Content about Electronic waste

January 7, 2014

By Josh M. McMorrow, Tim Wilkins and Matt Haynie

“I’m a retailer, not a hazardous waste producer.” If that’s what you think, you may be wrong.

December 2, 2013

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and compliance with it, remains a regulatory challenge for the retail industry. Many retailers are forced to become experts in waste characterization to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, something that has become difficult for resource strapped retailers.

January 10, 2013

Consumer electronics recycler E-World Online said that it has teamed with Costco Wholesale Corp. on the launch of a national program to make managing merchandise returns more sustainable.

July 25, 2012

Supervalu banner Shaw's announced that two of its Rhode Island locations diverted more than 90% of store waste from local landfills as part of the company's zero-waste program.

April 20, 2012

Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, announced the launch of AnnCares360, a program in partnership with Good360, a nonprofit leader in product philanthropy.

April 20, 2012

Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, have reached a major environmental milestone in the company’s “zero waste” program by diverting over 90% of all store waste from local landfills.

April 18, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores’ efforts to reduce waste and boost recycling added $231 million to its bottom line last year, company CFO Charles Holley said at the chain’s 2012 Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting.

March 24, 2011

A comprehensive waste reduction program has resulted in Walmart eliminating more than 80% of the waste that would go to landfills from its operations in California.

March 8, 2011

The Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) announced that it has created a computer recycling program in partnership with the GEAR Foundation.

December 3, 2010

The District at Tustin Legacy, a 1 million-sq.-ft. lifestyle and entertainment center located in Orange County, Calif., has been awarded the 2010 CalRecycle Waste Reduction Award for being a regional leader in recycling and waste reduction.

December 1, 2010

Stater Bros. has been recognized as a 2010 WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) Winner by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

November 30, 2010

SuperValu, which owns Albertson’s, said Tuesday that two Albertson’s locations in Santa Barbara, Calif., have achieved zero waste classification in their daily operations.

November 18, 2010

Retailers are continuing to invest in sustainability initiatives, even during tough economic times, according to a new report by RSR Research entitled "Lean and Green: Sustainable Practices Are Changing Retail, Benchmark 2010.”

October 31, 2010

Looking to expand your recycling efforts and lower your waste disposal bill? Industry and...

August 24, 2010

Target announced it is adding several services for electronics shoppers, including free telephone technical support...

March 23, 2010

Kohl’s Department Stores has received a Gold Achievement Award for Green Purchasing from the U.S....

January 22, 2009

Best Buy Co. will bring its electronics recycling program Feb. 15 to all of its...

December 14, 2008

Until a recent change in operations, Jack in the Box had a veritable recipe...

December 14, 2008

Until a recent change in operations, Jack in the Box had a veritable recipe for...

August 31, 2008

Daylight harvesting, dimmable lighting with ceramic metal-halide high-bay fixtures, white roofs, high-efficiency HVAC units...

August 31, 2008

Rising concern about the environment and global warming has put an increased focus on...

June 1, 2008

Best Buy Co. is testing a free program that will offer consumers a way to...

April 29, 2008

Sam's Club warehouse stores are starting a new online recycling program for electronics. Under the...

September 30, 2007

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