Tag archives for waste diversion
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.
New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of 50 percent by 2030. But plans to achieve the landmark goal are still in development.
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.
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.
Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.
Tom’s of Maine, in a partnership with TerraCycle, says it has a solution for unwanted toys. Consumers can collect unwanted or broken toys and ship them to the upcycling company.
Office Depot and market upcycling leader TerraCycle are teaming up to recycle those old binders that accumulate in our desks.
Starting a zero-waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets and engaging employees can make a huge difference when it comes to waste diversion.