Waste – Trash to Cash

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China Leads in Contributions to Pacific Garbage Patch

A team of researchers looked at coastal communities with mismanaged waste to figure out the largest culprits.
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New York City Bans Foam Packaging

New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t…
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Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in…
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Seattle Assesses Fine to Homeowners for Wasting Food

We waste a whopping 36 million tons of food a year, says the EPA. This year, states and cities are using that statistic…
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Validating the Value of Zero Waste

The race to make defensible zero waste claims is well underway. Some organizations are going beyond public pledges and having their zero waste…
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6 Ways to Turn Your Corporate Event Sustainable

Stay at the forefront of society by making small changes to your corporate events that will have long-lasting positive effects on the environment…
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Interview: Eric Dominguez, Caesars Entertainment

Eric Dominguez talks about sustainability at Caesars - Energy, Water and Waste as well as engaging their employees to care and take sustainability…
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Waste Not, Want Not: How Reducing Food Waste Can Help Address Climate Change

Unbeknownst to many consumers food waste is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions. Almost half of all food is thrown…
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Upcycling: The New Wave of Sustainable Fashion

In a world still churning out trendy throw-away fashion pieces at breakneck speed, the idea of upcycled or refashioned apparel can be an…
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Levi’s Waste<Less Collection: A New Home for Recycled Plastic

Last year, Levi’s launched its Waste
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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…
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It’s the Numbers, Stupid! Data-Driven Policies Will Lead to Tomorrow’s Smart Cities

From the first cities in ancient Mesopotamia to modern metropolises, urban locales have served as cultural and commercial hubs for societies across the…
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UK Landfill Tax is Set to Rise Fast

Landfill taxes in the UK have been growing steadily since their inception in 1996. Calls for them to be increased dramatically are now…
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Walmart Pleads Guilty to Dumping Hazardous Waste in California

Walmart pled guilty in a federal court in San Francisco to dumping hazardous waste into sanitation drains in California.
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Interview: LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren

Lanzatech is a US based startup operating mostly in China who have figured out how to create a variety of useful chemical products…