zero waste business News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 BeyondNow: The Business Case for Zero Waste

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


    By 3BL Media

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Announces Two Initiatives in Support of Ambition to Become a Low-Carbon, Zero-Waste Business

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/NYSE Euronext Paris: CCE), which produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola products in Western Europe, is today announcing two new initiatives aimed at improving recycling behavior and infrastructure, as part of its journey to becoming a low-carbon, zero-waste business.  CCE’s sustainability plan commits it to setting the standard for sustainable ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Embracing the Zero Waste Challenge: Transforming Waste into Valuable Resources

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today released its 2012 sustainability report. The report is called “Embracing the Zero Waste Challenge,” and documents the company’s progress toward increasingly transforming waste into valuable resources. “Five years ago, we announced four aggressive sustainability goals to improve our impact on the environment and our business,” ...


  • The path towards a zero waste economy – waste review launched

    The Government’s review of waste policies has been formally launched today. Opening a call for evidence, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman called on businesses, households, communities, and local authorities in England to contribute their views. The review will look at what policies are needed to reduce the amount of waste generated and to maximise reuse and recycling, while also ...

  • Waste Management to Help Customers Achieve UL Environment’s Zero Waste Validation

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) today announced it is helping customers validate their zero waste initiatives by employing an offering by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). “While there are vague and often conflicting definitions of Zero Waste circulating in the industry, it is a designation many businesses, communities and schools across North America ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Benn sets out plans to make UK a `zero waste` nation

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has introduced ambitious plans for Britain to become a “zero waste nation” at a waste summit in London. Addressing an audience of local authorities and the waste industry, Benn said: “We need to rethink how we view and treat waste in the UK. Why do we send valuable items like aluminium and food waste to landfill when we can turn them into new cans and renewable ...

  • Canada’s National Zero Waste Council a Finalist in The Circulars 2016 Awards

    Canada’s National Zero Waste Council was a runner up finalist for The Circulars 2016 Awards presentations at the World Economic Forum today. Presented by the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce, the Circulars offers recognition to individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Covent Garden Market aspires to send zero waste to landfill

    The Enhance business support programme is working with the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA) to identify new opportunities to divert their waste from landfill. Jan Lloyd, Chief Executive, Covent Garden Market Authority, said: “There are 250 companies based at New Covent Garden Market, employing over 2,500 people. We currently recycle 29% of our waste, including: cardboard, plastics, ...


    By LRS Consultancy

  • EPA Honors UCI for Zero Waste and Food Recovery Achievements

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe honored the University of California, Irvine on its zero waste and food recovery efforts. UC Irvine’s zero waste program diverts from landfills 83 percent of the campus’s total waste materials by recycling, reusing and composting. In addition, the university has increased its food waste diversion from 90 ...

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