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ExxonMobil
WM collaborated with ExxonMobil to increase recycling, improve waste classification, and enhance container optimization at two plant locations. This resulted in $2 million in cost savings....read more.

Waste Management and GreenBiz’17: The Zero Waste Challenge
For occasions big and small, Waste Management Sustainability Services has a proven track record of helping events achieve their sustainability goals, whether that’s zero waste, water conservation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management or simply improving waste diversion....read more.

Going Green at IRONMAN Boulder
IRONMAN and The Council for Responsible Sport, in collaboration with Waste Management, announced today that IRONMAN has earned the highest possible level of certification—Evergreen—recognizing the successful implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices at the 2016 IRONMAN Boulder. The event earned credits across all five categories of standards including...read more.

How to Eliminate Waste at the Source: Q&A with Tom Carpenter
“You’ve seen companies like Nike and Adidas ask ‘what if we no longer used water to dye our clothing?’ UPS asked ‘what if we no longer take left-hand turns?’” says Tom Carpenter, director of sustainability services for Waste Management. Recently we caught up with him to find out exactly what it means to embrace a circular economy, and the surprising benefits that result...read more.

What it Takes to Achieve a Zero Waste Event
Sustainable Brands (SB) has had a long-standing commitment to reducing environmental impact, sharing their knowledge, and making a positive mark on their host communities. For the third year in a row, Waste Management (WM) Sustainability Services has had the pleasure to support Sustainable Brands’ goals and achievements as their Official Zero Waste Sponsor. During those three years...read more.

Commit to Zero Waste
Conferences and summits are a great way to bring like-minded professionals together to share ideas and bring actionable practices back to their organizations. However, these events can also have a significant environmental impact. Hundreds or even thousands of attendees generate a great deal of waste, from empty coffee cups to lunch refuse to paper products, and in many cases, the venue is not equipped to responsibly dispose of these materials. Recyclables and organic waste are unfortunately sent to landfills rather than diverted to more responsible methods of disposal, such as composting for organics and recycling centers for plastics, paper, and glass...read more.

Waste Management Helps Businesses Turn Waste into Opportunity
Waste Management is changing the game when it comes to zero-waste-to-landfill. As the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers, Waste Management is easily becoming a frontrunner in the environmental sustainability movement. It’s much bigger than just trash collection...read more.

Barge Delivers Tons of Marine Debris to Seattle
After weeks of picking up marine debris along the Alaskan and Canadian shoreline, the 300-foot-long barge Dioskouroi arrived at its final destination, Seattle, on August 6. Waste Management was among many partners, including government entities, nonprofits and businesses, involved in the large-scale cleanup effort to package and relocate the materials to Seattle for possible recycling. Waste Management Sustainability Services – specialists in ways to advance environmental efforts within companies and projects – handled logistics for the project...read more.

Removing Marine Debris from Alaska's Shoreline
In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, causing a 30-foot tsunami, which claimed at least 16,000 lives and left thousands missing or injured. The area’s coastal communities and infrastructure was destroyed, resulting in about 5 million tons of debris from those communities entering the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, some of the debris from that disaster has found its way to the Alaskan shoreline...read more.

What it Takes to Achieve a Zero Waste Event
Sustainable Brands (SB) has had a long-standing commitment to reducing environmental impact, sharing their knowledge, and making a positive mark on their host communities. For the third year in a row, Waste Management (WM) Sustainability Services has had the pleasure to support SB's goals and achievements as their Official Zero Waste Sponsor. During those three years...read more.

Commit to Zero Waste
Conferences and summits are a great way to bring like-minded professionals together to share ideas and bring actionable practices back to their organizations. However, these events can also have a significant environmental impact. Hundreds or even thousands of attendees generate a great deal of waste, from empty coffee cups to lunch refuse to paper products, and in many cases, the venue is not equipped to responsibly dispose of these materials. Recyclables and organic waste are unfortunately sent to landfills rather than diverted to more responsible methods of disposal, such as composting for organics and recycling centers for plastics, paper, and glass...read more.

Waste Management Helps Businesses Turn Waste into Opportunity
Waste Management is changing the game when it comes to zero-waste-to-landfill. As the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers, Waste Management is easily becoming a frontrunner in the environmental sustainability movement. It’s much bigger than just trash collection...read more.

Barge Delivers Tons of Marine Debris to Seattle
After weeks of picking up marine debris along the Alaskan and Canadian shoreline, the 300-foot-long barge Dioskouroi arrived at its final destination, Seattle, on August 6. Waste Management was among many partners, including government entities, nonprofits and businesses, involved in the large-scale cleanup effort to package and relocate the materials to Seattle for possible recycling. Waste Management Sustainability Services – specialists in ways to advance environmental efforts within companies and projects – handled logistics for the project...read more.

Removing Marine Debris from Alaska's Shoreline
In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, causing a 30-foot tsunami, which claimed at least 16,000 lives and left thousands missing or injured. The area’s coastal communities and infrastructure was destroyed, resulting in about 5 million tons of debris from those communities entering the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, some of the debris from that disaster has found its way to the Alaskan shoreline...read more.

Bridgestone Tire Plant Achieves Global First For Resource Conservation in Manufacturing
Bridgestone America's 60-acre Wilson, NC's tire manufacturing plant produces 33,800 tires per day. Leadership at the Wilson plant partnered with Waste Management to implement diversion strategies. Together, they identified all of the remnant waste materials from manufacturing processes such as whole scrap tires, rubber components and packaging, as well as support areas such as offices and cafeterias. Bridgestone and Waste Management successfully found beneficial-use markets for these materials, increasing recycling while reducing waster generation... read more.

Thinking outside the box: unwrapping a massive packaging problem
Waste Management began working with LBP Manufacturing, which supplies single-use food-service packaging, in 2011 to design a new product: a more sustainable single-serve coffee filter. From its years of recycling experience, WM certainly had ideas about what designs and materials tend to be more recyclable. But instead of basing its advice on which materials are theoretically recyclable... read more.

New Collaborative to Help Retailers and Manufacturers Advance Sustainability Objectives
Sustainability is a worthy goal for everyone. To get there requires solutions taking the entire supply chain of a product into account. That all-encompassing approach is a central tenant of the new collaborative – formally linking a respected Fortune 500 company with a highly regarded sustainability thought leader. Furthering the scope is the breadth of their involvement.... read more.f