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Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

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graphic courtesy of Forbes 500

The U.S. government just announced the American businesses that have committed to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge as of October 19. The 81 companies represent more than $3 trillion in annual revenue. If they were a nation, they would have the world’s 5th largest GDP, behind only the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany according to World Bank data. Half of the largest businesses in the U.S. have joined the movement. Continue reading Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

New England takes a bite out of Food Waste

Commercial composting facility - photo courtesy of NPR.org
Commercial composting facility – photo courtesy of NPR.org

Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut all have laws limiting the amount of food that producers, stores, and food providers can to send to landfills. Instead of throwing away excess food, businesses and institutions must donate it to organizations that will use it to help feed the needy. Or they may transfer it to facilities that compost or otherwise productively use it. Continue reading New England takes a bite out of Food Waste

Grocery store aims for 99.7% less waste – and it’s not located where you might expect

photo courtesy of in.gredients
photo courtesy of in.gredients

There’s been lots of buzz on the internet about zero-waste, or perhaps more accurately almost-zero-waste, grocery stores opening in Europe. One over-enthusiastic webzine even proclaimed Germany’s Unverpackt as “the first Zero Waste Grocery store in the World. But there is at least one older zero-waste grocery. That just goes to show that even for well-intentioned sustainability reporting, maybe you shouldn’t believe everything you read. Continue reading Grocery store aims for 99.7% less waste – and it’s not located where you might expect