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Yulex and the art of making treehugger rubber | Corporate Knights

How Yulex is commercializing “green” rubber made from a drought- and disease resistant dessert shrub | With a name like “natural” rubber, one might think the stretchy, waterproof stuff would have unassailable green cred. After all, humanity has been harvesting…

How International Council of Toy Industries polices factories to avoid worker harm | Corporate Knights

Mortally dangerous conditions remain a grim reality for workers at factories around the world. In September 2012, some 300 workers died in a garment factory fire in Pakistan, many because they were trapped behind locked emergency exits. Six months later,…

Axion International transforms plastic junk into rugged construction materials | Corporate Knights

Recycling mountains of plastic for smoother commutes, sturdier bridges and a cleaner environment. Every day, thousands of commuters on Miami’s rapid transit system are whisked to work cushioned by a bed of empty milk jugs, discarded laundry detergent jugs and…

How recovering water from fresh potatoes helps a PepsiCo chips factory turn off the taps | Corporate Knights

For PepsiCo, one of the world’s biggest makers of potato chips, the key to producing the crispiest chips possible is all about driving moisture out of raw potatoes. Paradoxically, though, potatoes are made up mostly of water. At a Walkers…