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A business prescription for reducing toxic chemical use
Source: GreenBiz, 10/18/17
Summary: Amidst the conversation about the need for reduced use of toxic chemicals and greater investment in "greener" chemistries for products, industrial processes and supply chains, a core question is "What's the business case?" or sometimes simply, "What's in it for me?" A new compilation of case studies by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell and the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) offers some answers.
What LEED Did for Buildings, Sustainable SITES Will Do for Landscapes -- and Not a Moment Too Soon
Source: Retrofit, 7/17/17
Summary: At the forefront of this movement toward "greening" our landscapes is the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES), a program based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed, and maintained to avoid, mitigate, and even reverse the detrimental impacts of urbanization and development.
Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed'
Source: NPR, 10/3/17
Summary: Distillers like Misadventure Vodka and Ventura Spirits are getting creative when it comes to reducing food waste.
Industrial Companies, Municipalities 'De-risk' Existing Water Supplies w/Wastewater Reuse Plans
Source: Environmental Leader, 9/13/17
Summary: Climate volatility has led to an increasing focus on resiliency and water supply risk, both for companies and municipalities, and that focus is driving investment in water reuse/reclaimed wastewater solutions. While much of the focus has centered on municipal utilities, industrial companies are also expanding their role in water reuse adoption to supplement their ongoing water needs, according to a new report from Bluefield Research.
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region
Source: Phys.org, 8/31/17
Summary: Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say.
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