Daily Archives: November 12, 2009

Death to Receipts! How can we trash them?

Read the full post at The Big Money. It’s Apple’s (AAPL) fault I hate receipts. A few years ago, I grabbed some computer accessory off an Apple Store shelf and brought it to the cashier. I pulled out my paper-stuffed … Continue reading

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Smart Commuting Could Save 4.6 Million Work-Hours per Day

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Out of the 26 million hours a day British workers spend commuting to and from work, 4.6 million of those hours are wasted, according to a survey released this week during National Commute Smart … Continue reading

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TV Recycling Picks Up Speed with LG, Waste Management Partnership

Read the full story at GreenBiz. LG Electronics yesterday announced a new partnership with Waste Management that aims to keep thousands of now-outdated displays out of landfills. The two firms are teaming up to recycle televisions and computer monitors from … Continue reading

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How Second Place (or Third) Can Mean a Win for Designers Everywhere

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Never has losing an awards competition felt so good. The Cooper Hewitt People’s Choice Award was the only category in the Smithsonian Institution’s recent National Design Awards to be opened to public voting, and … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box on Packaging Design

Read the full story at GreenBiz. [Editor’s Note: GreenBiz.com is pleased to present the second in a series of excerpts from Dave Douglas’s new book, “Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering.” Read part one: “The Big Picture on … Continue reading

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Perkins+Will Launches First Chemical Blacklist for Building Designers

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Architectural design firm Perkins+Will has created a list of 25 chemicals that are commonly used in the building industry but also pose a number of health threats to humans and the environment. With its … Continue reading

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Study Analyzes Food Waste in Britain

Read the full post at Green Inc. A new report from Britain has found that more than $20 billion of consumable food and drink is throw away in the country each year. The study by the Waste and Resources Action … Continue reading

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The Big Issue: Plastic Bags

Read the full post at Earth911. Over the past year, the buzz about paper, plastic and reusable bags has grown louder by the day. In the last two years, four states – California, New York, Rhode Island and Delaware; five … Continue reading

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The 411 on Toilet Paper

Read the full post at Earth911. George Costanza of Seinfeld once said that toilet paper hasn’t changed in his lifetime and probably wouldn’t change in the next 50,000 years. While it’s that true toilet paper as we know it today … Continue reading

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Back To Basics: Your Trash Can

Read the full post at Earth911. With everything from climate change to the new energy bill at the forefront of the environmental sector, we can sometimes forget about the little things that make a difference. For example, leaky faucets can … Continue reading

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