A grocery store on a small Canadian island is operating without the use of plastic, and the head of an Oregon charity is lauded for his reuse efforts.
Apple says it is taking steps to boost its internal recycling efforts after the diversion rate at the company’s non-manufacturing sites fell for the second year in a row.
Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced zero waste. Zero waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion in the marketplace due to the many definitions of “zero” that are being used.
This story originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Resource Recycling.
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A nonprofit recycling operation in Minnesota has received nearly $10 million from the Closed Loop Fund and other investors.
To boost Toronto’s sustainability efforts, city government needs to spend more money educating residents and businesses about recycling, according to an advocacy group.
Leaders in Canada’s largest city have approved a goal of diverting 70 percent of residential materials from landfill by 2026.