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Scott Pruitt Forgot Something in His First Address as EPA Head: The Environment

Scott Pruitt Forgot Something in His First Address as EPA Head: The Environment | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This week Scott Pruitt gave his first address as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Strikingly absent from his speech: the environment.
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Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study

Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
More than 90% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsibl
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HP Pledges to Slash Emissions 25 Percent by 2025

HP Pledges to Slash Emissions 25 Percent by 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The computer hardware giant HP plans to aggressively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. And that's not all.
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Timberland walks the extra mile to end plastic waste

Timberland walks the extra mile to end plastic waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The footwear giant cleans up its supply chain by partnering with a startup that promises to add financial value and empower workers in Haiti.
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Is a carbon tax on consumption the happy medium we've been looking for?

Is a carbon tax on consumption the happy medium we've been looking for? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here’s a better way to regulate carbon — and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate.
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Indoor Farming Takes Root at California Startup

Indoor Farming Takes Root at California Startup | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A California startup is working on growing vegetables for the local market at a tricked-out warehouse. Plenty United’s aim is to produce for ‘people, not trucks.’
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Most Companies Say Trump Will Have 'No Impact' on Sustainability

Most Companies Say Trump Will Have 'No Impact' on Sustainability | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of companies with revenues greater than $1 billion said the current administration will have “no impact” on their sustainability strategy.
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M&S and Unilever promise plastic redesign to cut waste

M&S and Unilever promise plastic redesign to cut waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Predictions that our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050 have forced brands to rethink packaging
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From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the 'New Plastics Economy' means

From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the 'New Plastics Economy' means | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fifteen global brands pledged to find replacements for polystyrene, expanded polystyrene and PVC. What's next?
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.
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Sky's #OceanRescue Campaign Aiming to Put an End to Ocean Plastic Pollution | Sustainable Brands

Sky's #OceanRescue Campaign Aiming to Put an End to Ocean Plastic Pollution | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Based on the statistic that plastic now accounts for 95% of the trash in our oceans, UK broadcasting company Sky has launched an extensive TV and social media campaign to increase awareness of the "major challenge" of plastic pollution in the oceans – along with consumers' role in creating it, and helping to end it.
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The Denver Green Roof Initiative would require gardens in the sky - Denverite

The Denver Green Roof Initiative would require gardens in the sky - Denverite | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Denver voters could be asked if they want to require rooftop gardens on larger buildings.
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Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles

Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?
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Polar ice reaching alarming low levels at both ends of the Earth

Polar ice reaching alarming low levels at both ends of the Earth | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sea and land ice at both poles crept toward alarming seasonal lows this week. Freak heat waves in the high Arctic have kept ice from forming at the usual winter rate, and now summer down under is taking its toll on the world’s largest ice sheets:

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Scientists propose giant air conditioning system to 'refreeze' the Arctic

The ambitious plan from physicist Steven Desch could add an average of 3.2 feet to the thickness of Arctic sea ice.
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The Compost King of New York

The Compost King of New York | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
What happens to food scraps after the city takes them? Soon a large fraction will wind up on Long Island, where Charles Vigliotti hopes to turn them into profit.
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Waste Management to Fuel Trucks from Landfill Methane - Environmental Leader

Waste Management to Fuel Trucks from Landfill Methane - Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Waste Management is investing $30 million in new technology that will make enough natural gas to power 800 of its trucks.
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'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Part Of Oceans

'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Part Of Oceans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There's literally no escaping mankind's mess.
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UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year

UPS to Boost Onsite Solar By 500 Percent This Year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
UPS plans to invest $18 million in solar installations this year, increasing its onsite solar power generation capacity fivefold.
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Trump Policies Unlikely to End Sustainable-Investing Trend

Trump Policies Unlikely to End Sustainable-Investing Trend | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Fund Fiend: The Trump era could hinder the performance of some mutual funds that focus on sustainable investing in the short term, but it won’t put the brakes on the booming trend of investing based on environmental, governance and social factors.
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Inside the House Bill That Would Close Down the EPA

Inside the House Bill That Would Close Down the EPA | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman's proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit takes a closer look
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Unilever's game-changing decision to reveal fragrance ingredients

Unilever's game-changing decision to reveal fragrance ingredients | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Listing of specific ingredients under the mysterious "fragrance" catch-all has never been required by the government; Unilever's voluntary move to list them is a big deal.
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Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020

Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020.
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This plastic bag is edible, compostable, even drinkable

This plastic bag is edible, compostable, even drinkable | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This company from Bali chose to address plastic pollution through better design, rather than waiting for a behavioral shift in consumers.
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