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Clothing Crafted with Sustainability at the Forefront

COVID-19 has changed nearly everything, including how we buy clothes. Consumers are no longer interested in fast fashion and are focused on sustainable, slow fashion. With a focus on artisan products and items with a focus on craftsmanship, hand-mad
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Sustainable Apparel Organizations Unite to Accelerate Industry Efficiencies

Several major sustainable apparel organizations formed an alliance that their executive leaders hope will accelerate change and produce new efficiencies in the industry.

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How Waste Companies are Redefining Safety in a COVID-19 World and Beyond

The ongoing pandemic has made companies across the globe redefine what it means to keep workers safe. With solid waste and recycling collection ranking fifth in the top ten deadliest occupations in the United States according to the Bureau of L
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Municipalities Talk About Waste & Recycling in the Time of COVID

An afternoon session during yesterday’s WasteExpo Together Online looked at “A Balancing Act: Municipalities Talk Waste & Recycling.” The discussion centered on the ways municipalities are overcoming pandemic-related challenges and featured Tori
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New Report Shows it’s Possible to Have a Carbon-Free Economy by Around Mid-Century

A coalition of 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy-intensive industries, financial institutions, and environmental advocates argues in a new report that the world can achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.

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Designing Solutions to Fight Food Waste and Hunger

On average, nearly 40 million Americans experience hunger and 40% of food is thrown away. Panelists at the Food Recovery Forum's session, “Designing Solutions to Fight Food Waste and Hunger During COVID and Beyond” discussed what it will take t
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Autonomous Robots to Clean Underwater Waste

Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) and an international network of partners will clear the seabed of plastic with autonomous robots through a project called SeaClear. With 86 million metric tons of plastics tha
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Google Becomes First Major Company to Claim a Carbon Footprint of Zero

Google is claiming its carbon footprint is now zero. The tech giant says it was able to achieve this by investing in “high-quality” carbon offsets.

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Benefiting During the Pandemic

Waste360: Over the past several months, we've been reminded how tough yet critical the waste industry is. Apart from the obvious issues around health concerns and dealing with increased residential volumes, what challenges have you been hearing about
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Mississippi River Contributes to Plastic Waste in Gulf

The Mississippi River flows through 31 states. The river provides drinking water to millions of Americans and a mode of transportation not only for commerce but also tons of plastic waste. Mayor Rita Albrecht of Bemidji, Minn. states that
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