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A decade ago, Zero Waste was not a term common in business vernacular. But today, it's a business iimperative. RecycleMatch blogs weekly on our Zero Waste Blog, pulling stories from today's headlines as well as insights from customers and leaders from businesses and communities tackling zero waste goals.


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Poop to Plastic and Other Bio-degradable Plastics
Coca-cola recently stocked shelves with their 'PlantBottle', hailed as the first 100% recyclable plant-based bottle which is a 70/30 mix of traditional plastics and bio-based plastics. While these new bottles can be recycled without gumming up recycling equipment, the down side is they aren't biodegradable. As the Pacific Gyre continues to grow, biodegradable plastics are starting to...
Apr 30, 2011 7:26 AM ET
Plastic Resin Recycling Codes - Chasing Arrows or Chasing our Tails?
I have heard a great deal of grumbling lately about the chasing arrows and the plastic resin numbering system. Today I noticed a blog post (full post written by Debra Atlas at Envirothink is below with a link to her original post). I wanted to solicit feedback from my colleagues who are focused on plastic recycling, as well as CSR and Sustainability leaders since pretty much all companies and...
Mar 31, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Confidentiality, Quality and Results Make RecycleMatch Unique
Quality, confidentiality, results. These are requirements RecycleMatch customers demand, and they are all related and interdependent.  Let me explain. In order to get companies to list materials that they normally wouldn’t, they need to have confidence that they have complete confidentiality and they won’t be bombarded with undesired messages.  By delivering this experience, it enables our...
Mar 21, 2011 7:52 AM ET
#SXSW Panel: Techies Can Save The World – Why Aren’t They?
The mind-blowing, world-changing technology that is coming of age today is ushering in what has been called the next industrial revolution. How can techies use this opportunity to correct the environmental impacts that resulted from the last industrial revolution? Whether you are going to SXSW, or don't even know what it is, you'll want to hear what this panel of leaders at the...
Mar 7, 2011 8:09 AM ET
Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine
Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC. And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night: Garbage is...
Feb 21, 2011 6:32 AM ET