Personal care products company W.S. Badger has integrated a range of sustainability practices into all of its levels of business.
Time To Return To The Single Stream Of Trash?
Could single stream trash disposal work without filling up landfills? A new business model – the “waste mall” – could remove the need to separate our trash.
The Waste Biz: Ugly Fruit Comes To Shark Tank
A startup focused on rescuing ugly produce finds an investor on Shark Tank. Plus, automated trash collection still needs some tweaking…
Recycling Neoprene Wetsuits Into Yoga Mats: Suga [Video]
I’m not a surfer, a scuba diver, or a triathlete, so the idea of neoprene wetsuits as a waste stream never really occurred to me. And while I have no [ … ]
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 [ … ]
Three Entrepreneurs Who Are Cashing In On Ugly Produce And Other Food Waste
You probably wouldn’t guess there are big profits to be made in the food waste industry. But entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds are making a livelihood using food scraps to [ … ]
Waste Heat Recovery… From The Sewer? Canadian Firm Harvests Wasted Hot Water [Video]
That warm or hot water going down your drain? That’s energy being wasted! A Canadian firm has developed waste heat recovery technology to save it.
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.
These Water Bottles Are Designed For Reuse As Roofing Tiles
Donald Thomson spent five years designing a water bottle for commercial use that could be repurposed into roofing tiles for affordable housing.
What Can You Do With Spent Beer Grains? Eat ‘Em…
The founders of Regrained saw opportunity in spent beer grains, and are now raising funds to take their small business to the next level.
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: Are Clear Trash Bags The Answer To Higher Recycling Rates?
Halifax, Nova Scotia has seen impressive increases in its recycling rates by requiring residents to put trash for pick-up in clear plastic bags.