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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Secondhand Shopping: Ikea to Open its first Secondhand Store

September 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

Swedish retailer Ikea has pledged to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its sustainability strategy includes inspiring its customers to live a more sustainable life at home striving for resource and energy independence and creating a better life for […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Prada, Gucci and Burberry Are Creating Sustainable Products

September 11, 2020

Via: Waste360

The fashion industry is doing its part to reduce the environmental impact of their goods. They’re incorporating ECONYL® regenerated nylon, which is made from waste to create their products. ECONYL reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

French Company Converts Used Face Masks into Reusable Product

September 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Disposable face masks are causing a significant increase in waste. From parking lots to city streets, it’s not uncommon to see masks strewn across the ground. One French company has developed a solution that converts used masks into a plastic-like […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Los Angeles County Public Works’ Food DROP Addresses Waste and Hunger

August 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

In Los Angeles County, 2.5 billion pounds of food — the equivalent of 2 billion meals — is thrown away annually, while one in seven residents are food insecure. Those jolting figures are why LA County launched the Food Donation, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Manufacturers to Ramp Down Grease-Proofing Agents Used on Food Packaging

August 11, 2020

Via: Waste360

Three chemical manufacturers have agreed to phase out the use of a group of substances used for grease-proofing on food packaging and take-out containers, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturers — AGC Chemicals Americas, Archroma Management, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

August 6, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As part of Philadelphia’s digital equity initiative, the city announced on Thursday that it will connect 35,000 households with K-12 public school students who lack internet access with up to two years of broadband service, along with devices like laptops […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

An Innovative Solution to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic in Ramen Packaging

July 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Many college students know a thing or two about ramen noodles. But, for Holly Grounds, who studied product design at Ravensbourne University London, a main focus is the packaging of those noodles. “The product can be cooked and eaten in […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas to End Plastic Waste and Support a Circular Future

July 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Sports company Adidas is taking real action to reduce plastic waste. The company is working on creating innovative sustainable materials and processes to create the circular future of sports. Adidas has created the ‘Three Loop’ Strategy. The first loop is […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hazel Tech and PureFresh Sales Partner to Fight Food Waste

July 7, 2020

Via: Waste360

Hazel Technologies Inc., the developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, and PureFresh Sales, a grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit, have formed a partnership. PureFresh has seen […]