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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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R3v3 Elevated to elite ranks of Approved National Standards!

SERI is proud to announce that with newly-released R2v3, the R2 Standard has taken another significant step forward by earning recognition by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is now the only approved American National Standard for responsible electronics reuse and recycling.

Why is this important? Because if you believe in the process, you can trust the result. There are hundreds of thousands of standards in the world — some are strong, valid standards, but some are nothing more than pay-to-play schemes. How do you know the difference?

ANSI accreditation validates that the process of developing R2v3, which took more than 5 years and over 5100 volunteer hours from our multi-stakeholder TAC, meets their rigors for standards development. And the result is an R2v3 Standard that is at the same time independent and fully invested in creating positive change through responsible and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling.

Said Corey Dehmey, SERI’s Executive Director, “SERI has always been committed to an open, balanced, consensus-based process to develop the R2 Standard. The strength of R2 is that it is the stakeholders (the R2 TAC) that create and revise the R2 Standard, and that strength is reflected in R2’s overwhelming adoption by OEMs, businesses, governments, refurbishers, recyclers, ITAD providers, and warranty, returns, and trade-in programs.   Recognition as an Approved American National Standard verifies the credibility of the R2 Standard development process.”

Standards are voluntary and SERI is proud that more than 950 R2 Certified facilities in 33 countries have chosen to implement R2 and improve how the world reuses and recycles electronics.

Learn more about ANSI’s development process by viewing ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards

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