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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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Philadelphia Tackles Litter Problem

August 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

As the city of Philadelphia tackles its decades-old litter problem, in June, citizen groups collected more than 8,500 illegal signs from around the city in an action called the Bandit Signs Brigade. The posting of illegal signs has been one […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

First Organic Waste to Renewable Natural Gas Plant for Toronto

August 3, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

The City of Toronto is to work with gas distribution firm, Enbridge, to develop the city’s first renewable natural gas facility, located at the Dufferin organic waste processing facility. According to Enbridge almost 50% of its household waste (by weight) […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massachusetts utilities file US-record offshore wind contracts at $65/MWh

August 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. has ample offshore wind capacity — 2,000 GW, by The Brattle Group’s estimate — but until recently, high costs and the lack of robust policy support have kept the industry grounded. The first U.S. offshore wind farm was […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Veolia to Recycle 120m Coffee Cups in the UK Next Year

August 2, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

120 million coffee cups will be collected for recycling by Veolia in the UK during 2019 – a 300% increase from this time last year, following 12 months rolling out its in-store service across the UK with brands including Costa, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Wrong Could Cost Cleveland Residents

August 1, 2018

Via: Waste360

Beginning on August 1, the city of Cleveland will issue citations and fines for residents who recycle improperly. Two years ago, the City Council voted for “low-level” citations for trash collection and recycling enforcement. As of August 1, the city […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE looks to double number of electric utilities sharing cyber threat data

August 1, 2018

Via: FCW

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced big plans for expanding participation in DOE’s Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program. Read More on FCW