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Walmart’s Embrace of ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Fights Food Waste and Hunger

This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it's time to sell "ugly fruits…
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Simple Sustainability Strategies Begin with Waste Management

“So many solutions to waste problems are quick and don’t require an enormous outlay of money. But many companies don’t see the reduction…
This modular sneaker made from recycled and sustainable materials won top honors for best student project.

3p Weekend: These Cradle-to-Cradle Innovations Stop Waste in Its Tracks

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials…
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Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…
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Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…
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What Happens to Donated Clothing?

Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I…
The "Give a Sh!rt" installation in downtown Toronto seeks to bring attention to the world's clothing waste problem.

3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire…
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Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive…
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Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs -- reduce, reuse, recycle -- probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don't know these repeating consonants…
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Apple Wants To Make It Harder To Fix iPhones

Three U.S. states aim to pass 'right-to-repair' legislation -- which requires electronics manufacturers to give buyers the information needed to replace parts. But…
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Food Waste Increased At British Supermarket Chain Tesco

Tesco, the only British grocery chain to publish annual data on food waste in its operations, noted a 2,000-ton uptick this year.
(c) World Animal Protection/Rachel Ceretto. A monk seal in Hawaii.

Sustainable Seafood is a Global Responsibility – and Opportunity

Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries…
More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but the majority of North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found. The key to diverting textiles from landfills, the thrift chain says, is education.

Education and Awareness Crucial to Stop Landfills from Becoming Laundry Piles

More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but most North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found.…
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Rethinking Waste: The State of Reuse in North America

Savers, also known in Canada and parts of the U.S. as Value Village, conducted an online survey to see how North Americans feel…
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Microplastic: The McDonald’s of the Sea for Young Fish

At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers…
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