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Category: Waste Management


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boulder, Colo., Increases Commercial Waste Diversion Rate

August 14, 2018

Via: Waste360

The city of Boulder, Colo., passed its Universal Zero Waste Ordinance that requires businesses to recycle and compost in 2016 and began enforcing the ordinance in 2017. Since then, the city has seen an uptick in commercial waste reduction. In […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GRC: 93% of Consumers Expect to Be Able to Recycle Glass

August 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ninety-three percent of residents and consumers still expect to be able to recycle glass. That’s according to the second annual survey by the Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC), which queried more than 300 public sector representatives, top glass industry professionals and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Global Market Changes Mean Higher Recycling Costs

August 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Disruptions in the global markets—particularly China’s import ban and now the recent tariffs China is enacting on North America—have created some headwinds for U.S. solid waste and recycling companies. And those disruptions will end up trickling down to residents’ pocketbooks. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Retailers are Buying Back Their Products for Resale

August 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

In an effort to keep reusable materials out of landfills, retailers like Ikea, The North Face and Patagonia—to name a few—are buying back their products for resale. And more recently, major retailers have also begun accepting goods for recycling. For […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at Some Food Waste Innovators with Major Backing

August 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

When BlueCart launched in 2014 its primary purpose was to provide restaurants with a user-friendly, online procurement tool, but cofounder Konstantin Zvereff soon realized an unintended benefit. His clients were dramatically cutting their food waste because they could order what […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

August 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

In 2008, GreenWaste Recovery (GWR) was awarded the Solid Waste Association of North America’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s mixed waste material recovery facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Begins Organic Recycling Program for Businesses

August 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste Management is set to develop an organic recycling program in Tehachapi, Calif., that focuses solely on businesses and multifamily dwellings. The company has been reaching out to businesses and informing the community about how the new recycling program is […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Sea of Plastic: 65 Years in the Making

August 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

We’ve been making plastic for 65 years, but we still haven’t figured out what to do with it once we’re done using it. And since plastic is not biodegradable, about 70 percent of our discarded plastic ends up in open […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China is Cashing in on Trash Disposal

August 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Dynagreen Environment Protection Group, a Chinese company that collects, stores and incinerates garbage, has surged nearly 500 percent since it began trading in Shanghai in June. The Chinese government just announced that for the first time, households will have to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Grand Rapids, Mich., Program Expands Computer Recycling Efforts

August 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based nonprofit organization The Geek Group recently expanded its Computers for Families e-recycling program with the opening of its new Computer Recycling Center. While the Computers for Families program has been around for a few years, since about […]