Archive for July 9th, 2012
You might think that sustainable packaging should be a no-brainer: Find ways to deliver products in containers that don’t have to be incinerated or landfilled and don’t end up clogging waterways or floating in the ocean in gigantic plastic islands.
You could be forgiven for such an oversimplification. The problem of packaging is not small. As I wrote, packaging and containers make up 30.3 percent of the waste stream in the United States, or 38.94 million tons a year. It’s the largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the country and probably in the world, as well. Read the rest of this entry »
The nation’s first-ever Green Goods and Services report has been in the spotlight of scrutiny, as critics question whether the Obama administration is classifying a broad range of employment as green jobs for political intentions ahead of the November presidential election. The controversy highlights a central question: What exactly are green jobs according to the federal government? Read the rest of this entry »