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New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old, Part III

August 14, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

NYC and Recycling

In December 2013, the Sanitation Department was collecting recyclables from New York City residences and institutions at a rate of just over 16%; and it is just about the same today. In view of the ambitious intentions of the city’s landmark recycling statute this is discouraging. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.[read more]

It’s Not About Where Your Solar Panels Came From, It’s Where They Are Going That Counts

June 7, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Solar Panels and Carbon Footprints

One of the most infuriating things about reading advice for people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint is the colossal lack of perspective people some folk have when it comes to cutting emissions. You see, perspective is quite important if you want to make sensible decisions.[read more]

Water Waste: Your Shower's Dirty Little Secret

August 27, 2013 by Veronique Bugnion
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Shower Water Consumption

It’s summer, and a nice long shower is so refreshing … but how much does a shower really cost? Showers are like calories: easy to underestimate. Find out the water and energy costs of a daily shower, and test whether your old shower is throwing money down the drain.[read more]

Wasteland: How America Can Save Money and Stop Wasting Food, Energy and Water

August 16, 2012 by Peter Lehner
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Waste is just that – a waste.  A waste of time, money, and valuable resources, like food, clean water, fertile soil, or energy. As pointless as waste is, and as much as we dislike it, it is all around us. We waste almost half the food we grow or raise. We waste more than half our energy through inefficiency, we waste three-...[read more]

Waste Management Uses Landfill Gas To Collect Trash

December 1, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

Earth’s natural resources grow increasingly more limited every day, but humanity’s consumption guarantees an abundance of one unlikely “resource.” A typical American throws out about four pounds of trash per day, or more than 240 million tons every year. Most of that garbage winds up in landfills and releases methane as it decomposes. But what if that gas could be harnessed as a clean energy source for vehicles? energyNOW! correspondent Peter Standring visited a California landfill to see how one waste disposal company is turning trash from landfills into clean-burning fuel for trash trucks.[read more]

Waste Management earns its name

December 7, 2010 by Marc Gunther
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Big companies aren’t good at breakthrough innovation.  Disruptive innovation usually comes from start-ups or entrepreneurs. (See Big Business’s big innovation problem.) Big companies are even worse at innovation when it threaten to cannibalize their existing business. Think about why newspapers failed to create a Craigslist or why...[read more]

Glimpsing the future at Net Impact 2010

October 30, 2010 by Marc Gunther

My favorite conference is Net Impact’s annual gathering, mostly because of the crowd—this weekend, about 2,500 people, most of them MBA students, undergrads and young professionals, gathered at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor. These fare the smart, passionate and committed business leaders of tomorrow. I’m...[read more]

Waste Management invests in Enerkem as part of $53.8 million round

February 24, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

Kudos to Vincent Chornet. The president, CEO and co-founder of Montreal-based Enerkem (along with his father, Esteban) has in just a few years turned his company into a leading player in the emerging waste-to-fuel market. Today, Enerkem gained even more momentum, announcing it had secured $53.8 million in venture financing in a...[read more]