zero waste Articles

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste, Zero Releases, Zero Emissions: Dupont

     Background DuPont is a large global chemical company - employing 100,000 people with 200 manufacturing sites in 40 countries. Since its founding in the US in 1802 DuPont has been committed to safety excellence, with a philosophy that all accidents are preventable. This commitment has delivered a safety record 40 times better than the US industry average. DuPont is now ...


  • What is Zero Waste?

    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 waste solutions, Slovakia

    When US Steel acquired the former East Slovakian Steelworks in Nov 2000, it initiated a program to clear the residual mill waste dump which had accumulated on site in previous years. US Steel intended to recover the metal from the iron-rich by-products, and also improve environmental performance. Harsco has a proven record of experience in recycling iron and steel making by-products. In Slovakia, ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Zero waste, Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi Iron & Steel Company (Hadeed) has a strong commitment to the environment. Hadeed's 3R waste management strategy – reuse, recycle, recover – includes recovering valuable metals, and re-using baghouse dust (from industrial air filters) in concrete cement. Harsco has a long track record of recovering valuable metals from steelmaking co-products, and in the same process ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • Winning With Zero Waste

    In the business of professional and collegiate sports, with top priority on championships, player injuries, and filling stadium seats, attending a meeting with Martin Tull, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance), seems like a walk in the ballpark. “When we speak to potential members, we often say, ‘Would you like to know how other teams are saving millions of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste System in Paradise

    Most visitors to Fiji come for rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches or for diving and snorkeling among the unspoiled coral reefs. Few visitors realize that this tropical island in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand, is on the cutting edge of industrial ecology with a fully functional, zero waste program located near the Fijian capital of Suva. As part of an EPA funded review of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Towards zero waste, Italy

    In 1993 ThyssenKrupp was looking to improve its internal recycling of by-products. Harsco has a proven record of technology application in the field of resource recovery and production of valuable products form iron and steel making by-products. Harsco’s tailor-made solutions were a natural fit with assisting stainless steelmakers in the recycling materials that have traditionally been land ...


    By Harsco Metals & Minerals

  • The Zero Waste Summer of 2006

    SEVEN YEARS AGO, Eco-Cycle based in Boulder, Colorado created our first Zero Waste Festival in the small community of Longmont. Year after year, we have gotten better and better, and the concept of Zero Waste has slowly come to be understood and embraced by both the festival vendors and the attendees. This summer, we experienced an explosion of interest in staging ZW Events across every community ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero waste cities - are they possible?

    Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas. Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history. Among ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Zero landfill, zero waste: the greening of industry in Singapore

    This paper reviews how a land-scarce city-state is trying to achieve its goals of zero landfill and zero waste through the greening of industry. The main challenges Singapore confronts in its solid waste management are an increasing volume of industrial waste generated, a shortage of land for landfills, and escalating costs of incineration plants. To green its industries, there has been a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

    Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group director of specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich, ...


    By SugaRich

  • Zero waste in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    In late 2005, the City Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina unanimously passed a law, “Integral Management Of Solid Urban Waste,” a Zero Waste law. The law sets goals and milestones to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste going to landfill disposal. “The first milestone is 30 percent reduction of waste to landfill by 2010,” says Cecilia Allen of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero waste on San Francisco’s horizon

    Diversion rate of 77 percent (and climbing) is a reflection of sound policy, committed municipality and willing waste hauler. Part I WHEN BioCycle visited San Francisco in April, we were invited to tag along with a British film crew making a documentary on how the world deals with its trash. Hosted by Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, the project had landed in San Francisco because of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Net Zero Waste – So What?

    Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) global communities ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste Not, Want Not. Zero Waste in Vancouver Hotel

    Zero Waste is a movement increasing in popularity. So, I'm reading various industry articles and learn that there is a hotel, and its guests, successfully practicing Zero Waste, eliminating landfill use. We think ...


  • Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste collection operations, 29 transfer stations, 17 recycling facilities, nine Subtitle D landfills, three landfill gas-to-energy facilities, one landfill ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder

    Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry? When we look closely at systems in nature — coral reefs or rainforests, for instance — we see something we don’t often see in human systems: mutually beneficial relationships and energy flows among the various elements, such as air, water, rocks, soil, and plant and animal life. If we ...


    By Ensia

  • Achieving Zero

    A business’ greatest asset is its employees who “bring to life” the brand, product or service that an organization represents to its customers. Oftentimes, organizations forget that the very backbone of their business model is its people and how well they respond to production, quality and customer service at various times within the workday. When the focus is placed elsewhere, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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