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This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.

Sustainability Can Be Profitable, Too

Doing good for the environment can save your business money, like in these four examples.

Forget Drones. 'RoboBees' and 'RoBirds' Take Flight.

Taking robotics to new heights, scientists and engineers are developing electronic bees and birds to help solve some critical environmental issues.

Prod a Product Into Double-Duty (Profit and Social Good) With 3 Questions

It's possible to broaden your startup's mission with an added corporate responsibility push.

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.

Tesla Motors Patents Now Available To Anyone

Elon Musk said the company is opening up its patents to competitors in 'the spirit of the open source movement.'

Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.

Photo-Taking Contact Lenses, Giant Crab Robots and Radiation-Blocking Underwear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads

Get this: An innovative billboard from a university in Peru cleans the air around it. Yup.

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.

This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.

3 Companies Who Make the Environment a Top Concern

Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.

'Gluten-Free' and 'Sustainable' Take Over Menus as New Healthy Buzzwords

A look at the key phrases restaurants are serving up for the health-conscious customer.

Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup.

The Multitrillion-Dollar Opportunity Open to Entrepreneurs

Think on a big scale. Developing solutions to environmental challenges and teaming up with big players can secure a profit for startups.

Engage Employees When Launching a Workplace Environmental Program

Win over leadership as well as rank and file workers with clear overarching objectives, specific goals winning plans and preliminary results from test groups.

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.

Chipotle Says Global Warming May Mean the End of Guacamole

The burrito chain has said that if climate change continues to adversely affect the weather, some options may be dropped from the menu.

Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH Cheeseburgers

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.

Why Are These Franchisees Ganging Up Against the Biofuel Industry?

Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchisees are joining together on an unlikely issue: our nation's fuel supply.

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.

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