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Giving Waste New Meaning

Managing our solid waste and finding ways to minimize it remains a focus at all of Sappi North America’s mills.
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The conversion of the Cloquet pulp mill to manufacture dissolving pulp resulted in increased quantities of lime mud due to the cooking requirements of this higher-purity pulp. The impact of this change can be seen in both the total solid waste to landfill and the tonnes of solid waste processed through the Cloquet Mill’s beneficial use program with local farmers. Lime mud and boiler ash are used as a soil amendment to help farmers raise the soil pH, improving growing conditions for certain crops.

Efficient Use of Materials and Waste Minimization (Infographic)

Be sure to check out this new infographic on efficient use of materials and waste minimization in papermaking.
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In manufacturing our products, Sappi North America utilizes each and every input to the greatest possible degree. By integrating flow loops into critical stages of the manufacturing process, we can capture and re-use excess material, and we further minimize waste to landfill by recycling anything we can’t re-use.

Key Figures About the Nespresso Capsule Recycling Approach

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Making capsule recycling easier for consumers worldwide

As a firm believer in the value of aluminium and the importance of recycling, Nespresso is working with numerous industry and governmental stakeholders to develop country-specific systems for the collection and recycling of used Nespresso capsules in countries where consumers cannot recycle their capsules through national waste recycling programs.

Bloomberg Integrates SASB Standards Into Annual Public Report

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Originally posted on SASB.org.

Bloomberg LP issued its 2014 Impact Report, and readers might be prompted to reconsider everything they think they know about SASB standards.

Subaru to Share Zero Landfill Expertise With National Park Service to Reduce Park Waste

Pilot Program Planned for Yosemite, Grand Teton and Denali National Parks
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Cherry Hill, N.J., June 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Subaru, recognized for having the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, today announced it will share its knowledge of zero landfill practices with the National Park Service to reduce landfill waste from the parks.

Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

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Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early.

The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020.

The Circular Economy: The Start of an Economic Revolution or Just the Latest Business Buzzword?

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A circular economy is one that is restorative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all times. It sounds great on paper, but how does it work in reality, and who’s doing the work to get us there? Is it just the latest business buzzword, as Google Trends looks to indicate, or is this just the beginning of a new economic revolution?

Waste Industry Applauds Arizona Legislation that Promotes Fair Competition Between Municipal and Private Waste and Recycling Services

Law Signed by Governor, Requires Municipalities to Make Payments in Lieu of Taxes When Competing Outside of Their Political Boundary
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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) applauded Wednesday’s signing of SB1187 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, legislation that will expand laws requiring fair competition between municipalities and private waste and recycling companies in the state. The Arizona chapter of NWRA led efforts to adopt this legislation working closely with state legislators, member companies and communities to further level the playing field for all waste and recycling service providers in Arizona.

The Whole Package: 7 Ways Companies Can Reduce Packaging Waste

GM’s expendable packaging subject matter expert offers 7 tips to companies looking to reduce packaging waste.
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Packaging waste is an important issue businesses and consumers alike must address as it accounts for as much as 40 percent of all solid waste in municipal waste streams.

According to the U.S. EPA, residential, commercial and institutional users generate more than 75 million tons of container and packaging waste each year. Yet only about half of that waste is properly recycled, which means about 37 million tons of packaging waste ends up in a landfill.

#BusinessCase: Employee Innovations Help ConAgra Save 97M Gallons of Water, 15M Pounds of Packaging - and $70M

by Sustainable Brands
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A growing number of companies large and small are finding they can save substantial amounts of money by optimizing various aspects of their operations, thereby proving the 

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