recycling

Metro Vancouver to Ban Organic Refuse From Landfill By 2015

Tall, colorful recycling bins are a common sight in Vancouver, BC Canada. The Greater Vancouver Regional District (also known as Metro Vancouver, or…

Can Houston Become a Recycling Leader?

Ready to throw in the towel when it comes to getting people to change their recycling habits, Houston officials have decided to reach…

eRecyclingCorps:10 Million Cell Phone Trade-Ins Since 2009

eRecyclingCorps (eRC) achieved 10 million cell phone trade-ins since 2009.

Recyclebank, Coors Partners on New Aluminum Recycling Program

Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.

Making Sense of the Circular Economy

The circular economy, a concept developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, offers a path to economic growth and environmental sustainability in a world…

Will the 2013 Inauguration Be the “Greenest” One Ever?

The 2013 Inauguration event organizers are paying more attention to sustainability than in previous inaugurations, mostly on recycling projects.

Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.

Belgium Hosts Europe’s Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe.…

The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.

A Bumper Crop of Waste Diversion: Ford’s Recycling Program at 10 Years

One of Ford’s waste diversion initiatives, called the “Ford Core Recovery Program,” keeps adding new parts to the company’s recycling list.

Swiss Recycling Efficiency in Egyptian Slums

What if I told you that the renowned Swiss efficiency was being far outpaced by the efforts of a few small business owners…

Could Forever 21 Do Clothing Take-Backs?

Imagine a world where Forever 21 and other purveyors of fast fashion took recourse to keep your old clothes and shoes in circulation…

H&M Launches First Global Clothing Collection Recycling Program

Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Since it looks like clothing collection programs are becoming popular with…

Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program

Burt's Bees has partnered up with Preserve to encourage recycling of the #5 plastics commonly used in consumer goods packaging.