Six years ago, farmers in New Jersey were paying to send undersized or blemished peaches to the landfill. Campbell’s saw an opportunity to turn them into salsa called Just Peachy benefitting the local food bank. In a new interview, the company’s head of sustainability describes the corporate advantages.
A pilot program for plastic waste, co-sponsored by Dow Chemical, diverted about 6,000 pounds of typically non-recycled items from landfills in three months. Other Energy Bag pilot program co-sponsors include the Flexible Packaging Association, Republic Services, Agilyx, Reynolds Consumer Products and the city of Citrus Heights, California. The program explored … Read more »
Laboratory products and services provider VWR has launched a recycling program to divert single-use garments from landfills. VWR’s “Gown Up, Give Back” campaign allows the company’s US customers to recycle a variety of single-use garments purchased from VWR. The plastic waste from these garments is recycled into resin that is … Read more »
Farmer Bros. has chosen Pacific Cascade’s GreenDrop Recycling Stations to divert its recyclable and compostable waste from landfills, helping the coffee and foodservice supply company reach its goal of 100 percent landfill diversion by 2015. The GreenDrop Recycling Station was designed through multi-year efforts of the Portland Trail Blazers head … Read more »
AT&T Stadium, along with the EPA, the city of Dallas, nonprofit Rock and Wrap It Up! and Food Source DFW diverted 2,800 pounds of leftover food from landfills during the NCAA Final Four activities in North Texas. The organizations prevented food waste by delivering the food to local homeless shelters. … Read more »
A record-breaking 107,000 metric tons of waste carpet were reused, recycled and recovered in the UK during 2013, up 21 percent (22,000 metric tons) from the previous year, according to data released by Carpet Recycling UK. This landfill diversion rate of 27 percent means that CRUK has exceeded its original … Read more »