Waste – Trash to Cash

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…

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.

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…

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…

H&M Unveils Conscious Collection, World Recycle Week Campaign

Last week, H&M hosted a preview at its gorgeous Fifth Avenue showroom to introduce the new Conscious Exclusive collection. The event was intended…

National Parks Tap Subaru for Zero-Waste Advice

Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That's about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going…

The Eagle Has Landed: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches U.S. Chapter of CE100

Last week, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the U.S. Chapter of its CE100 program in San Francisco. CE100 U.S. aims to target American…

Reducing Food Waste By Feeding Scraps To Pigs

Taiwan is one of a handful of countries that have institutionalized the practice of feeding food scraps to livestock. About two-third’s of the…

ALEC Takes Aim At Plastic Bag Bans

The Wisconsin state senate just passed a bill that prohibits local communities from banning plastic bags and other types of containers. The funny…

Four Paths to More Sustainable Plastics

Reducing petroleum feedstock in plastic by just 25 percent can decrease greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 16.5 million passenger cars from the…

Energizer Announces New Batteries With Recycled Content

Energizer just announced a new rechargeable battery, the Energizer Recharge battery, that contains 4 percent recycled content by total weight.

Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.

Plastics Industry Seeks More Zero-Waste Programs

One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.

China to Build World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant

When China tries to tackle a problem, they often do it in the largest way possible. The latest example is the plan to…

Boxed-Wine Marketers Strive for Leadership in Sustainable Packaging

Boxed wines are on the come-up, and leading marketers are trying to further distinguish their offerings with sustainable packaging that appeals to discriminating…