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MD Governor Dumps Zero-Waste Guidelines, Calls Them ‘Burdensome & Poorly Devised’

MD Governor Dumps Zero-Waste Guidelines, Calls Them ‘Burdensome & Poorly Devised’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has axed the zero-waste guidelines put into place by his predecessor that set a statewide diversion goal of 85% by 2040, saying the guidelines were “last-minute, ill-conceived and poorly devised.” Hogan says he will instead focus on a “common-sense, balanced approach to managing waste in Maryland,” reported … Read more »

Why Walmart’s Zero-Waste Goal Includes Suppliers, Sustainable Packaging

Walmart this week launched its Sustainable Packaging Playbook, a guide to best-practices such as maximizing recycled and sustainably sources renewable content, reducing materials used through better packaging design and designing for recyclability.

Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google has pledged to achieve zero waste in all of its global data centers. The company didn’t set a timeline for this goal, but says it defines zero waste to landfill as diverting 100 percent “to a more sustainable pathway with no more than 10 percent of it going to … Read more »

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Plastics Firm Expects $20,000 in New Recycling Revenue from Zero Net Waste Program

A zero waste program for the plastics industry is expected to result in about $20,000 in new revenue for its first participant. Following the launch of its zero waste program earlier this year, SPI: The Plastics Trade Association has recognized its first Zero Net Waste recognized company. Thermoplastic provider The … Read more »


Major NYC Businesses Cut Waste 50% — But Can They Achieve Zero Waste by 2030?

Dozens of major companies including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch with offices in New York City have diverted at least half of their waste from landfills and incineration, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zero waste by 2030 challenge. The 31 business participants collectively diverted 36,910 tons of waste … Read more »

NYC Business to Cut Waste 50% by June

Thirty-one New York City businesses, including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch, have committed to divert at least 50 percent of their waste from landfill and incineration by mid-June.


IDT Deploys ‘Wet and Dry’ Waste Management Program, Achieves Zero Waste

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 »