waste diversion

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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.

Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in…
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Seeking Creative Ways to Deal with Food Waste at Hospitals

Hospitals struggle with food waste for numerous reasons, but a company producing anaerobic digesters believes it has a solution.

Fetzer Vineyards Diverts Almost All Its Waste

Fetzer Vineyards diverted 97.7 percent of its waste from landfill, incineration and the environment.
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KKR Green Portfolio: A Sustainable & Lean Private Equity Machine

Dollar General and Pets at Home are among the 27 companies that have been through the KKR Green Portfolio Program.
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Vermont Prison Becomes a Recycling and Composting Trailblazer

Prison recycling is underway: one women's correctional facility in Vermont has met the state's new recycling and composting law one year ahead of…
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General Motors Expands Zero-Waste Agenda Worldwide

General Motors (GM) continues to expand its global zero-waste program, inching closer to its goal of having 125 total facilities landfill-free by 2020.
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Southwest to Fly with Forest Waste Biofuel

The airline’s recent agreement with Colorado’s Red Rock Biofuels will have a double benefit: The low carbon renewable jet fuel — made using…
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OfficeMax, TerraCycle Launch K-Cup Recycling in Canada

OfficeMax and TerraCycle have launched a K-Cup recycling program in Canada.
Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…
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The Circular Economy is (Slowly) Coming to Europe

Can the circular economy become the norm in Europe? The European Commission recently adopted a framework to ramp up waste diversion in its…
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GM Announces Two New ‘Landfill-Free’ Sites in Asia

GM says it is on a mission to slash waste globally, with the two latest landfill-free facilities in Thailand and South Korea.
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No Beer, No Cheer: Small Brewers Push to Defend Clean Water Act

The NRDC so far has signed up almost two dozen craft beer breweries to ensure local water supplies across the country remain clean.
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The World’s Most Sustainable Retailer? Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report

The annual “Plan A” update from Marks & Spencer outlines what the company has done to mitigate its impact on society and on…
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UK Grocer Waitrose to Halve Packaging Waste by 2016

The UK supermarket chain Waitrose has promised to reduce its packaging to half of its 2005 levels by 2016.