We Americans are doing much better in terms of recycling materials, according to a new article from Yes!: the EPA notes that we recycled 65 million tons of solid waste in 2013. We’re trying to do the right thing, but the economics of recycling follow the ebbs and flows of the market… and that means […]
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Replacing a roof creates a lot of waste; a shingle recycling program from Owens Corning provides an alternative to the landfill for this material.
A German start-up has figured out a better way to handle the millions of gallons of old milks thrown away every year: recycle it into a biopolymer.
Is a plastic to oil waste recovery program really an example of the circular economy? Dow Chemical thinks so; some activist organizations disagree.
A whiskey distillery produces waste, and a group of Scotch makers in Scotland has figured out a good use for that waste: burn it to make electricity.
The e-waste stream is growing: what are the costs and opportunities created by the increasing amount of electronic waste we create?
Is fake wool made from slaughterhouse wastes like bones and ligaments too creepy for most people? Or would they get past it?
After four years of hearings and court battles, Ameren Missouri will move ahead with a planned coal ash landfill in Franklin County, Missouri.
Can an ongoing program of consumer education on the importance & benefits of recycling increase rates? At least one expert thinks it’s key…
Startup FoPo Food Powder addresses the issue of food waste by collecting nearly expired fruits, and freeze drying it into a powder with a long shelf life.
New York City is exploring the option of adding wi-fi hotspot capability to the nearly 200 Bigbelly smart trash cans its already deployed in Manhattan.
Melitta USA has rolled out recyclable single-serve coffee pods, but if they don’t work with recycling infrastructure, they’ll still end up in the trash.
What does it cost you to dispose of your company’s old electronics irresponsibly? More than you might think… This week’s Waste Biz.