Collaboration is Key to Future of U.S. Recycling System
STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2019,/3BL Media/ – A week of national recycling initiatives demonstrating the collaborative effort of government, industry, and nonprofit sectors to address the challenges in the United States recycling system, concludes today – America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® program, with the 2019 America Recycles Summit.
Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More, Recycle Right and Pledge to Recycle!
STAMFORD, Conn. November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Recycling innovation and partnership are themes of this year’s America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program that takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.
This America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program that takes place on and around Nov. 15, you can make a meaningful difference by taking these small steps to reduce waste and increase your impact.
Share these tips with your friends and followers and encourage everyone to celebrate recycling!
By Wilma Rodrigues, Saahas Zero Waste Founder and CEO
These days I am often introduced as a social entrepreneur. I am not sure this tag enthuses me: I believe that the original purpose for setting up an industry or business is public good and by that measure all businesses should be social businesses.
Unfortunately in the last century, shareholder value became the dominant narrative for a successful business. Consequently today the management and employees in companies are driven by profitability above everything else.
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.
GRI Reflects on the Global Gathering in Helsinki Earlier this Month
“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.
By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board
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.
Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
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.