waste diversion

Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…

Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.

Levi’s Making It Easy to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

This week Levi’s announced a partnership with Give Back Box in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for Goodwill. For every box…

Food Waste Numbers Improve, Slowly

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel shocked the nation in 2012 when it released its report, 'Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40…

Ford Turns to the Gecko to Solve Its Stickiest Recycling Problem

The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It's…

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…

Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…

In Defense of Recycling and Common Sense

In his New York Times opinion piece from Oct. 3, John Tierney marginalizes the environmental benefits of recycling and waste diversion when he…

PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…

New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.

Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…

Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…

Sustainability at PepsiCo Generated $375 Million in Cost Savings

PepsiCo’s recent claim that since 2010, it has reaped $375 million in savings due to its sustainability initiatives, is encouraging news. Improved water…

Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…

Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…