Waste and Recycling


Schupan & Sons CEO on the Pride and Profitability of Being Green

"We're all on this planet together, and if you do the right things you hope it has a multiplier effect," says Schupan. "I have children, and I want them to be proud of how we operate and handle our business. Our employees want to be proud of the values of their employer."

More Plastic Bottles in Our Landfills? Ford Has a Better Idea - Carpeting

"At this rate, twenty or thirty years from now we can reduce our carbon foot print dramatically," says Sinclair. "By using a lot of renewable and recycled products, we can make sure that we don't have much of our product going into the scrap yard at the end of the vehicle's life."

Catastrophic coal ash releases serve as a backdrop to regulatory battle

The United States generates millions of tons of coal ash, mostly related to the combustion of coal to generate energy. The ash is stored in landfills or open impoundments that are not currently regulated under federal laws governing solid and hazardous wastes. Despite high profile releases of tons of coal ash, EPA regulation is still not a certainty.

Crippen Dealership: Driving a green initiative for dealerships

"Greening our dealership was the right thing to do - not only for sales, but also for the environment."

Oakland University student Alex Kozlowski is recycling for a better future

"Throughout the course of human history we've had three revolutions: agricultural, industrial, technological and the inevitable fourth one will be the sustainability revolution," says Kozlowski. "It's just a matter of time and we need to make it happen if we want to survive on this planet.