Poop: the New Alternative Paper Source?

An Israeli entrepreneur has come up with a plan to make paper from human waste. This might sound unsavory, but Rafael Aharon sees an untapped…

Can Terracycle Convince American Parents to Recycle Dirty Diapers?

Terracycle is no stranger to challenges. The company actually seems to thrive when it comes to exploring new ways to upcycle and recycle…
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NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

NASA and NIKE kicked off “LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Challenge” to find 10 “game changing” innovations that could revamp current waste management systems.
Lowes, corporate social responsibility, Leon Kaye, women builders, Habitat for Humanity, Women Build program, recycling, CFLs, solar, green building, supply chain

Community and Recycling Among Highlights of Lowe’s 2011 CSR Report

From environmental conservation, supplier diversity to community development, Lowe's 2011 CSR report is full of highlights.

Cash for Trash: Innovative Companies Profitably Upcycle, Recycle and Reduce Waste

Upcycling is a hot new trend that is good for business and good for the environment. So why are Zero Waste advocates so…

Local Governments Start Recycling, Environmentalists Halt

In a tragic twist of unbridled proportions, Conservatives have started recycling, but Environmentalists have ceased recycling actions. What stimulated this sudden role reversal?…

Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…

The Rising Trend of Take Back Programs

A number of companies have take back programs that allow customers to return products at the end of their life cycles.

As You Sow on Creating Greener Solar PV Panels

Surveying solar PV manufacturers around the world, a non-proift, in conultation with a wide range of experts, establishes environmental, health & safety, and…
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McDonald’s Considers Replacing Foam Cups With Paper

Yesterday McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant would test the use of paper coffee cups instead of foam in 2000 of its…

GM Receives Award for Waste-Management Progress

General Motors received an award for its innovative approach to waste management.

Funding Closes on First Nationally Focused Impact Investment Fund

SJF Ventures and Citi Community Capital, Citigroup's community lending and investment group, announced the closing of SJF Ventures III LP, the first nationally…

US Company Makes a Bang With Microgrid Power Generation in India

US company, Mera Gao Power's low energy solar panels provide electricity in remote Indian villages. They aim to electrify 100,000 by 2016.

Lego Invests $532 Million in Wind Energy

The world’s most famous toy company, Lego, recently announced a massive investment in wind energy. Kirkbi A/S, the family holding company that owns Lego,…
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Forget Recycling: Here Comes Edible Packaging

Food packaging is a major contributor to the waste stream, and emerging edible packaging pioneers Monosol and WikiCells aim to eliminate this. But…