waste diversion

Toy Recycling Gets a Boost from Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle

Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys: Consumers can collect old or broken toys…

Nike Jumps On Upcycling Bandwagon With New Shoe Packaging

The new shoeboxes will be made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, including milk and orange juice containers and coffee lids.

Office Depot and TerraCycle Partner on Binder Recycling

Office Depot and market upcycling leader TerraCycle are teaming up to recycle those old binders that accumulate in our desks.

First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste

Starting a zero-waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets…

NGOs, Hospitality Industry Join Forces to Curb Food Waste

Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out…

GM, Herman Miller Partner on Detroit Waste Diversion

GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And it's partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find…

Garnier Wants You to Recycle Those Bathroom Empties

Garnier wants you to make more of an effort to recycle those empty plastic bottles of shampoo and body wash, and it's enlisting…

U.K. Grocer Sainsbury’s: No, We Are Not Ending Our Food Waste Program

This week the Guardian reported that the U.K. grocer Sainsbury's is abandoning its food waste programs -- but the second largest supermarket chain…

Food Waste Guru Jonathan Bloom: New Date Labels Aren’t Enough

Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging -- which experts have long linked to increased…

Report: Companies Save $14 For Every $1 Spent on Eradicating Food Waste

The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there's a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food…

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…