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Recycling Destroys to Create

This week's guest blog is courtesy of Waste360 and Chaz Miller.

A Brief History of Recycling

This guest blog is courtesy of American Disposal Services.

For those of you who think recycling is something that just came about within the last few decades, think again!

Ancient Recycling

The first recorded use of recycled paper was in 9th century Japan . Ancient Japanese people began recycling paper almost as soon as they learned how to produce it and recycling became part of paper production and consumption. Japanese culture generally treats recycled paper as…

Setting Smarter Packaging Goals with Our Essentials of Goal Setting Course

This guest blog was written by Tristanne Davis, Senior Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), and appeared on the SPC website.

An ever growing list of brands, retailers and even packaging suppliers are making headlines by setting sustainable packaging goals to achieve by 2025, 2030 and beyond. Collective goals like the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and UK Plastics Pact are also gaining more signatories and momentum. In the SPC’s newly released

Can Product Labels Help Us Make Eco-Friendly Purchases?

This guest blog was written by , and originally published on Earth911.

Shopping can be a very challenging task for the eco-minded. We vote with our wallets, so it is also a great opportunity to influence manufacturers and vendors. Yet, without conducting exhaustive research, it is very difficult to know the whole story behind the products we buy.

Even though packaging makes up just one part of a product’s impact, it is one of the most obvious ones. Almost one-third of municipal solid waste is product packaging, so it is a good place to start when making green purchases.

A lot of packaging is comprised at least partially of plastic. Unfortunately, it has been increasingly criticized for being petroleum-based and wreaking havoc on ecosystems when improperly discarded.…