Waste – Trash to Cash

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How Extended Producer Responsibility Can Boost Recycling Rates

Producers are facing pressure from the public sector and customers to take responsibility for recycling their products. Here's why we have to continue…
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Americans Throw Away Too Much Food

A recent paper by the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) found that American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and…
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And Today’s Post of Shame Goes to… BatteriesPlus

It’s been a while since I had a good chance to rant about ridiculously oversized shipping boxes.  I miss it.  Today’s target: BatteriesPlus.…
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5 Lessons from the Fiasco of Toshiba’s No-Print Day Campaign

Toshiba's first annual National No-Print Day was supposed to be “a nationwide campaign to encourage, educate and challenge individuals and companies to commit…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…
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Is M&S’s Shwopping a True Revolution or a Philanthropic Effort Doomed to Fail?

The new M&S new shwopping campaign has an ambitious goal - recycling as many clothes as M&S sells – that’s around 350 million…
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10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…
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Can Terracycle Convince American Parents to Recycle Dirty Diapers?

Terracycle is no stranger to challenges. The company actually seems to thrive when it comes to exploring new ways to upcycle and recycle…

Outdated Solar Panels Considered E-Waste By EU Parliament

The EU Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg, France, voted on January 18 to update its Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) legislation to include…
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How Landfills Can Provide Electricity

Landfills can be used to provide electricity or heat, which will prevent 60 to 90 percent of the methane released by waste from…
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PrintEco Wants to Save Companies 17 Percent of Their Printing Costs

PrintEco creates plugins to substantially reduce printing costs for by optimizing print jobs. Their goal is to help companies save billions of dollars…
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The Dark, Unsustainable Underbelly of the Cruise Ship Industry

In the days where eco-tourism is gaining fast ground, there are still ways to have a holiday that is highly unsustainable. One of…
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The Leftovers of Fast Fashion

Patagonia is a technical clothing company that started in the early 1970’s. The company commissioned a study on the environmental impact of its…
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Kraft Study Proves Importance of Supply Chains In Sustainability Efforts

Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, recently announced the results of a survey measuring its climate impacts, land and water…
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Yellow Pages: Will the Madness Ever Stop?

This post gets easier to write every year.  As I’ve reported many times in the past, a truckload of yellow pages has been…