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A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its products in Australia may reveal an answer for increasing waste diversion efforts worldwide.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill. Can standardization and extended producer responsibility make plastic recycling more profitable?
Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.
At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee. The study comes four years after Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral.
Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.
GM will lay off 2,000 workers at various assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan during the first quarter of next year, and will eliminated shifts at two other factories. Meanwhile, consumers keep buying larger cars; so is the automaker nervous about the rollout of its much anticipated Chevrolet Bolt.
Both blue and red workers in four very different states will benefit economically after Tuesday night’s election returns: voters approved initiatives that will raise their states’ minimum wage over the next few years, to as high as $13.50 in Washington state.
NextDoor was confronted with racial profiling incidents for much of last year, and took quick action to stamp it out with better site design. So far, the result has been a 75 percent reduction in such postings on its crime and public safety section.
A study published last week in the journal Nature suggests this upcoming winter could have a dramatic impact across the world’s northern regions. While gas bills will rise, increasing organizations' global warming impact, there are business opportunities to be had as well.
One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s environmental impact -- if it can scale.
The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps annual revenues of anywhere from $3 billion to $6 billion annually.
Move over, French Dip. Arby's plans to test out venison sandwiches in six U.S. states in a marketing push to celebrate hunting. While Arby's didn't intend to shine a light on more sustainable food, that's exactly what it did.