Whirlpool Labels Packaging So Customers Know How To Recycle It

There is a need for labels that tell consumers packaging can be recycled. Twenty-eight percent of Americans say they will only recycle items that they know are recyclable. Only one in five will do extra research to determine if an item can be recycled if it is not clearly labeled. One company is leading the way when it comes to communicating to consumers about packaging.

How Healthcare Plastic Can Be Part of the Circular Economy

Hospitals rely on a vast amount of plastic--from irrigation bottles to pitchers. What happens to that plastic when it’s reached the end of its uselessness? It is used once and then chucked into the garbage bin.

Companies Saving Unwanted Clothes From Ending Up In Landfills

Textile waste is a huge problem. In just the U.S. alone, 25 million pounds of textiles are created every year. That is about 82 pounds per person. Only 15 percent is donated or recycled, and the rest ends up in landfills. The amount that isn’t recycled is about 21 billion pounds, and is over 5.2 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the U.S.

Herman Miller Empowers Mothers In Haiti

(3BLMedia/Justmeans) – Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the poorest countries in the developing world. Its per capita income of $250 is considerably less than one-tenth the Latin American average. So, when a positive and unique story comes along about empowering local mothers, you immediately want to share that story.

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

How Closed Loop Systems Keep Unwanted Clothing From Landfills

The clothing industry has a big impact on the environment. Synthetic materials take a long time to decompose once they end up in landfills. For example, nylon takes 30 to 40 years to decompose. In 2012, an estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles were generated that made up 5.7 percent of the total municipal solid waste. One way for companies to prevent unwanted clothing from ending up in landfills is to create a closed loop system.

Hospital In California’s Drought Stricken Central Valley Will Use Recycled Water

In case you live in a bubble and don’t know that California is in the third year of one of its worst droughts, driving through many towns in the state this summer might give you a clue something is not normal. Many public properties feature brown lawns, as do many lawns in residential areas. The San Joaquin Valley is one area that is already dry due to its desert climate.

Try Recycling Jobs Instead of Trading Them Away

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - President Obama would like to create more jobs for American workers. One way he is attempting to do that is by negotiating more free trade agreements. Apparently he didn’t learn anything from Bill Clinton, who pushed through the disastrous NAFTA trade bill and several others like it.

Recycling Council of Ontario Re-Launches Waste Program

“What gets measured matters” applies as much to solid waste diversion as to any other area of sustainability performance reporting.

More Major Companies Embrace New Recycling Label

Clorox (NYSE:CLX) has become the latest company to join a new and growing labeling scheme that seeks to help U.S. consumers understand how to properly recycle or dispose of all elements in a product's packaging.


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