Office Building to be Built From Steel Shipping Containers

    June 3, 2009

    Revitalizing a Blighted Land Parcel in the West End Section of Providence Green architect-developer inspired by London ‘s acclaimed ‘Container City’ PROVIDENCE, R.I., News Blaze The City of Providence celebrated its newest development project this week; a creative green office building on Harris Avenue on the west side ofProvidence that will be one of the […]

  • Recycle those old running shoes

    May 26, 2009

    Aimee Zimmerman Serious runners can go through running shoes as the seasons change. Even casual runners will need to replace their old tired running shoes with newer models someday. And although runners often feel a strange connection to the running shoes that helped them cross the finish line in that last big race, at some […]

  • A Cautionary Video About America’s ‘Stuff’

    May 20, 2009

    The thick-lined drawings of the Earth, a factory and a house, meant to convey the cycle of human consumption, are straightforward and child-friendly. So are the pictures of dark puffs of factory smoke and an outlined skull and crossbones, representing polluting chemicals floating in the air. Which is one reason “The Story of Stuff,” a […]