Key Notes Vol. 02 No. 48

Postal Reform Bill Earns Bipartisan Support in Congress – [Editors Note:  Mailers beware!  Don’t count on that exigent rollback just yet].  The latest push to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service appears to be gaining momentum, as lawmakers from both parties have thrown their support behind a recently introduced legislative reform measure.  The bill (iPost) …

Environmental Resources: Green Labeling

Confused by all the “green” claims by products on store shelves? There’s good reason to be. A recent study found that more than 95 percent of consumer products examined committed at least one offense of “greenwashing,” a term used to describe unproven environmental claims. This is according to TerraChoice, a North American environmental marketing company …

Environmental Resources: Forests and Chain of Custody

Forest certification is a tool that assures buyers of forest products that such products originate from well-managed forests. Credible programs are audited by third-party certifying bodies, and products are tracked from forest to end user through auditable tracking systems.

Read on to understand the importance, process and implication of working with forest-certified materials and service providers, …

Environmental Resources: Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations

Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations

An environmental nongovernmental organization (ENGO) is a valuable resource and catalyst for positive environmental education and change.  ENGOs can be viable partners for crafting corporate social responsibility strategies, but be sure to choose your organization wisely and match your company’s values to their expertise.

Paper consumers can engage with groups such as the Rainforest Alliance, …

Environmental Resources: Electronics and Plastics Recycling

According to Earth911, electronic waste, or e-waste, is generally considered anything that plugs into a wall or accepts batteries. E-waste has surfaced as an important issue, because it can be dangerous if disposed of improperly. Many major retailers have instituted take-back programs, and municipalities have created drop-off locations to help quell e-waste issues.

To bring you …