waste diversion

Terracycle recycling process

Terra Cycle Pushes E-waste Collection Boundaries With Mice Brigade

TerraCycle, partnering with Logitech, has launched the Keyboard and Mouse Brigade. The e-waste recycling program allows users to box up and ship old…
photo courtesy of Dell.com

Dell Swaps Carbon Neutrality for Energy Efficiency

Dell has stopped purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, central to its promise of becoming a “carbon-neutral” company, according to its 2011 corporate responsibility report.
a refrigerator graveyard

GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

What do you do with a refrigerator once it reaches the end of its life?  Well, in our parents’ and grandparents’ day, appliances…
Thirsty? Your PET bottles end up here (maybe). Courtesy Wiki Commons.

Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…
eco set

Target Commercial Shoots Go Eco-Friendly

Target partners with EcoSet, an environmental production company founded as a response to the environmental impact of the film production industry, for commercial…

FedEx Wins Big in Efficiency & Reduced Aircraft Emissions

FedEx’s global citizen efforts are an example of how performance and sustainability do not have to compete, but in fact, together are integral…

Kit Kat Factory Achieves Zero Waste Milestone

In the United Kingdom town of York, the Nestle plant that churns out over a billion Kit Kats and 183 million guilt-inducing Aero…
an old Coca-Cola ad in France, where CCE operates

Coca Cola Enterprises’ Facilities Reach 99.5% Recycling Rate

Coca-Cola Enterprises has seven areas of focus that determine materiality for its sustainability agenda, and has achieved progress towards its “Commitment 2020” goals…
A Target Store in Miami, FL

Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

Target announced its corporate responsibility scorecard, with a focus on the environment, education, healthy living, and community work.
Walmart goes green, and not just some trucks.

Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy Among Highlights of Walmart’s 2011 Sustainability Report

Walmart just just released its 2011 Global Responsibility Report. Waste diversion and renewable energy initiatives that appear within some of the chain’s 8000…
A Walmart in Missouri-soon have a zero-waste program?

Walmart Diverts 80% of its California Waste From Landfills

Last Thursday Walmart announced that it eliminated over 80% of its waste that otherwise would have ended up in landfills across California. The…
The EcoATM, which automates a used phone into cash

ecoATM Ramps Up E-Recycling with New Round of Financing

Last week ecoATM received US$14.4 million in a Series A preferred stock offering, led by Coinstar, Inc. and the venture capital firm Claremont…
RIP Blackberry, it was nice knowing you.

Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

Secure TradeIn, a subsidiary of the leading global recycler and reseller of used cellular phones ReCellular, is prepared for a massive recycling effort…
Xerox ColorCube, repackaged

Xerox Employees’ Green Ideas Save Company $10.2 Million

Xerox has saved US$10.2 million this year while it eliminated 2.6 million pounds of waste. Employees at facilities around the world were engaged…

Make It Work! Parsons and Louis Vuitton Go Zero Waste

Through a partnership with Parsons, LV’s Soho Store will host a bevy of fashion design students who will make to with those pesky…