Greenroads rating system seeks to recognize companies using sustainable methods and provide a catalog of ideas for greener practices.
Strong, biodegradable dairy-based films are said to be better oxygen barriers than their petrochemical-based counterparts.
The deceased may be wrapped in a shroud or sustainable/biodegradable casket, according to Maryrest Cemetery's executive director.
The program is expected to cut paper waste, printing and mailing costs.
Georgia, Ohio, Florida and Missouri are considering opt-in programs, which eliminate the automatic delivery of white pages phone books.
CEA and ITI claim door-to-door e-waste collection is "costly, burdensome, and environmentally harmful."
Oak Ridge Associated Universities is managing the project, which is funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Rick Willett Jr. will present his observations on the challenges and opportunities facing the paper industry at the Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference in October.
Clean Harbors' new service center will serve West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and northeastern Kentucky.
Baltimore will host the symposium on Sept. 29-30.
Spurred by the Obama administration's call to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil by adopting alternative energy sources and increasing energy efficiency, green is rapidly becoming the color of choice across all facets of the federal contracting community.
- By David Hubler
- Apr 30, 2009