Paper Versus Plastic Foam
Paper versus plastic shopping bags sees its fair share of debate, but what about paper versus plastic foam beverage cups?
Posted Apr 14, 2014
Chicago Reconsidering Plastic Bag Ban
New proposal drops an exemption for small retailers.
Posted Mar 11, 2014
Minnesota Revisits Bottle, Can Deposit
One suggestion would have consumers pay the dime deposit at retail, then recycle the empties at redemption centers.
Posted Feb 19, 2014
South Carolina Considers Fees for Alternative Vehicle Use
The proposal would charge owners of hybrids $60 per year and those who drive electric vehicles $120 per year.
Posted Feb 11, 2014
California Group Calls for Global Warming Warnings on Gas Pumps
The stickers would tell consumers that gas use is a leading source of greenhouse gases in California.
Posted Jan 13, 2014
Denmark Gets Fast Chargers
The new charging stations will help support electric car usage in the country.
Posted Jan 3, 2014
Daimler Puts the Vroom Into Electric Vehicles
Since the silence of its electric cars have been deemed a safety hazard, engineers have come up with a “sound” for them to make.
Posted Jan 2, 2014
Walgreens Debuts Net Zero Energy Store
Engineers anticipate the new drugstore will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
Posted Nov 25, 2013
Wegmans Steps Up Plastic Bag Recycling Efforts
The grocery store chain is the first retail member of the American Chemistry Council’s recycling group.
Posted Nov 13, 2013
West Coast States Sign Pact on Climate Change
British Columbia joined Washington, Oregon and California in an agreement to coordinate policies directed at reducing global warming.
Posted Oct 30, 2013
Molson Coors Recognized for Climate Initiatives
For the third consecutive year, Molson Coors is featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
San Diego Edges Toward Plastic Bag Ban
However, most residents want to keep the bags, according to a new poll.
Posted Sep 13, 2013
Cree LED Lighting Shines at Raley’s Petroleum and Convenience Store
The lighting delivers savings and rapid payback at the new South Lake Tahoe, California, location.
Posted Sep 5, 2013
Ditching the Foam
Dunkin’ Donuts has started testing a double-walled paper cup in its search to replace its foam cups.
Posted Aug 28, 2013
Sierra Club Gives Green Light on C-Store Snacks
The environmental group recommends eco-friendly snacks for college students in its latest magazine.
Posted Aug 23, 2013
Ford Puts Natural Gas Engine in F-150
The company’s most popular vehicle will have an optional compressed natural gas engine beginning with 2014 model year.
Posted Aug 1, 2013
Kroger Working Towards Zero Waste
The retail chain is working toward the EPA’s zero waste threshold of 90% in all of its locations.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
Bloomberg Seeks to Mandate Food Composting
A residential composting program will begin as voluntary but eventually become mandatory, officials predict.
Posted Jun 18, 2013
Walgreens to Build First Net Zero Energy Retail Store
By utilizing solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal technology, engineers anticipate the new store will produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.
Posted Mar 11, 2013
Toronto Bag Ban Draws Stiff Opposition
Toronto plastic bag ban battle looms, with the Ontario Convenience Stores Association blasting proposed consultations as meaningless.
Posted Oct 29, 2012
Santa Fe Targets Zero Waste at North Carolina Plant
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco's environmental goal is to become landfill free by 2013.
Posted Oct 22, 2012
EPA Ruling to Eliminate Stage 2 Vapor Recovery at Retail
Changes reflect today's vehicle technologies, which capture gasoline vapors when refueling.
Posted May 11, 2012
Kwik Trip Growing Green
LED lights and recycled (car wash) water make Kwik Trip an eco-friendly leader.
Posted Apr 24, 2012
360Green Continues Fast-Charging EV Expansion
The electric vehicle charging station developer announced the first public fast-charging station in California.
Posted Apr 9, 2012
FDA Rejects Petition Banning BPA in Food Packaging
An environmental group blasts the decision, while the agency says it will continue to study the health effects of the chemical.
