Thursday, February 3, 2011

SWEEEET! Ben & Jerry's to Convert Ice Cream Waste into Energy

Image courtesy of Paques

For green advocates like me, this is exciting news. Unilever is doing big things for its Ben & Jerry's factory in the Netherlands. It has begun the construction of a bio-digester. When its complete later this year, waste products will be turned into energy. In fact, it is believed that the process will provide 40 percent of the factory's energy requirements. Amazing!

I am immensely happy for all of the countries taking giant, environmental steps in the right direction. China cretainly deserves major kudos. They're outpacing everyone. I just wish more corporations in the United States could do this on a grand scale. We shouldn't have to wait until the next decade to start engaging the green technologies that could be saving the planet right now.

Bravo to Ben & Jerry's for being both visionary and responsible. To learn more about this project, click here.

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