My zero waste goal has given me a new appreciation for grocery shopping. In my previous life, I often ordered from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries to your door. It was so convenient, but so wasteful! I was always stuck with extra bags, big plastic containers and free giveaways I didn’t want to eat. […]
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Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […]
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A small Japanese town is well on its way to zero waste. But does the model its chosen, heavily focused on recycling, stand a chance of being replicated?
Replacing a roof creates a lot of waste; a shingle recycling program from Owens Corning provides an alternative to the landfill for this material.
Recycling glass has gotten so expensive that haulers have to pay recyclers to take the material. Is single-stream recycling to blame? This week’s Waste Biz.
Apple will expand its Reuse and Recycling Program to include any old cell phones, and a BC cement maker knows how to recycle K-Cups.
Trying to implement zero waste at home? Get the kids involved: they’ll love helping out, and learn important environmental concept by practicing them.
Cleaning products maker SC Johnson demonstrates that words matter by choosing appropriate definitions for its zero waste facilities claims.
Sustainability is a term that covers various aspects of living hand in hand with our environment, and it’s one that we can all benefit from, from cheap electricity to healthier food and cleaner cities and countryside. We take a look at five of the latest trends in sustainability below.
Flanders, a region of Belgium, boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe. Decades of planning and policy making have made a huge difference in the region’s ability to approach zero waste.
In Mumbai, India, a zero waste plan also supports the economic empowerment of impoverished women “waste pickers.” This program also makes innovative use of biogas production facilities in dealing with organic wastes.
The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. The outcome has been stunning: whereas in 2009 almost every city dumping field had a pile burning, there were almost none two years later. With sky-high waste separation and composting rates, Alaminos has become a trend-setter for other Filipino cities.