The Story of Capannori – a Zero Waste Champion

Nowhere is the phrase “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” truer than in the small town of Capannori, Italy, where a small but determined movement to stop the construction of an incinerator led to an Italy-wide grassroots Zero Waste movement. The area has one of the highest municipal recycling rates in Europe and is an example of strong policy decisions and community participation achieving groundbreaking results.

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Products, Packaging, and US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This Product Policy Institute white paper builds on the report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices,” by extending analysis to include the impacts from producing products abroad that are consumed in the U.S.

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Report analyzes leading brands packaging and sustainability

The new report released by As You Sow titled “Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report”, discusses the billions of waste containers that go wasted each year. Here you can read an article from Waste News discussing the publication and find a link to the report itself on As You Sow’s website.

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