Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management

Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management

So, your company wants to reduce its landfill waste. Now what? As sustainability reaches top of mind for investors and customers, more companies are beginning to tackle waste in their supply chains in order to boost their green cred. Once you get past recycling, the options can get quite confusing! While zero waste is an admirable target that surely makes headlines, there are plenty of actions you can take to make a big impact all along the waste diversion spectrum. In this editorial series in partnership with Covanta Environmental Solutions, we’ll explore steps your company can take to edge closer to zero waste targets. We’ll unpack all the tools in your toolbox — from source reduction and recycling to cleantech solutions like wastewater treatment — explain what they are and how they work, and teach you to use them in the best way possible.

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Tactics of Diversion: Measuring and Reporting Zero Waste Targets
Waste implies squandered resources, be they time, money or materials. Managing money and time are core competencies of any successful business. But somehow, trash and garbage have gotten a free pass. Fortunately, that is changing. As companies embrace one form or other of “zero waste” commitments, the...
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM ET
Mutually Secured Destruction and the Circular Economy
The dilemma of waste Waste is a human novelty. Circularity is inherent in the natural world; nothing is left discarded, unused or wasted. Americans generated ...
May 9, 2017 9:25 AM ET
Thinking About a Corporate Wastewater Program? What You Need to Know
Less than 3 percent of the Earth’s water is drinkable, and only 0.30 percent of that freshwater is readily accessible. And the one-two punch of climate change and a rapidly growing population has resulted in water scarcity around the world. In addition to the environmental and social impacts, there...
Apr 17, 2017 9:15 AM ET
P&G and Microsoft Demonstrate How to Move Beyond Recycling
Did a waste audit reveal your company’s recycling program isn’t exactly where you want it to be? Don’t be discouraged. Most companies hit pitfalls along the way, but those that stick with it can emerge as industry leaders. Take Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Microsoft, for example, which lead the consumer packaged goods and electronics industries in recycling. Procter and Gamble (P...
Apr 12, 2017 10:00 AM ET
The Journey To Corporate Zero-Waste-To-Landfill
Zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWTL) is a popular goal for businesses that wish to lead on sustainability. It sounds like a noble goal, and it is. But what does it mean? Northstar Recycling, a Massachusetts-based company, acknowledges that the term ZWTL does not have a single definition. Some companies and certification programs mean it seriously: No solid waste at all, not a single paper clip...
Apr 3, 2017 9:35 AM ET