waste diversion

UPS, TerraCycle Divert 40 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal…

New Jersey to Slash Food Waste to Reduce Emissions, Fight Hunger

New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of…

Vail Resorts Promises an ‘Epic’ Zero-Carbon Footprint by 2030

Vail Resorts, one of the largest mountain resort operators on the planet, announced that it has committed to a "zero net operating footprint"…

7 Billion Tons: Latest Tally of Global Trashed Plastic

For each person living on Earth, there is almost one ton of plastic trash on the planet and that number is accelerating.

San Diego Struggles with Styrofoam: Recycle or Ban?

Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego's city council has given the…

China Tells WTO: No More Garbage Imports

China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage…

Could Coal Find a New Life as a Green Building Material?

3p recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.

Fetzer Vineyards and Full Sail Brewing: Pioneers in Wastewater Recycling

U.S. wine and beer companies are finding that water efficiency is key to a sustainable, profitable business. We spoke with Fetzer Vineyards and…

Ziploc Bags Are One Step Closer to the Curbside Recycling Bin

SC Johnson says it has found a way to make Ziploc bag recycling far more seamless, which could allow the bags to be…

Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

The aerospace and defense company says it's serious about re-routing waste from landfills and using it to create energy.

California’s Plastic Recycling Rates Are Headed in the Wrong Direction

California's beverage container recycling rate dipped below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, shortly after the state shuttered hundreds of recycling…

EV Made From Recycled Materials Races Tesla

Eric Lundgren, who advises companies on recycling, built his own $12,900 electric vehicle from salvaged materials - and it took on a Tesla…

Unilever to Test New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology

Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries - but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have…

Mutually Secured Destruction and the Circular Economy

The corporate waste stream can be complicated. Recalled products, expired pharmaceuticals and electronics containing personal data are just some of the waste items…

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.