Weekend Reader for January 27, 2012

  • The Vermont House Natural Resources & Energy Committee held a hearing last week on H.485, an bill that would establish universal recycling solid waste. Amy Shollenberger (@amyaction) of Action Circles (http://www.action-circles.com/) live-tweeted from the hearing.
  • The New York Times looks at what Hong Kong ISN’T doing when it comes to glass recycling, and how some budding entrepreneurs are tying to address it.
  • Dubai, that endlessly ambitious Persian Gulf state, shoots for 100% recycing by 2030. And they’re already 80% of the way there.
  • Several years ago, Kraft Foods realized it was sending too much solid waste to landfills. Today, nearly 30 of it’s plants have achieved zero-waste. How are they doing it?
  • US packaging body Ameripen plans to hammer out a raft of policy initiatives this year in a bid to establish itself as a leading voice on packaging and the environment.

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