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“There’s Plastic..Then There’s Plastic.” Veggie-Plastic CEO, Joins Clamor for Elimination of Single-Use Plastic Bags.

“Plastic waste is a problem as big as the oceans where so much of it ends up killing wildlife and causing growth abnormalities in sea life such as shrimps,” commented Castagra Products, Inc. CEO Peter Roosen. “We got along very well before the advent of plastic bags and plastic containers. There are hundreds of millions [...]

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Should Sustainability Reporting Be Made Mandatory?

source   We all want to fit in and be liked. The same goes for companies. That’s why companies haven’t been jumping on the voluntary sustainability reporting bandwagon.   It’s like putting all of your dirty (or sustainably cleaned) laundry out there and waiting to see what the public thinks about you. I imagine it’s [...]

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How to Make Mining Water Sustainable

I was surprised to read that mining uses about 20% of the earth’s water. Although nearly everything needs water for production, such as food, plastic or cars, I couldn’t help but wonder why on earth so much water was needed for mining. Was it to rinse off huge, sparkling diamonds, or perhaps to quench the [...]

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Does Your Company Have a Sustainability Campaign?

Does your company have a sustainability campaign? If so, do you embrace the movement and really get behind it?   Here at Castagra, we do our best to lower our carbon footprint by practicing and encouraging sustainability techniques for all employees. For starters, we use very little paper. Instead, we have embraced technology and now [...]

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Great Industrial Blogs That Push for Sustainability

We write a lot about sustainability – like which companies are sustainable, or the techniques companies use to become more sustainable, or even how much money is spent on sustainability. But what about industrial blogs or professionals in the industrial business who push for sustainability?   Below are some great sustainable blogs in the industrial [...]

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Sustainable Manufacturing is a Natural Necessity

The manufacturing industry is a very lucrative business for countries.   And in the past 10 years, sustainability has played an important role in how corporations are perceived and how they handle themselves in an ever-growing demand for transparency from consumers. Environmental responsibility is not only good for business, it is becoming an integral part [...]

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New Startups Causing Waves in the Wastewater Industry

Innovative technology and wastewater knowledge are a killer combo if you want to tap into the wealth of the $600 billion wastewater industry. In fact, even actors are quietly backing environmentally enhancing wastewater technologies. Baswood, a company hailing from sunny Santa Barbara, California, is supported by Hollywood star Edward Norton who is a large advocate [...]

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Social Media Can Encourage Sustainability Growth in Organizations

source:   When I talk about social media with my parents, they look at me with a slightly vacant look in their eyes and their mouths are open ajar – enough for air to go in and out to stay alive. I then mention Twitter. Still nothing. Then I mention Facebook. Their faces light up [...]

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Is your industrial coating dead?

Millions of years ago there were tiny sea creatures called plankton swimming about in the ocean. They then died and sank to the bottom of the deep, dark sea along with a scattering of plants. Their remains were covered with mud that began to change into rock. The plant and animal remains were then cooked [...]

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