Waste Reduction

Hallmark's DaySpring Greeting Cards Business Achieves Zero-Waste to Landfill Status

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2017 marked the fifth straight year that DaySpring, a Hallmark Greetings business, has achieved “zero waste to landfill” status at their facility in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. They have found alternate ways to process waste generated by DaySpring operations, either by recycling or burning at a waste-to-energy facility.

DaySpring’s annual waste reduction efforts resulted in:

The World’s Biggest Plastic Producers Join Forces to Improve Waste Collection and Recycling

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A coalition of the world’s biggest plastic producers and users has set up a new US$1.5 billion fund to improve waste collection and recycling in developing countries.

The fund will focus its spending in Southeast Asia, where waste collection systems are lacking and leakage of plastic into waterways is the most severe.

Moving Reverse Logistics Forward

Returns add up for retailers - what's the smartest way to handle them?
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E-commerce is not always a one-way street. As online purchases grow, so do returns. Our partnership with Optoro streamlines the returns process to maximize value of returned products, eliminate unnecessary shipping, and reduce waste. Here’s how this strategic alliance is transforming retail reverse logistics.

Partnership Focuses on Waste Reduction and Overcrowding at National Parks

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For the fifth year in the row, the National Park Foundation and Subaru are partnering up to give a percentage of proceeds from the Subaru “Share the Love” event. It will give a percentage of proceeds to support waste reduction efforts in three of the most visited national parks. The funding has been directed towards pilot projects in Grand Teton, Yosemite and Denali National Parks. 

GreenBiz Group Announces Major New Conference on Circular Economy

Circularity 19 to focus on trillion-dollar markets for products and services that eliminate waste and utilize renewable resources
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group today announced the launch of a new event, Circularity, a three-day conference focusing on how to seize and accelerate the growing opportunities in the circular economy. The premiere event, Circularity 19, will be held June 18-20, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Plastics Debate With Dow & Walgreen Boots Alliance

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Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging. However, its strengths are also its weakness. Businesses are increasingly looking at plastic reduction, closing the loop and finding more sustainable and less impactful substitutes.

Waste-Reduction Initiatives: A Key Part of Sustainability

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At Domtar, our position as a forest products industry leader is rooted in our ability to focus on sustainability across our manufacturing processes. That’s apparent in the great progress we’ve made toward achieving our 2020 sustainability goals, especially through our waste-reduction initiatives.

Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste

Mohawk Group’s A&D Design Director, Royce Epstein, explores how to address the issue of waste through design – and what Mohawk Group is doing to create a more sustainable future.
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Welcome to SCRAP CULTURE, a new CEU where we explore sustainable design practices in a world consumed with waste. Today we live in a world that creates more waste than it does reduce, reuse or recycle. Designers in all disciplines are trying to address this through the exploration of new materials and production processes, creating a new design language and landscape that moves beyond industry or craft.

Hormel Foods Shares Food Journey Progress in 12th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

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Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the launch of its 12th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report. The report is available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and includes information about the company’s CR progress in fiscal 2017.

Worst Types of Litter: Plastic Straws Not Even in the Top 5

By Ashley May, USA TODAY
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Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin. 

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender. 

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