New York Challenged Businesses To Cut Waste In Half — And It Worked.
How is the NFL helping to curb sexual assault? What kind of business ventures are Syrian refugees starting in their new homes? And how will the Olympic Village reuse its leftovers to feed Brazil's poorest citizens? The answers to these questions and more, in our favorite solutions stories of the week.
Over the course of five months, more than 30 major businesses in New York City have managed to halve the amount of trash they produce. Casey Williams explains how the businesses rose to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Zero Waste Challenge.”
A new meal delivery startup in Toronto isn't just delicious: it's giving jobs to Syrian refugee women. Andree Lau explains how the service hopes to inspire other restaurants to open their kitchens to the "incredible potential of newcomer cooks."
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