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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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What Happens to Donated Clothing?

Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I…
The "Give a Sh!rt" installation in downtown Toronto seeks to bring attention to the world's clothing waste problem.

3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire…
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Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive…
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From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…
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Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs -- reduce, reuse, recycle -- probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don't know these repeating consonants…
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Apple Wants To Make It Harder To Fix iPhones

Three U.S. states aim to pass 'right-to-repair' legislation -- which requires electronics manufacturers to give buyers the information needed to replace parts. But…
Bombshell pieces and unexploded ordinance recovered in Laos.

Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to…
More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but the majority of North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found. The key to diverting textiles from landfills, the thrift chain says, is education.

Education and Awareness Crucial to Stop Landfills from Becoming Laundry Piles

More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but most North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found.…