While much of the focus on the environmental practices of companies has focused on large corporations, smaller firms, which make up 98 percent of all companies in the U.S., have a key role to play. Although they may individually be small resource users and waste emitters, they cumulatively are a force, environmentally speaking. In this section we highlight ways that small companies can become more environmentally efficient, and the benefits that can come as a result of going green.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Scottsdale-based Mattrixx Initiatives Inc. after receiving more than 130 complaints that the company’s Zicam cold remedy products are causing them to lose their sense of smell.
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has suspended efforts to develop housing on a key Transbay District parcel after bids for the property came in “well below the potential value of the site in a healthier real estate market,” according to a memo from Executive Director Fred Blackwell.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. said a virus at Genzyme Corp.’s Boston-area bulk manufacturing plant, which last made BioMarin’s drug Aldurazyme in September, won’t have an impact on the supply of its drug or the Novato company’s revenue. (GENZ) (BMRN)
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Starbucks Corp. said it’s recalling 530,000 Chinese-made coffee grinders it sold for the past seven years, with some products not turning off or turning on unexpectedly and causing lacerations to some owners who were cleaning the grinders. (SBUX)
U.S. health care reform is on the horizon. This week in response to the growing health care affordability issue and its impact on small business, IFV News' Shea Maultsby spoke with Molly Brogan.
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The NSBA is the first and oldest national small-business advocacy organization in the U.S. Founded in 1937, this nonprofit represents America's Small Business Companies and Entrepreneurs, reaching more than 150,000 small businesses.