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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

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

A Look at Some Food Waste Innovators with Major Backing

August 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

When BlueCart launched in 2014 its primary purpose was to provide restaurants with a user-friendly, online procurement tool, but cofounder Konstantin Zvereff soon realized an unintended benefit. His clients were dramatically cutting their food waste because they could order what […]


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

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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Firm to Invest in Solutions to Prevent Ocean Plastic

July 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Circulate Capital, a new investment management company, has recently launched in partnership with Closed Loop Partners and Ocean Conservancy. Led by Rob Kaplan, co-founder of Closed Loop Partners, Circulate Capital will invest in companies, innovation and projects that prevent plastic […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Pasadena, Calif., Creates Program to Help Businesses Reduce Waste

July 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

Pasadena, Calif., announced it has developed a new, free program to help businesses incorporate waste reduction practices into their daily operations. The program, called Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program, is part of the city’s commitment to achieve zero waste by […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Adidas Commits to Using Only Recycled Plastics by 2024

July 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

Adding to its effort to increase the sustainability of its supply chain, Adidas has committed to using only recycled polyester in all its shoes and clothing by 2024. Currently, about 50 percent of the material used in a number of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Starbucks to Stop Using Plastic Straws

July 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw option available. Starbucks anticipates the move will eliminate more than one billion […]