Lynda Pasacreta leads the Better Business Bureau’s green initiative

19 11 2007


(Image source: (c) 2007).

Dispatch from the Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C. (BBB) and Green Printer.

This past week, Wal-Mart’s “gone green” story flaunted the pages of CNN Money and scores of other major outlets. While the mammoth retailer’s CEO showed visible concern (is that a twitch we caught?) with the results of its environmental audit – which came out as a ‘mixed bag’ – analysts around the world begged the question, “has green become the new black?”

Increasingly, that answer is “yes”.

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IBM’s toxic, chemical ink dumping seeps into upstate New York country club

16 11 2007


Toxic inks dump in Lagos, Nigeria, 2007

For many, printing comes across as an environmentally benign industry – just how harmful can cartridge inks and paper be? This week’s investigation from the Press & Sun Bulletin (Birmingham, New York) suggests a darker story about the negative human health effects of traditional printing industry inks. Read the rest of this entry »

30 10 2007

Paper Mills Along China’s Second Largest Freshwater Lake Closed to Avoid Pollution



Over a 100 paper mills located along Dongting Lake, China’s second largest freshwater lake, were ordered to close after they failed to reduce pollution as promised.

The mills discharge chemical-laden waste into the lake, and Jiang Yimin, director of Hunan Provincial Bureau of Environmental Protection, was concerned that the mills were unable to control pollution.

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