Waste

Waste Minimization at Caterpillar

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Minimizing waste in Caterpillar processes not only reduces costs, but also reduces the company's use of materials, energy, water and land. Read more about Caterpillar's goal to reduce by-product materials (i.e., waste) generated by the company's production processes.

Waste Not, Want Not: Harnessing Open Innovation for Circular Economies and Sustainable Impact

By Camille Caron Director Education & Sustainability, 3D Print, HP, Inc.
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A world without waste. That’s our aspiration.

But what does this really mean? And how do we create lasting, positive change for the planet, our people, and communities?

To do this, we need to move away from our traditional approach of “take, make, dispose.” Think about it, there’s no way not to change: by 2050, we would need 2.3 Earths to sustain the resource demands of our global population.

Beyond Reporting: Focus on Waste

Listen now to the latest GRI podcast
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GRI has launched a new podcast series – with the first episode looking at waste now available.

Our world cannot continue using resources at the same pace that we have until now. Businesses can help address the issue, and become more efficient in the process, by effectively reporting on their waste management.

The Sustainability Edge in Real Estate Investing

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by Kimberly Ryan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Commercial real estate can have a significant impact on the environment and an increasing number of real estate industry professionals are incorporating sustainability practices into corporate strategy and building management. Kimberly Ryan, Portfolio Manager for Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Social Impact Investing (SII) REIT strategies offers her thoughts on the benefits of integrating sustainability and ESG analysis into the REIT investment process.

If You Missed the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 — the Elephant is Still in the Room

GRI Reflects on the Global Gathering in Helsinki Earlier this Month
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“The World Circular Economy Forum brought together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the best circular economy solutions”, it states on its website. As such, it reflects the current state of affairs and the direction of the international community towards transitioning to a circular economy. There’s really no better place to be if you crave a rich multi-stakeholder perspective on the topic in the short span of two days.

LifeGate PlasticLess Reaches the UK, the First Rubbish Bin of the Sea Installed Thanks to Whirlpool

By Mara Budgen
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It isn’t known exactly how long the coast of the United Kingdom is. The main island of Great Britain alone is estimated to have around 18,000 kilometres of coastline, according to the national mapping agency. If the largest of the other islands are also factored in, this increases to over 31,000.

Ecocentricity Blog: Queen Daenerys Targaryen the Wasteful

By: John A. Lanier
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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

Embracing the Complexity of Waste

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board
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It is no longer enough for a company to just track statistics on how much plastic they collected for recycling, or their reduction in waste going to landfill. The world is facing a waste crisis and the solution is simple: organizations need to embrace the complexity of the waste problem.

Time for Trash Talk: GRI Waste Standard Out for Public Comment

Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
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May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.

International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the mounting disconnect between food waste generation and global hunger – illustrate why businesses and other organizations need to play their part by improving waste management practices.

Pampers has Invented Unique SmartBbins to Enable Diaper Waste Collection

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FaterSMART in Italy created breakthrough technology that recycles used absorbent hygiene products. As the first diaper brand to turn recycled diapers into new products and materials, Pampers has invented unique smart bins to enable diaper waste collection.

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