Zero waste should be an important part of climate plans, GAIA urges

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In its “Zero Waste to Zero Emissions” report released Tuesday, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives described source reduction and waste diversion efforts as critical to climate mitigation and adaptation.

Ultimately, a zero waste model can transform the waste sector — which contributes to global methane emissions — into a net-negative source of greenhouse gas emissions, the report states. Cities that adopt a zero waste approach could reduce emissions by as much as 84%, and could in turn lower the emissions in mining, forestry, manufacturing and energy by leveraging recycled materials.

The report highlighted the power of composting to reduce landfill methane emissions and boost soil resilience, and called for bans on single-use plastics. It also said the sector’s various energy recovery strategies are not effective, saying landfill gas capture is “unreliable” and describing incineration as “a major source of GHG emissions.”

Zero waste advocates: California is making strides, but more action needed beyond EPR

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Longtime zero waste advocates Ruth Abbe, Rick Anthony and Neil Seldman weigh in on implications from the state’s busy legislative session and how they hope producer responsibility systems can evolve.

World-class lessons on zero waste

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Designers from around the world find inspiration in traditional garment making in their quest to eliminate fabric waste.

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Top 10: Businesses combatting litter & landfill

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We look at the top 10 companies demonstrating their commitment to achieving zero waste to landfill and supporting the development of a circular economy

Behind Kerry’s Zero Waste accreditation at Madrid facility: ‘By 2025, all our manufacturing facilities will be Zero Waste to Landfill’

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Kerry Group has obtained ‘From Waste to Resources: Zero to Landfill’ certification for its plant in Madrid, Spain.

SFO on track to become zero-waste airport

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The San Francisco International airport (SFO) is on track to becoming a zero-waste airport, as reported by KPIX 5. According to airport spokesperson Doug Yakel, the airport has implemented policies in recent years to help reduce waste.

Just Salad’s sustainability report highlights waste-free dining movement

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New York-based Just Salad, known for its fast-casual restaurant concept that utilizes reusable containers, has just released its 2021 Sustainability Report.

In an introductory letter, Nick Kenner, founder and CEO, and Sandra Noonan, chief sustainability officer, placed emphasis on the company’s commitment to “everyday health and sustainability.”

Sustainable food startup kicks off crowdfunding campaign

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The 2050 Co., a Seattle-based sustainable food startup, has created a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to support the expansion of its product line. The company, which focuses on achieving zero waste, zero hunger and zero plastic by 2050, has developed a range of plant-based pasta dinners formulated with soy protein plus imperfect or surplus vegetables.

The 2050 Co. also offers smoothie mixes made with misfit fruit, which it debuted two years ago after raising more than $40,000 through the Kickstarter platform. The company uses a drying technology similar to freeze drying to remove nearly all the water in fresh produce while retaining the flavor, nutrients and fiber.

Building a sustainable waste stream via a circular economy

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The circular economy concept introduces waste hierarchy and zero-waste strategy, revealing a host of new approaches for waste management and elimination

Reuse rebounds: National Zero Waste Conference highlights policy potential in 2022

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After early coronavirus fears halted many reuse efforts, year two of the pandemic saw new investments in reuse systems and a desire to circumvent supply chain disruptions in disposable packaging.