Responsible Materials Management
Closed-loop and circular economy models provide frameworks for businesses to increase efficiency and reduce waste through better materials management.
e-Waste Recycling Certification
Only a small percentage of e-waste is recycled. According to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, the United States discards over 2.35 million tons of electronic products annually, and only about 25 percent is recycled.
Assurance Program for Sustainable Assessment of Professional Services – Call for Pilot Participants
June 1, 2020
NSF International is calling for participants in a new assurance program for the NSF/ANSI 391.1 standard, the first American National Standard for sustainability in the professional services industry. The pilot will include professional service organizations, purchasers of professional services and approved certification bodies (CBs).
NSF International to Develop Recycled Material Standard (RMS) for Environmental Nonprofit GreenBlue
October 7, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - With its 75-year history in standards development and certification, global public health organization NSF International has begun facilitating the development of the Recycled Material Standard (RMS) on behalf of the environmental nonprofit GreenBlue. The RMS stakeholder committee will convene during the Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance event held in Denver, Colo. to review an initial draft of the requirements. Over the next several months, discussions will continue with the stakeholder committee as the standard is developed with a projected publication date in early 2021.
NSF and E-Reuse Services Collaborate to Make Electronics Reuse Conference Waste-Free for Second Year
September 19, 2019
Every year, tradeshows and conferences generate thousands of tons of waste in the form of flyers, hand-outs, packaging, coffee cups and more. A closer look reveals an estimated 60 million people attend tradeshows each year—with each attendee generating up to 20 pounds of waste. Not surprisingly, this has a significant impact on the environment.
NSF International Works With E-Reuse Services to Make Nashville Conference Waste-Free
September 28, 2018
NSF International, leveraging its expertise in materials management and waste reduction, will help make the 2018 Electronics Reuse Conference (ERC) in Nashville a waste-free event.