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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
According to a 2014 survey by Kelton Global, just half of Americans say they recycle 75% or more of their recyclable items and only 8% say they recycle all recyclables. With respect to packaging waste, the U.S. EPA’s most recent figures (2014) state that 51.5% of all packaging is recycled; however this includes transport packaging such as pallets, shrink wrap and corrugated cardboard generated in the commercial and institutional sector, which is recovered at a higher rate than household packaging.
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Simply put, recycling is a win-win industry. It takes products or commodities which have been previously used and turns them into something new, like plastic, or the same exact thing as it was before, like paper.
I recently spoke at the Recycle Confex in Dubai, where industry professionals from around the world over came together to discuss the present and future of recycling.
Posted: Dec 28, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
America Recycles Day came and went without much fanfare this year. Yet it is still a powerful reminder to us not only how far recycling has come since it became a mainstream practice in the 1970s, but also that it still faces significant challenges.
Posted: Apr 28, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
Once we all realize there truly is no "away" and there is secondary value in what we discard, the ability to Reimagine Waste as resources, time and money exists. Tom Carpenter responds to questions from #DesignIntent on Talkback.
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 – 10:30 AM EST
Americans say they're recycling – so why isn't our recycling rate higher? What can companies do to help consumers put the right products in the right bins? Cone's Sarah Cahan reports on Talkback.
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
On February 25th, we hosted a Twitter chat with Waste Management on how the company is championing recycling and design for sustainability. Tom Carpenter offers some more context and answers audience questions on Talkback.
Posted: Feb 28, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
How did a waste collection company turn around its business model to become a champion – profitably – of recycling and design for sustainability? Highlights from our recent Twitter chat with Tom Carpenter, executive director of Waste Management's Sustainability Services division.
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
Can you sell Apple products, vitamins or trucking services and make a difference in the world? Julie Lineberger and Ellen Meyer Shorb offer five ways on Talkback.
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 – 09:00 AM EST
Every single species and living organic compound on the planet is in various stages of peril, says Danielle Lanyard.
Posted: Oct 28, 2013 – 09:45 AM EST
Dematerialization cannot be considered in a vacuum. Giving manufacturers insights on how to extend product life cycles, TSC's Dr. Kevin Dooley tells how. On Talkback.
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