waste diversion

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Lights, Camera… Waste Diversion

EcoSet held it’s “Giving Back” event, inviting several local non-profits to their warehouse. These non-profits would receive donated goods, all of which came…
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NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

NASA and NIKE kicked off “LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Challenge” to find 10 “game changing” innovations that could revamp current waste management systems.

Johnson Controls Touts Environmental Leadership, Green Design in 2011

Johnson Controls, a $40 billion company with 162,000 employees across the globe, builds on its CSR track record with the release of its…
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McDonald’s Replaces PlayPlaces With Urban Gardens, Composting Sites

Starting this week, over 20 of McDonald's outdoor PlayPlaces will be replaced with urban gardens and composting facilities.
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McDonald’s Considers Replacing Foam Cups With Paper

Yesterday McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant would test the use of paper coffee cups instead of foam in 2000 of its…
Northampton, MA, is struggling with wastewater.

Massachusetts Town Struggles With Coca-Cola’s Waste

A Cola-Cola plant in Northampton, MA, churns out wastewater at a rate that is becoming to expensive for the city's wastewater treatment facility…

Unilever Calls For a United Front Against Food Waste

Unilever, the food and consumer packaged goods giant, branched out its United Against Waste campaign to its North American division.

Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…
Bordo Poniente before closure, courtesy Mexico City's federal government web site.

Mexico City’s Largest Landfill Closes, Creating Jobs & Energy

Mexico City shut down its Bordo Poniente landfill, the capital's largest garbage collection site that over time became a 927 acre heap of…
Get ready to dump that leftover kimchi!

RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond

A visit by Leon Kaye to a RFID trade show in Korea gave a lesson on how RFID can play a role in…
Tim Hortons in Stratford, Ontario (courtesy WikiCommons)

Tim Hortons Launches Closed Loop System

Tim Hortons is ramping up its environmental initiatives. A pilot program in the Maritimes will be a step towards a closed loop system…
potatoes, soon to be washed by recycled water and turned into chips

Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…

Medtronic’s Corporate Citizenship Update Touts Engagement, Environment

Medtronic issued its 2011 Corporate Citizenship update, which focuses on supply chain management, communicating with its global workforce, and balancing environmental responsibility with…
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…