At Hilton, U.S. Navy, recycling goes to the mattresses

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What do the U.S. Navy and a major hotel chain have in common? Both are huge consumers of mattresses -- and both are involved in pioneering mattress recycling campaigns. Mattresses are hard to get rid of, once they've reached the end of their usefulness. Their size and unwillingness to …

The Case for Clean Subsidies

Read the full post at the HBR Blog Network. In the absence of any real prospect for carbon taxes, it makes sense to support subsidies that ease the necessary shift to low-carbon economies. This not only helps businesses in the renewable energy industry. It can also help businesses in other industries by easing their shift …

Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites

Download the document. Cost is $52.20 for a hard copy. Across the United States, thousands of hazardous waste sites are contaminated with chemicals that prevent the underlying groundwater from meeting drinking water standards. These include Superfund sites and other facilities that handle and dispose of hazardous waste, active and inactive dry cleaners, and leaking underground …

Offsetting a Carbon Tax’s Costs on Low-Income Households

Download the document. Imposing a tax on carbon dioxide emissions would reduce the damage from climate change but would also impose a larger burden, relative to income, on low-income households than on high-income households. This paper evaluates two broad groupings of options for reducing the regressive effects of a carbon tax; one group of options …

Kimberly-Clark Professional Introduces Products With Alternative Fibers

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Kimberly-Clark Professional announced last week that it is the first major tissue manufacturer to introduce products that contain non-tree fibers to the North American market. The new products are part of its Kleenex and Scott lines, and will be showcased at Greenbuild 2012. The new products include 20 …

Behind the New Green Product Line at Walgreens

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Walgreens has launched its own line of “green” household products to be sold under the brand name “Ology.” The Ology brand includes everyday household products: baby and personal care products and household cleaners formulated without the use of harmful chemicals, energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, and paper products …