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EPA Finalizes Shop Towel Rule


Green events blossom in St. Louis
Source: GreenBiz, 11/24/15
Summary: In the most recent P2 Impact column on GreenBiz, Jean Ponzi, green resources manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center, explains how businesses and event planners in St. Louis are seizing the business opportunities embedded in the trend toward zero waste.

Unilever Finds That Shrinking Its Footprint Is a Giant Task
Source: New York Times, 11/21/15
Summary: Unilever has pledged to cut its environmental impact in half while improving the health of one billion people, but sustainability is turning out to be complicated.

EPA Recognizes Governments, Organizations and Businesses for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts
Source: U.S. EPA 11/13/15
Summary: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA's Waste Wise program and EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. These collaborative initiatives apply sustainable materials management practices to decrease wasted food and municipal and industrial wastes in the United States, leading to economic and environmental improvements. EPA provides tools, resources and support to help participants establish baselines, set objectives, track progress and realize their waste reduction goals. EPA reviews the data submitted by participants by employing an extensive quality assurance process.

Chemical Reform and Reporting: What's Next?
Source: Environmental Leader, 11/17/15
Summary: Using safer chemicals and improving chemical reporting has become a top priority for companies as the federal government moves closer to chemical reform legislation and consumers increasingly demand safer products and product transparency. The last few years has seen retailers and manufactures including Target, Walmart and SC Johnson take steps to phase out hazardous chemicals in their products while the Retail Industry Leaders Association has rolled out an initiative designed to streamline the required safety data sheet process used by suppliers and retailers to exchange chemical and product information. These companies are on the right track. Chemical reform and stricter reporting guidelines are well underway -- and industry should prepare itself, say business and advocacy groups. Here's what to expect in the upcoming months.

What Will Revolutionize Sustainability Reporting in 2016 and Beyond?
Source: Environmental Leader, 11/13/15
Summary: Major players in the corporate reporting field joined forces this week to help businesses navigate the complex sustainability reporting landscape. In a move that they say will "revolutionize" reporting, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and Ecodesk created the Reporting Exchange, a freely available, multi-lingual, global sustainability reporting knowledge platform. This platform will provide businesses with relevant reporting information at the national, regional and international level, the partners say.

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

Hazardous Waste ManifestWatch the PNEAC Hazardous Waste Manifest Training Video

Spilled Drum Hazardous Material Reportable Quantity Release Calculator

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is an independent registration organization that recognizes those printers that have met the criteria that define sustainable business practices. Please visit the SGP website for more information.

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