Waste Not

The latest in the growing number of efforts directed at reducing, repurposing and ultimately eliminating waste in all its forms.

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Trending: Startups Fighting Food Waste Continue to Shape ‘Future of Snacking’

Trending: Startups Fighting Food Waste Continue to Shape ‘Future of Snacking’

Entrepreneurial innovators are still giving the big guys a run for their money — with new products and solutions making use of food waste or eliminating it completely — and also challenging each other to create winning new products with upcycled ingredients.

In Rhode Island, Mission to Improve Ocean Health Is Starting on Land

“If we’re going to solve for beach and ocean cleanliness, as well as climate change and ocean acidification — and we certainly have to do it all — then we have to acknowledge that the health of our soil is crucial.”

How to Be a Better Recycler

Many people think because they’re recycling, they’re being earth-friendly, but the reality is that over one-third of what people in the US try to recycle can’t be recycled.

The State of Recycling: What Does it Mean for Paper?

As the global recycling industry responds to political, financial and environmental factors, and as consumers become more aware of the sustainability issues facing society today — what should we be thinking about? I’ve put together my top three takeaways, especially as it relates to the paper market.

Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America

Having recently highlighted the importance and impacts of healthy ecosystems on tourism, as well as the role travel companies and their customers must play in preserving our global destinations, we love this story about two companies doing just that in Peru.

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Trending: Vodka, Nutrient-Dense Snacks Show Glimpse Into Circular Food Future

“When you upcycle what’s already grown, you don’t need to grow more crops, occupy more land, consume more water. Repurposing byproducts, you can help to fight climate change; making protein affordable, you fight food insecurity for current and future generations.”

Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).

New Reports Reveal Details, Impacts of Efforts To Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution

In the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, major companies publish data on their annual plastic packaging volumes, many for the first time; while Closed Loop Partners’ 2018 Impact Report measures the effect their investments are having on reducing emissions, diverting valuable commodities from landfill and creating jobs.

The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades.

How Imaging Technology Could Solve the Global Food Waste Problem

One of the biggest food retailers in the US has used the software to better understand the shelf life of its beef, cutting potential waste by 25 percent.

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Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food

Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients.

Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

Promising technologies from Finland, France could bring waste-free future closer to reality.

Passion Fruit: Growing a Farm into a Climate-Beneficial Enterprise

Many farmers avoid wasting excess fruit by turning it into animal feed, but Sidehill Farm has found much more delicious solutions.

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

“We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry."

Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’

Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?

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How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?

Trending: Kellogg, UK Gov Waste No Time Repurposing 'Throw Away' Food

New initiatives from both the private and public sector aim to further chip away at the UK’s food waste issue, as the nation attempts to rebound from being designated Europe’s biggest food waster in 2015. Kellogg's Cornflakes adding sweet touch to Throw Away IPA

Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.

Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste

The global movement to end textile waste continues, with the release of outer- and undergarments from new and established brands alike.

The Earth's Circular Economy: Not a Practical Solution to Our Waste Issues

This is the second in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read part one here.

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