Recycling

Pile of trash, discarded metal and furniture (© renemarie/Shutterstock)

This unwanted stuff could have a second life

The U.S. Materials Marketplace is a new way to speed up adoption of a circular economy — where less is wasted and the environment is spared..
View through circular opening of customer in vault of Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (© AP Images)

These firms go round in circles. That’s a good thing.

The circular economy is a way to use and give back to the environment at the same time — and stop global warming.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repeat.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. The U.S. has been on a 50-year journey toward those goals, which are the focal point of World Environment Day, June 5.

The greening of the bottom line

More companies are introducing sustainable practices into their manufacturing processes and products, helping the environment and improving profitability.

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Drawing of hand dropping coin into slot in Earth (State Dept./Doug Thomson)

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