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What’s My Waste Diversion Rate & Why Does It Matter: Q&A with Clean River

What’s My Waste Diversion Rate & Why Does It Matter: Q&A with Clean River

Whenever we hear about a company’s recycling program successes, we always hear them talk about a “high waste diversion rate” and how that contributed to the success of their recycling program. But what actually is waste diversion and why is it so important in recycling program success? In order to … Read more »

Waste Plastic a Viable Sand Replacement in Structural Concrete

Waste Plastic a Viable Sand Replacement in Structural Concrete

Plastic waste is a viable partial replacement for sand in structural concrete, according to a new study by researchers from the UK and India. Their findings could help businesses in India dealing with a sand shortage while at the same time addressing the country’s immense plastic waste problems.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2018 Make Major Additions, Cuts

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2018 Make Major Additions, Cuts

The annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review results for 2018 are out and include several notable additions and deletions.

Hog Farmers in North Carolina Prepare Facilities for Hurricane Florence

Hog Farmers in North Carolina Prepare Facilities for Hurricane Florence

Hog farmers in North Carolina have been readying their facilities, including lagoons, to accommodate extra rainfall as Hurricane Florence heads to the region. They’re trying to avoid what happened in September 1999, when Hurricane Floyd flooded area farms and wrought environmental havoc.

Carlsberg Ditches Plastic Wrapping for Snapping Six-Pack Design

Carlsberg Ditches Plastic Wrapping for Snapping Six-Pack Design

Carlsberg is replacing plastic wrapping for six packs with a new design called the Snap Pack that glues cans together. The Copenhagen-based brewery expects that this beer industry first will reduce the amount of plastic used in traditional multi-packs by as much as 76%. Snap Pack works by attaching cans … Read more »

PepsiCo Joins R&D Consortium Developing 100% Bio-Based Bottles

PepsiCo Joins R&D Consortium Developing 100% Bio-Based Bottles

PepsiCo has joined the NaturALL Bottle Alliance, a research consortium started last year by Danone, Nestlé Waters, and startup Origin Materials to develop packaging made with 100% sustainable and renewable resources. The partnership aims to create bio-based beverage containers with lower carbon footprints.

Live Nation Aims for Zero Waste at Owned Venues

Live Nation Aims for Zero Waste at Owned Venues

Global concert promoter Live Nation is pushing for improved sustainability at concerts and events. The entertainment company set a goal of achieving zero waste at 20 of its owned and operated amphitheaters by 2020.

Giant Food Stores Creeps Closer to Waste Reduction Goals with One Store’s Success

Giant Food Stores Creeps Closer to Waste Reduction Goals with One Store’s Success

Giant Food Stores, a Carlisle, Pa.-based grocer with more than 170 neighborhood locations, announced that one of its stores has achieved zero-waste status; its Cleona store has taken the company’s waste reduction goals seriously and is the chain’s first to achieve 90% or more of waste diverted to landfill. The … Read more »

What You Need to Know about EPA’s New e-Manifest System

What You Need to Know about EPA’s New e-Manifest System

The EPA recently established the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, or e-Manifest, a system that tracks hazardous waste shipments electronically in an effort to improve visibility to manifest data and minimize environmental impact.

Burberry Ends Practice of Destroying Finished Luxury Products

Burberry Ends Practice of Destroying Finished Luxury Products

Burberry’s CEO Marco Gobbetti announced that the luxury fashion brand will stop destroying finished products. The company had been widely criticized in July for the burning unsold products to protect their intellectual property.

Henkel Sets New Sustainable Packaging Targets for 2025

Henkel Sets New Sustainable Packaging Targets for 2025

German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel set new sustainable packaging targets. By 2025, the goal is for 100% of their packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable.

Philadelphia Eagles to Recycle Bottlecaps & More with Braskem Partnership

Philadelphia Eagles to Recycle Bottlecaps & More with Braskem Partnership

The Philadelphia Eagles is the latest professional sports team to enforce its commitment to sustainability with a new initiative: the team has entered into a nine-year recycling partnership with Braskem, a major producer of biopolymer and polypropylene. Braskem will naming rights to the Northeast Gate at Lincoln Financial Field. The … Read more »

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