How can the “sustainable consumption” movement mainstream itself by becoming more accessible and thus inclusive and diverse? This year, I had the privilege of co-organizing the Erb Institute’s first-ever diversity, equity and inclusion panel, alongside fellow Erb student Kathy Tian. Knowing that retailers and marketers alike still see sustainable consumers as a niche consumer segment, our panelists proposed two solutions to mainstream sustainable consumption.
Continued collaboration with RILA’s Center for Retail Compliance to deliver value to retail environmental leaders
May 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) will collaborate with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to develop specialized retail-focused content for its 2018 EHS&S Management Forum in Louisville, the association announced today.
CALHOUN, Ga. November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ — For the first time at Greenbuild, Mohawk Industries’ residential and commercial divisions will share the spotlight to show that Mohawk is “All In” when it comes to sustainable flooring. Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 8–10 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Mohawk Flooring and Mohawk Group will be exhibiting on-site in booth space No. 1807.
WLabs, the arm of Whirlpool Corporation tasked with designing, developing and manufacturing small-batch products on the quirkier side of the spectrum, has found a clever, albeit pricey, alternative to composting. The $1,199 WLabs by Whirlpool Corporation Zera Food Recycler claims to turn your food waste into fertilizer in just 24 hours.
A new opportunity for innovators to pitch sustainable food ideas to industry experts
OAKLAND, Calif., April 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact announces the Forward Food Competition, an opportunity to pitch a sustainable food idea to a panel of industry experts. Applicants can submit their ideas through the Net Impact website until May 15, 2016. The Competition is supported by lead sponsor, Campbell Soup Company, and General Mills.
Green Builder magazine is now taking nominations for the 2016 Hot 50 Green Products that will appear in our February 2016 issue. In the past we've featured products that are durable, utilizes smart technology, contribute to great building science, preserve water, save energy or create better indoor air quality. If your product falls under any of these categories (or maybe it's something new!) we'd love to hear from you.
The sustainable products industry has garnered new traction recently, as more companies adopt sustainable practices in their operations and in the design of their products. It is encouraging to see this surge in the movement toward a more sustainable manufacturing industry. People like Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and John Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry field, have participated in this movement since its inception and have been integral to its growth.
A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the grain is harvested.
Higher recycling rates, lower CO2 emissions and commercialisation of the world’s first 100% bio-based carton mark a successful year on several fronts
March 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak made further progress towards its 2020 environmental goals during 2014, passing several important milestones in its journey to develop sustainable products, reduce the environmental footprint of the value chain and increase recycling.