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Microsoft Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification, a Tech Industry First

Microsoft Earns Zero Waste Facility Certification, a Tech Industry First

Microsoft’s zero waste efforts have earned it the US Zero Waste Business Council’s highest certification level at its Redmond, Washington campus, making Microsoft the first technology company to achieve zero waste facility certification.

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016, the annual green building conference and expo, opened yesterday and runs through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Also yesterday the Paris climate agreement crossed the threshold for adoption now that more than 55 countries, accounting for over 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the deal. It will … Read more »

Recycling Program Expands to Manufacturing, Industrial Customers

Recycling Program Expands to Manufacturing, Industrial Customers

Kimberly-Clark Professional has expanded its recycling program to manufacturing and other industrial environments, enabling these customers to divert non-hazardous waste, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, from landfills. RightCycle is a large-scale recycling program for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste. Since its launch in 2011, the program has diverted … Read more »

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Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

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Winery Receives Zero Waste Certification

Fetzer Vineyards has received platinum level zero waste certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council, making it the first wine company to achieve zero waste certification. Platinum certification, the highest level offered by the USZWBC, recognizes the company for successfully diverting 97.7 percent of its waste from landfill, incineration … Read more »

Sierra Nevada Brewing Diverts 99.8% of Waste

Sierra Nevada Brewing has diverted 99.8 percent of its waste and achieved platinum certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council — the first platinum certification that the USZWBC has given and the highest level possible. The waste management efforts also saved the brewing company money: $5,398,470 in avoided disposal … Read more »