Waste – Trash to Cash

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…

Packaging Industry Awards Grants for Polystyrene Recycling

The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative during an era…

How Cotton Recovery is Changing the Game for Sustainable Fashion

As an international solutions provider for clothing reuse and recycling, I:CO is tackling this issue by creating a closed-loop production cycle in which…

The Growing Problem of E-Commerce Waste

The rapid rise in online shopping and food delivery is creating mountains of cardboard and packaging waste, a problem that, so far, few…

Jaguar Land Rover Cars Will Soon Include Recycled Aluminum

An aluminum alloy containing 75 percent recycled material was introduced initially in the new Jaguar XE. But it will soon be used in…

3p Weekend: 4 Innovative Solutions to the Ocean Plastic Crisis

From floating trash-barriers to a waste-collecting water wheel, these innovative concepts can help us realize a world without ocean litter.

Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.

Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…

How Modular Construction is Keeping Waste Out of U.S. Landfills

With the rise of modular construction as an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional construction, there is now a sustainable option for keeping…