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This Chicago restaurant produces zero waste

This Chicago restaurant produces zero waste

| May 8, 2014

In most cases, food waste and restaurants go hand-in-hand. After all, they need to keep enough food on-hand to get through the last customer of the night without running out. That makes for a lot of leftovers — unless you’re Justin Vrany. Vrany is the chef and owner of Chicago-based restaurant Sandwich Me In. CBS […]

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Houston’s “One Bin for All” might not be all good

Houston’s “One Bin for All” might not be all good

| March 31, 2014

Single-sort recycling is all the rage these days. Instead of requiring residents to split bottles and cans from paper and cardboard, many municipalities have moved to one large bin for all recyclables in an effort to remove barriers to recycling. The City of Houston is considering taking things a (giant) step further by allowing residents […]

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DIY plastic recycling machine will revolutionize waste management

DIY plastic recycling machine will revolutionize waste management

| November 4, 2013

Dutch designer Dave Hakkens’s latest project, Precious Plastics, may have just opened the doors for do-it-yourself plastic recycling. This comes at a time when only a meager amount of accumulated plastic waste is reprocessed. In fact, in 2011, only 8 percent of the total amount of plastic waste generated was recovered for recycling. The Precious […]

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Can waste management and recycling aid the economy? The UK says yes.

Can waste management and recycling aid the economy? The UK says yes.

| July 3, 2013

The UK is positioned to ride an innovative economic boom that’ll turn trash into cash. Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) recently issued a challenge to both public and private sectors: a) waste less, and b) grow the businesses of waste management and recycling in the […]

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