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Tag Archives: Waste

Best Buy Wants Your E-Waste, Please

A new program is underway to keep unwanted and old electronics out of landfills. Thrown-out electronics, or “e-waste,” can be recycled, but 1.5 million tons of e-waste goes into landfills across the country each year anyway. Read More

Waste Management Announces Plan to Bring a Single Stream Recycling Facility in Metro Detroit

Waste Management of Michigan announced today a plan to bring a single stream recycling facility (SSRF) in the Detroit metropolitan area. Single stream recycling collection programs are expanding in southeastern Michigan, and to meet customer demand, this planned facility would … Continue reading

Cargill to Install Waste-to-Energy System in Canadian Beef Processing Facility

Cargill today announced it will be investing approximately $36 million (Canadian) in a waste-to-energy project at its High River, Alberta, beef processing facility that will increase to 80 percent the plant’s ability to generate energy it uses to produce meat … Continue reading

Waste Management Named to Top 30 Hottest Renewable Chemical and Materials Companies for 2011-2011

Biofuels Digest recognizes Waste Management for investing and deploying new technologies to recover value from waste. Read More

Waste Management, LG Electronics Host eCycling Events at Two Oklahoma Locations

As part of the Keep America Beautiful and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful programs, Waste Management Recycle America, a subsidiary of Waste Management (WM), and LG Electronics USA (LG) are hosting two free eCycling events in the state of Oklahoma. These events … Continue reading

L’Oréal’s Vichy Factory Cuts its CO2 Emissions by 50%

As part of its sustainable development policy, the L’Oréal Group set itself the goal of reducing CO2 emissions at its industrial sites by 50% between 2005 and 2015. Read More

Defra Launches ‘Responsibility Deal’ on Waste

The deal, announced by environment minister Lord Henley, has been developed jointly by Defra and the Environmental Services Association (ESA, which represents the waste and resource management sector) with input from the Local Government Association, the Environment Agency (EA) and … Continue reading

Kroger Cuts Energy Use and Waste By 30 Percent Each

The Kroger Co. reduced in-store energy consumption by 30 percent since 2000 and its manufacturing plants reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 30 percent since 2009, a 22 million pound reduction. Read More

The Environment America Research & Policy Center Recognizes SC Johnson for its Commitment to Green Chemistry

SC Johnson Scientists Improve Products by Eliminating 48 Million Pounds of VOCs and Cutting Emissions by 40 Percent. Read More

WM Recycle America’s Recycling Facilities Earn R2/RIOS Certification

WM Recycle America, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America, announced that all eight of its eCycling Services Division’s North American eCycling facilities have earned the designation- … Continue reading

BASF Launches Compost Asia Pledge on World Environment Day

BASF will launch the Compost Asia Pledge Facebook app on June 5, with the aim to keep organic waste out of landfills and incinerators, in conjunction with World Environment Day. Read More

SC Johnson Moves the Needle with Employee Recycling Initiative

In its Seventh Year, Employees Recycle Over 33,000 Pounds of Electronics and More. Read More

PepsiCo Sponsors 363 New Recycling Bins In Washington DC

Washington DC will have convenient access to public recycling bins, called Dream Machines, to deposit plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Read More

Earth 911: Single-Stream Recycling Up in U.S.

While Americans recycled only 6.4 percent of municipal waste in 1960, we now recycle more than 34 percent of municipal waste. Watch Video

Waste Management to Develop New Organics Facility in Central Florida

Waste Management is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. Download PDF

A New Life for Laundry Caps: Seventh Generation Partners With Preserve’s ‘Gimme 5′ Program to Create New Post-Consumer Packaging From #5 Plastic

7th generation announces a partnership with Preserve’s “Gimme 5″ program, allowing customers to recycle #5 plastic right where they shop. Read More

Kellogg’s Meets Waste Goal 5 Years Early

Kellogg’s has already met a goal to reduce its waste to landfill rate by 20 percent from 2010 to 2015. Read More

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan Advances With Recyclebank Partnership

Unilever partners with Recyclebank to educate consumers on how they can take small actions to make a big difference in reducing waste and water use. Read More

EPA Awards Grant to Help Reduce E-waste

The EPA has awarded a grant to the United Nations University (UNU) to help curb rising pollution and health problems associated with discarded electronics. Read More

Dell Responsibly Recycles More Than 68 Million Kilograms of Electronics in FY ‘11

Dell announced it diverted more than 68 million kilograms (150 million lbs.) of end-of-life electronics globally from landfills in fiscal year 2011, a 16 percent increase over fiscal year 2010. Read More

Disney Parks Reduce Waste by 60 Percent in 2010

In its Corporate Citizenship report released last month, the Walt Disney Company revealed that last year, it diverted from the landfill 60 percent, or 181,838 tons, of the trash produced at its theme parks and resorts. Read More

Alcoa to explore Turning Pollution into Product

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it has joined with two other companies to work on technology that captures carbon emissions, neutralizes them and turns them into a commercially viable product. Read More

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Walmart’s Zero Waste Program

Walmart defined the first step in zero waste as 100 percent diversion from landfill from its U.S. operations by 2025, using a 2008 baseline to measure progress. Read More

EPA’s New Proposal for Four Corners Power Plant Cuts More NOx Emissions, Protects Health, Saves Jobs

The new proposal will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from approximately 45,000 tons per year to 5,800 tons per year, 3,200 tons less than EPA’s initial proposal. Read More

EPA Releases More Electric Utility Plans to Improve Safety of Coal Ash Impoundments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing action plans developed by 15 electric utility facilities with coal ash impoundments, describing the measures the facilities are taking to make their impoundments safer. Read More

Walmart & TerraCycle Award $125K in School Grants to NJ Schools

Walmart Foundation and TerraCycle are proud to announce the winners of the Trash to Cash Collection Contest, which is paying New Jersey public schools $125,000 in school grants! Read More

SAP Reduces 2010 Green House Gas Emissions Despite Double-Digit Revenue Growth

In its third year of consecutive reductions, SAP has cut GHG emissions by 24 percent from its peak levels in 2007, putting the company well on track to achieve its target of reducing emissions to 2000 levels by 2020. Read … Continue reading

Sustainability Strategy Progresses at Nice-Pak

Nice-Pak Products Inc. has transformed its Mooresville, Ind., manufacturing plant into what it calls a “zero landfill” facility. The move, expected to keep more than 4,200 tons of waste a year from going into landfills, is the second transformation of … Continue reading

EPA Sets First National Standard to Reduce Mercury Emissions from Gold Production

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cutting emissions from gold ore processing and production facilities with a new standard that will reduce annual mercury emissions by more than 75 percent from 2007 levels. Read More

Marks and Spencer – A Zero Waste Case Study

In April 2009, M&S’ operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland recycled 41% of its waste. It has since set annual targets which increase incrementally – 75% by 2010, 90% by 2011 and 100% by 2012. Read More

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