Waste – Trash to Cash

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Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs -- reduce, reuse, recycle -- probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don't know these repeating consonants…
More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but the majority of North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found. The key to diverting textiles from landfills, the thrift chain says, is education.

Education and Awareness Crucial to Stop Landfills from Becoming Laundry Piles

More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but most North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found.…
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Rethinking Waste: The State of Reuse in North America

Savers, also known in Canada and parts of the U.S. as Value Village, conducted an online survey to see how North Americans feel…
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3p Weekend: These 10 Retailers Will Reward You For Recycling

Despite the environmental benefits, recycling items that aren't recoverable curbside can often seem like a lot of trouble. But retailers feel your pain.…
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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for the E-Commerce Sector

E-commerce offers great customer convenience and satisfaction. But one of the biggest problems facing the shopping medium is the byproducts and waste produced,…
Food Policy Action Education Fund (FPA-EF) co-founder and Chef Tom Colicchio (R) presents Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) with a petition asking Congress to enact smart food waste reduction policies that will create thousands of jobs, alleviate hunger and conserve energy and resources during a day of action on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on food waste reduction in the American food systemon Capitol Hill on May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Food Policy Action Education Fund)

Top Chefs Urge Congress To Take Action On Food Waste

On Wednesday, the Food Policy Action Education Fund and its co-founder, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, walked the halls of Congress to spur action…
71 percent of NIKE footwear is made from recycled materials from its own manufacturing process.

Nike Closes the Loop with Shoes Made From Trash

More than 70 percent of Nike footwear is made from its own trash, the company announced this month.
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Hard Rock Cafe London Cuts Food Waste With a Digester

The Hard Rock Cafe in London — which houses an Eric Clapton guitar and one of Madonna’s credit cards — is turning to…
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Levi’s Launches Post-Consumer Recycled Cotton Jean with Apparel Start-up Evrnu

Textile technology startup Evrnu and Levi Strauss & Co. partnered this year to create the first pair of jeans made entirely from post-consumer…
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Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the…
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Beauty and the Beast: Our Love For Plastic Has a Dark Side

When waste is not managed properly, it becomes a lasting issue with consequences that know no bounds. Kelsey Gaude, a graduate student at…
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When Creating Shared Value Causes Value Destruction: The Case of Nespresso

Earlier this year, the city-state of Hamburg, Germany banned the purchase of products that are hard to recycle or create unnecessary pollution, including…
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Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.
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Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…
John Bradburn shows of GM's new material made from recycled plastic bottles.

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…