Zero waste may seem like a lofty goal, but many companies and cities throughout the United States and globally are committed to creating less waste. The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash every day, summing to more than 1,600 pounds of garbage per year. Zero waste initiatives aim to reduce those numbers. Oakland, CA, San Francisco, and New York City all aim to send substantially less waste to landfills in the coming years. Additionally, businesses like Package Free in Brooklyn, Ikea, and Nestle are determined to reduce their waste footprints.
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Every Tray Counts has three internship openings: a management intern, a grants and funding intern, and a social media intern. The positions would begin in January or the summer of 2018, depending on the candidate’s availability. The descriptions are listed below. Please send a cover letter and resume to Sue Scope at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Tray Counts 2018 Internships
Help Wake County Schools Go Sustainable Are you aware that Wake County Public Schools are using polystyrene trays in the lunchroom? That’s over 50,000 trays per day for lunch alone! Compostable trays and the kitchen food waste could be composted. Every Tray Counts (ETC) is proud to announce a new program for the school lunchroom. Our Adopt-A-School program replaces polystyrene read more…
Help ETC work with North Carolina schools to improve sustainability in the lunchroom.
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On Tuesday, McDonald’s announced plans to make all of its consumer packaging out of renewable, recyclable and certified materials within seven years. It also will add recycling bins to all of its stores. McDonald’s plans to eliminate foam packaging from its global system by the end of 2018. 2% of their packaging, by weight, is currently foam and this phaseout read more…
One of the World Economic Forum’s most popular stories of 2017 was the Indian ban on all forms of disposable plastic in Delhi, its capital. This ban included the use of cutlery, bags, and other plastic items and aimed to combat air and ocean pollution. http://www.independent.co.uk/…/india-delhi-bans-disposable-…