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Bottle Wars: How Can We Keep It All Straight?

Add another 'new' bottle into the never-ending stream of the latest and greatest in bottle redesigns. Seems like there is something 'new' and 'green' almost every day. At least this bottle is actually green, in color, anyway. The newest addition to the long list of bottles is the 7UP EcoGreen, Canada's-and North America's-first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET. The company faced...

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Sustainable Beer Movement Hops Into Overdrive

Beer is big business. So it only makes sense for beer brewers of all shapes and sizes to embrace sustainable best practices in order to eliminate waste from their supply chains and boost the bottom line. Large entities like MillerCoors are releasing detailed plans on how they intend to reach their sustainability goals while small craft brewers and start-ups aim to build their brands on the back...

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Mike Keating on Mid-2011 Government Budgets

In this Expert's Corner, Mike Keating, senior editor for Government Product News, provides insight on how mid-year government budgets and spending will affect manufacturers. A slightly more robust economy and rising government revenues signal some improvement in government budgets for the remainder of 2011. Higher consumer spending and gross domestic product (GDP) growth — albeit at a slow...

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The Business Case for Workplace Diversity

No matter the organization or industry, critical competencies and opportunities for competitive advantage - such as talent retention, problem solving and innovation - can be improved by harnessing diversity, numerous studies show. As a result, companies are discovering that effectively managing a diverse workforce makes good business sense. Driven by a rapidly shifting demography, increased...

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Take a Vacation the Right Way

Many workers experience stress directly related to taking time off. Fortunately, the right planning can make going "on the job" to "on the beach" a relatively stress-free transition. While employed Americans have been dubbed workaholics due to extended overtime and vacation deprivation, the fact is that many of us need a break from work. In a recent CareerBuilder.com survey of 5,600 workers...

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Tips for Trade-Show Booth Success

Successful exhibitors use strategic business practices to convert prospects into clients. Here are a few methods to make your booth or exhibit stand out on the trade-show floor. On a particularly busy trade-show floor, attendees can face legions of booth exhibits, products and gimmicks. They also have their pick of which booths to visit and which exhibitors to do business with. Here are a few...

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The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies

In The Difference, Scott Page reveals that progress and innovation may depend more on diverse people working together and capitalizing on their differences than on lone thinkers with enormous IQs. In this landmark book, Scott Page redefines the way we understand ourselves in relation to one another. The Difference is about how we think in groups — and how our collective wisdom exceeds the...

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Company Spotlight: Aggressive Energy-Saving Practices Save Canon U.S.A. $300,000

An aggressive energy savings program conducted in five of Canon's U.S. offices, including its Lake Success headquarters, resulted in a reported savings of 2.7 million kilowatt-hours of energy, which translates into a savings of $300,000 in utility fees over the two-year period from 2009-2010. This savings roughly amounts to what is spent to run the Lake Success facility for four months. Canon...

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The Eco Pros and Cons of the Space Shuttle Program

Today's final landing of space shuttle Atlantis marks the end of an era for NASA, closing the careers of countless engineers, specialists, mission control personnel and even astronauts. The shuttle program was ground-breaking, innovative, exciting to witness and resulted in countless advances in technology of all kinds: spaceflight, engineering and telecommunications just for starters. One...

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Bullying Update: Horrible Bosses Edition

More than a quarter of U.S. workers have experienced some form of bullying at work, perpetrated most often by their boss, recent findings show. Following in the footsteps of Office Space, 9 to 5 and others, the newly released Horrible Bosses is Hollywood's latest humorous take on management-induced misery (and revenge). The newest in the genre offers three nightmare bosses: an overbearing psycho,...

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