eWaste Recycling: A National Security Matter

E-waste recycling: proposed regulations support the economy and national security Recently, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed significant changes to industrial e-waste recycling, an initiative that has found support with the Coalition for American...

The Circular Economy 2019: How To Get On Board

The Circular Economy: what it is and how your business can get on board If you are a proponent of sustainability, you may have heard the term ‘circular economy’ bandied around of late. But what is it, exactly? And if it’s a good thing for the planet and for business,...

Total Reclaim Lawsuit: Guilty Plea

A recent landmark case involving a Seattle-based scrap processor examined their practices and claims with regard to the company’s dealings with Hong Kong. Specifically, the charges looked at their export of LCD flat-screen devices to Hong Kong as well as...

The Last Straw: Alaska Airlines Says Bon Voyage

There’s nothing like gazing at the ocean through a plane window to make you feel like a tiny speck in a vast universe. But the closer you get to that water, you learn that our collective impact on the oceans is anything but small. Unsettling evidence that trash in our...

America's First Zero-Landfill Auto Plant

The following article highlights the remarkable story of Subaru’s Indiana assembly plant, and the plant’s quest to become the first zero landfill factory on American soil. This feat was not conquered overnight, this took years of hard work and determination to...

#ChinaBan – Time For Change in Waste Mgmt.

  America faces a very real issue with even more real implications; landfill waste. For years, we have depended heavily on the time tested practice of "ship it to China’’ and forget about it. As of 2018, America will no longer have a manufacturing giant eager and...

Circular Economy: IKEA Making Power Moves

Among many sustainability commitments set to go in effect within the next 12 years, IKEA the mega-retailer, has announced they will cut single-use plastic from their shelves. This new initiative is set to be fully implemented by 2020. Not only will IKEA not allow it...

Solar Adoption: California Makes History

Beginning in the year 2020, all new construction homes in the state of California will be required to include solar panels for energy production. This is a bold move by the state, as building new homes with solar panels will obviously increase the cost of a new home...