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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Full Harvest Closes on Investment to Tackle Food Waste Problem

August 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

While the food industry struggles to meet increasing global production demands, more food reaches U.S. landfills and incinerators than any other waste, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an effort to help solve this problem, Full Harvest, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership, Industry Leaders Invest in Education Grants

August 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership announced the recipients of its Steve Thompson Memorial Grant program to bring recycling professionals from across the U.S. to St. Louis for the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference. The funding, which exceeds $80,000, is the result of collaboration […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

SWANA Report Analyzes Residential Yard Waste Collection

August 15, 2018

Via: Waste360

A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the collection of yard waste, analyzing schedules, processes and costs, while looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate risks. The report, […]


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

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

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

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 […]