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National Retail Federation Honored By Environmental Protection Agency

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Washington—On Tuesday, Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the National Retail Federation (NRF) with its 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge in recognition to the NRF’s support for policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and enhance freight efficiency. “I commend the National Retail Federation for its level of commitment, …

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100 Retailers Say “No” to Dirty Gold for Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Just in time for Valentine’s Day, more 100 of the world’s leading jewelry retailers have committed to more responsible metals sourcing by signing the No Dirty Gold campaign’s Golden Rules. Among them: Ben Bridge, Boscov’s, Cartier, Fortunoff, JCPenney, Signet Group, Target, Tiffany & Co., Walmart and Zale. “Dirty gold just …

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Walmart, Target Pull Kids Jewelry, Toys Due to Lead Levels

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Oakland, CA—Target and Walmart removed children’s products including foam bead jewelry from their stores after independent tests showed they contained more lead than legal limits. The action came this week after research commissioned by the California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of lead, in violation of federal …