Waste – Trash to Cash

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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…
The "Give a Sh!rt" installation in downtown Toronto seeks to bring attention to the world's clothing waste problem.

3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire…
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Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive…
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From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…