Waste – Trash to Cash

Coastal Landfill.

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…
Walmart

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.
Screen shot 2013-04-30 at 2.45.29 PM

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…
Seamless's eco-friendly ordering option has already saved more than one million napkins and sets of utensils in 2013.

New York Startup Seamless and its Great Idea to Help the Environment

The leading online service for ordering delivery and takeout food says that its customers are increasingly making "eco-friendly" orders, asking delivery drivers to…
bellwether1

Avoiding Landfill: The Second Life of Products

How do we repurpose products that are at the end of their lifecycle, but are not easily recycled? Priscilla Burgess has some ideas.
landfill

The UK Landfill Tax Sets the Standard for a Carbon Tax

Looking at the carbon tax debate - what we can learn from other nations who decided an environmental tax can actually help solve…
TOM'S OF MAINE LOGO

Tom’s of Maine Takes a Step Towards Quantifying Goodness

Tom’s of Maine just unveiled a new reporting initiative that they are calling their Goodness Report. Tom's, which states that “sustainable practices are…
recycling

Belgium Hosts Europe’s Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe.…
forever 21

Could Forever 21 Do Clothing Take-Backs?

Imagine a world where Forever 21 and other purveyors of fast fashion took recourse to keep your old clothes and shoes in circulation…
matthew may, war on waste, efficiency, waste, water stewardship, Nike, Walmart, Home Depot, Uniqlo, Leon Kaye

A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…
alaminos

Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share…
Spain trash

Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain

Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread. In response,…
waste pickers

On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their…
Virgin Atlantic airplane

Virgin Atlantic’s Fuel Saving Software Cuts 92,000 Tons Carbon

Virgin Atlantic's new software program allows the company to accurately monitor and review its fuel use. It will save the company an estimated…
sf

San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…