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GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

General Motors has stepped up its efforts to become a zero waste manufacturer by turning byproducts such as polystyrene foam packaging into footwear. To create recycled shoe soles, GM’s Toluca, Mexico, facilities take byproducts to a warehouse, where it is baled and sent to be crushed and turned into pellets. Those pellets … Read more »

Looptworks, Alaska Airlines Announce Recycling Collaboration

Looptworks, a Portland, Oregon-based company that works with companies to recycle and repurpose waste into new products is collaborating with Alaska Airlines to upcycle approximately 10,000 pounds of seat leather from Alaska’s sister carrier Horizon Air. The leather will be used to create the Carry-On Collection, which will include a wallet, laptop … Read more »

Boeing to Recycle Dreamliner Carbon Fiber

Boeing and Russell Brands are teaming up to recycle excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production into protective athletic gear. The companies are expanding on a previous collaboration where 787 carbon fiber is placed into Russell Athletic’s CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. Boeing currently markets surplus factory materials to meet the … Read more »

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Southwest Airlines Launches Upcycling Project

Southwest Airlines has launched an upcycling initiative to transform 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products. The LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose sustainability program will also benefit communities by providing employment, skills training and donated products, the airline says. Southwest developed the recycling initiative following its Evolve program, … Read more »

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Germany, US, South Korea Dominate in Waste, Upcycling Innovations

Germany, the US and South Korea are on the forefront of developing innovations in waste minimization and upcycling, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The analysis, “National Innovation Ecosystems (Healthcare, CMF, Energy),” forecasts that these innovations will drive adoption of waste-to-energy technologies such as pyrolysis, waste gasification and anaerobic digestion … Read more »