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How One Farm is Harnessing Waste to Improve Soil Health and Put the Best Mushrooms on Your Pizza

The growers at Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms are part of an awesome cycle of care
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By Ryan Riddle, MS

When you take a bite of a hot slice of California Pizza Kitchen’s Mushroom and Green Onion pizza, you’re surely not thinking of mushroom farms, organic soil and sustainability.

Next time, perhaps you will.

Food or Inedible Part? Changing Norms in Waste Characterization Studies to Measure Food Waste

Digging deeper into trash to estimate how much food we waste and why
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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Rush2Recycle Plans to Recover More Than 40 Tons of Stadium Waste

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. February 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Aramark is teaming with the NFL and PepsiCo, along with U.S. Bank Stadium partners, for a landmark sustainability project at Super Bowl LII – Rush2Recycle -- aimed to recover more than 90% -- more than 40 tons -- of stadium waste on game day. The project is part of the NFL’s initiative to reduce the environmental impact of Super Bowl LII activities and leave a “green” legacy throughout the area.

The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns

With the growth of e-commerce, we must get smarter about reverse logistics
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Ann Starodaj | Optoro

Today’s consumers have been trained to expect enjoyable, efficient and personalized shopping experiences – all at a bargain price. But this no longer just applies to the front-end purchasing experience. Now consumers expect to be delighted even when returning goods to retailers.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Solid Waste

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

21CF Named Industry Leader in Environmental Sustainability by Latest CDP Report

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In its latest analysis of US companies’ action on climate change, the nonprofit CDP recognized 21st Century Fox as a national leader in environmental sustainability.

See How Sappi Measured Success in 2016

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators
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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably.

Trash to Treasure: Hawaii Company Uses Ocean Waste to Create Jewelry

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Three years ago Kat Crabill took a drive that would forever change her life. She visited Kamilo Beach on the southeast coast of the island of Hawai’i, an area that collects a huge amount of trash due to the movement of currents. It was there, while watching plastic waste wash ashore, that Crabill thought about repurposing the large plastic pieces and nurdles, small nuggets of plastic, into true gems. A top ocean plastic polluter, nurdles wash on shore in great numbers, so Crabill had plenty of material to work with. That’s when her company, Nurdle in the Rough, was born.

Caterpillar Utilizes Simulation to Reduce Paint Waste

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One of the last stops in the manufacturing process is the paint shop, where our machines are coated in iconic Caterpillar yellow.

Read more here about how we are using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to evaluate how painting equipment operates, long before our iron even sees the painting facility.

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