05 Apr '12, 8am

Cash for Trash: Innovative Companies Profitably Upcycle, Recycle and Reduce Waste

Cash for Trash: Innovative Companies Profitably Upcycle, Recycle and Reduce Waste

Although it remains challenging to get consumers reduce their waste and recycle, many businesses are already discovering there is money to be made with zero waste programs. According to GreenBiz , by finding ways to reduce its waste, Wal-Mart has cut the cost to haul waste to landfills in California by over 80 percent. General Motors has earned $2.5 billion from recycling over the past four years. Kraft has achieved zero waste at 36 food plants around the world and, at some locations, use manufacturing byproducts to create energy. Companies in almost any industry and of every size are seeing significant savings by reducing, reusing, or recycling materials. Besides being environmentally friendly, zero waste initiatives save money by cutting out waste and streamlining production.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/cash-trash-innovative...

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