Waste – Trash to Cash

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Recycling Solar Panels Could Represent a $15 Billion Opportunity By 2050

Recycling solar photovoltaic panels is expected to represent a $US15 billion opportunity worldwide by 2050.
As part of Savers’ I Give A Shirt campaign and art installation this August in Vancouver, B.C., the barrels pictured demonstrate 700 gallons of water -- the amount of water it can take to make a single new cotton T-shirt.

Together We Can Rethink Reuse

Savers challenged people everywhere this back-to-school season to save millions of gallons of water with one simple act: making their next new tee…
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Upcycling Goes High Fashion

This isn't your environmentalist or hippie friend's upcycling anymore. Upcycling is now not only good for the environment. It is high fashion and…
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3p Weekend: Innovative Reuse Can Solve Our Waste Problem

To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America's largest waste streams and highlighted company…
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Is The New ‘Plastics and Sustainability’ Report Greenwash?

Trucost and the American Chemistry Council say plastic is 'green' in a new study? Is this claim all it's cracked up to be?
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Fixing America’s Waste Problem

3p's Nithin Coca takes a closer look at America's landfill waste problem and how we can begin to shift toward a circular economy.
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Startling Map Shows True Extent of America’s Landfill Problem

This visualization from SaveOnEnergy shows how quickly landfills have boomed across the country, particularly in the past 30 years.
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Unwanted Housewares Become a Lifeline for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The relationship between the for-profit global thrift retailer Savers and the century-old mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a compelling case study…
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Lessons Learned: A Journey through Solid Waste Reduction

Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company's journey to reduce solid waste.
Men's clothing finds a new owner at a Value Village store in Burien, Washington.

Businesses Create a Win-Win-Win With Nonprofit Partnerships

The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
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Walmart’s Embrace of ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Fights Food Waste and Hunger

This week, Walmart started selling “beautifully imperfect” apples at some of its stores as more retailers decide it's time to sell "ugly fruits…
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Simple Sustainability Strategies Begin with Waste Management

“So many solutions to waste problems are quick and don’t require an enormous outlay of money. But many companies don’t see the reduction…
This modular sneaker made from recycled and sustainable materials won top honors for best student project.

3p Weekend: These Cradle-to-Cradle Innovations Stop Waste in Its Tracks

The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge seeks to inspire up-and-coming designers to create products for the circular economy — highlighting safe materials…
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Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…
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What Happens to Donated Clothing?

Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I…