Data centers, google, zero waste, waste diversion, recycling, electronic waste, e waste, leon kaye, silicon valley, food waste

Google’s Zero-Waste ‘Moonshot’ Could Inspire Other Tech Firms

Google says it is approaching waste diversion from both environmental and economic perspectives, and is reducing waste everywhere, from its data centers to…

Rock the Green: Groot Industries

This week we chatted with the folks at Groot Industries, a Chicago based waste management company who has partnered with Rock the Green.

Recycling Solar Panels Could Represent a $15 Billion Opportunity By 2050

Recycling solar photovoltaic panels is expected to represent a $US15 billion opportunity worldwide by 2050.
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New York Water Conservation Project to ‘Enthrone’ Oysters With Recycling

A new water conservation project in New York City deploys 50,000 oysters and 5,000 recycled toilets to help the Billion Oyster Project reach…
recycling, California, waste diversion, Leon Kaye, garbage, plastic, landfill

California’s Recycling Industry is in Rapid Decline

California is struggling to recycle its waste, including single-use disposable containers that are a lifeline for some of the state's poorest residents. Meanwhile,…
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GM Churns 2 Million Water Bottles Into Fleece

General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.
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2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Medals May Be Made from E-Waste

The 2020 Summer Games medals could be derived from electronic waste, mostly from computers and smartphones.

3p Weekend: Innovative Reuse Can Solve Our Waste Problem

To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America's largest waste streams and highlighted company…
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Samsung to Sell High-end Refurbished Cell Phones

Worldwide smartphone sales have been fairly flat recently in Q2 2016 with vendors shipping 343 million smartphone, yet Samsung has gained some market…
Natural capital, recycling, plastic, life cycle assessment, zero waste, waste diversion, Leon Kaye, American Chemistry Council, landfill

Industry Study Touts Environmental Benefits of Plastic

The American Chemistry Council insists via a commissioned report that plastic has an environmental impact far smaller than alternative materials such as glass…

Your Thrifted T-Shirt is More Than a Good Deal

On August 17, eager shoppers will hit their favorite thrift stores to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day in search of special treasures and…
Men's clothing finds a new owner at a Value Village store in Burien, Washington.

Businesses Create a Win-Win-Win With Nonprofit Partnerships

The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.

Making Golf ‘Greener’ in the 21st Century

Many Americans think of golf as an old sport with dated practices and traditions. This notion is prevalent on many levels throughout the…
China, Hong Kong, garbage, trash, recycling, Leon Kaye

Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…

Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…