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Colgate Pledges to Reduce Waste

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the ... read more


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The recycling of post-consumer plastic bags and wraps reached nearly 972 million pounds in 2010, according to a recent report. This ... read more

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19 Ways to Kick Off Your New Year

Say hello to 2012 with some of our favorite winter-time stories – from brewing your own chilly day beverages, to recycling all that confetti after your New Year’s Eve shindig.

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Shocking Eco Art: Our Waste by the Numbers

Alexis Petru, February 7th, 2012

On first glance, every piece in artist Chris Jordan’s collection, “Running the Numbers,” appears to be simply a beautiful work of modern art. But look more closely, and you’ll see that each piece depicts the enormous amount of natural resources we consume and throw away – represented by plastic bags, light bulbs or packing peanuts. Here’s a sample ... read more

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8 Companies That Make Money From Recycling

Leon Kaye, February 6th, 2012

With customers and stakeholders putting companies increasingly under the sustainability microscope, more businesses are realizing that waste is not a nuisance, but an opportunity to create revenue during uncertain economic times. Many companies, of course, have a revenue model solely based on waste management and recycling. Milorganite, for example, has been in business for over 85 years, turning Milwaukee’s ... read more

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Reduce Food Waste in 5 Easy Steps

Mary Mazzoni, February 3rd, 2012

The U.S. generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA. Sure, you can compost perished produce, leftovers and food scraps. But the best way to lighten your kitchen's impact on the planet is to stop waste at its source. To help, we've compiled five simple ways to reduce food waste in ... read more


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