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Aveda, Cradle to Cradle, and a Paradigm Shift in Cosmetics

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[From GreenerComputing.com] Marc Gunther talks with Dominique Conseil, the president of cosmetics company Aveda, about the first-ever Cradle to Cradle certification for personal care products, how innovations in packaging can shift markets, and why he’s found no tensions between the company’s environmental and economic goals. Continue reading Aveda, Cradle to Cradle, and a Paradigm Shift in Cosmetics at GreenerComputing.com

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The Dirty Truth About (Some) E-Waste Collections

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[From Greener Computing] A new report just published by the Basel Action Network and the Electronics Takeback Coalition is highlighting the many issues and pitfalls around how the United States deals with electronic waste. The report concerns an Oklahoma-based e-waste recycler, a series of free public e-waste collection drives in western Pennsylvania, and the sticky morass that is U.S. e-waste export rules. A little background: BAN and Electronics Takeback have long been advocating for responsible e-waste policies in the U.S. Because this country is the only developed nation that hasn’t…read more

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At the Indian Point Nuclear Plant, a Pipe Leak Raises Concerns

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By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON — The discovery of water flowing across the floor of a building at the Indian Point 2 nuclear plant in Buchanan, N.Y., traced to a leak in a buried pipe, is stirring concern about the plant’s underground pipes and those of other aging reactors across the country. A one-and-a-half-inch hole caused by corrosion allowed about 100,000 gallons of water to escape from the main system that keeps the reactor cool immediately after any shutdown, according to nuclear experts. The leak was discovered on Feb. 16, according…read more

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Today is National Call-In Day to End Nuke/Coal Subsidies

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From: Nuclear Information and Resource Service Dear Friends, Today is National Grassroots Call-In Day to stop taxpayer subsidies for nuclear power and coal! Please take a moment to call your Senators and Representative and let them know billions of dollars of your money in subsidies for new nuclear reactors and coal plants are simply an unacceptable choice for our energy future and our planet. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121. And please take a moment to also send a letter to your Senators and Representative. You can send a letter to both of your Senators…read more

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