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Public Utilities, Waste Management

OSHA Renews Agreement to Protect Construction and Demolition Workers, Focus on Waste Management

January 18, 2024

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Demolition Association have extended their alliance to enhance the safety and well-being of workers in the demolition industry. This renewed five-year collaboration aims to address industry […]


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New Waste Management Standard Will Aid in Soil and Biosolid Analysis

November 21, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

“PFAS contamination is of growing concern around the world,” says ASTM member William Lipps, general manager, government and regulatory business development/international standards development, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. “ASTM’s water committee (D19) has developed two methods for PFAS in water (D7979 and […]


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Grand Rapids Recycling Center Closing for Upgrades

October 17, 2023

Via: Waste360

The Kent County Recycling and Education Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Will close for about a week as upgrades are installed to the facility. According to the Kent County Department of Public Works, the upgrades will happen from October 24 […]


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Innovative ideas for the waste management industry

September 26, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

By the year 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually. This means an increase of 70 per cent from the 2016 levels. The World Bank, in their report, What a Waste 2.0: A Global […]


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“The integration of smart waste management systems promises profound transformations in urban areas”

September 25, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Harnessing the power of data has paved the way for a more efficient, transparent, and sustainable approach to waste management. Such data empowers waste management companies and municipal governments to comprehensively understand waste generation trends. By analyzing this data, they […]


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“Smart waste management promotes recycling and reduces operational costs”

September 15, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Traditional methods are no longer effective in the rapidly evolving waste and resource management industry. Using old-school methods can result in inefficiencies, errors, and higher costs in the age of cutting-edge technologies. Data-driven waste management technology represents a transformative shift […]


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Coca Cola Opening a ‘Recycle Bar’ in Hong Kong, Educating Visitors on PETs

June 5, 2023

Via: Waste360

To ring in World Environment Day, the Coca-Cola company in Hong Kong is working with the City Plaza to launch a ‘Recycle Bar’ which will help demonstrate that recycled PET bottles can be given new life. Polyethylene terephthalate, better known […]


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The Role of BIM in Building Demolition Waste Management

April 17, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Building Information Management (BIM) has made significant inroads into helping reduce and even eliminate waste at the construction end of a project’s lifecycle. Because of BIM, buildings are more sustainable, have less waste through the construction phases, and are more […]


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Financing waste management solutions

April 10, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

Countries around the world will continue to develop and their populations continue to increase their standards of living. Rising standards of living and consumption naturally lead to increased waste generation. In line with this trend, global waste production is expected […]


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New Michigan Law Aims to Overhaul State Waste System

March 28, 2023

Via: Waste360

Michigan has new, sweeping policy to revamp its solid waste management system, following a seven-year push for change. March 29, 2023, an eight-bill package becomes law that’s intended to help bump the state’s 19 percent recycling rate (among the lowest […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Covanta Releases Hillsborough Waste-to-Energy Facility Emissions Data

January 9, 2023

Via: Waste360

Covanta, a leader in sustainable materials management and a premier provider of environmental solutions benefitting businesses and communities, announced that emissions data is now available to the public online for the Covanta Hillsborough Waste-to-Energy Facility in Tampa, FL, which every […]


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New Disposal Area Opened at US Nuclear Waste Repository

November 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

The United States only nuclear waste repository has begun utilizing a newly mined disposal area in Southern New Mexico. Officials from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant say the new first of the waste containers to be sent to the new […]


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Emissions Data Now Available Online for The Covanta Lake Waste-to-Energy Facility

November 21, 2022

Via: Waste360

Covanta, a leader in sustainable materials management and a premier provider of environmental solutions benefitting businesses and communities across North America, announced that emissions data is now available to the public online for the Covanta Lake Waste-to-Energy Facility in Okahumpka, […]


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New report: Can pyrolysis help fill plastic recycling gaps?

October 17, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

How to deal with all the plastic waste we are generating, that is a question the waste management industry asked themselves well before the pandemic caused even more waste than anticipated. One option might be chemical recycling. But most recyclers […]


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City of Marinette and Waste Management Launch New Recycling Program

October 17, 2022

Via: Waste360

Beginning Monday, October 17th, the City of Marinette and WM will initiate their new recycling program. The new system will utilize the new green recycling carts residents were given. The new system will not impact garbage pick-up, however, recycling will […]


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Can pyrolysis solve the plastic waste problem?

October 13, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Researchers at the University of Ghent looked at advanced recycling as a means to gain high-quality petrochemical feedstock of mixed plastic waste streams. Even though advanced plastic waste recycling via pyrolysis and subsequent steam cracking of pyrolysis oils has the […]


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The Waste Management Industry Could be Worth $2,483 Billion by 2030

October 12, 2022

Via: Waste360

In 2020, the global waste management industry was valued at $1,612.0 billion. According to a report by Allied Market Research, this number is expected to grow to $2,483 Billion by 2030. Breaking this report down further, it was displayed that […]


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Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management Introduces its First-Ever Electric-Powered Waste Collection Vehicle

October 4, 2022

Via: Waste360

Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) has introduced its first-ever electric-powered waste collection vehicle. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, DSWM Director Michael Fernandez, and Darren Jane, District Sales Manager […]


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Proposed Renewable Natural Gas Plant Washtenaw County Landfill

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

A new biogas converter is being proposed for the Washtenaw County landfill. The proposed plant would be the largest of its kind in the country if approved. Developing a converter would also serve as a step in the right direction […]


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“Integrated and stepped up approach is instrumental to improve waste management worldwide.”

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Directly related to daily human activities, the generation of solid waste has been increasing worldwide, especially in developing regions, where there is a pressing need for investments to promote the replacement of a linear and generally inadequate waste management system […]