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Instead of becoming trash, Danville recyclables transported to various locations to begin new life

Instead of becoming trash, Danville recyclables transported to various locations to begin new life Danville Public Works Director Rick Drazenovich shows where plastic is sorted and compacted at the Danville facility.   By: John R. Crane | Register & Bee On a cloudy and warm day just after noon, a Danville employee driving an orange-and-black skid […]

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Canon shows off innovation at its Newport News facility

Canon shows off innovation at its Newport News facility Daily Press | June 5, 2019 | By Tara Botizk Folks driving by Canon Virginia Inc. in Newport News may not realize the company is a manufacturing innovator that works to solve problems for other businesses, a company official said. When people think of it, they […]

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Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging

Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging Business News Daily | By Andrew Martins | June 4, 2019 More than 80% of survey participants said they felt it was “important or extremely important” for companies to design environmentally conscious products. Given nine industries to select from, 1 in 4 respondents said they felt the chemical […]

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Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348

Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348 By Valerie Gotten | California Newswire RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy sector jobs will be easier to find following Governor Northam’s approval of HB2008 / SB1348 earlier this year. The legislation creates a 17th Energy Career Cluster in the […]

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Mondelez making strides in sustainable, mindful snacking

Mondelez making strides in sustainable, mindful snacking 05/20/2019 | Food Business News | Eric Schroeder DEERFIELD, ILL. — Mondelez International, Inc. used less energy, water and waste, and focused more on the end-to-end impact of its snacks, in 2018, part of the company’s mission to empower people to snack right, according to its 2018 Impact […]

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Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy

Coalition of unlikely allies calls on state to break up utilities, deregulate energy The Washington Post | By Gregory S. Schneider | May 7 RICHMOND — Nine organizations from across the ideological spectrum have formed an unlikely alliance to call for changes in the way Virginians get their electricity, including breaking up the state’s monopoly utilities and letting […]

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Historic Ship To Permanently Dock In Alexandria, Expected To Boost Waterfront Businesses

  Historic Ship To Permanently Dock In Alexandria, Expected To Boost Waterfront Businesses Courtesy: Tall Ship Providence Foundation The replica of the Providence that will dock on the Alexandria waterfront September 10, 2018  |  Jon Banister, Washington D.C.  Biz Now Alexandria has been pushing to boost activity along its waterfront to support Old Town’s businesses, […]

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Merck plans $1 billion expansion in Rockingham

Merck plans $1 billion expansion in Rockingham May 6, 2019  |  Virginia Business The pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. Inc. plans to invest up to $1 billion in stages over the next three years to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Rockingham County. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company will add 120,000 square feet to its existing […]

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Northam appoints GOP Sen. Wagner to be deputy lottery director

Northam appoints GOP Sen. Wagner to be deputy lottery director By Patrick Wilson  |  May 3, 2019  Richmond Times Dispatch Continuing a tradition of lawmakers transitioning into pension-fattening state jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam appointed state Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach — one of four Republican senators who helped Democrats pass Medicaid expansion in 2018 — as […]

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Va. won’t cap CO2 with 9 other states — for now

Va. won’t cap CO2 with 9 other states — for now E&E News | Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter | Friday, May 3, 2019 Gov. Ralph Northam signed a budget yesterday barring Virginia from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade program encompassing power plants in nine Northeastern states. The move amounted to […]