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SustPack 2017: Donut Economics, Private-Sector Leadership, and US Recycling

Last week’s SustPack 2017, a joint project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, was centered around the Inputs, Outputs and Impacts of Packaging in Supply Chain Sustainability...

Understanding Life Cycle Impact Assessment Process: Part I–Overview and Fate kick off a three-part look at Life Cycle Impact Assessment, one of the key steps in Life Cycle Assessment, with a look at Fate: how do we account for the characteristics of emissions, and their environmental concentrations post-release?

After Eight Years, a Strong Report Card for RGGI

Eight years after its launch, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade program has made big reductions in emissions from Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic power plants, while also boosting energy efficiency, spurring the transition to clean energy, and improving public health.


Nature’s Powerful Lessons for Leaders of Sustainable Enterprises

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What can businesspeople learn from Nature? Plenty, says educator and leadership consultant Stephen Jones, who shares the story of a private lesson he received one morning in Alaska.


Business Logic Says Energy Star Should Stay in the EPA

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Everyone wants to eliminate government waste but the Energy Star program is the opposite of wasteful. It deserves to keep its current status and funding under the EPA.