The Latest Solution For Cleaning Up Oil Spills? It’s A Sponge

Read the full story in Fast Company. Oil spills are catastrophic for marine environments, especially if they're not cleaned up quickly. That can be difficult when a spill occurs in the middle of the ocean and crews can't reach the area until hours after the oil has started to spread and sink deeper into the …

The high toll of costly water: Who will pay for America’s quiet water crisis?

Read the full story at Fusion. When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan …

Corporate Sustainability Efforts Yield Millions in Increased Sales, Cost Savings

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Corporate spending on sustainability and circular economy initiatives is on the rise — and yielding increased sales and cost savings, according to consulting firm Pure Strategies, which says its latest survey found more than 80 percent of companies expect a sustainability budget increase from 2016 to 2017 with …

How One Community is Educating its Residents on Proper Disposal of Home Medical Waste

Read the full story in Waste360. When household medical waste—from sharps and tubing to IV bags—is improperly disposed of in recycling containers, it slows the work at materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and can put workers’ health in jeopardy. Recently motivated by medical waste thrown into residential recycling carts, the Region of Peel, which provides waste …