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.
Wegmans Food Markets expanded its Zero Waste program to five store locations following a successful one-store pilot in Canandaigua, New York.
Starbucks announced a $10 million investment in the Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy that establishes a new consortium for developing fully recyclable and compostable cups.
The 2018 Super Bowl debuted a collaborative effort called Rush2Recycle that targeted zero waste at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark, US Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority hoped to recover at least 90% of the waste generated on gameday. Now the results are in, and ... Read more »
Super Bowl LII on Sunday will debut a collaborative effort aiming for zero waste at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. Called Rush2Recycle, the project is a partnership among the NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark, US Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to recover more than 90% of the waste generated ... Read more »
For the first time in nine years, the San Francisco Giants aren’t getting all the “green” glory. Major League Baseball decided to award its Green Glove Award to the Seattle Mariners this year for the team’s recycling efforts at Safeco Field. The Mariners put 96% of the ballpark’s waste materials ... Read more »
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on April 28 that green policies at state agencies have saved taxpayers $19.6 million in the first five years of his administration. In addition, the state has introduced green purchasing specifications during Cuomo’s term in office.
Technology firm Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has achieved zero waste after deploying a “wet and dry” waste management program to increase recycling and composting at its San Jose, California, headquarters. IDT instituted the zero waste program in January 2015. Under the program, there are only two types of bins: wet ... Read more »
Food waste is the single largest component of US municipal solid waste, it accounts for a major portion of the nation’s methane emissions — and it costs businesses billions. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the food retail industry lost almost $47 billion in 2010 (the most current figures) from ... Read more »
Power management company Eaton says its two facilities located at the Tczew campus have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill. Eaton defines “zero waste-to-landfill” as consistently achieving a landfill waste diversion rate of 98 percent through either reuse, composting, recycling or incineration — but only if the heat generated by incineration is collected and ... Read more »
Nestlé USA announced today that all of its 23 factories — spanning confections, dairy, frozen and refrigerated meals, ice cream, baking ingredients and beverages — are now landfill-free, contributing zero waste for disposal. Nestlé’s current waste-reduction efforts include composting, recycling, energy production, and the provision of safe products for animal ... Read more »
Legacy Building Solutions has installed three of its tension fabric buildings at a composting facility in Florida as part of an expansion project that will double the operation’s production capacity for recycling biosolids and yard waste. The fabric buildings at the Lee County Composting Facility (LCCF) in Felda, Florida are ... Read more »