The LCA reviewed the environmental impact of reusable plastic containers and display-ready corrugated fiber containers and non-display-ready corrugated fiber containers for packaging produce.
March 20, 2017
IFCO Systems US, Tampa, Fla., released the results of its updated report, showing IFCO’s reusable plastic containers (RPCs) deliver greater environmental savings for delivering fresh produce in North America than the use of single-use corrugated fiber containers.
Over the next five years, the cumulative U.S. solar market is expected to nearly triple in size, even as a slight dip is expected in 2017.
March 13, 2017
The U.S. solar market experienced its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record and adding more electric generating capacity than any other source of energy for the first time ever, according to GTM Research, Boston, Mass., and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Washington, D.C.
The types of investments companies made include quantifying and monitoring food loss and waste, training staff on practices to reduce waste, changing food storage and handling processes, changing packaging to extend shelf life, changing date labels and other staff and technology investments.
March 7, 2017
New research finds that for every $1 companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs, providing concrete evidence of the clear return on investment from food loss and waste reduction.
Likewise, Americans increasingly view global warming as a threat.
March 6, 2017
A nationally representative survey conducted shortly after the presidential election finds that the number of Americans “very worried” about global warming has reached a record high (19%) since first measured in 2008.
As much as 30% of water utility operating expenditures can be improved almost immediately through more dynamic and real-time system monitoring.
March 2, 2017
Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with municipal water utilities, which see data and analytics as critical tools for overcoming the age-old issue of crumbling water infrastructure.
As forklifts and pedestrians move among machinery and valuable product, the risk of injury and damage is significant when left uncontained. To mitigate these risks, many facilities implement visual communication systems, barriers or a combination of both.
The state-of-the-art user facility features labs for manufacturing prototypes, testing devices and integrating systems.
February 20, 2017
The Clean Energy Institute (CEI), a research unit at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Wash., created the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to increase the rate at which breakthrough science and engineering discoveries turn into market-adopted clean energy technologies.