GreenBiz Group and Waste Management recently conducted a joint research effort to identify current trends in waste reduction and recycling.
Since the motor company first installed its massive green roof, the industry has made significant strides.
The automaker is refurbishing parts and using green energy as part of its company-wide resource strategy.
The company's Ralphs/Food 4 Less division is using biogas to power a California distribution center.
Massachusetts became the first U.S. to move to ban businesses from sending organics to landfills or incinerators.
A nonprofit claims two Chinese factories are violating labor rights and not disposing of wastewater correctly.
Teams in Philadelphia have been at the forefront of efforts to keep waste out of landfills and use renewable energy.
The new Carbon Trust standard will showcase businesses that follow best practices reducing and managing waste.
The supermarket chain will distribute surplus stock through nonprofit Fareshare to tackle poverty and reduce food waste.
The chain's grocery stores no longer will send food waste to landfills; instead, biogas generated by the waste will help power a distribution center.
Faced with a tide of post-consumer plastic trash, organizations are thinking up innovative ways to profitably harness this potentially vast revenue stream.
Converting waste from one company into a feedstock stream for another can generate revenue while reducing virgin material and energy use.
Cities such as San Francisco, Stockholm and Adelaide, Australia, aim to reduce their waste to zero, but measuring and comparing their progress proves complicated. A new tool may help.
Disposable wrap is often used to sterilize surgical tools, but reusable cases provide a more sustainable alternative.
The company seeks to fill the gap for producers in search of users such as industrial facilities and treatment plants.
Stage three organizations increase innovation and cut costs by teaming up with previously unrelated industries.
For some companies' recycling programs, unique waste streams require unique solutions.
We need to stop getting diverted by diversion rates. Instead, consider these five ways to ensure that every product can be reused or reprocessed into something else.
With its virtual marketplace for waste and recycling jobs, Rubicon Global claims it diverts waste and saves customers money....
This "tale of 3 bins" is as much a story about sustainability (or waste reduction and diversion) as it is a story about systems thinking and behavioral change.