The Waste Biz: CES 2016 To Feature E-Waste Recycling Event

The holidays are over, and that means it’s time to get out of holiday mode. So after a month without Waste Biz posts, we’re getting back on track here. Looking [ … ]

The Waste Biz: Are Waste Sorting Robots The Answer To Recycling Industry Woes?

Are waste sorting robots, which can sort materials more efficiently, an answer to recycling industry revenue woes?

The Waste Biz: Should We Incentivize Food Donations By Business?

Does providing financial incentives for food donations of excess stock reward the right behavior? A Canadian professor doesn’t think so.

The Waste Biz: Human Poop As Venture Capital?

A new study from United Nations University explores the economic value of human poop, and the wealth potential of making use of it in the developing world.

The Waste Biz: What Ford Hopes To Learn From Lizards

Ford Motor company is studying lizards to figure out how to make some of its materials more recyclable. Plus, a hip-hop sneaker restorer…

The Waste Biz: Is “Big Food” Well-Positioned To Address The Waste Issue?

The industries that make up “Big Food” – ranging from agricultural biotechnology to food processing to fast food to institutional catering – generally don’t get a lot of love from [ … ]

The Waste Biz: John Tierney Questions The Importance Of Recycling

John Tierney raised a ruckus with a NYT op-ed arguing that the importance of recycling is overstated by well-meaning but underinformed consumers and politicians.

The Waste Biz: Are Consumers Ready To Buy Ugly Fruit?

A popular Change.org petition asks Walmart and Whole Foods to start selling ugly fruit and vegetables to address food waste and food insecurity.

The Waste Biz: Using Pig Poop To Recycle Roofing Shingles

North Carolina’s Bio-Adhesive Alliance may have found a good use for the billions of pounds of pig poop we produce each year.

The Waste Biz: African Entrepreneurs Turning Human Waste Into Fuel

Entrepreneurs in Africa are addressing sanitation needs by collecting human waste and turning it into energy and other necessary products.