Posts Tagged ‘environment’

 

Instituting Green Logistics Initiatives in Your Supply Chain

The environmental space is not interested in whether your company makes money or not. Their main concern is how you are impacting our air, water and natural resources. Hazardous and solid waste disposal and packaging have been identified as the leading issues in green logistics. The industry is pushing for measures that will tighten up regulations in order to ensure that the carbon footprint left on this planet is minimal.

“Greening” is the term used for a wide range of environmental concerns, and is usually thought of in a positive way. It is thought of as something beneficial to the planet and to the people who inhabit it. In terms of “greening”  logistics, the industry has made great strides in the last decade to begin tightening the gap between what can impact the planet and what can still make a business profitable. The answer is reverse logistics.

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eCycling for Responsible Electronics Disposal

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) kicked off a national eCycling Leadership Initiative campaign to collect about 89 million cubic feet of electronic waste – enough to fill a 71,000-seat NFL football stadium.  This is the first ever industry-wide program to make consumers and industries more aware of the need to improve our environment, and to draw attention to the need for responsible disposal and recycling of electronic material.

According to CEA figures, 300 million pounds of electronic material was recycled in 2010. The goal of the initiative is to reach one billion pounds of e-waste by the year 2016.

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