Toyota Environment

sustainability_studiesBy Angie Barmer

In addition to rolling out a plethora of Toyota Corollas every day, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. facility in Blue Springs is also deemed the model sustainable assembly plant for North American operations.

This is due to the many environmental and sustainability practices that are in place every day at the 1,540-acre Blue Springs facility. Performance, biodiversity, community education, and renewable energy are the keys to these daily practices at TMMMS. (more…)

Antibacterial chemicals need to be banned in consumer products, new study says

antibacterial soap

new report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association wants two antibacterial chemicals to be banned completely from the market. Triclosan and triclocarban are common additions to liquid hand soaps and a wide range of skin care products and are supposed to perform antibacterial functions, but CELA’s study in the Great Lakes region has shown that they pose serious risks to the environment and to human health. (more…)