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Aquifil Reclaims Carpets in First US Facility, Fabricates Fiber for Fashion Industry

Aquifil Reclaims Carpets in First US Facility, Fabricates Fiber for Fashion Industry

Yarn manufacturer Aquifil found it could get extract its Nylon 6 fibers from carpets. So the company created its own recycling process and is now opening its first carpet recycling center in Phoenix, boosting its own bottom line and making more product for sustainable fashion.

How to Track Materials, Redesign and Reach Zero Waste with TRUE Certification

How to Track Materials, Redesign and Reach Zero Waste with TRUE Certification

Leaders in sustainability continually work to understand and track how materials flow through their facilities, how to redesign products for a minimum of wasted material, and how to ultimately reach zero waste. TRUE zero waste rating system from GBCI says it that helps companies do just that.

Hurricane Harvey Left Massive Amounts of Industrial Pollution in its Wake

Hurricane Harvey Left Massive Amounts of Industrial Pollution in its Wake

Hurricane Harvey left parts of the south flooded, ravaged and without power. It also left behind millions of pounds of industrial pollution. According to cnn.com, since the storm made landfall August 25, “more than 5 million pounds of air pollutants have been released beyond the normally permitted emissions.” Unfortunately, the … Read more »

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water, Waste Challenges Persist in Harvey-Hit Texas

Water and waste management remain a mess in southeast Texas. As of Sunday, more than 800 wastewater treatment facilities in southeast Texas were still not fully operational as a result of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, officials have become aware of the release of wastewater from sanitary sewers, according to … Read more »

Roundup of the Week’s Hurricane News, plus Updates on Ports & Railroads

Roundup of the Week’s Hurricane News, plus Updates on Ports & Railroads

Our editor summarizes Hurricane Harvey-related news from the week. Read on for logistics impacts, predictions on price increases for transportation (and oil), an update on transportation snarls, and a personal note…

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Storm-Battered Businesses Offered Free Database Access: Debris Haulers, Toxic Chemical Info

Companies overwhelmed with storm debris can easily find waste haulers, equipment providers, and service providers on Wastebits’ updated website. And VelocityEHS gives free access to its extensive safety data sheet library.