Posted Apr 3, 2012
Illinois Governor Announce Fast-Charging EV Stations
7-Eleven is a key partner in the project, which now has dedicated space for fast-charging stations at four of the Illinois Tollway Oases.
Posted Apr 2, 2012
Businesses Assume Cost of Recycling
More companies are assuming the responsibility of picking up used packaging of their own products.
Posted Mar 28, 2012
Alabama C-Store Seeks LEED Certification
Incorporating eco-friendly elements to Wadsworth Oil's new store in McCalla added about 15% in construction costs, money that the company hopes to recoup in electricity savings.
Posted Feb 24, 2012
Ben & Jerry's and Unilever to Launch Climate-Friendly Freezer Cabinets
Eco-friendly refrigerants receive approval by the EPA, clearing the path for distribution across the U.S.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
Oregon Gas Station Goes for 'Net Zero'
The Chevron location has been called "the most sustainable station in America."
Posted Oct 26, 2011
Tim Hortons Announces New Cup-to-Tray Recycling Program
The QSR becomes the first in Canada to "close the loop" and recycle its used cups into another product it uses, take-out-trays.
Posted Oct 24, 2011
Kwik Trip's Green Initiatives Generate Big Savings
About half of the convenience stores in the country qualified for LEED certification are owned and operated by Kwik Trip.
Posted Aug 29, 2011
White House Seeks New Corn-Free Biofuel Industry
A new initiative is expected to jumpstart development of a new biofuel industry that uses algae and wood chips instead of corn.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
7-Eleven Handee Marts Offer PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycling Kiosks
The kiosks will help increase on-the-go recycling access.
Posted Jun 15, 2011
Subway Unveils LEED-Certified Stores In North Carolina
The environmentally friendly restaurants include recycled flooring, Energy Star-rated HVAC systems, low flow and flush fixtures in restrooms and more natural light.
Posted May 23, 2011
PepsiCo Ships Eco-Friendly Fountain Cups
Operators can select the cup best suited to their locally available recycling and composting disposal facilities.
Posted May 23, 2011
Japan 7-Eleven Refits 5,000 Stores With Power-Saving Bulbs
The change is part of a 10 billion yen initiative to counter expected power problems in parts of the country this summer.
Posted Apr 18, 2011
Top 25 Cities Gear Up for EVs
Ford Motor Co. is working with cities and utility partners to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready.
Posted Apr 15, 2011
Fort Wayne Marathon Embraces Recycling
The station has a new recycling center that gives points to consumers who recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
Posted Mar 28, 2011
PepsiCo Unveils Green Bottle
The new bottle is entirely petroleum-free and boasts a zero-carbon footprint.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
NC Starts Statewide Recycling Initiative for Plastic Bags
The state becomes the fourth one to join "A Bag's Life" recycling education movement.
Posted Mar 14, 2011
Frito-Lay Debuts Quieter SunChips Bag in Canada
After the debacle of its compostable, but noisy, previous attempt, the company hopes its new version will fine more favor.
Posted Feb 28, 2011
Tests Find High Levels of Lead in Reusable Bags
Tests performed on reusable bags at dozens of retailers reveal unsafe lead levels.
Posted Jan 27, 2011
Mars Wins 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence for Commitment to Cocoa Sustainability
The recognition by the U.S. State Department underscores the company's long-term commitment to advancing cocoa Sustainability and economic development in Ghana.
Posted Jan 4, 2011
Californians To Vote on Greenhouse Gas Law
NACS encourages California retailers to send a message to the country and support Prop 23, which would postpone aggressive environmental regulations until the state's economy stabilizes.
Posted Oct 21, 2010
Walmart Looks to the Locals
The retailer outlined a new sustainable agriculture strategy, which features plans to put more locally sourced foods in its U.S. stores.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
EPA Recognizes Giant Eagle for Sustainable Best Practices
Retailer received multiple EPA honors for its green and environmental efforts.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
Thumbs Down on Corporate Green Efforts
Consumers are skeptical when it comes to corporate claims about their efforts of "going green."
