Zero Waste


Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Gets Certified

U.S. manufacturers large and small are looking for ways to demonstrate their social and environmental responsibility, as well as boost their bottom lines.…
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International Paper Sets Goal for Zero Waste

International Paper has set a medium-term goal to reduce waste sent to landfills 30 percent by 2020, with aspirational goal of achieving zero…
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The Circular Economy is (Slowly) Coming to Europe

Can the circular economy become the norm in Europe? The European Commission recently adopted a framework to ramp up waste diversion in its…

VIDEO: The Proof of Zero – Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

LIVE: Join us for a conversation around ‘the proof of zero – Zero Waste to Landfill Certification with UL Environment, Waste Management, Bridgestone…
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TerraCycle Wants to Help Businesses Go Zero Waste

TerraCycle is known for collecting materials that can’t be recycled through traditional curbside recycling programs – like chip bags, water filters and cigarette…
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GM Announces Two New ‘Landfill-Free’ Sites in Asia

GM says it is on a mission to slash waste globally, with the two latest landfill-free facilities in Thailand and South Korea.

Waste Management Programs Nix the Need for Landfills

Waste Management, one of North America's top refuse transport services has come up with new ways to dump the use of landfills that…
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Not Wasting Time: 25% of Procter and Gamble’s Factories Now Zero-Waste

Today Proctor and Gamble announced the consumer packaged goods giant has reached a new zero-waste milestone.
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50% of Unilever’s Factories are Zero-Waste While Sales Surge

Unilever’s ambitious Sustainable Living Plan reached an important milestone yesterday when the company announced half of its factories are now zero-waste.

Belgium Hosts Europe’s Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe.…

Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share…
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Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain

Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread. In response,…
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On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their…

San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…

Three Waste-to-Energy Solutions

Americans have a giant waste problem, generating more than 200 million tons of waste per year. Here are some ways to turn waste…