Wastes


Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Businesses have a responsibility to consider to environment--for the sake of the earth and consumers. That responsibility does not disappear during a pandemic, as climate change, resource scarcity, and many other challenges do not shelter in place along with us.

Sustainable Cooking for Individuals and Restaurants: The NYT Greenhouse, Part 4

Sustainable Cooking for Individuals and Restaurants: The NYT Greenhouse, Part 4

For the New York Times’ last climate change event, The Greenhouse spoke with two chefs on how to utilize basic ingredients for sustainable cooking in individual and restaurant business settings alike.

Coronavirus Offers Both Opportunities and Challenges for Farmers

Coronavirus Offers Both Opportunities and Challenges for Farmers

The food supply chain is one area that will face many of the consequences of the coronavirus. However, opportunities arise from this situation as well.

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

A Global Pandemic Means Littered Disposable Gloves—Everywhere

The outbreak of the coronavirus has meant littered medical supplies waste in parking lots, on sidewalks and most other public spaces. It is one of the many unintended byproducts of the pandemic.

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

New York Enacts a State-Wide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

New York Enacts a State-Wide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The state of New York is the third U.S. state to mandate that all businesses avoid single-use plastic bags in order to address “environmental blights.”

How Are Medical Devices Making Consumers More Environmentally Conscious?

How Are Medical Devices Making Consumers More Environmentally Conscious?

The medical industry doesn't have the best track record when it comes to environmentalism. However, some healthcare companies are changing that.

Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help manufacturers remain in compliance with EPA and local standards while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal.



People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

People Think China Ruined US Recycling, but It’s a US-Rooted Problem

Here’s how recycling has changed in all 50 states since changes in China’s waste import laws—and what we should do about it.

Starbucks Makes an Eco-Initiative to Waste Less Water, Plastic, and Resources in the Next Decade

Starbucks Makes an Eco-Initiative to Waste Less Water, Plastic, and Resources in the Next Decade

One of the world’s biggest caffeine providers is now focused on making its water and carbon footprint a lot greener.

Which Plastics Are Recyclable and Which Aren’t?

Which Plastics Are Recyclable and Which Aren’t?

It may seem as though you can finish with any plastic item and throw it into the recycling bin when you're done. Not so fast—surprisingly, not all plastics can be reused.

How Your City Can Tackle Food Waste, Too

How Your City Can Tackle Food Waste, Too

Food waste is a bigger conversation than that spinach-gone-bad in the back of your fridge. Food waste is a massive, systematic problem, and cities are finally doing something about it.

Turkey Grease: How Thanksgiving Grease Can Cause Environmental Havoc

Turkey Grease: How the Thanksgiving Feast Can Cause Environmental Havoc

This Thanksgiving, families across the country will be filling their bellies with good turkey—but they’ll also be clogging their drains with grease. Here are some ways to avoid “fatbergs” before they damage your drains and cause bigger environmental issues.

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

As of Oct. 30, the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by three federal agencies is making major strides in the food industry to address the widespread issue of wasted food products. Here’s what it’s all about.

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Now, that hard-to-recycle baby food packaging from Gerber can be put to good use. Through TerraCycle’s mail-in system, consumers can give new life to baby food packaging.

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Dutch non-profit called The Ocean Cleanup just launched the Interceptor—a kind of autonomous, water vacuum to collect trash and plastic before it reaches the ocean. This massive cleanup effort is part of its overall goal of lessening plastic waste worldwide.

OSHA Makes Alliance with NWRA and SWANA for a Better Solid Waste Industry

OSHA Makes Alliance with NWRA and SWANA for a Better Solid Waste Industry

As of September 27, OSHA signed an alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The goal? To better protect workers in the waste industry.

EPA Issues Violation against San Francisco, but Local Officials Deny the Claims

EPA Issues Violation against San Francisco, but Local Officials Deny the Claims

Trump’s EPA recently accused San Francisco of violating the Clean Water Act. Not only do local officials deny the claims, but they said it’s a fraudulent attack from Trump on the Democratic California state.

EPA Announces Funding for Waterway Trash Prevention Projects for the Gulf

EPA Announces Funding for Waterway Trash Prevention Projects for the Gulf

Applications for funding for waterway trash reduction projects for the Gulf of Mexico are due no later than November 22, 2019.