The Current State of Recycling in America

In comparison to other countries around the world, the U.S. comes in at a very mediocre nationwide recycling rate of just 34%. While many factors affect recycling in the U.S., one large cause for our “middle-of-the-road” rate is the lack of uniformity among recycling facilities. There are approximately 9,800 incompatible recycling systems in the U.S., all of which follow different rules and regulations. …

Why Can’t More Companies be Like Whole Foods?

If you’ve ever shopped at Whole Foods, you may be privy to the organization’s devotion to sustainability and overall betterment. With their motto “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet,” Whole Foods aims to emphasize that their vision reaches well beyond food retailing. Not only is Whole Foods’ commitment to betterment expressed in their motto, their mission and core values also detail their upstanding intentions: We …