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  • Zero waste is not misleading

    Environment minister, Dan Norris, has slammed the suggestion that ‘zero waste’ is a “misleading” concept. Speaking at the Resource Waste Management Summit in London on Tuesday, organised by MRW, Norris was keen to promote the benefits of a zero waste strategy. He said: “We need to set our sights on removing the very concept of waste from our language and our culture and that means taking a ...

  • Scotland introduces zero waste plan

    A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% of waste sent to landfill, plans to ban ...

  • Zero waste drive planned in Scotland

    Plans to create a 'zero waste Scotland' by boosting recycling and capping waste incineration have been announced by Scottish government chiefs. Scottish ministers want to cut the amount of waste going to landfill In a statement to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined ministers' ambitions to recycle or compost at least 50% of municipal waste by ...

  • Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

    Waste prevention has been assigned the highest priority under European waste management law. However, the initiatives which have been taken so far have not reduced the regular annual increase in total waste arisings across Europe; we are still some way from achieving sustainable use of resources. That’s why the European Union started ZeroWIN, a project 'Towards Zero Waste in Industrial ...


    By thinkstep

  • Entec to advise on Zero Waste Project

    Entec has been appointed by Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh Councils to provide technical and planning advice to their Zero Waste project. The waste contract, potentially in the region of £500m over the 30 year period, will cover the development and operation of a facility or facilities capable of treating up to 200,000 tonnes of waste a year and is intended to help deliver the Scottish ...


  • Scotland unveils zero waste plan

    The Scottish Government has launched its first “ambitious” zero waste plan. The draft plan details the steps Scotland needs to take on the journey towards a zero waste society and invites stakeholders to respond to its zero waste plan consultation. It proposes a number of approaches to reduce waste and increase recycling including: A ...

  • Towards Zero Waste in Industrial Networks

    By exchanging industrial by-products, energy, water and materials between sectors, waste from one industry becomes raw material for another. Businesses are encouraged to emulate the sustainable cycles of nature, minimising the burden imposed on the earth and using its resources more efficiently. Developing new technologies for resource-use optimisation and adapting existing software tools to ...


    By thinkstep

  • Zero tolerance for waste crime plea

    More resources are needed to investigate serious waste crimes and magistrates need help in understanding the sometimes complex details of environmental crimes. As waste processing becomes more regulated and more costly, there is a danger that waste crime will rise That was the message to come out of a gathering of regulators, waste professionals, local authority officers and ...

  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Asia`s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies and NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016. Large-scale conferences tend to be highly resource-intensive with ...


    By Global Initiatives

  • Three Hershey plants achieve `Zero Waste to Landfill`

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill“ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management. Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. “We are proud of our role as ...

  • White Paper: The Business Case for Zero Waste

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:  Industrial facilities in the United States generate and manage 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous industrial waste in land disposal units annually, according the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. General Motors, however, recycles 90 percent of its worldwide ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Labour works towards zero waste society in manifesto

    A new Labour Government will move Britain towards a ’zero waste’ society and drive the introduction of on-the-go recycling on streets and in shopping centres, according the party’s 2010 manifesto.The 76-page document mentions the word ‘waste’ a total of five times and the word ‘recyclable’ only three times. Outlining the party’s past achievements, the manifesto explains that “we have made it far ...

  • EPA honors University of Guam for Zero Waste Pledge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today on America Recycles Day 2012 announced the participation of the University of Guam in taking on EPA’s national Food Recovery Challenge. The Food Recovery Challenge is a voluntary program that aims to limit the 34 million tons of food wasted nationwide annually by reducing unnecessary consumption and increasing donations to charity and ...

  • New regulations promoted by Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched a Scotland-wide campaign to raise awareness of the change in the up and coming waste regulations. On January 1st 2014 The Waste (Scotland) Regulations come into force, after which all businesses and organisations will need to recycle metal, plastic, glass, card and paper or pay a fine. The regulations will also mean that food business’s producing more ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Zero Waste Europe – Moving towards a circular economy

    The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are reused or recycled. The legislative proposal: Increased waste targets Waste policies and targets are a key ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Zero Waste Program Initiative by EnviroSolutions, Inc.

    According to the EPA, 250 million pounds of waste are generated every year in the United States alone. With this in mind, EnviroSolutions, Inc. is proud to announce its “zero waste” initiative to promote practical and effective waste management ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Legacy vital to success of zero waste Olympics

    Sustainable packaging made from plants is set to play a major role at the London Olympics but it will all be for nothing if brand owners, waste management companies and event organisers fail to build on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the warning of bioeconomy consultants and advisers to the London Olympics, NNFCC. On the 27th of July the eyes of the world are set to descend on ...


    By NNFCC

  • GM Makes the Business Case for Zero Waste

    Blueprint summarizes waste-reduction strategies and global landfill-free program SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:DETROIT, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  General Motors is offering a ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. Zero ...


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