A Timeline of the Modern Solid Waste Industry

April 19, 2018

How humans have dealt with the waste they generate has always been a societal issue; the advent of the history of modern solid waste management rose alongside the expansion of mass production of consumer goods that was integral to the […]

Organizations Call for Recycling to be Addressed in Infrastructure Package

April 12, 2018

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), along with 11 partner associations, delivered a letter to Capitol Hill yesterday calling on the House majority and minority leaders to develop and advance an infrastructure investment package to address the United States’ need for […]

Report Examines the State of Food Loss and Waste in North America

April 4, 2018

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a new report through its North American Initiative on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery titled “Characterization and Management of Food Loss and Waste in North America,” outlining the state of food loss […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Compactor Monitoring Company Provides 200 Systems to Canadian Waste Partner

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

A U.S. compactor monitoring company has partnered with a waste and recycling management services provider to deliver more than 200 systems in Canada. The SmartTrash LLC compactor monitoring system, based in Emeryville, Calif., was created by an actual waste management […]

Basic Services, Public Transport

New York agencies propose shifting EV fast chargers to non-demand charges

April 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

New York is aiming to have 800,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2025. But with seven years left, the state has a ways to go with this year a “crucial inflection point,” NYPA told the Public Service Commission. At […]