Carbon Counselor Blog

  • Carnival cruising to better fuel efficiency

    Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, is making an across-the-board energy conservation effort.  Dubbed the Fleet Fuel Conservation Program, the company has improved fuel efficiency 24 percent over the past seven years.

    The conservation effort has saved more than one billion gallons of fuel and reduced emissions by 12 million ...

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  • Mussel muscle: Nature’s super glue

    In an effort to find new adhesives that don’t contain chemicals such as benzene, toluene, acetone and phenol, an engineering team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed an all-natural alternative based on a common bivalve.

    The team claims that the glue is the world’s strongest protein-based underwater adhesive ...

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  • Nespresso pouring The Positive Cup

    Nespresso, Nestlé’s Swiss espresso coffee business, has announced a new business sustainability strategy called The Positive Cup.


    The company has targeted 2020 for the full implementation of its sustainability goals, including sourcing 100 percent of its Grand Cru coffees from established, sustainable farms across Africa and recycling 100 percent ...

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  • A decade of community recycling

    Residential recycling startup Recyclebank turned 10 this year and, to celebrate, CEO Javier Flaim discussed what it takes to get Americans interested in recycling.

    His top learning is that people need to be incentivized to recycle.  Messaging can range from basic educational information about recycling to messaging that makes people ...

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  • Tide cleaning up with cornhusks

    Did you know that laundry detergent has ethanol in it?  It’s a key ingredient in detergents, allowing better washing performance and stabilized formulations.

    Companies use either corn-based ethanol or petroleum in detergents.  Procter & Gamble (P&G), maker of Tide Coldwater, has announced that it is using a more sustainable method, ...

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