Waste Reduction

At Subaru, Innovative Styrofoam Reuse Saves $1MM

[Video] Episode 2 of Who We Are is What We Leave Behind
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Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), the home of Subaru manufacturing in North America, was the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, achieving that status in 2004. Previously, in 2003, SIA became the first automotive plant site to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation for wildlife such as blue heron, snapping turtles, coyote, white-tailed deer and bald eagles.

Aramark and Campus Partners Recycle More Than 16.6 Million Pounds of Waste in National Competition

77 Aramark college and university partners participate in RecycleMania 2015 to encourage sustainability on campus and in local communities
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PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ Aramark and 77 of its higher education partners recycled more than 16.6 million pounds of waste in the 2015 RecycleMania competition, an annual competition for college and university recycling programs aimed at promoting waste reduction on campuses.

Aramark, (NYSE: ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, coll

Recycling is Good BUT Behaviour Change is What’s Really Needed.


Have you seen the documentary ‘Racing To Zero’ yet? It spotlights San Francisco’s efforts to achieve an aggressive Zero Waste goal of diverting 90% of its municipal waste from landfill by 2020. San Francisco leads the country in this endeavor, and in that regard has much to teach the rest of us.

John Dewar & Sons Surges Ahead with State-of-the-Art Sustainability Practices

New biomass boiler reduces carbon footprint at its historic Aberfeldy distillery by 90%
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Hamilton, Bermuda, July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The DEWAR’S® Aberfeldy Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands is known for its rich tradition of producing some of the world’s finest Scotch – while at the same time, setting industry-leading sustainability standards.

The late 2014 installment of a biomass boiler at the Aberfeldy site cut the carbon footprint at the home of DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky by a whopping 90 percent.

GM Sets Pace for Zero Waste

Company commits to new aspirational goal in latest sustainability report

Ten years ago GM reached a significant milestone in our waste reduction journey when our Flint Engine plant in Michigan became landfill-free. With 122 such facilities under our belt now, we now aspire to send zero of our manufacturing waste to landfills.

Ingersoll Rand Leader to Join Panel at Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference

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DAVIDSON, N.C., May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Gretchen Digby, director of Global Sustainability Programs, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other sustainability experts at the 4th annual National Zero Waste Business Conference on May 7 in Los Angeles.

Sodexo Joins as EPA Food Recovery Challenge Endorser, Further Enhancing Performance of Waste Reduction Efforts at Client Sites

Sodexo’s national commitment pledges to share its waste reduction strategy, resources and expertise with clients and consumers across its nearly 9,000 North American sites by 2020
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a leading provider of integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, today announced its national commitment as a national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) Endorser. Sodexo commits to expand support of EPA in raising awareness and reducing or eliminating wasted food by broadening the implementation of strategies Sodexo has successfully used in select operations. Sodexo will now expand its best practices to all of its nearly 9,000 client sites in North America by 2020.

SAP Reports on Environmental Performance


Through the use of renewable electricity certificates and carbon offsets, German software company SAP has created a completely carbon neutral cloud. The company’s sustainable cloud strategy is complemented by the use of 100 percent renewable energy at its data centers and facilities.

Mars Manufacturing Facilities Landfill-Free

All 10 of Mars Chocolate North America’s manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free.

All 10 of Mars Chocolate North America’s manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free.

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

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Toyota takes waste management seriously. That’s why all materials—everything used to make our vehicles, not just what ends up in the final product—and processes are evaluated to improve chemical management and waste minimization.

For instance, our manufacturing facilities changed the packing used to ship windshields, conserving energy, time and money. Reduced packaging = less weight and less waste.


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