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March 13, 2013
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Fighting air pollution has saved lives, money, economist says
    The Environmental Protection Agency has taken necessary steps to control air pollution and improve public health, largely on the basis of decades of study, said C. Arden Pope III, an economist who has contributed to key studies on particulates and air pollution. "The bigger the decline in air pollution, the greater the increase in life expectancy," he said. "There is no question that the efforts we've made, including the efforts of the EPA, have contributed to the success we've had in reducing air pollution." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Maximizing plastics use while minimizing waste
    Outright recycling of plastics can be difficult, expensive and laborious, but there are helpful alternatives that can reduce waste, writes professor Marino Xanthos. Reuse, new uses for recycled plastics and less use in original manufacturing are all ways to reduce waste in more economical ways, he argues. (Prague) (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why green marketers should care about household waste
    Helping consumers tackle household waste can help companies generate customer loyalty and media interest, writes Jacquelyn Ottman. "[H]ousehold waste prevention can lead to exciting new products while creating happier and more loyal consumers, and generating lots of free publicity," she writes. (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Focus 
  • Employers waiting to fill open spots, experts say
    While the number of job openings is increasing, hiring is not picking up speed, experts say. "There's a fear that the economy is going to go down again, so the message you get from CFOs is to be careful about hiring someone," says John Sullivan of San Francisco State University. "There's this great fear of making a mistake, of wasting money in a tight economy." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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