Circularity

Christmas Tree Recycling: An Eco Action with a Big Impact

It’s Christmastime, but it doesn’t really feel like the holiday season until you’ve put up your Christmas tree. If you prefer a live tree, you’re in good company: According to the National Christmas Tree Association, nearly 21 million trees were purchased for last year’s holiday season. Alas, what comes up must come down, and that …
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Circularity

Say Hello to the First 100% Recyclable Paint Can from Behr Paint Company

When it Comes to Recycling, Materials Make the Difference Recycling paint cans just got easier thanks to the team at Behr Paint Company. Behr is transitioning products in one-gallon containers from a hybrid package to an all-plastic Simple Pour package. The new lid and can feature a 100% recyclable design that is made from 100% …
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Circularity

Packaging Q&A: Engineering Better Packaging

Product packaging has come under a lot of environmental scrutiny in the last decade. Packaging is in a difficult position – it’s both critical and temporary. No one knows more about this conundrum than Greg Fornasiero, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Home Depot. We’ve asked Greg to talk to Eco Actions about what The …
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Circularity

Outsmarting Waste: How to Do More to Waste Less

Let’s talk trash. It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living sustainably, but for most of us, it is an unavoidable part of modern living. While landfill avoidance is an important part of living sustainably, there are many household products that can’t be recycled or reused. So, …
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Circularity

Tool Rental and Repair Delivers the Right Tools for Sustainability

We might be in the business of selling equipment, but sometimes the most sustainable tool isn’t the new one on the shelf. The Home Depot’s tool rental and repair are examples of circularity in operations. Equipment Rental at The Home Depot The Home Depot rents everything from trucks to floor sanders and rototillers. Equipment rental …
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