recycling

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Announces $2 Million Plastics Innovation Prize

To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy," the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in…

EV Made From Recycled Materials Races Tesla

Eric Lundgren, who advises companies on recycling, built his own $12,900 electric vehicle from salvaged materials - and it took on a Tesla…

Unilever to Test New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology

Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries - but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have…

Apple’s Ambitious Recycled Materials Goal

In a drastic departure from its prior policy, last week Apple became the first major IT company to commit to using only recycled…

Adidas Walks Ocean Plastic Into New Shoe Lines

The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will…

Earth Angel Greens TV and Movie Sets Nationwide

Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.

Ford Considers Bamboo for Car Interiors

Ford is tinkering with the idea of using bamboo as a raw material, either in the form of upholstery for seat coverings or…

P&G and Microsoft Demonstrate How to Move Beyond Recycling

Did a waste audit reveal your company’s recycling program isn’t exactly where you want it to be? Don’t be discouraged. Plateaus are part…

From Recall to Recovery: Finding the Silver Lining in a Product Recall

A single product recall can be disastrous. But with a bit of planning, companies can turn a recall into an opportunity to recover…

Sweden Shakes Up Shopping With a Mall for Reclaimed Goods

Sweden is home to what may be the world's first shopping center selling only recycled, upcycled and repurposed goods. ReTuna operates as part…

The Journey To Corporate Zero-Waste-To-Landfill

Zero-waste-to-landfill sounds like a noble goal, and it is. But what does it mean, and how can your company get there? We spoke…

Toy Recycling Gets a Boost from Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle

Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys: Consumers can collect old or broken toys…

Nike Jumps On Upcycling Bandwagon With New Shoe Packaging

The new shoeboxes will be made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, including milk and orange juice containers and coffee lids.

Office Depot and TerraCycle Partner on Binder Recycling

Office Depot and market upcycling leader TerraCycle are teaming up to recycle those old binders that accumulate in our desks.