Posted Sep 2, 2010
Consumers Concerned About Packaged Beverages' Impact on Environment
A recent study discovered that consumers want to recycle more packaged beverages.
Posted Aug 18, 2010
Stop & Shop Installs Solar Panels
The Northeast grocer hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2015.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
Starbucks Expands Recycling Program With Coffee Cups in Chicago
Even in cities unfriendly to recycling, Starbucks is stepping up its recycling efforts.
Posted Jul 1, 2010
California Grocers Support Uniform Standard for Carryout Bags
California proposal would ban the free distribution of single-use carryout bags and require the sale of single-use recycled paper bags.
Posted Jun 3, 2010
Deal Reached for EPA Rules Vote
After the Memorial Day recess, the Senate will vote on reversing the agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted May 26, 2010
White House to Expand Auto Emissions Standards
The new fuel economy standards will be for cars and trucks, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Posted May 24, 2010
Sen. Murkowski to Seek Vote on Jettisoning Endangerment Finding
The measure would void a few EPA rules relating to greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted May 19, 2010
Coca-Cola Launches the Greening of the Nation's Capital
Coca-Cola reduces environmental footprint through green innovations and a recycling program with National Parks Service.
Posted May 3, 2010
PepsiCo, Waste Management Offer Recycling Kiosks
The Dream Machine kiosks reward users for recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
Posted Apr 23, 2010
Ottawa Campus Bans Bottled Water
Beginning September 1, students and faculty will have to find the nearest tap to quench their thirst.
Posted Apr 23, 2010
U.S. Rethinks Electric-Car Fuel Ratings
New policy would lower fuel estimates for Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, which earlier had promised 230 and 367 miles per gallon, respectively.
Posted Apr 20, 2010
Whole Foods Adds Car-Charging Station
Customers can "plug in" at Whole Foods' flagship store in Austin, Texas.
Posted Apr 13, 2010
Dasani Celebrates New PlantBottle Packaging
The green Dasani caps on new bottles deliver the recycling message worldwide.
Posted Apr 12, 2010
Green Continues to Be Good for Retailers
Mintel research shows consumers continue to buy natural, despite difficult economy.
Posted Mar 29, 2010
Coca-Cola, Molson Coors Are Going Dark
The companies are turning off the lights across the global in support of Earth Hour this Saturday.
Posted Mar 26, 2010
New Environmental Rest Stops Planned for Ohio Turnpike
Green rest areas will feature ethanol fueling stations and electric car recharging bays.
Posted Mar 25, 2010
Giant Eagle's GetGo C-Store Earns LEED Silver Status
The LEED designation builds on Giant Eagle's commitment to responsible resource use.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
Stripes Gets Energy Efficient
Stripes has received rebates for implementing energy-efficient solutions such as lighting and HVAC.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
PepsiCo Launches Program to Reduce Tropicana's Carbon Footprint
Initiative will test whether cutting-edge fertilizer has the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and alter agricultural landscape.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
Procter & Gamble to Launch 'Future Friendly' Campaign
The environmental initiative markets the company's eco-efforts and conservation education.
Posted Mar 18, 2010
EPA Losing PR War on Climate Change
The agency says it has "lost the messaging war."
Posted Mar 10, 2010
Climate Trio Hopes To Make Headway With Different Tack
Proposal for cap-and-trade alternative coming soon, with moderates on both sides remaining cautiously optimistic.
Posted Mar 4, 2010
California Passes Short-Term Beverage-Recycling Fix
California Grocers Association continues working on a long-term legislative fix to restore 'landmark' program.
Posted Mar 4, 2010
Senators To Propose Abandoning Cap-And-Trade
Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman to propose 'radical' overhaul of climate legislation while applying different carbon controls to individual industries.
Posted Mar 2, 2010
Walmart to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Global Supply Chain
The retailer will collaborate with suppliers and environmental experts to develop, measure and independently assess carbon reductions.
Posted Mar 1, 2010