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Bobbie Gottschalk

High School Produces Less Waste Than Most Households, Led By Students

A Cincinnati high school's waste has been cut dramatically thanks to the teens who have picked up the reins of a nascent recycling program...

Company Harvests Tons of Crops, Saving it from Waste to Give it Away

After hearing the shocking figure that up to 40 percent of produce goes to waste in the fields, Christy Porter founded an ingenious organization...
food gleaning market-NBCVideo

Company Harvests Tons of Crops, Saving it from Waste to Give it Away

After hearing the shocking figure that up to 40 percent of produce goes to waste in the fields, Christy Porter founded Hidden Harvest an...
Ford painting plant

Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

This week the Ford Motor Company announced impressive results in efforts to cut waste produced in its factories worldwide. Since 2007, the car company...
Ford painting plant

Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

This week the Ford Motor Company announced impressive results in efforts to cut waste produced in its factories worldwide. Since 2007, the car company...
Compost entrepreneur, Dan Blake at EcoScraps

Entrepreneurs Turn Food, Industrial Waste into Profit

Some entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch, others build them from trash, believing that garbage—once destined to rot in a landfill—can be repurposed into profitable...
Compost entrepreneur, Dan Blake at EcoScraps

Entrepreneurs Turn Food, Industrial Waste into Profit

Some entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch, others build them from trash, believing that garbage—once destined to rot in a landfill—can be repurposed into profitable...
Battery runs on paper waste - Sony

Sony’s Bio Battery Turns Waste Paper into Electricity

Sony has unveiled a paper-powered battery prototype in Japan. The technology generates electricity by turning shredded paper into sugar which in turn is used...
Mushroom Gomphidius glutinosus - Wikimedia Commons

Radiation-loving Fungi Can Remove Toxic Waste

Using radiation-loving mushrooms, scientifically referred to as 'radiotrophic fungi,' to clean up radioactive or other types of waste is an emerging technique (mycoremediation) that...
cell phone exchange program founder

Recycle Old Cell Phones for Cash, Reduce Waste

You probably know already that you should recycle your old mobile phones, for a bunch of environmental reasons -- keeping the toxic materials out...
breads and whole grains - Wikimedia-commons photo

In.gredients Wants To Be The First Packaging And Waste-Free Grocery Store

In an industry littered with excess packaging, it sounds like an impossible goal: in.gredients, a startup out of Austin, Texas, wants to create the...
eco-friendly packaging awards

Sustainability and Waste Reduction Win the Day in 23rd Annual Packaging Awards

Winners of the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, represent breakthrough developments in sustainability from brand giants like Coca Cola, Intel and Heinz. "Sustainability...
eco-friendly packaging awards

Sustainability and Waste Reduction Win the Day at Packaging Awards

Winners of the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, represent breakthrough developments in sustainability from brand giants like Coca Cola, Intel and Heinz. "Sustainability...
jet fueling - photo by CAAFI

7 Leading US Airlines to Use BioMass Fuel Made From Waste in California

Seven of the leading U.S. airlines announced this week they've signed up to purchase jet fuel made from recycled urban and agricultural waste to...
jet fueling - photo by CAAFI

7 Leading US Airlines to Use BioMass Fuel Made From Waste in California

Seven of the leading U.S. airlines announced this week they've signed up to purchase jet fuel made from recycled urban and agricultural waste to...
Obama with Federal Register, printed daily

Obama Announces Plan to Cut Government Waste, Identifying $33 Billion So Far

President Barack Obama announced a new effort Monday to eliminate government waste, citing as an example the daily printing of the Federal Register, which...
Colombia Earth Sciences Dept. laboratory - courtesy photo

Bill Gates Funds Human Waste-To-Biofuel Project

Columbia University engineers were awarded $1.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their project to develop a revolutionary new model that...
Data center closed in Maryland, HHS photo

U.S. Cracks Down on Wasteful IT Spending, Saving $3 Billion

In a new effort to reduce duplication and ensure the U.S. government operates more efficiently, 137 federal data centers have been identified by the...
Data center closed in Maryland, HHS photo

U.S. Cracks Down on Wasteful IT Spending, Saving $3 Billion

In a new effort to reduce duplication and ensure the U.S. government operates more efficiently, 137 federal data centers have been identified by the...
bio-char

Gates Foundation Funds Bold Ideas Including Dirt-Charged Cell Phones and Human Waste Fertilizer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday announced 88 new winners of $100,000 grants to support innovative research that has the potential to dramatically...