recycling

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.

Burton Snowboards Teams Up with Mountain Dew on Sustainable Fabric

Burton Snowboards and Mountain Dew announced the new 2013 Green Mountain Project outerwear collection which utilizes sustainable fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.…

Darden Restaurants Recycles 7.3 Million Pounds of Fry Oil

One employee's interest sparked an initiative with broad reaching impact.

Hilton Worldwide Launches Mattress Recycling Program

Hilton Worldwide recently announced a new mattress recycling program. The program, which will be in all of its brands in the U.S., will…

San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…

GM’s Recycling Devision Now Generates $1B Annually

GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and…

The Green Bottle Goes Gold: Heineken USA HQ Goes LEED

In its most recent CSR report, Heineken USA announced achievements on community work as well as the environment. The green bottle is going…

Three Waste-to-Energy Solutions

Americans have a giant waste problem, generating more than 200 million tons of waste per year. Here are some ways to turn waste…