Personal care products company W.S. Badger has integrated a range of sustainability practices into all of its levels of business.
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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.
A startup focused on rescuing ugly produce finds an investor on Shark Tank. Plus, automated trash collection still needs some tweaking…
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 idea how many of these products end up in the landfill each year, I do know that neoprene can’t be recycled through conventional means (i.e., […]
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 forward to an exciting new year in the waste industry! As a former Las Vegas resident, my attitude towards the mammoth CES (Consumer Electronics Show) […]
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 make everything from compost, biodiesel to flavored powders. Now three new hopefuls want to get in on the action by joining the movement to reduce […]
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.
Are waste sorting robots, which can sort materials more efficiently, an answer to recycling industry revenue woes?
Does providing financial incentives for food donations of excess stock reward the right behavior? A Canadian professor doesn’t think so.
Donald Thomson spent five years designing a water bottle for commercial use that could be repurposed into roofing tiles for affordable housing.
The founders of Regrained saw opportunity in spent beer grains, and are now raising funds to take their small business to the next level.
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia has seen impressive increases in its recycling rates by requiring residents to put trash for pick-up in clear plastic bags.