How Commerce Is Helping Us Clean Up Ocean Plastic

You already know that literal tons of plastic are floating in the oceans, causing a plethora of ecological and health-related problems. Aside from keeping plastics waste out of the ocean, some companies are now actively pulling the plastic out to be reused as feedstock for production. Who are they and how can you better utilize [...]

 

You already know that literal tons of plastic are floating in the oceans, causing a plethora of ecological and health-related problems. Aside from keeping plastics waste out of the ocean, some companies are now actively pulling the plastic out to be reused as feedstock for production. Who are they and how can you better utilize this reclaimable resource — both for the benefit of the earth and your pocketbook? As we look out at our oceans, giant, swirling, plastic juggernauts...
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Kimberly-Clark Turns Gloves into Furniture with Righ...

When it comes to recycling, people focus on the big four materials: metals, glass, paper, and plastics. However, those aren’t the only materials that need a second, third, or fourth life. Heck, even some objects within those categories aren’t able to be properly recycled. Kimberly-Clark Professional is taking on these niches, honing in on recycling [...]

When it comes to recycling, people focus on the big four materials: metals, glass, paper, and plastics. However, those aren’t the only materials that need a second, third, or fourth life. Heck, even some objects within those categories aren’t able to be properly recycled. Kimberly-Clark Professional is taking on these niches, honing in on recycling its own products after they’re finished being used by their customers with its RightCycle program. And so far, it’s been a big success. As a...
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How Precious Plastic is Reshaping Our Waste Problem

It's often all too easy for businesses to dismiss recycling and green initiatives as too costly to implement compared to conventional methods. After all, a good capitalist knows one ought to maximize revenue while minimizing expenses, right? But just as rent or property taxes, equipment, wages, and whatever else you care to list off your books is considered [...]

It’s often all too easy for businesses to dismiss recycling and green initiatives as too costly to implement compared to conventional methods. After all, a good capitalist knows one ought to maximize revenue while minimizing expenses, right? But just as rent or property taxes, equipment, wages, and whatever else you care to list off your books is considered a fiscal cost of doing business, we cannot forget the cost we inflict on our planet as well. While some CEOs might try to justify this...
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