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Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]


Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]


Former Walmart Executives Form Company to Reduce Food Waste

December 28, 2020

During their eight-year stint at Walmart’s technology labs, Syed Aman and Sharan Grewal, were part of the team that built the online grocery platform into a multi-billion dollar business. The two used their technology and produce delivery expertise to develop […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

SWANA Supports Federal Assistance for State and Local Governments

January 18, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) urges Congress to quickly consider and pass emergency aid to state, local, and territorial governments as recently proposed by President-Elect Biden. These funds are needed to ensure vital government services, including solid […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Uncertain Future of Community Composting in NYC

January 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

After roughly a decade of service in New York City, the last two community composting sites will not have their leases renewed. These sites are situated on land belonging to the city’s Parks Department: the Lower East Side Ecology Center […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

January 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19’s Impact on Glass Recycling

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the glass-packaging market was swift and remains ongoing — with changes to both supply and demand. In order to get a first-hand look at the effects, we interviewed Randy Burns, Chief Sustainability Officer […]