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First sustainability standard for home washing machines

First sustainability standard for home washing machines

[highlight]Standard will help consumers, manufacturers identify environmentally responsible home clothes washers[/highlight] The main industry group representing appliance manufacturers in the US and Canada, together with a pair of advocacy groups for sustainability, has announced the first sustainability standard for clothes washing machines. The new standard from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group,… Continue Reading

National home sales rose 0.6 per cent in April: CREA

National home sales rose 0.6 per cent in April: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports once again that Canada’s housing market remains stable and balanced. Home sales across the country were up slightly in the month of April on a month-over-month basis. Compared to March, there were 0.6 per cent more sales nationwide; compared to April 2012, however, there were 3.1 per cent… Continue Reading

Big brand names to gather at Toronto packaging summit

Big brand names to gather at Toronto packaging summit

[highlight]Coca Cola, Nestle, Walmart, Unilever among heavy hitters to discuss sustainability in packaging[/highlight] The global packaging industry for consumer products is worth anywhere from $400 to $500 billion, according to an Ernst and Young study of the subject. Almost 70 per cent of that packaging is for food and beverages. It’s a vast, wasteful industry,… Continue Reading

Tridel gives $3 million to George Brown fundraising campaign

Tridel gives $3 million to George Brown fundraising campaign

George Brown College announced on Friday that its long-time supporter and partner Tridel Corporation has pledged a gift of $3 million to the college’s Success at Work fundraising campaign. It is one of the most generous gifts ever made to the college. To recognize the importance of the donation, the college will name its construction… Continue Reading

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