Jessica Lyons | Environmental Leader

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

Waste collection can be a dirty job, with overflowing and rodent-infested bins being emptied too late and refuse trucks spewing carbon emissions and wasting fuel because of inefficient collection routes. more

Nov 18, 2016 12:00 AM News

Ford has achieved zero waste at its six-facility Rouge Center, preventing more than 14 million pounds of waste from going to landfills annually. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:00 AM News

A new automotive recycling project aims to develop a method to collect and recover plastic auto parts in a way that is technically and economically feasible. more

Oct 9, 2016 12:40 PM News

Recycling blended textiles is a huge challenge because no commercially viable separation, sorting and recycling technologies are available for many of the most popular materials, such as cotton and polyester blends. more

Sep 22, 2016 9:00 AM News

IBM researchers today said they have identified a chemical catalyst that creates cheaper, biodegradable plastics from plants such as palm trees and beets that can be used to make a range of products, from eating utensils to medical devices. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM News

The EPA today released final standards for new and modified municipal solid waste landfills and emission guidelines for existing landfills. more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM News

The construction industry produces a huge amount of waste. In the US alone, about 40 percent of solid waste comes from construction and demolition (C&D). more

Jul 8, 2016 8:09 PM News

The main technologies used in modern recycling plants, also known as materials recovery facilities (MRFs), are being successfully integrated into new mixed waste processing facilities (MWPFs). more

Jun 4, 2016 5:02 PM News

The Closed Loop Fund announced its latest investment last week: a $1.5 million in Lakeshore Recycling Systems. The investment allowed the recycling company to bring a material recovery facility to Chicago — the city’s first. more

Mar 21, 2016 7:00 PM News

Ford’s North American headquarter facilities now send zero waste to landfill. more

Feb 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features