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Public Utilities, Waste Management

What it Takes to Be the World’s Best Recyclers

January 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

2018 isn’t likely to be a banner year for recycling in the U.S. We’re facing significant uncertainty about markets because of China’s ban on importing recyclables, and our national attention is preoccupied with other issues, to say the least. Yet […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ReFED Analysis Finds Food Waste Represents $18.2B in Potential Profits for Retailers

January 24, 2018

Via: Waste360

ReFED, the San Francisco-based nonprofit committed to reducing food waste in the U.S., announced the release of the Retail Food Waste Action Guide, which states that food waste represents $18.2 billion in potential profits for grocery retailers. The guide was […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Benefits of a Hub and Spoke Recycling System

January 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Managing recycling in a rural area is no easy feat. There are challenges to worry about like transportation and having enough material to make recycling a financially viable option as well as the difficult task of finding a home for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Government Purchases Online Platform to Assist with Recycling Education

January 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Christie administration is purchasing a digital program that will consolidate recycling information for New Jersey towns and counties into a single app that residents can download and access free of charge. The app, called Recycle Coach, is accessible by […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GWMS Keynote Preview: How to Finance the Transition to a Zero Waste Future

January 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

The biggest economic opportunity in the history of the planet is figuring out how to finance the transition to a zero waste future, according to Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and co-founder of the Planet Pledge Fund. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Food Waste Startup FoodMaven Acquires Series A Funding

January 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

FoodMaven, a Colorado-based food waste startup that works to keep food out of landfills, has secured $8.6 million in Series A funding. Among the investors contributing are the Waltons, the heirs of Walmart’s founder Sam Walton and former Whole Foods […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

10 Educational Waste and Recycling Apps for Young Enthusiasts

January 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste360 highlights 10 engaging mobile apps that are providing industry education to children around the globe. More and more waste and recycling companies are embracing technology, specifically mobile and the applications created to support it. There are a plethora of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

OSU Receives Grant to Reduce Food Waste in Campus Dining Halls

January 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

With the grant, the university will install LeanPath, a food waste prevention technology that enables commercial kitchens to dramatically reduce food waste and operate more sustainable facilities. Oregon State University recently received a $27,000 grant from the Oregon Department of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Holiday Waste Glut Illustrates the Challenges Posed by California’s Waste Reduction Goals

January 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

A report from KAZU about how much extra waste gets generated during the holiday months illustrates the broader challenges California is facing in attempting to divert waste from landfills. By the year 2020, California aims to keep 75 percent of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Las Vegas Street Sweepers Clear 12 Tons of Trash Generated by New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

This past weekend, about 330,000 people gathered together in Las Vegas to ring in 2018. The celebration consisted of an 8-minute fireworks display and other forms of entertainment. After the celebration ended, 26 street sweepers from the county and the […]