waste diversion

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…

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…

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…

Nike Closes the Loop with Shoes Made From Trash

More than 70 percent of Nike footwear is made from its own trash, the company announced this month.

Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to…

The Circular Economy: What It Means for Healthcare

Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is…

New York City Passes Disposable Bag Fee

The New York City Council passed a five-cent fee on disposable shopping bags last week. Will more cities follow suit?

Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the…

Beauty and the Beast: Our Love For Plastic Has a Dark Side

When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at…

Nespresso Expands U.S. Recycling Program, But Is It Enough?

Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental…

Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…

National Parks Tap Subaru for Zero-Waste Advice

Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That's about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going…

Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the…

Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…