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Powering The Wastewater Renaissance

Xylem Is Upgrading an Industry and Cutting Global Emissions in Half - at Neutral to Negative Cost
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Hidden away or underground, wastewater infrastructure is an essential component to growing, sustainable communities. Around the world, this infrastructure enables cities to develop, economies to grow and communities to thrive. It is also a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions, primarily due to inherent inefficiencies. (Source: EPA)

It’s Not the Pollen Count That’s Making You Miserable

By: Joseph Albright
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Do you blame the pollen count for your coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose? Do you track the pollen count and stay indoors on heavy pollen days? I hate to tell you, but the quality of air inside of buildings, where people spend about 90 percent of their time, is even more important to your health. Ironically, according to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted—and in some cases up to 100 times more polluted—than outdoor air. This is a significant issue in schools, where exposure to allergens, such as dust mites, pests and molds can trigger asthma symptoms.

Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

White paper explores the state of U.S. hydrogen fueling infrastructure, recommendations for further adoption
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development.

CSX Marks Sixth Consecutive Year on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) was named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, recognizing the company’s leadership in sustainable and responsible business practices.  CSX was the only U.S.-based railroad and one of only three transportation companies included on the North American index.

Mercedes-Benz Models with Environmental Certificates

Environmental protection from the beginning.
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"We strive to develop products that are highly responsible to the environment in their respective market segments – this is the second Environmental Guideline of the Daimler Group.“

The Second Lives of Lithium-ion Batteries

First on the road, then at home: after serving their time in electric vehicles, recycled lithium-ion batteries make ideal stationary energy storage devices.
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Lithium-ion batteries are the untiring driving force behind electric mobility. They deliver their full output on board vehicles for at least ten years. Nevertheless, there always comes a point where a battery makes its last journey and is duly removed from service. But even after completing their automotive stint, there’s still life in these power packs. These batteries are veritable treasure troves of raw materials.

Nespresso Joins Forces with Australia Post to Make Recycling More Accessible

Consumers can now recycle used Nespresso aluminium capsules at almost 20,000 drop-off points across Australia.
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Nespresso has announced a collaboration with Australia Post that will significantly extend the reach of its recycling program, particularly for those living in rural areas. By using a special post satchel, consumers can now mail their used aluminium capsules back to Nespresso through the post back program.

The new specially designed Australia Post recycling satchels can be posted at any one of Australia Post’s network of 4,000+ post offices and 15,000+ street post boxes, providing a nationwide recycling option, regardless of where consumers live. 

Ecolab Is Working to Solve the World’s Water Challenges

We're addressing today's water challenges by helping customers do more with less
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Fresh water is the world’s most precious natural resource. Water is critical for survival and to the production of the food we consume and products we use every day, but increasing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on the world’s limited supplies.

CSR Certificate Program - 2 Day Fall Offering by Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership & Governance & Accountability Institute

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New York, NYAugust 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute are partnering to offer the Fall 2016 CSR Certificate Program. The two-day sessions will be held on September 28 and 29 at the campus of the Business School of Rutgers University in downtown Newark, New Jersey.

Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities

Evaluating Through a Finance Lens
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As companies strive to remain competitive and profitable in today’s uncertain economy, asset transactions continue to play a leading role in their efforts to transform, adapt and re-invent themselves. A well-thought out and well-executed acquisition can bask even the most gloomy of balance sheets in sunshine by bringing rapid revenue growth, added geographic coverage, a complimentary value offering to customers or even entry to a more favorable space in a competitive market.  

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