See Inside: American Airlines’ New $100M High-Tech Catering Facility at DFW Airport

by | Sep 13, 2023
More than three times the size of a football field, the facility is the largest airline catering kitchen in the U.S., the Fort Worth-based airline says. Its innovative design "allows American to cater flights more efficiently," while more than 100 new catering trucks rush meals and drinks to catch flights on time.
New $253M Advanced-Manufacturing Box Plant Brings 375 ‘Green-Collar’ Jobs to Cedar Hill
by | Jul 11, 2023
Pratt Industries' new Cedar Hill Corrugating and Innovation Center will use the company’s signature 100% recycled containerboard to produce retail specialty products as well as corrugated boxes and in-store displays for some of America’s leading companies. Average employee wage: "Almost $100K."
CheckSammy ‘Drop’ Program Offers Easy Textile Recycling Nationwide
by | Mar 27, 2023
More than 17 million tons of textiles go to landfills every year, but nearly 95% of all textiles are reusable or recyclable. CheckSammy, whose U.S. headquarters is in Dallas, aims to help through its Drop program, which allows clothing retailers, manufacturers, and even multifamily apartment communities to deploy drop bags or bins and schedule one-time or recurring recycling pick-ups.
The Last Word: Repurposed Materials’ Ryan Groth on Finding New Lives for Old Bowling Alley Wood, Conveyor Belts, Street Sweeper Brushes, and More
by | Mar 23, 2023
WFAA's Jason Wheeler checked out Repurposed Materials in Forest Hill and found that it sells old bowling alley wood to be turned into tabletops and shuffleboards; worn-out street sweeper brushes to become back scratchers for zoo animals; and much more.

Waste Removal and Bespoke Sustainability Company CheckSammy Gets $15M Investment

by | Nov 30, 2022
Founded in 2018, CheckSammy's story has its beginnings in Co-Founder and CEO Sam Scoten's realization that there was an increased shortage of landfill space. He also wanted to tackle one of the last unregulated utilities —the waste services sector.  "It's an industry that's long overdue for disruption," said FirePower Capital's Trevor Simpson. 

CheckSammy says it brings greater transparency to bulk waste removal and sustainability services by leveraging data to empower fiscally and environmentally responsible decision-making.
Eco-Conscious Plastics Firm Expands to McKinney, Will Invest $30M in New Facility
by | May 19, 2022
Petoskey Plastics recycles more than 16 tons of plastic annually into consumer and industrial products. The move will cut its delivery time in half for both raw material and finished goods, its CEO says.
How Irving-Based Darling Ingredients Makes the World Greener, from Biofuels to ‘Neutraceuticals’ to Insect-Based Pet Food
by | Mar 21, 2022
Today Darling announced a partnership with Chick-fil-A to convert used cooking oil from all its U.S. and Canadian restaurants into cleaner-burning renewable fuel. It's just one way that Darling—which calls itself "the greenest company on the planet"—delivers sustainable solutions worldwide. From its $1.1 billion acquisition of Valley Proteins in January to its big expansion of the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Louisana in November, Darling is continuing to grow—and get greener.
Dallas Zoo to Recycle 100% of Its Herbivore Waste into ‘Zoo Poo’ For-Sale Compost
by | Feb 8, 2022
The news just dropped: The Dallas Zoo is partnering with Fort Worth's Silver Creek Materials to recycle more than 2 million pounds of poo each year from elephants, hippos, giraffes, and other herbivores.

The "Zoo Poo" organic compost that results will be sold at the zoo's gift shop, by local retailers, and at Silver Creek by the bag or bulk.

Dallas-Based Arcosa Makes $87M Acquisition That Could Reduce Transportation Costs, Carbon Footprint

by | Oct 12, 2020
The acquisition, a follow-on to another one Arcosa made in January, will expand the company's recycled aggregates platform into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
Kimberly-Clark ‘RightCycles’ a Giraffe’s Worth of Nitrile Gloves from Dallas Zoo
by | Jul 29, 2019
The zoo estimates it's diverted over 1,000 pounds of nitrile gloves from landfills since 2018. The gloves are shipped out, recycled, and made into eco-responsible planters, chairs, and shelves.
Innovative Spaces: A Walk Through Quest’s Repurposed Corporate Headquarters
by | Jul 8, 2019
Quest connects national clients with zero-waste disposal solutions, and its headquarters in Plano reflect that. It's all about living the brand—from tables made of tires to a grocery crate conference room, the Quest HQ is filled with artfully sustainable features. Take a look inside.
Sustainable Eatery MIXT Is Cooking Up Expansion Plans Around North Texas
by | Jun 7, 2019
The "environmentally responsible" restaurant partners with local organizations to maintain sustainability standards. Dallas-based recycling company Fusion Waste helps MIXT divert 99 percent of its waste from landfills, and Bonton Farms provides ingredients crafted close to home.

Fort Worth’s First Zero-Waste Salon Will be Featured in ArtsGoggle

by | Oct 19, 2018
Seven models will strut an eco-inspired catwalk, each representing different types of waste being tossed in salons each day. Models will be decorated from head to toe in full recyclables, from paper to plastic.
NanoLeaf Aurora modular light panels can event "dance" to your music. [Photo: Nanoleaf]
See the Future of Home Decor in Dallas Market Center’s ‘Innovation Petting Zoo’
by | Jun 13, 2018
As part of the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, retailers and interior designers can experience unique, cutting-edge furniture and decor products that show form doesn't have to be compromised for advanced function.
Alcohol makes you thirsty
Discovery: Here’s Why You’re Thirsty After Drinking Alcohol; Boosting PTSD Treatment; Water Recycling Tech
by | Apr 19, 2018
Scientists and researchers across North Texas are making breakthroughs and discoveries every day. Here are some of the stories of how they better our world.
Art for Dumpsters finalist Robert Opal says Dallas is recycling, and even the Pegasus is in on the fun.
Art for Dumpsters Contest Raises Recycling Awareness
by | Mar 23, 2016
Through its Art for Dumpsters contest, the city of Dallas aims to raise awareness of recycling. Artists of all ages submitted dumpster mural designs.