The State of Green Business, 2017 ByJoel Makower. Each year, we step back once a year from the headlines and conferences to assess how, and how much, companies were integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations. The report, published by GreenBiz Group in partnership with Trucost, provides a global view on sustainable business, from basic emissions to leadership attributes, such as how many stock exchanges around the world require listed companies to disclose environmental data, or the amount of money being divested from fossil fuel company stocks. Together, these and more than two dozen other metrics help paint a portrait of the evolving sustainable business landscape — how much activity is taking place, and how much more there is to do.
Check out our infographic for more details on the Top 10 States for LEED in 2016.USGBC just dropped its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes those states leading the way for sustainable building design, construction and transformation in 2016. Together, these states certified 309.12 million gross square feet of space and are at the forefront of the evolving green building movement.
Tires represent a serious environmental concern on several fronts. Part of the risk lies with their chemical makeup. Toxins released from tire decomposition, incineration or accidental fires can pollute the water, air and soil.
The recycling industry has long been recognized as one of the world’s first green industries, born out of the need to recover and conserve valuable resources. From the earliest of times, people recognized the intrinsic value of recycling and the benefits associated with using and reusing existing materials to create new products.
A new report from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) suggests that at the rate green building is growing in the U.S., it may represent more than half of all commercial and institutional construction as soon as 2016.
The recession hurt the scrap tire market as it did most other businesses, and it changed the sector in ways to which the industry must respond, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s chief scrap tire expert.
Electronic waste is among the most graphic examples of how the environment pays when businesses and consumers don’t.
The cold, hard fact is that our landfills are running out of room for waste, and some states are running out of space for landfills. If we do not recycle we will end up surrounded by our own waste.
Reduce, reuse and recycle are common words these days at workplaces across the United States. RubberForm Recycled Products in Lockport takes the green movement a step further: The owners refuse to put anything in a landfill.
A green company is spending green hoping to make more green by going green. Nothing is considered garbage to Rubberform Recycled Products.
I ran across this little nugget today while researching our wikiMHEDA headlines. With all the talk still circulating the industry about green technology, I found it interesting.
As someone who grew up just a few miles from an old tire dump, I’ve always hoped somebody would find a use for these unsightly, potentially hazardous, and seemingly useless rubber eyesores. Finally, some innovative companies are doing just that, including a new one in Lockport.