Waste Management: CSR & Sustainability News

Waste Management, Inc. is a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Founded in 1894, the company is headquartered the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. Waste Management offers environmental services to nearly 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Bill McDonough and Waste Management Want to Kill Packaging Waste

Ever injured yourself trying to open clamshell packaging? These annoying plastic-sealed packs cover everything from batteries to electronics and are designed to eliminate theft…

Metro Vancouver to Ban Organic Refuse From Landfill By 2015

Tall, colorful recycling bins are a common sight in Vancouver, BC Canada. The Greater Vancouver Regional District (also known as Metro Vancouver, or…

How One Activist Diverts Food Waste to Soup Kitchens

With 7 billion mouths to feed, and at least 1 billion of them empty, it’s astounding that 30 to 50 percent of food…

The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.

Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share…

Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

This week, Other Worlds launches the blog series “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste,” featuring new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy. Each…

Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind, Geothermal Heat and… Waste?

With improvements in technology, we are able to add "waste" to the list of renewable energy sources. Waste Management, Agilyx and Renmatix are…

When Waste Becomes a Source of Inspiration

Opportunities exist for organizing informal waste collection and processing.

How Extended Producer Responsibility Can Boost Recycling Rates

Producers are facing pressure from the public sector and customers to take responsibility for recycling their products. Here's why we have to continue…

Tom’s of Maine Partners with TerraCycle to Launch New Recycling Initiative

Tom's of Maine has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling initiative to give a second life to product packaging with the launch…

L.A. Start-Up Provides Jobs for Ex-Offenders Through E-Waste Recycling

Social entrepreneurs bring together seemingly unlikely possibilities to create a business model that has real impact. Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling is one such person…

Urban Mining: Billions in Precious Metals Discarded in Landfills

There's literally a treasure trove of precious metals and plastics waiting to be recycled in the growing mountains of e-waste accumulating in countries…

SC Johnson Studies Sustainable Consumer Behavior

SC Johnson is taking a radical new approach to sustainability by studying consumer behavior to figure out what makes people 'go green.'

Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line

Public companies are increasingly tracking earth-related metrics, from waste to water to carbon and energy. As a HIP investor, you will see improvements…

The Future Will be Couponized: A Conversation with Ian Yolles of Recyclebank

These are exciting times at Recyclebank. The company is moving ahead on several fronts, scaling up its recycling program through a partnership with…