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How accountants can save the world - maybe

By Jo Mackness

- Published on June 26, 2012 by www.greenbiz.com

Will accountants save the world? That was one of the most provocative questions to come out of the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development last week. While it will take some time to get an answer to that question, the fact t…

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Nestle Easter Eggs' 100% Recyclable Packaging Saves 726 Tons of Plastic Waste

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- Published on March 20, 2012 by www.environmentalleader.com

Nestle UK & Ireland has converted to 100 percent recyclable packaging on its Easter egg confectioneries by replacing rigid plastic with cardboard. The move is expected to save an estimated 726 tons of plastic waste going to landfill per year, based on a comparison of the weight of plastic used in 2008 to manufacture Nestlé’s Easter egg boxes, the company said.

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Nestle Easter Eggs' 100% Recyclable Packaging Saves 726 Tons of Plastic Waste
Keeping the Sea Safe from Plastic

By Caroline Winter

- Published on January 9, 2012 by Businessweek

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of trash in the North Pacific, spans hundreds of miles. The waste, much of it plastic, is suspended like confetti under the waves and on the surface. “It’s so dilute, it’s probably impossible to clean up,” says Henry Carson, a professor of Marine Science at the University of Hawaii. “Our best bet is to start by not putting any more plastic in.” Keeping litter out of the ocean isn’t easy, though, and most biodegradable plastics don’t break down well in marine environments—they require the relative warmth of soil or a compost heap. A new plastic on the market degrades quickly both on land and in seawater.

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Keeping the Sea Safe from Plastic
Method Debuts New Wave Bottle Made From Plastic Ocean Trash

By Leslie Guevarra

- Published on November 15, 2011 by GreenBiz.com

Method, the company that used green chemistry to turn age-old concepts for making and marketing soap on their head, has come up with another innovation that explodes a long-held idea - that the trash trapped in the North Pacific G…

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Method Debuts New Wave Bottle Made From Plastic Ocean Trash
 

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