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  • Wal-Mart Mexico to Promote “Green” Products / Wal-Mart de México promoverá productos “verdes”

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Walmart stores across Mexico and their suppliers* have launched for “Earth Month” (April 16 to May 3) an aggressive environmental awareness campaign in the press, radio and television promoting sustainable products and showing that purchasing them does not hurt the customers’ budgets.
    “At Wal-Mart de México we work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to encourage them to […]

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    Colombia Gets Producer Responsibility Agreement for End-of-Life Lighting

    Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

    Colombia’s Environment Ministry (MAVDT) has signed a convenant with nine of the most important lamp manufacturers and importers — Osram, Philips, GE, Havells Sylvania Colombia, Carrefour, Greenlight, Mecanelectro, Sodimac Colombia — to take charge of electrical and electronic lighting at the end of their product life.  The companies agree to:

    Advance efforts to design and implement […]

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    World’s First Power Transformers That Run on Vegetable Oil

    Thursday, May 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Minas Gerais Power Company (Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais – Cemig) — the main power company for Brazil’s central mining and industrial state of Minas Gerais, announced that it plans to switch its power transformers on its grid to utilizing solely vegetable oil as its insulating fluid. Cemig claims that […]

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    Sparking Creative Eco-Thinking

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    I ran across a news brief about this contest the other day over at Treehugger. if you’re not familiar yet with Treehugger, you should check it out. A great site on ecological issues and thought, particularly eco-design and environmentally friendly products and services. [And no, they did not pay me to say […]

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