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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Volvo Cars Aims to Use at Least 25% Recycled Plastics in Every New Car from 2025

June 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, announced its ambition to make at least 25 percent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car from recycled material from 2025. Volvo Cars also urged auto industry suppliers to work more […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hungry Harvest Continues to Fight Food Waste, Hunger by Expanding into New Markets

June 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Evan Lutz, founder and CEO of Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest, believes socially conscious business has the power to end food waste and have a real impact on the environment, community and economy. And to help prove his point, he is working […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lynn, Mass., Teams with The Recycling Partnership to Improve Recycling Efforts

June 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

In an effort to improve recycling, the city of Lynn, Mass., is teaming with The Recycling Partnership to sort through residents’ recycling bins to determine if they are properly recycling. If the bins are filled with nonrecyclable materials, the duo […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Youths Work to Combat Plastic Pollution at Ocean Heroes Bootcamp in New Orleans

June 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

The first-ever Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, hosted both virtually via Ocean Wise and at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans June 2 to 4, is bringing together nearly 1,000 youths ages 11 to 18 to collaborate with each […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sporting Kansas City Teams with Partners to Launch Food Waste Reduction Platform

May 31, 2018

Via: Waste360

Sporting Kansas City has teamed with Agspring, Monsanto, Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to launch Sporting Sustainability, a collaborative platform that unites prominent industry leaders to reduce food waste and achieve additional key sustainability outcomes in the Midwest. The five […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AT&T Announces Zero Waste Goal

May 30, 2018

Via: Waste360

As part of its commitment to create a better, more environmentally sustainable world, AT&T has set a goal to achieve zero waste at 100 of its facilities by the end of 2020. Its program will start this year and will […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership Works to Curb Contamination

May 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

China’s recent ban on the import of scrap materials and the resulting downturn in markets for some recyclables reinforces the importance of improving the quality of what is collected in residential recycling programs and ultimately sold into the open marketplace. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NRC Calls for U.S. Recycling Improvements Amid China Crackdown

May 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

In response to China’s recently enacted waste import ban, contamination standard and one-month suspension on all U.S. scrap imports, the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is calling for the U.S. to improve its poor recycling efforts. In a press release, NRC […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How the Healthcare Industry is Addressing the Fast-growing Medical Waste Problem

May 17, 2018

Via: Waste360

About 85 percent of hospital waste is noninfectious, according to the World Health Organization, and a bulk of that is recyclable, yet most of these materials are either landfilled or burned. The waste is stockpiling because balancing patient safety, cost […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Paper Recovery Rate Drops Slightly to 65.8% in 2017

May 15, 2018

Via: Waste360

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that 65.8 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2017. “Paper recycling brings continued economic, environmental and social benefits to communities across the country,” said AF&PA President […]