from Photographers' Blog:

Garbage recycling: Chinese style

June 6, 2013

Beijing, China

By Kim Kyung-Hoon

When I heard that the rate of recycling PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles in China is almost 90%, I was surprised. Because I have noticed since moving to Beijing that the Chinese have no real concept of separating trash for recycling.

from Global Investing:

There’s cash in that trash

April 9, 2013

There's cash in that trash.

Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch are expounding opportunities to profit from the burgeoning waste disposal industry, which it estimates at $1 trillion at present but says could double within the next decade. They have compiled a list of more than 80 companies which may benefit most from the push for recycling waste, generating energy from biomass and building facilities to process or reduce waste. It's an industry that is likely to grow exponentially as incomes rise, especially in emerging economies, BofA/ML says in a note:

from Shop Talk:

Wash less, line dry, donate!

October 21, 2009

stampEver think about what happens to your jeans after you're done with them? Levi Strauss has, and the company wants to avoid having them end up in a landfill.

from Environment Forum:

Turning your kitchen scraps into clean energy

May 21, 2008

Earlier this month, I toured a Waste Management landfill in Simi Valley, California as part of our series on how companies are turning household garbage and other waste into clean electricity. For our full coverage, click here.