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A Look at 3 Airports’ Waste Management Programs

A Look at 3 Airports’ Waste Management Programs

When you think about it, airports are like cities—cities with shops, restaurants, and millions of transient residents who come and go every day, leaving behind enormous amounts of food waste, wrappers and packaging, used paper towels, and the like. Airports also must contend with waste generated by maintenance and cargo hangars, construction projects, landscaping operations,… Read More…

7 Companies Trying to Solve India’s Enormous Waste Problem

7 Companies Trying to Solve India’s Enormous Waste Problem

India has a waste management problem. The country produces an average of 62 million tons of garbage every year and less than 20 percent of this—a mere 12 million tons—is treated properly. The remainder ends up exactly where it’s not supposed to be: in the many fragile ecosystems of India, such as lakes, rivers, and… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Plastic Industry’s Joint Declaration

What You Need to Know about the Plastic Industry’s Joint Declaration

Even the plastics industry won’t deny that plastics are a problem for the ocean. Plastic bags, food containers, and packaging make up the largest percentage of marine debris, with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comprised mostly of microplastics. This material causes a clear problem for marine life and, ultimately, the human food chain. Luckily, the… Read More…

How Hotels Can Save Money with a Recycling Program

How Hotels Can Save Money with a Recycling Program

Recycling can be a challenge for hotels. In a large-scale operation, with many different people coming and going regularly, it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page for a cohesive recycling program. Furthermore, hotels are naturally focused on luxury, immediacy, and comfort. Providing services of this nature can generate an extreme amount… Read More…