Tag: COMPANIES

  • Colorado trash companies invest millions to speed up recycling. Now they just need more people to recycle.

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    U.S. firms are reopening paper mills, expanding plants to turn recycled waste into something useful and need more glass, plastics and paper Alpine Waste & Recycling shut down its Denver recycling facility for a month to retrofit the plant with new technology and equipment. When it reopened in the middle of March, the $2.5 million […]

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  • 5 B corps companies using business to save our oceans

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    In June 2018, a pilot whale was found suffering in a Thai canal and, after failed rescue attempts, died because of the 80 plastic bags found in its stomach. Fast forward to April 1, when a pregnant sperm whale was found dead on the shores of Sardinia  —  the whale had 50 pounds of plastic garbage in its stomach. […]

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  • Alarm as study shows how microplastics are blown across the world 

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    Research finds even supposedly pristine region of the Pyrenees is polluted Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”. The scientists were astounded by the quantities of microplastic falling from the sky in a supposedly pristine place such […]

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  • Exclusive: Adidas’s radical new shoe could change how the world buys sneakers

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    Futurecraft Loop is an experiment in the circular economy. For Adidas, it could be the beginning of a major shift in how it does business. When it catches the light, the all-white shoe shimmers like a radioactive marshmallow. I know it will never look this pristine again. Not just because it will get inevitably dirty, […]

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  • McDonald’s plastic straw petition: Call to ditch paper straws

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    McDonald’s is being called on to stop its roll out of paper straws in the UK and Ireland, amid claims that they “dissolve” in drinks. The fast food giant is switching from plastic to paper straws at their 1,361 restaurants after customer pressure. An online petition calling for a return to plastic straws has so […]

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  • The Future of Blockchain Companies

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    When fictional entrepreneur Richard Hendricks from HBO’s Silicon Valley was prompted to elaborate on what he would build if given unlimited time and resources, his answer practically sparked countless Reddit discussions about its possibility in the real world. We could build a completely decentralized version of our current internet, with no firewalls, no tolls, no […]

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  • Supply Chain News: US Labor Department Report Challenges Beliefs Relative to a Truck Driver Shortage

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    We all know there is a severe shortage of US truck drivers, which is only going to get worse over time, right? SCDigest regularly reports on this topic, noting the often near 100% turnover rate at truckload carriers, according to quarterly ATA data, carriers regularly lamenting the lack of drivers in quarterly earnings calls, frequent […]

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  • Will Walmart’s changes to reduce plastic waste catch on?

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    Walmart promises move toward 100 percent recyclable, reuseable or compostable packaging Not all packaging is created equal. Go inside any Walmart and survey all the plastic packaging: There’s that flexible plastic used to box phone chargers, makeup, and socks. There are the clamshell-style plastic containers used for berries and tomatoes. And plastic shrink wrap. And […]

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  • Is This the End of Recycling?

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    Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash. After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, […]

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  • Your Work Is the Only Thing That Matters

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    There is a story about an exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and a young comedian. The comedian approaches Seinfeld in a club one night and asks him for advice about marketing and getting exposure. Exposure? Marketing? Seinfeld asks. Just work on your act. Seinfeld, a pure stand-up, a comedian’s comedian, is appalled by the question. It’s […]

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