Temarry Recycling Turns Hazardous Wastes into Commodities while Cutting Emissions

Read the full story at Waste360. PolyPeptide, a synthesizer of protein building blocks used in pharmaceuticals, generates a lot of solvent waste that, until recently¸ was sent from San Diego to Arkansas for disposal. That 2,500-mile haul generated a lot of cost and emissions. When the solvent waste reached its destination, some of it was …

The Circularity Gap Report

Download the document. Our world economy is only 9.1% circular, leaving a massive ‘Circularity Gap’. This alarming statistic is the main output of this first Circularity Gap Report, in which we launch a metric for the circular state of the planet. Taking the United Nations’ Emissions Gap Report [1] as inspiration, the Circularity Gap Report provides a framework …

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year.

PepsiCo launches water bottle and flavored pod system

Read the full story at Food Dive. On the heels of its bubly sparkling water launch, PepsiCo is introducing a beverage system that includes a water bottle and flavored pods, called Drinkfinity, according to Co.Design. The new Drinkfinity brand, which officially launched in the U.S. last week, offers 12 pods. Flavors include Mango Chia Flow, Pineapple Coconut Water …

Cleaning Krewe: Recycling Effort Targets Mardi Gras Trash

Read the full story in the New York Times. Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins. This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to …

Responsible Battery Coalition Launches 2 Million Battery Challenge at U.S. Senate Auto Caucus Briefing on Sustainability

Read the press release. A coalition of leading vehicle battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers and users dedicated to the responsible manufacturing, use and reuse of vehicle batteries launched an initiative today to recover 2 million more batteries with the goal of achieving a recycling rate of 100%. The campaign, called the 2 Million Battery Challenge, is …