Conservation & Recycling

Lt. Gov. Crouch joins leaders from Duke Energy Indiana and NSA Crane to celebrate completion of new solar power plant

PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined leaders from Duke Energy, the Department of the Navy (DON) and Naval Support Activity Crane at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the 17-megawatt solar power plant at NSA Crane, located about 40 miles south of Bloomington. “The solar project at Naval Support Activity Crane ...

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Michael Baker International Partners with Marines to Establish Environmental Stewardship Habits in Younger Generations

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced completion of activities to promote environmental awareness and increase participation and engagement in the solid waste and recycling programs at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Michael Baker’s work successfully increased understanding of environmental standards and established strong ...

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma Announce $1 Million Circular Materials Challenge to Catalyze a New Plastics Economy

CLEVELAND, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — From food wrappers to shampoo bottles, plastics are all around us, and the demand for them is expected to double in the next 20 years. But, today’s ‘take-make-dispose’ plastics system is broken. Most plastic items are used only once before being discarded, often polluting our environment. In fact, if nothing changes, there could be more ...

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SDG&E Awards San Diego Businesses Leading In Energy Efficiency

SDG&E Awards San Diego Businesses Leading In Energy Efficiency

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Achieving a healthier future takes the commitment of an entire community, which is why today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) honored eight local area businesses who are leading the way in implementing innovative solutions to reduce their energy use. The annual Energy Champion Awards recognizes forward-thinking businesses that have made significant achievements in ...

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PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a Core Partner, signaling the global food and beverage company’s continued commitment to reduce packaging waste. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy is bringing together industry, government, NGOs, scientists, students and citizens to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain. PepsiCo’s participation ...

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A better sustainable sanitary pad

Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. Additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy to produce the plastic for these products, resulting in a large carbon footprint. But ...

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No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands

No escaping ocean plastic: 37 million bits of litter on one of world’s remotest islands

The beaches of one of the world’s most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre, Henderson Island ...

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Microbial fuel cell converts methane to electricity

Transporting methane from gas wellheads to market provides multiple opportunities for this greenhouse gas to leak into the atmosphere. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the first step in converting methane directly to electricity using bacteria, in a way that could be done near the drilling sites. “Currently, we have to ship methane via pipelines,” said Thomas K. ...

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PepsiCo embraces science-based targets in the fight against climate change

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PepsiCo has today confirmed that its ambitious new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction has been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius. The global food and beverage company has committed ...

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CarPrint Green Driving App Helps Drivers Save Money, Fight Climate Change for Eco-driving Month

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — May is National Eco-driving Month and eco-drivers are saying there’s no better way to celebrate than by stepping up your driving style.  The new CarPrint app makes reducing your carbon footprint by eco-driving easier than ever. “With summer driving season underway and gas prices on the rise, it’s a great time to start saving ...

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