Waste – Trash to Cash

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Canadian Company Turns Garbage Into Fuel

The Montreal-based company, Enerkem bills itself as a “leading waste to biofuels and chemicals company” that “manufactures, owns and operates community-based advanced biorefineries.”…
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Study: Biodegradable Products Bad for Climate?

Biodegradable products are becoming more and more common these days.  Just when you thought we were heading in the right direction, it turns…
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Coal Mining Waste Used to Build Houses in South Africa

South Africa needs houses, and coal mining waste should be recycled. Enter Anglo American, a mining company which is using its eMalahleni water…
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Casey Container: Plastic Bottles That Are Both Recyclable and Biodegradable?

Plastics from single serving water bottles, or grocery bags accumulating in the world’s oceans have long been in the spotlight as eco villians.…
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Compostable Utensils Diverted to Landfill After Slow Breakdown

CBS San Francisco reports here that so called compostable utensils are  often filtered out from other compost materials and are instead being diverted…
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Are Reusable “Paper” Towels the Next Eco-Conundrum?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Enerkem Localizes Fuel Production Using Landfill Trash

Gas prices are again spiking, which is why it may be the perfect time to look in your trash can. Come again? Yes,…
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Waste Management Turns Trash to Cash

Waste is one of the things we want to minimize or even eliminate. The challenge is we generate tons of it everyday.  Steps…
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Pressing Starbucks to Follow Through on Recycling Commitments

By Conrad MacKerron, Senior Program Director, As You Sow How would you feel if a company publicly promised to reduce reliance on disposable…
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Is a Universal Phone Charger Standard Around the Corner?

The constant evolution of technology has been breathtaking to behold, but it does have some dark sides. Not the least of these is…
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H&M Creates Clothing Line Made Out of Unsold Merch

H&M’s new line called Waste is made completely of left-over pieces from their Lanvin collection. Last year, H&M found itself in the middle…
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Vuvuzela Design Competition “Makes a Difference Not Just Noise”

By: Kara DiCamillo Made famous by the 2010 World Cup, the Vuvuzela (those loud, plastic horns that drown out every sound) are now…
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Yellow Pages Still Thinking Backwards: Sues for the Right to Distribute in Seattle

Everyone here knows how much I hate the Yellow Pages. Not the company, per se; believe it or not, they have a growing…
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Stop Talking About Sustainability and Do Something!

These are just 5 things you can do—whether you're designing, manufacturing, or buying the trash.
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Starbucks: Trying To Be The No Impact Company

In the book No Impact Man, author Colin Beavan tries to live a year in New York City without having an impact on…