Circularity, Waste and Materials Management
Closed-loop and circular economy models provide frameworks for businesses to increase efficiency and reduce waste through better materials management.
News and Events
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.
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.