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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.
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Cash for Trash: Innovative Companies Profitably Upcycle, Recycle and Reduce Waste

Upcycling is a hot new trend that is good for business and good for the environment. So why are Zero Waste advocates so…
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Kraft Uses Stakeholder Engagement to Achieve Zero Waste in 36 Plants

Achieving zero waste seems to be the biggest goal with many food companies. Coca-Cola has done it. Kit Kat has done it, and…

Dupont Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Dupont Building Innovations, Dupont’s building unit, achieved zero landfill status, the company announced on January 11, 2012. The company managed to send nothing…
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Walmart’s UK Arm Saves $110 million Through CSR Initiatives

British supermarket chain, ASDA has learned a lot from its parent company, Walmart, to boost its sustainability ratings. Their CSR initiatives saw some…
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General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling

General Motors has become a great example of the business benefits for recycling. The company announced that last year, they recycled 92% of…
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Frito-Lay Opens “Near Net Zero” Plant in Arizona

Frito-Lay reopens what will be a “near net zero” plant. The factory will run of mostly renewable energy, operate significantly with recycled water,…
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Coca Cola UK Marks 50th Anniversary with Zero Waste

Along with making significant reductions in energy and water losses, multinational beverages giant Coca-Cola Enterprises announced that waste from all its UK plants…
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Don’t Fear the Compost: A Corporate Zero Waste Implementation Story

By Matt Courtland Zero waste is a movement that aims to eliminate the material that goes into landfills by recycling or composting most items.…
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Kit Kat Factory Achieves Zero Waste Milestone

In the United Kingdom town of York, the Nestle plant that churns out over a billion Kit Kats and 183 million guilt-inducing Aero…
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Albertsons Shows How to Engage the Unengaged

The challenge for a more mainstream supermarket like Albertsons is to bring conservation and recycling topics home to a clientele that may be…
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Tom Wright Interview Part One: Fundamentals Of Zero Waste

[See part two of Tom Wright’s interview here] What is zero waste? Is it really zero? And what are the best practices being…
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Walmart Diverts 80% of its California Waste From Landfills

Last Thursday Walmart announced that it eliminated over 80% of its waste that otherwise would have ended up in landfills across California. The…
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Ties That Matter: Recycled Fashion that Benefits the Homeless

In 2008, three friends decided to pilot a unique idea. Could they start a business that used recycled materials, produced no waste, employed…