waste diversion

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Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.
John Bradburn shows of GM's new material made from recycled plastic bottles.

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…
subaru

National Parks Tap Subaru for Zero-Waste Advice

Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That's about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going…
food waste

Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the…
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Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…
Starbucks, food waste, recycling, waste diversion, Leon Kaye

Starbucks Ramps Up Food Donations Nationwide

Long notorious for its food waste, Starbucks is working with two nonprofits to do something with those unwanted food products that far too…
Food waste, ugly fruits and vegetables, Whole Foods, Imperfect Produce, waste diversion, Leon Kaye

Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.
Zero waste, recycling, waste diversion, plastic, leon kaye

Plastics Industry Seeks More Zero-Waste Programs

One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.
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China to Build World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant

When China tries to tackle a problem, they often do it in the largest way possible. The latest example is the plan to…
Bota & Black boxed wines

Boxed-Wine Marketers Strive for Leadership in Sustainable Packaging

Boxed wines are on the come-up, and leading marketers are trying to further distinguish their offerings with sustainable packaging that appeals to discriminating…
Polystyrene, Styrofoam, waste diversion, recycling, sustainable packaging, Leon Kaye

Packaging Industry Awards Grants for Polystyrene Recycling

The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative during an era…
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Green Bins And Commercial Composting: What’s Working, What’s Not?

Commercial composting solves a myriad of problems in big cities: It reduces carbon emissions in landfills, creates jobs and businesses, and turns out…
Alaska Airlines, recycling, upcycling, recycled leather, Mariclaro, Looptworks, Leon Kaye, waste diversion

These Chic Carry-On Bags Are Upcycled from Alaska Airlines Seats

Alaska Airlines recently reupholstered more than 6,000 seats within its fleet -- and it found a creative solution for all of that unwanted…
Water recycling, recycled water, toilet to tap, Orange County, Fresno, drought, Leon Kaye, Orange County Water district, waste diversion, Silicon Valley

Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…
Dunkin Donuts, food waste, waste diversion, aerobic digestion, bio digesters, Leon Kaye, fast food, BioHiTech

Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.
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