waste diversion

Zero Waste: Ethical Investment and Innovation That Saves Money

Zero waste seems like a heady topic, but more and more companies are taking it on as a practical business strategy. How can…

How ‘Rescuing’ Food Teaches Students About Leadership

A school district in Indiana rescued more than 11,200 food items in five months, with the help of Chartwells K12 and K12 Food…

Emissions Cuts Helped Business Leaders Save $12.4 Billion Last Year

A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies…

3p Weekend: Designing for the Circular Economy

These four concepts -- from the innovative to the simplistic -- prove what's possible when today's best and brightest apply circular-economic thinking to…

General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling

In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010…

Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills

Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p's Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever's decision…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Going Zero Waste to Landfill

Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it's possible. And no,…

The Greenwashing of Carpet Waste Management

Six years ago, California signed into law the country's first carpet waste management legislation. But the state's carpet recycling rate is actually falling.…

The New Plastics Economy: Thriving in a Plastic World

Plastic is the “key enabler for sectors as diverse as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare and electronics," says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But the…

Why Are American Recycling Rates Still Stuck At 34 Percent?

The U.S. recycling rate has remained more or less the same for the past decade. What's the deal? We spoke with an expert…

Wisconsin Startup Aims to Curb Cardboard Waste

Box Latch Products is a Wisconsin startup whose innovative but simple product aims to make cardboard more reusable by eliminating tape.

Limiting Waste, Conserving Resources

As the world’s most populous country with a rapidly expanding middle class, China has the potential to show the rest of the world…

Cut Food Waste at Home Just in Time for the Holidays

It could be said that 2016 was the year that food waste, as an issue, went mainstream. But the greatest potential for change…

Is Community Composting an Emerging Economic Opportunity?

Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations…

Packaging the Circular Economy: A Holistic Approach to Stuff

Much of today's circular economic thinking is stuck in the same old linear models: reuse, recycle, recover, dispose. It's time for a change,…