Waste

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.

The World Is Getting Less Circular – Can Reporting Help?

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The world is going backwards when it comes to circularity – we’re addicted to the linear take-make-waste economic model. That’s the conclusion of the second annual Circularity Gap Report, released by Circle Economy in January during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Sappi Reduces Solid Waste for Fifth Consecutive Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

New Avenues in Biomedical Waste Management Developed

by Maura Keller
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This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

Tetra Pak and Veolia Partner to Get All Beverage Carton Components Recycled

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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has joined forces with global resource management company Veolia​ in a game-changing partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025.

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy Balancing Inclusion and Environmental Impact

Companywide plan will reduce or eliminate plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic bags, and polystyrene foam items
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a “by request” item that will still be available to custome

Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring the Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic Partnership Programs

Blog

Hospitals search for ways to reduce the amount of waste they send to the landfill, discarding blue wrap, trays, Tyvek and other materials as “clean” medical waste in large volumes. However, oftentimes the closed system of a hospital or operating room presents a unique opportunity for collection, segregation and recycling of these materials.

2018 Pharma Innovation Awards

By Karen Langhauser
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Wrapping up our bioprocessing category is MilliporeSigma’s Biopharma Product Recycling Program. The increase in single-use plastics waste is pushing biopharma manufacturers to address the environmental impact of currently utilized methods of disposal, such as landfilling and incineration, and question whether there is a better option.

L’Oréal and Avery Dennison Collaborate to Eliminate Label Waste

Avery Dennison’s liner recycling programme, supports the company’s sustainability goal to help customers reduce waste from its products.
Press Release

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), leading beauty company both globally and in Australia, L’Oréal Australia, and Australia’s leading waste management company, Wasteflex, are collaborating on a recycling programme to deliver zero waste to landfills.

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