'Green deconstruction' on the rise to divert construction debris from landfills

A rising number of contractors are recycling or reusing construction materials through green deconstruction, easing landfill burden and capitalizing on resources. more »

2016-02-03 12:00 AM Features

Solid Waste Educator Saves Trash to Illustrate Waste Generation

What if you had to keep all the trash you generated for a year? How would you look at things like disposable water bottles, fast-food wrappers, and little things like straws and Q-tips? more »

2016-02-03 12:00 AM Features

How food waste confuses wildlife

The world wastes more than $750 billion worth of food every year — 1.6 billion tons of food left in farm fields, sent to landfills or otherwise scattered across the countryside, plus 7 million tons of fishery discards at sea. more »

2016-02-02 12:00 AM Features


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World Economic Forum shines hopeful light on tackling global food waste

The Rockefeller Foundation announced Thursday that it will launch a seven-year, $130 million initiative called YieldWise to reduce food loss and waste globally. more »

2016-02-02 12:00 AM Features

Retailer hands container choice back to growers

A major produce retailer in Canada has decided that the growers who supply it with fresh fruit and vegetables should choose which container to deliver their produce in. more »

2016-02-01 12:00 AM Columns

Six Waste Conversion Technologies You Should Know

Interest is growing in the demonstration and commercialization of WCTs due to their potential role in addressing renewable energy mandates and green jobs initiatives as well as meeting local solid waste management needs. more »

2016-01-29 12:00 AM Features

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