zero waste News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • New Zero Waste Reaining and Certification Partnership

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) have announced a strategic partnership to develop and offer a Zero Waste Principles and Practices courses and certification program throughout the United States and Canada. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Prison demolition closes in on zero waste target

    A Scottish prison demolition project, managed by contractor Carillion, has beaten its own recycling target of 98 per cent by hitting 99.5 per cent. Less than half a per cent of waste from the site was sent to landfill meaning the project was very close to achieving Scotland’s zero waste aspirations. Carillion demolished Low Moss prison at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow to make way for a new prison planned ...

  • Xerox Takes Another Step Toward Zero Waste

    New Recycling, Return Program Will Recover More Toner and Supplies for Reuse NORWALK, Conn -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) launched a new return and recycling program that simplifies the way customers return toner and supplies and expands the company’s effort to keep billions of pounds of waste out of landfills. Xerox is partnering with Close the Loop, one of the world’s largest ...


  • MSPs hit out at zero waste plan

    Scottish MPs have criticised a major waste strategy for failing to support proposed landfill bans with sufficient waste infrastructure. The ‘zero waste plan’, a forthcoming policy framework which will help to set the direction for future waste legislation in Scotland, was criticised by Labour and Conservative MSPs for a lack of detail over plans to provide additional waste ...

  • GM BeyondNow: The Business Case for Zero Waste

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:Today, GM released a downloadable ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Caterpillar facilities achieve Zero waste to landfill in 2010

    PEORIA, IL- In line with Caterpillar Inc.’s global commitment to sustainable development, two Caterpillar facilities achieved zero waste to landfill in 2010. The Caterpillar Remanufacturing & Components Division United Kingdom Hose Assembly (UKHA) plant in Leicester, England and the Caterpillar Logistics Services (Cat Logistics) Desford, England operations have reached 100-percent ...

  • Acosta, Briones Convene Philippine Zero Waste Forum

    Neric Acosta, a former Philippine Congressman and Ruth Briones, Chair of Greenergy Solutions Inc.  convened  on October 7, 2010  the first in a series of  Zero Waste Philippines’ Forum  attended  by  representatives from provinces, towns and cities nationwide, and environmental groups at the Development Academy of the Philippines  Center , Pasig City ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

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