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Sustainability Investments Can Have Big Payoffs, Experts Say

8:47 AM MDT | September 22, 2009 | Vincent Valk

Investments in sustainability and energy efficiency can save significant sums of money in the long-term, said speakers at CW's webcast on Dow Chemical's sustainability, product stewardship and carbon impact journey, held earlier this month. Dow has achieved $5 billion from an initial $1 billion sustainability investment, mostly as a result of improvements in energy efficiency and intensity, says Don Weintritt, global supply chain director for Dow's technology and expertise center. Dow has also reduced its solid waste by 1.6 billion pounds, reduced water use by...

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