Waste – Trash to Cash

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Ford Turns to the Gecko to Solve Its Stickiest Recycling Problem

The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It's…
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Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…
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What to Do with Tons of Coal Ash? Vitrify Some of It, Sell the Rest

Every large coal plant is leaving behind millions of tons of ash that needs to be safely contained lest it leach into nearby…
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In Defense of Recycling and Common Sense

In his New York Times opinion piece from Oct. 3, John Tierney marginalizes the environmental benefits of recycling and waste diversion when he…
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PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…
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New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.
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Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…
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Report Highlights Plan to Eliminate Ocean Plastic Waste in 20 Years

The Ocean Conservancy warns that unless drastic measures are taken – in 2025 the ocean could contain 1 ton of plastic for every…
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The Food Waste Fight Needs New Publicity

Perhaps the misappropriation of the word 'waste' to describe perfectly edible food is where we can begin to re-tool the way we think…
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Feds Set First National Food Waste Reduction Goal

Food waste may seem like a strange issue to tackle, but uneaten food makes up 21 percent of our landfills and accounts for…
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Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…
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Seabirds Are Eating a Heckuva Lot of Plastic

A new study found that most seabirds have plastic in their guts. The ocean can have as many as 580,000 pieces of plastic…
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Q&A: Recent Grad Jamie Bohan Talks Strategy in a Changing World

Today's business leaders must be ready to keep up with the curve-balls the 21st century is poised to throw at them, from shifting…
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Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…
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E-waste: The Nuts and Bolts of Why It Still Plagues our Landfills

We're a recycling society these days. Wherever you live, chances are there's a recycle program for a myriad of reusable items - even…
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