Zero Waste

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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.
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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When Waste Becomes a Source of Inspiration

Opportunities exist for organizing informal waste collection and processing.
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Just Two Words – “Plastics” and “Alternatives”

The logo and name, “Plasticity,” were fun and the invitation to the Plasticity Forum side event in Rio de Janeiro on June 21…
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The Zero Waste Model for Brewing: Rotten Beginnings to a Sustainable Future

A zero-waste company is full of environmental advocates, no one sits on the sidelines, everyone celebrates in its success. Start with the tangible,…
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Kimberly-Clark Goes Full Circle on Zero Waste, Sustainable Sourcing

Kimberly-Clark, the brands of which include Huggies, Kleenex and Kotex, set several sustainability goals for 2015 and updates its stakeholders on the company’s…
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AB InBev: A Lean, Mean, Water-Efficient Brewing Machine

Last week Anheuser-Busch InBev released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report, which focuses on waste diversion and water stewardship.
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Two Cool New Green Projects on IndieGogo

One great new project is an expansion of an organic cane juice business.
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Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Ready to comb through Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report? The past year has been a bumpy one for its sustainability agenda. Local food,…
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NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

NASA and NIKE kicked off “LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Challenge” to find 10 “game changing” innovations that could revamp current waste management systems.