Circularity, Waste and Materials Management

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Closed-loop and circular economy models provide frameworks for businesses to increase efficiency and reduce waste through better materials management.

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NSF 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 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.

New Webinar Details the e-Waste Recycling Certification Process

January 12, 2018

The need for responsible sources of e-waste disposal continues to rise. A recent report shows that global e-scrap generation increased 8 percent by weight in the last two years, and of the electronic scrap generated in 2016, only 20 percent is documented as having been collected and recycled.