Tag: recycling


Businesses across the globe are beginning to respond to impending environmental destruction by confronting their own wasteful practices. The telecom carrier industry has been at the forefront of this shift in attitudes. From changing its relationship towards energy usage, to Read more…


In a passionate call for change, Karl Falkenberg, European Commission Director-General for Environment calls for a closure of landfilling, as we know it. “Separate collection is very much at the heart of this circular economy – [but]we are coming to Read more…


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Most people don’t realize they’re in a toxic relationship with their gadgets. Studies show the average American discards 65 pounds of e-waste every year. Every gadget that ends up in the landfill sends heavy metals and other health-threatening toxins into Read more…


Although nearly three-quarters of restaurant operators report using “back-of-house” recycling programs, only 43 percent have consumer-facing recycling efforts, according to a survey by the National Restaurant Association. As restaurants seek to increase recycling rates overall, one national chain has stepped Read more…


A new plant in Glendale, Arizona promises to triple the amount of trash the city recycles each year when it begins operations in April. The facility, which is being built by Chicago-based company, Vieste, will be located on 6 acres Read more…


Have you ever brought an old car to a scrap yard or handed it over to a dealer after the end of its working life? What happens after the title is signed over one last time? The short answer is Read more…


Each year, as many as 15 million vehicles leave the road for good and are sent to scrap. In the past, many of these cars might sit in junkyards for years to be picked through for spare parts, with their Read more…


The Federal Trade Commission announced six enforcement actions last week, including against companies that marketed supposedly biodegradable plastic rebar cap covers, plastic golf tees, and plastic shopping bags, as part of the agency’s ramped up crackdown on environmental claims.


CO2 is an important air pollution emission contributing to climate change. Researchers around the globe are looking at ways to remove CO2 from flue gasses and to store it (sequestering) or to in someway use it. By tuning gold nanoparticles Read more…


Incidents of greenwashing continue apace, increasingly in the realm of what I call Greenwashing 2.0, i.e., misrepresentations in business dealings relating to commercial cleantech equipment and services as opposed to marketing consumer products.


Greyston Bakery, located thirty minutes north of New York City, is the primary supplier of the fudgy brownies found in Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Half Baked and their Fro-Yo companions. Greyston Bakery, which became a B-Corp in 2008 Read more…


I will catch up on the new green patent lawsuits filed in the last few months with a two-part green patent complaint update. The first part covers May through mid-June, which saw several new green patent complaints in the areas Read more…


Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council have teamed up again to reduce pollution and environmental degradation with a series of PSAs urging Americans to recycle more. It gives human traits to trash through voice-over expressing dreams for a second Read more…


Quick — which household items do you frequently recycle? Cans and bottles? Paper and plastics? What about your bed? When it’s time to buy a new bed, did you know you can now recycle your mattress? Discarded beds are clogging Read more…

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