Used Electronic Products: An Examination of U.S Exports

Download the document. As the world's leading market for electronic products, the United States generates large quantities of used electronic products (UEPs) each year. UEPs are collected from consumers and businesses and evaluated for their value. They are classified as working electronic products and parts to be refurbished and resold, or as non-working goods to …

Call for Abstracts — Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference

Call for Abstracts: Due end of Monday, April 15th, 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time. Submit online Selection criteria The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral …

Manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002

Press release from the Energy Information Administration. Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to data released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Manufacturing gross output decreased by only 3 percent over the same period. Taken together, these data indicate a significant decline in the …

New tool enables companies to zero in on sustainable supply chain

Read the full story at GreenBiz. The rising problem of illegal logging is responsible for much of the world's loss of forests. Now, an important technology platform may help bring that to an end. Global Forest Watch 2.0 will bring near-real-time mapping and social networking together to quickly spot where deforestation is taking place and …

Nike moves faster to clean up its supply chain

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Nike has joined an innovative partnership that can more quickly clean up its supply chain by giving the company easy access to sustainable materials and chemicals. Through Switzerland-based Bluesign Technologies -- which has created a tool for improving supply chains in the textile industry -- Nike's suppliers will have …

Why disruptive sustainability is the new leadership framework

Read the full story at GreenBiz. At the recent GreenBIz Forum 2013 in New York, there was an informative and energetic panel discussion, “The Power of Wall Street in Promoting Sustainability,” with Erika Karp, head of UBS Global Research and Matt Arnold, head of environmental affairs at JP Morgan Chase. In trying to forge the …

Why water is a business issue

Read the full story at GreenBiz. [Editor's note: In honor of World Water Day today, GreenBiz is launching Liquid Assets, a monthly column that will explore water as a business issue and the ways in which companies can manage water-related risks in an increasingly constrained world.] Water has emerged as a prominent business and public …