Over 70 percent of Nike footwear contains materials made from waste products from the company’s manufacturing processes, including scraps from its factories and ground-up pieces of old shoes, according to the company.
French waste management company Veolia has opened the first PV recycling facility in that country through a partnership with PV Cycle. The recycling plant will process 1,400 metric tons of panels per year from 2017 and up to 4,000 tons by 2021.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has launched an online platform where Ohio businesses, nonprofits and governmental organizations can advertise and acquire scrap and byproduct materials that might otherwise be disposed of in landfills.
Pitt County Solid Waste and Recycling, in North Carolina, has launched a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility. The goal is to eventually recycle “at least” 75 percent of the county’s C&D debris, according to facility director John Demary.
A Cornell University design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed an innovative fabric-shredding machine in hopes of developing a zero-waste solution for the textile industry.