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A Throwaway Society That's Full to Overflowing

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Hong Kong is still a throwaway society, despite a growing environment awareness in recent years. Every day – shockingly – the city generates enough municipal solid waste to fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Waste management is an increasing hot topic as Hong Kong’s three landfill sites stay on course to reach their capacity within a few years. As a result of insufficient waste infrastructure, landfill remains the major method of waste disposal.

Waste Is Only Waste If We Define It That Way

Kohler Waste Lab
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Look inside the Kohler Waste Lab, where we’re asking how industrial waste can be kept out of landfills and transformed into something of value. The Waste Lab’s sole purpose is to imagine and create new uses for clean manufacturing waste. Currently we’re working with foundry dust and sand, green cull, and enamel powder to make kitchen and bathroom tile. But that’s just the beginning. Explore the lab and see what we’re working on at wastelab.kohler.com.

Helping Reduce Food Waste in Canada

Using science and innovation to examine proven actions and technologies to decrease food waste and greenhouse gas emissions
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Tetra Tech’s evaluation of the potential of food waste reduction strategies in Canada was highlighted in Recycling Product News in June 2017. For a National Zero Waste Council-commissioned study, Tetra Tech and Boston Consulting identified that adopting proven actions and technologies could reduce approximately four million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated in Canada annually.

Nestlé Waters North America Announces $6 Million Investment in Closed Loop Fund

Joins with Other Leaders to Jump-Start Recycling Programs across the United States
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May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé Waters North America today announced it is investing $6 million as part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs in cities across the United States.

Trash to Treasure: Converting Landfills to Public Green Space

by Adam Bonislawski
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As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And what’s more treasured, particularly in dense urban areas, than parkland?

Changing patterns of waste disposal are making many conventional landfills obsolete, and, in turn, municipalities are repurposing these facilities as green spaces, at once removing public eyesores and adding new amenities for their residents.

Republic Services: Technology-Enables Landfills

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Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It also requires science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water upon which all of our communities depend.

Lives over Landfills

Destined for the trash heap, unused, unopened and quality medical supplies could prevent millions of deaths.
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Charles Redding | MedShare                                                  

Nearly 6 million children died last year before their fifth birthday. Around the globe, that’s 16,000 kids per day, 700 per hour and 11 per minute. Tragically, more than half of these early child deaths could have been prevented with access to simple, affordable medical care, according to the World Health Organization.

Domtar's Personal Care Facilities Reduce Waste with New Technologies

Highlights from Domtar's 2015 Sustainability Report
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Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp.

Domtar Continues to Reduce its Waste and Divert Materials from Landfills

Highlights from Domtar's 2015 Sustainability Report
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Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp.

Feed People, Not Landfills

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The fight against food waste just got some powerful allies. The USDA and EPA joined with Sodexo and other private sector organizations to set the first national goal for reducing the food waste sent to landfills in half by 2030.

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