Tag: recycling

Designing for sustainability: what are the challenges behind green materials? | The Guardian

Sustainable materials are gaining ground, but long development time frames and gaps in knowledge make commercialisation tricky | Learning to surf in California’s frigid breakers, Todd Copeland, a design guru at the Patagonia clothing company, concluded that wet suits weren’t…

Axion International transforms plastic junk into rugged construction materials | Corporate Knights

Recycling mountains of plastic for smoother commutes, sturdier bridges and a cleaner environment. Every day, thousands of commuters on Miami’s rapid transit system are whisked to work cushioned by a bed of empty milk jugs, discarded laundry detergent jugs and…

How Best Buy makes money recycling America’s electronics | GreenBiz

Retailing giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has seen its recycling take-back program grow from a costly gamble into a fast-growing business that’s making a little bit of money. “It’s profitable. But just barely,” said Leo Raudys, senior director of environmental sustainability…

Starbucks’ green scorecard: A few full cups, two half empty | GreenBiz

Starbucks’ latest self-assessment of the impact of its operations on the globe — measured in terms of energy, the environment, communities and agriculture — reflects healthy progress, moderated by a dash of frustration on some challenging fronts. Call it: A…