- Waste Not, Want Not. Zero Waste in Vancouver Hotel
Waste Not, Want Not. Zero Waste in Vancouver Hotel
Deeper Dive Into Zero Waste
Credential and certification programs are available to universities and businesses to guide initiatives and achieve a minimum of 90 percent diversion. Zero Waste training at Arizona State University includes sorts of the trash, recycling and organics bins to identify and eliminate challenging materials. Sorting contents of front-of-house bins, directed by Stephanie Barger of GBCI’s Zero Waste program (on right in front), shown above. Photo courtesy of Sodexo At Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, a...
Project focuses on value-added product recovery, zero-waste wastewater technologies
As sustainability and water scarcity continue to be key issues for water managers worldwide, it’s more and more critical to find new solutions and technologies. Check out the laser cutter which is a great new technology invention. Wastewater is a particularly abundant and potentially useful resource. In fact, teams of European researchers are working to harvest energy and recover resources from wastewater streams.Water resource management is particularly critical throughout Europe as climate change,...
Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More
Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management Conference. From benchmarking best practices, to real-world case studies, to suggestions on how to engage with suppliers on common goals, this year’s line-up of speakers didn’t disappoint! For those of you who missed out, or...
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” that are being used. To address this confusion for its members and others, NRC identified the need...
Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study
Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and district governments coordinate between the central and local jurisdictions and legislate specific regulations, while the...