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America Recycles Day: LEED for Waste Management, ACC, Coca-Cola, Cox

The recycling industry in the US last year transformed more than 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics into specification grade commodities for use in new products, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Dr Pepper

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Invests $6M in Recycling Efforts

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is investing $5 million in the Closed Loop Fund, a recycling initiative whose founding members include Walmart and Coca-Cola, and $1 million in Keep America Beautiful’s effort to place recycling bins in public parks. The beverage company says through these investments, it aims to help achieve … Read more »

plastic recycling

What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »

Little Trash

‘Little Trash’ Bins Improve Workplace Recycling

Providing employees with a desk-side recycling bin and a smaller trash bin attached to it can increase recycling and reduce waste in the workplace, according to a survey commissioned by Keep America Beautiful with support from PepsiCo Recycling and CBRE. The recommendation, called the “Little Trash” scenario, achieved a 20 … Read more »

Three Companies Join R2 Recycling Leaders

Arrow Electronics, Blancco and JT Environmental Consulting are the three latest companies to join the R2 Recycling Leader program. The R2 Leader program, developed by SERI, recognizes leadership on electronics recycling issues, and connects participating groups to additional projects or opportunities. R2 Leaders agree to take a leadership role in … Read more »

EPA, KAB, Others Team Up for Recycling Initiative

EPA, KAB, Others Team Up for Recycling Initiative

Keep America Beautiful, the National Waste & Recycling Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America and the EPA have joined together on an initiative to help make US recycling requirements easier to follow. The initial effort in the program is the “Top 10 in the Bin” list of the … Read more »

OneSource Freight

OneSource Freight Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Transportation and logistics provider OneSource Freight has joined SERI’s R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizes leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and nonprofits organizations. OneSource Freight has been a consistent supporter of the R2 Standard since its development in 2008, and provided guidance in the drafting of Provision 12 … Read more »

Oracle Joins Electronics Recycling Program

Oracle, and the Reverse Logistics Sustainability Council, a trade association of 88 corporate partners (including Oracle), has joined the R2 Recycling Leader program, SERI says. SERI, formerly R2 Solutions, is the housing body for the R2 electronics recycling standard. SERI stands for Sustainable Electronics Recycling International. Participating partners make a … Read more »

Recycle Across America

Recycle Across America Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Recycle Across America is the newest group to join the R2 Recycling Leader program, which is designed to support efforts by companies and organizations to advance the responsible reuse and recycling of used electronics. RAA is a nonprofit that has developed a standardized labeling system for recycling bins to help … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GRI, Cardno, City of Palo Alto

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Global Reporting Initiative: The sustainability reporting organization has named Bastian Buck director, sustainability reporting standard. Buck has worked for GRI in other capacities for more than seven years. Cardno: The engineering and environmental consulting firm has appointed Todd Williams as … Read more »

Gameday Recycling Challenge

College Football Fans Recycle, Compost 1.5 Million Pounds of Material

During this collegiate football season, more than 85 schools across the US have recycled and composted cans and bottles, cardboard and food scraps, keeping about 1.5 million pounds of game-day waste out of landfills and preventing about 1,980 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released. This is according to … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson Launches Tumblr Recycling Campaign

Johnson & Johnson Launches Tumblr Recycling Campaign

Only one in five Americans consistently recycles bathroom items — compared to seven out of 10 who say they always or almost always recycle — according to a report commissioned by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. To encourage more people to recycle, the company has turned to … Read more »