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December 18th, 2018
A New Life for EV Batteries

After electric vehicle batteries have lost their zip, they can still be put to good use Electric vehicles (EVs) are the next generation of transportation, and UL wants to help manufacturers make sure the batteries that power these vehicles are used to their full potential. Today, rather than simply disposing of the batteries when they… read more

September 25th, 2018
UL Launches UL 3600, Starting the Development Process For the First Standard to Help Companies Evaluate Circular Economy Efforts

UL 3600 Measures Circular Economy Efforts at the Site, Product and Company Level MARIETTA, GA., September 25, 2018 — UL today introduced UL 3600, the certification document for Measuring and Reporting Circular Economy Aspects of Products, Sites and Organizations. Following a standards development process with stakeholders, UL 3600 will be the first standard that evaluates… read more

June 25th, 2018
Will China’s Restrictions on Recycling Imports Spur Circular Economy Efforts?

By Catherine Sheehy The business conversation about circular economies is picking up momentum around the world. This discussion is breathing new life into old debates about stuff and what we do with it – reducing and reusing materials, recycling, and otherwise diverting materials from landfills. But there’s a seismic shift underway, one that will force… read more

June 6th, 2018
Product circularity minimizes waste and carbon emissions from cradle to grave

In the previous post, we used the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to calculate reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electronics diverted from the landfill versus the same quantity sent to landfill. To take things a step further, how do zero waste and reduced carbon emissions/GHGs relate to product circularity? We examined… read more

May 8th, 2018
Did you know that zero waste also means carbon reduction?

  Events like the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities and the Bloomberg Sustainability Summit in Seattle will gather great leaders in sustainability, business, government and beyond to ruminate on some of the most pressing global issues and how they relate to stakeholders across the board and around the world. It can be overwhelming to… read more

March 30th, 2018
UL Launches Circularity Facts Program to Help Companies Evolve their Sustainability Efforts

MARIETTA, GA., March 29, 2018 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced the launch of the Circularity Facts program, which evaluates a company’s efforts to move from a linear economy mindset to a more sustainable, circular approach which eliminates waste and keeps materials in productive use longer. ASUS is the first company to participate in UL’s… read more

August 15th, 2016
Zero Waste is not a destination; it’s a journey

Popularized by environmentalists and sustainability programs that envision the circular economy of the future, waste reduction and diversion programs are quickly proliferating across companies large and small. Generating Zero Waste can be a challenge for even those with the most sophisticated waste management programs and can be particularly daunting to those just getting started. However,… read more