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English Supermarkets To Start Charging For Plastic Bags?

English Supermarkets To Start Charging For Plastic Bags? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Environmental groups in England are demanding that shoppers pay for their single-use plastic bags.
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Will.i.am, Coca-Cola using recycled materials for high-end gear

Will.i.am, Coca-Cola using recycled materials for high-end gear | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Should headphones made out of recycled trash ever cost $349? It depends on how cool they are.
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Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now

Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse Right Now | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Here are 10 impacts we’re seeing right now that climate change is very likely worsening, in some cases playing a major role.
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Eco Friendly Olympics: Go for the Green - EcoPlum!

Eco Friendly Olympics: Go for the Green - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Are these the greenest Olympics ever?  Can building a city that will only be used for two weeks really be green?  Well maybe not totally green, but this year"s Games are the most eco friendly Olympics of our time.
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Fossil Fuel Supply Shortages Behind India's Largest Power Blackout Ever

Fossil Fuel Supply Shortages Behind India's Largest Power Blackout Ever | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This is in addition to massive transmission losses due to corruption and outright theft, as well as the age of the electric grid itself.
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Walmart hits solar milestone in San Diego with 100th rooftop array

Walmart hits solar milestone in San Diego with 100th rooftop array | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Retail giant Walmart is letting the sun shine on its California stores, installing its 100th rooftop solar array at a San Diego location. The expansion holds implications for the solar industry and Californians.
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EcoPlum Breaks Out BottleHood Eco Friendly Products for Home

EcoPlum Breaks Out BottleHood Eco Friendly Products for Home | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
EcoPlum Breaks Out BottleHood Eco Friendly Products for Home   Trash to Table Glassware from Reclaimed Sources EcoPlum, the green shopping rewards site, expands its online boutique with a unique collection of eco friendly products for the home...
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Designing Green with Robin Baron: How to Throw a Fab Green Party - EcoPlum!

Designing Green with Robin Baron: How to Throw a Fab Green Party - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Labor Day is on the horizon, which means that late summer parties are on the agenda. As the season comes to a close, why not mix it up by trying a “green” theme for your next event?
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Soybean-Based Tires Could Reduce Global Oil Consumption

Soybean-Based Tires Could Reduce Global Oil Consumption | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Goodyear is developing a plant-based vehicle tire that could deliver a better performance than conventional rubber tires,...
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Humans Cause 70 Percent of Loss of Arctic Sea Ice (Video)

Humans Cause 70 Percent of Loss of Arctic Sea Ice (Video) | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At least 70 percent of radical decline in sea ice around the Arctic is caused by human-induced climate change.
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Fracking: What Cuomo Won't (or Can't) Tell You

Fracking: What Cuomo Won't (or Can't) Tell You | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Great Fracking Race will only bring more natural gas to market which will be piped to U.S. coasts and sold overseas.
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Wolverines Need 'Refrigerators' and May Not Survive a Warming Climate

Wolverines Need 'Refrigerators' and May Not Survive a Warming Climate | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered wolverines cache their food in make-shift refrigerators, which will be lost in a warming world.
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Study: Symbolic, not Substantive, CSR Action Has Greater Positive Financial Impact · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Study: Symbolic, not Substantive, CSR Action Has Greater Positive Financial Impact · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An academic study suggests that symbolic environmental, social and governance actions have a greater positive impact on a company's market value than substantive actions.
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City to Use Converted Trailer to Teach Kids About Recycling - DNAinfo.com New York

City to Use Converted Trailer to Teach Kids About Recycling - DNAinfo.com New York | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The "Recyclarium" will be wheeled around to different city schools.
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Ford Launches New C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car

Ford Launches New C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ford's new C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid EV could expose the company to conservative anti-EV attacks.
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Activists Shut Down Largest Mountaintop Removal Mine

Activists Shut Down Largest Mountaintop Removal Mine | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This past weekend, 50 activists from around the country mobilized to stand up against Big Coal and Mountaintop Removal (MTR) in West Virginia.
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Climate Change Denier's Own Study Changes His Mind

Climate Change Denier's Own Study Changes His Mind | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Professor Richard Muller, one of the nation’s foremost climate change deniers, has finally changed his views on global warming thanks to a new study… his own.
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Inside the effort to strip toxics from U.S. hospitals

Inside the effort to strip toxics from U.S. hospitals | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Learn how the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations came together in support of healthier hospitals and a greener supply chain.
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Chronic Drought Will Become New Normal Across Parts of US

Chronic Drought Will Become New Normal Across Parts of US | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In addition to the impact on water availability, vegetation, biodiversity, a new study shows that chronic drought will also decrease carbon storage potential.
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25 Years After First Solar Restaurant, Germany Breaks 25% Renewable Energy Barrier

25 Years After First Solar Restaurant, Germany Breaks 25% Renewable Energy Barrier | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the Rappenecker Hütte celebrates 25 years as Europe's First Solar Restaurant, Germany sets a new record: more than 25% renewable energy in the first half of 2012.
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Can companies grow, and profit, with no impact?

Can companies grow, and profit, with no impact? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The idea that companies, even entire economies, could have "zero impact" may seem inconceivable. But some big players are starting to take it seriously.
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Safer Chemicals Act Passes Senate Committee Vote

Safer Chemicals Act Passes Senate Committee Vote | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Celebrate the first step towards safer chemicals in 36 years - the politicians are hearing the people's voices!
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EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage

EcoScraps makes millions getting stores to buy back their own garbage | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s hardly a secret that Americans not only consume massive amounts of food everywhere but also throw massive amounts away. Fortunately, a scrappy startup called EcoScraps is doing its part ...
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New Rating Tool for Sustainable Outfits

New Rating Tool for Sustainable Outfits | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A broad apparel-industry group is working on an index that will allow brands to score the sustainability of their products.
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