Waste – Trash to Cash

Fetzer Vineyards and Full Sail Brewing: Pioneers in Wastewater Recycling

U.S. wine and beer companies are finding that water efficiency is key to a sustainable, profitable business. We spoke with Fetzer Vineyards and…

Lockheed Martin Gets Serious About Waste-to-Energy

The aerospace and defense company says it's serious about re-routing waste from landfills and using it to create energy.

California’s Plastic Recycling Rates Are Headed in the Wrong Direction

California's beverage container recycling rate dipped below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, shortly after the state shuttered hundreds of recycling…

Mutually Secured Destruction and the Circular Economy

The corporate waste stream can be complicated. Recalled products, expired pharmaceuticals and electronics containing personal data are just some of the waste items…

How Will the Trump Administration Affect Environmental NGOs?

Will a Donald Trump presidency negatively affect NGOs and nonprofits dedicated to a science-backed policy agenda for regulating energy production, emissions standards and…

Apple’s Ambitious Recycled Materials Goal

In a drastic departure from its prior policy, last week Apple became the first major IT company to commit to using only recycled…

Adidas Walks Ocean Plastic Into New Shoe Lines

The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will…

Philadelphia Startup Will Collect Leftover Food During NFL Draft

A Philadelphia social enterprise is partnering with the NFL to collect surplus food at this weekend's draft and reroute it to local hunger-relief…

Putting Circular Economy Principles Into Practice

The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at…

Plastic-Free Legos? Toy Giant Seeks Alternative Material for Blocks

The Danish toymaker is investing $150 million in the search for an alternative material that doesn't diminish Lego's classic nap fit.

P&G and Microsoft Demonstrate How to Move Beyond Recycling

Did a waste audit reveal your company’s recycling program isn’t exactly where you want it to be? Don’t be discouraged. Plateaus are part…

From Recall to Recovery: Finding the Silver Lining in a Product Recall

A single product recall can be disastrous. But with a bit of planning, companies can turn a recall into an opportunity to recover…

Sweden Shakes Up Shopping With a Mall for Reclaimed Goods

Sweden is home to what may be the world's first shopping center selling only recycled, upcycled and repurposed goods. ReTuna operates as part…

The Journey To Corporate Zero-Waste-To-Landfill

Zero-waste-to-landfill sounds like a noble goal, and it is. But what does it mean, and how can your company get there? We spoke…

Toy Recycling Gets a Boost from Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle

Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys: Consumers can collect old or broken toys…