The study concluded that the presence of compostable foodservice packaging can lead to higher organics diversion rates and lower contamination rates with enough consumer education and outreach more

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A team of chemists has figured out a way to produce a renewable plastic from pine needle waste, potentially replacing a type that's currently made from crude oil. more

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While smart waste and recycling technologies haven’t been as quick to take off as, say, smart building products designed to improve energy efficiency, the sector is poised for growth. more

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

If you’re looking for a bit more inspiration for the new year, consider this: Has your company ever thought about going zero waste? These 10 firms working toward zero waste to landfill prove it’s possible. And no, it won’t kill jobs or hurt profits. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

It seems that educational efforts are being graded upon contamination rates — which aren’t really due to lack of education, but often times due to the collection method. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A team of bioengineers from the University of Nottingham and Nile University in Egypt are developing a new substitute for conventional plastic carry bags using a material made out of shrimp shells. more

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Earlier this year, a video explaining Sweden’s efficient trash burning system made the Facebook rounds, touting a shocking statistic: less than one percent of this country’s household waste ends up in a landfill. more

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM Features

If garbage cans could talk, the least they could do is remind us if we’re running out of easily-forgotten house essentials. Enter GeniCan: a smart device that scans products as you toss ‘em and automatically drafts a grocery list on your smartphones. more

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM Features

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year. In the world of sustainability alone, we saw the landmark Paris climate change agreement come into force; and learned how rising temperatures in the Arctic are negatively impacting local residents. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

ROUGHLY a third of food produced—1.3bn tonnes of the stuff—never makes it from farm to fork, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. more

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM Features

New research suggests switching to source separated recycling collections could save Welsh councils over a million pounds a year. more

Dec 15, 2016 12:00 AM News

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