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Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.
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Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…
John Bradburn shows of GM's new material made from recycled plastic bottles.

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…
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The Business Case for E-Cycling

Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment…
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Listen Up! Recycling Can’t Support a Circular Economy Alone

Even if the recycling system was perfect, the fact still remains that we will always rely on a portion of virgin input materials.…
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H&M Unveils Conscious Collection, World Recycle Week Campaign

Last week, H&M hosted a preview at its gorgeous Fifth Avenue showroom to introduce the new Conscious Exclusive collection. The event was intended…

Healthcare Initiative is Changing the Way Hospitals Do Business

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a national call for health systems to improve patient care and cut costs by changing the way they…
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National Parks Tap Subaru for Zero-Waste Advice

Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That's about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going…
Starbucks, food waste, recycling, waste diversion, Leon Kaye

Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…
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New ‘Green Steel’ Micro-Mill for Oklahoma and Choctaw Nation

A new steel recycling plant offers economic opportunity for an Oklahoma community, with lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional plants.
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Four Paths to More Sustainable Plastics

Reducing petroleum feedstock in plastic by just 25 percent can decrease greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 16.5 million passenger cars from the…
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Energizer Announces New Batteries With Recycled Content

Energizer just announced a new rechargeable battery, the Energizer Recharge battery, that contains 4 percent recycled content by total weight.
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How America’s Recycling Crisis Threatens You

The global crash in commodity prices is one of the two major reasons reason why recycling economics have collapsed.
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The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…
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Plastics Industry Seeks More Zero-Waste Programs

One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.
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