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15 Green Tech Innovations

Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
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Styrofoam peanuts have all-but disappeared from many manufacturers' shipping shelves. Boxes are smaller -- and less expensive to make and ship -- and software developers primarily sell their wares via unpackaged downloads instead of through costly cartons delivered to stores in gas-powered, rubber-wheel-spinning trucks. Most, if not all, manufacturers are scrutinizing their packaging costs, with many looking to use renewable resources to safeguard items. Evocative Design, for example, created EcoCradle, a biodegradable and home-compostable packaging material from seed husks and mushroom roots.

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