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

Could Standardized Recycling Labels Be the Solution to Overcoming the Industry’s China Ban Woes?

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

China’s recently enacted waste import ban and contamination standard have caused many companies and individuals within the waste and recycling industry to scramble to find new homes for materials and new solutions for reducing contamination of recyclables. But Recycle Across […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock Acquires QRS Recycling

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock has expanded its recycling capabilities in Louisville, Ky., with the acquisition of QRS Recycling. QRS provides domestic solutions for pre-picked containers, paper and cardboard, metals, single stream and commercial dry waste. WestRock plans to consolidate its existing Louisville recycling […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

New Jersey Legislature Backs Nuclear Subsidies

April 13, 2018

Via: PowerMag

New Jersey’s Assembly and Senate in separate actions on April 12 passed bills to ensure continued operation of PSEG’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants. Lawmakers also passed bills to modify the state’s renewable portfolio standards and for support […]