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Bank of America to Power its North Carolina Headquarters with Solar Energy

Bank of America recently announced it is partnering with Duke Energy to power its headquarters and other Charlotte operations with solar energy. 

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Talking Trash: Discussing the Trends that Matter to the Nation’s Refuse Collection Fleet Managers with Don Ross, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at New Way Trucks

Question: What kind of innovation is happening in the solid waste collection space currently? Answer: There are numerous trends and innovations underway! As a refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, the industry trends we are most focused on include
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Ford Sets Course for Reaching Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Ford Motor Company set a target of reaching carbon neutrality globally within the next 30 years. The automaker’s strategy for achieving this new goal involves focusing on three areas that account for 95% of their emissions worldwide.

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80% of Pepsi’s Raw Agricultural Materials Were Sustainably Sourced in 2019

PepsiCo, Inc. recently published its 2019 Sustainability Report, which shows that nearly 80% of PepsiCo’s farmer-sourced agricultural raw materials, like potatoes, whole corn, oranges, and oats, were verified as sustainably sourced in 2019.

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IEA Details $3 Trillion Sustainable Recovery Plan to Revitalize Economies

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a new plan for governments worldwide that outlines policies and investments for making energy systems cleaner and more resilient.

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Airborne Microplastics Infiltrate U.S. National Parks, Study Finds

Half a century ago scientists began finding plastic pollution in the oceans. Three years ago reseachers started finding airborne plastic particles in remote, high-elevation areas of U.S. national parks. Now they’re starting to get a handle on how mu
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The World’s Trash is Increasingly Ending up in Incinerators

In both the U.S. and Europe “incinerators are becoming the most viable option for many municipalities to deal with much of their garbage.” This is partly due to the challenges associated with recycling coupled with the fact that many landfills are re
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Lyft Joins EV100, Committing to 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030

The US ridesharing company Lyft committed to reaching 100% electric vehicles for their platform by 2030. They also officially joined the Climate Group’s EV100 global electric mobility initiative.

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COVID-19 Drives Use of Plastic

Water bottles and plastic bags washing onshore is a common occurrence in Hong Kong, but now the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new type of garbage onshore – masks.  Waste reduction was planned for many countries in 2020 – but the pandemic has
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EU Wants Changes to Aviation Industry’s Carbon Emissions Calculations

The European Council wants to change the reference period used for measuring carbon dioxide emissions growth under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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