Corporations learning the real value of materials recycling

Reduce-Reuse-RecycleLarge corporations are beginning to get that recycling – the 2nd of the “3 R’s” – can really pay back. With the launch of the new National Materials Marketplace, more than 20 companies with U.S.-based operations are avoiding waste by turning it into raw materials for other companies’ use.

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Corporate sharing of green patents can benefit the environment

Many large corporations hold the patents to green innovations – be it new technology or useful green products. And because these patents / products are often at the core of those companies business, they don’t like to share their “goodies”.

Enter the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD, a global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development that’s led by CEO’s. WBCSD created Green Patent Commons (aka Eco-Patent Commons) in order to foster efficiency and environmental sustainability.

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