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Albertsons Safeway Joins EPA and USDA Challenges to Tackle Food Waste

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Albertsons Safeway believes that food waste can be significantly reduced through collaborative partnerships. As part of our commitment to address the issue, we recently joined the EPA Food Recovery Challenge and the US Food Waste Challenge, both of which encourage participants to increase diversion of food waste away from landfills to better uses, such as composting, feeding livestock and feeding hungry people.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Waste Management Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Waste Management Sector?
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December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Waste Management Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Waste Management Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 15 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the sector.

From Waste to Fuel

PepsiCo’s Tropicana facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., is making both orange juice and advances in sustainability.
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A stinging acronym has often attached itself to the placement of facilities where municipal solid waste gets sent: NIMBY, as in “Not In My Back Yard.”

But for a PepsiCo business on the east coast of Florida living next door to this sort of site, proximity proved key to cultivating what has become a genuine environmental asset.

Tropicana’s juice-producing facility in Fort Pierce, Fla., borders the St. Lucie County Baling and Recycling Center, a complex that receives more than 600 tons of household waste during an average day.

“Pack It Green” Saves Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Packaging and Over $6 Million

by Alexis Raymond
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The growing amount of solid waste being added to landfills from product packaging is an environmental concern to Cisco. To address this, we strive to design packages that protect against shipping damage while minimizing material usage.

Our employee-led “Pack It Green” Initiative, which promotes optimized packaging and order fulfillment, is a big part of this commitment.

Jonathan Trent and the OMEGA Project

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When life gives you lemons they say to make lemonade. And what if life gives you sewage released into an enclosed bay, what can you make? Certainly not lemonade, right? Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is NASA scientist and UC Santa Cruz professor, Jonathan Trent. He has figured out how to use algae to turn wastewater pollution into biofuel.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: Kohler China Associates Explore UnAmazing Waste

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While waste is inherently unamazing, we can do some pretty amazing things with it to make the world a better place.

West Virginia Governor Signs Law Requiring Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks

“Slow Down to Get Around” law aims to prevent accidents and injuries to collection workers
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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a new law today at a Martinsburg ceremony to help protect waste and recycling vehicle operators.

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a new law today at a Martinsburg ceremony to help protect waste and recycling vehicle operators.

The Montreal Impact and Cascades Partner Up: Soccer Fans Go Green

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It’s a beautiful evening at Stade Saputo: you’ve got nachos and drink in hand, and a great view from the top bleachers of the Montreal Impact’s fancy footwork. Thousands of soccer fans adopt this game plan every night that their team plays in town, from March to October. The nachos may be replaced by an Italian sandwich or just an ordinary hot dog, but one thing all the fans have in common is, together, they produce a significant amount of waste each game night.

Reducing Your Environmental Footprint During Your Holidays

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A vacation is the time for travelling, having fun and letting go. That doesn’t mean it should be synonymous with excessive consumption! You may be environmentally conscious at home, but do you have the guts to bring that attitude with you when you leave? Here are a few tips that are sure to reduce your environmental footprint when you’re vacationing abroad… or in the next town over!

Make your vacation more eco-friendly with these tips and tricks!

Free Webinar: How Companies Can Help Increase Recycling in the U.S.

Webinar Will Explore Recycling Solutions
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American cities, consumer goods companies, and retailers are facing a financial and environmental crisis: we are currently spending billions of dollars to landfill products and packaging when, instead, they could be sold to the recycling industry. These valuable commodities could be recycled, drive costs efficiency, and create jobs. There are many benefits to recycling including the reduction in manufacturing costs for consumer goods, reduction in landfill disposal costs, increased revenue for municipalities, and creation of local jobs.

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