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According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal landfills since 2012.
For each person living on Earth, there is almost one ton of plastic trash on the planet and that number is accelerating.
Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego's city council has given the green light to include Styrofoam in its municipal recycling program instead of outright banning the material.
China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage that will no longer be accepted at the country’s ports.
Leon Kaye recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has long been a first mover in the retail sector on supply chain sustainability, garment recycling and human rights. Now the venerable United Kingdom department store chain, which operates about 1,000 locations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, says it is pushing even more boundaries. A decade after its first “Plan A” sustainability commitments, M&S is setting 100 new targets to be reached by 2025.
SC Johnson says it has found a way to make Ziploc bag recycling far more seamless, which could allow the bags to be included in curbside recycling streams in the future.
Eric Lundgren, who advises companies on recycling, built his own $12,900 electric vehicle from salvaged materials - and it took on a Tesla Model S in Southern California to see which has the longer range.
Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries - but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have made a huge mess. Now the CPG giant says it will test a pilot recycling project in Indonesia to tackle the problem.
Gap, Inc. plans to purchase all of its cotton for Gap-branded clothing from sustainable sources by 2021. The company says Better Cotton Initiative-certified fibers, organic cotton, recycled materials and cotton grown in the U.S. will comprise this supply chain strategy.
The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will manufacture 1 million pairs of upcycled shoes in the coming year.
Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.