User: flenvcenter Topic: Waste-Independent
Category: Re-use
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How TerraCycle's safety and cleaning practices can be adopted across industries 22.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How TerraCycle's safety and cleaning practices can be adopted across industries Deonna Anderson Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:05 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the safety of reuse into question. But Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle, thinks when the crisis is over there will be even more opportunity for reusable packaging and containers to become more commonplace, if done right. "Recycling is going to take a real punch to the face, to be quite fair," Szaky said during GreenBiz Group’s Circularity 20 Digital event this week, pointing to the continued decrease in oil prices and the pressure that's putting on the economics of using recycled plastics. "That’s disastrous for the recycling industry, which creates its revenue by selling recycled plastics, which are hedged against, in many ways, the price of oil." Many recycling activities have been paused as the pandemic has raised health and safety concerns, which could lead to a waste crisis post-pandemic, he said. Recycling centers have closed temporarily or ...
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Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production 20.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production Jesse Klein Wed, 05/20/2020 - 03:20 "There was nothing except a pipe going out the back of the plant." This was how Rodney Aulick, president of integrated solutions and services at Evoqua Water Technologies, described the wastewater system at Bush Brothers and Company’s Tennessee plant, when it first engaged with the food company. Bush Brothers is the largest manufacturer of prepared beans in the United States, and its work with water treatment titan Evoqua resulted in massive improvements, Aulick said. The plant is now able to reuse much of its water, lowering the strain on the community system and environment as a whole. The company is also better equipped to tightly control its water usage, according to Evoqua.   Bush Brothers, a family-owned business, has been operating in the small community of Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, for over 110 years. The company keeps the community in mind when pushing for new production goals and ...
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Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19 18.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19 Tom Szaky Mon, 05/18/2020 - 01:00 The novel coronavirus had cases on every continent except Antarctica when it was declared a global pandemic March 11. The crisis was brewing long before, and the United States federal emergency and stay-at-home orders would come after, but it was in that official moment of alarm that consumer behavior, and business’s response to it, changed across the country. Almost immediately, reusables and durable items took a spotlight as potentially undesirable . The socially sanctioned practice of bring-your-own shopping bags and coffee mugs came to a halt and was enforced at retail locations , as did the use of glass and durable tableware in bars and restaurants before dine-in service stopped. Even in states that previously had instituted bans on single-use items such as plastic bags ( temporarily lifted  with new bans on their reusable counterparts ), there has been a swap to disposables, thought to be more sanitary than durable ...
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How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity 12.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
How cosmetics retailer Lush is making purposeful profit through circularity Katrina Shum Tue, 05/12/2020 - 01:30 This article is part of our Paradigm Shift series, produced by nonprofit PYXERA Global, on the diverse solutions driving the transition to a circular economy. See the full collection of stories and upcoming webinars with the authors  here . Commerce as we know it is going through a rapid evolution. The convergence of new technology, emerging social platforms, constrained natural resources and the evolving values of each new generation is changing the way we do business — whether it’s the sharing economy, the rise of products as a service or the retail shopping experience itself. But the accelerated growth of the retail industry has come at a cost. There’s no doubt about it — we are in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis. We’ve all seen the viral images of turtles with straws stuck up their noses, or whales washed up with bellies full of plastic bags. And one of the biggest contributors to ...
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Circular economy principles are alleviating COVID-19 shortages 10.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With medical supplies and personal protection in short supply, hospitals and companies are embracing refurbishment and reuse.
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Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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Andy Tomkins brings Canon's new circular focus into view 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The sustainability engagement manager explains the goals of working for the common good with a circular business model that makes sense economically.
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GreenBiz 20 Day 3 welcome 10.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Day 3 welcome with GreenBiz's Eric Faurot, Shana Rappaport, Lauren Phipps and Ellie Buechner. Waste Management's Eric Gray gives a zero waste update.
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A conversation with Ford's sustainability leader 3.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How will the No. 2 American automaker focus on sustainability amidst restructuring and major transformation?
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What’s driving the industry shift to circularity? 29.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
For some industries, rising consumer demand and expectations are a clear driver. In others, there's regulatory pressure.
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Rethinking the 'P' word 14.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It's time for blue-sky thinking plus practical measures in the battle to reduce plastic waste.
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The potential for circular textiles to have a positive impact on work and workers 7.2.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Can unwanted clothes make for happy workers?
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Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.
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Fashion's latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling 22.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
Less than 1 percent of clothing material today is refashioned to produce new clothing. This is one potential solution.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups 21.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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Starbucks commits to give more than it takes from the planet, and ditch disposable cups for good 21.1.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To become "resource positive," the coffee colossus seeks to shift toward circularity, including reusable packaging.
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6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From refill schemes to more practical and viable recycling options, there's a stronger sense of urgency to find solutions.
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Thrift-store shoppers, hand-me-down wearers and 8 scrappy startups making reuse possible 23.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Today’s burgeoning recommerce and online rental markets offer high-end gadgets and swanky fashion.
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What happened with Samsung's smartphone upcycling program 18.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It’s exploring useful second life for older gadgets collected through its e-waste programs.
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Millions of burnt trees and rusted cars: Post-disaster cleanup is expensive, time-consuming and wasteful 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Climate change, population growth, urbanization, deforestation and aging infrastructures all pose challenges to recovery.
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