Stadiums pursue new technologies and tactics to boost waste diversion

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As fans flock back to large venues, many are seeing new or updated waste initiatives. Operators are experimenting with different collection systems, reusable cups, reverse vending machines and more.

Zero waste and job creation go hand in hand, activists say

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Zero waste jobs are opportunities to support workers in overburdened communities, according to the National Zero Waste Conference, but they must prioritize circularity and environmental justice.

A history of US cities adopting zero waste goals

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The concept has become a mainstream part of municipal waste planning, experts say, even as targets largely remain aspirational and some recent efforts have faced pandemic-related setbacks.

Beyond recycling: What’s next for effective zero waste planning

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Experts point to community engagement, tie-ins with climate, resilience and justice goals, public-private partnerships, and infrastructure investments as catalysts to advancements.

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.