This is a list of articles, how-to's, research papers, etc, all related to sustainability. The best of these articles get associated with sustainable solutions as a source of reference.
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Do you know how much bottled water Americans consume annually? Do you know how much money is wasted on bottled water? Do you know how many plastic water bottles get thrown in the trash every day? The sheer numbers are staggering
Submitted: 2012-10-22 20:45:52, Category: Consumer Products
The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the productís economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources required to produce the plastic bottles and to deliver filled bottles to consumers
Submitted: 2012-10-22 20:45:18, Category: Consumer Products
Lots of data on whether the full lifecycle of eReaders are really more sustainable than printed books.
Submitted: 2012-05-03 15:23:44, Category: Consumer Products
"But the question also arises, which is more environmentally friendly: an e-reader or an old-fashioned book?"
Submitted: 2011-11-09 22:09:39, Category: Consumer Products
Alagasco offers rebates for natural gas water heaters and dryers to commercial businesses located in Alabama.
Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:26:01, Category: Consumer Products
Alagasco offers rebates on natural gas appliances to Alabama residents.
Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:24:22, Category: Consumer Products
Both Pepsi and Coke are testing plant-based plastics for bottling.
Submitted: 2011-03-16 15:23:32, Category: Consumer Products
Great real-life figures, in years, for the life of everything from security systems and air conditioners to gas ranges and refrigerators.
Submitted: 2010-10-20 20:58:50, Category: Consumer Products
"If blades were designed for better aerodynamic efficiency, instead of for being stamped from sheet metal as cheaply as possible, the electricity consumption of many cooling systems could, he says, be cut by a third."
Submitted: 2010-07-28 18:42:20, Category: Consumer Products
A nice tool for visualizing the energy use of various home appliances
Submitted: 2010-05-07 13:28:11, Category: Consumer Products
Kids are learning it at school, we've all heard about it - it has become an environmental mantra. Our family recycles where we can - paper, tins plastic, compost.
Submitted: 2010-04-05 02:46:44, Category: Consumer Products
While that may seem self-evident, until this study no one knew if the production of LED lamps required more energy than needed for standard incandescent bulbs.
Submitted: 2009-12-01 21:42:56, Category: Consumer Products
New California standards for TVs, which take effect Jan. 1, 2011, are similar to those imposed on refrigerators, air conditioners and dozens of other household appliances since the 1970s.
Submitted: 2009-11-19 16:02:52, Category: Consumer Products
A glowing review of a new type of rechargeable AA battery that outperforms existing rechargeable and single-use models.
Submitted: 2009-11-09 17:53:23, Category: Consumer Products
Details on the impact of meat production
Submitted: 2009-10-09 13:44:14, Category: Consumer Products
Analysis of the CO2 produced by purchasing music through various channels.
Submitted: 2009-08-18 14:39:09, Category: Consumer Products
Plastic was one of the great innovations of the 20th century, but German scientists believe a new invention, liquid wood, could soon supplant the chemical in terms of everyday usefulness.
Submitted: 2009-01-20 14:42:52, Category: Consumer Products
An interview with the creators of a film showing the ridiculousness of the bottled water industry.
Submitted: 2008-11-27 21:35:50, Category: Consumer Products
Amazon now has a category just for green products. A good idea, no doubt.
Submitted: 2008-08-14 19:15:24, Category: Consumer Products
Good details on how bad gas-powered lawn mowers can be, and some alternatives.
Submitted: 2008-06-13 14:33:45, Category: Consumer Products