waste diversion

E-waste runoff from local dumps hugs a riverbank in Guiyu, China.

New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.

Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…
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Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…
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Sustainability at PepsiCo Generated $375 Million in Cost Savings

PepsiCo’s recent claim that since 2010, it has reaped $375 million in savings due to its sustainability initiatives, is encouraging news. Improved water…

Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…
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Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…

Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…
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Imperfect Foods Wants You to Buy Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

For those of us who are or have indulged in gardening, misshapen fruits and vegetables can be one of the joys of growing…
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Ford F-150s Now Upholstered With Recycled Plastic Bottles

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced fabric made out of recycled bottles will be used in its F-150 line of trucks.
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Canadian Grocer Loblaw to Sell ‘Ugly Fruit’

A Canadian grocer, Loblaw, is selling misshapen fruit and potatoes at some of its outlets in Ontario and Quebec.
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Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
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Unilever, P&G Join Closed Loop Fund to Boost Municipal Recycling

Unilever and P&G have joined the Closed Loop Fund, a multi-stakeholder program that seeks to invest up to $100 million in recycling programs.
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Unilever Zero-Waste Program Saves Over $225 Million While Creating Jobs

Unilever has announced that all of its factories have achieved the company’s goal of zero waste -- saving millions of dollars while creating…
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Seattle Shames Residents Who Ignore Composting Law

The city of Seattle is trying a strong-armed tactic to enforce its composting law, in an effort to boost food waste recycling in…
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Recycling with Purpose: Chevy Volt Battery Cases Become Duck Houses in Russia

In Warren, Michigan, Chevy Volt battery cases become duck houses that are shipped to Russia to preserve an endangered species.