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Greenpeace Report Names Top Producers of Plastic Trash

October 10, 2018

A report released on Tuesday by environmental group Greenpeace found that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé are the world’s largest producers of plastic trash. In its report, Greenpeace noted that the most common type of plastic found was polystyrene, which goes […]


Analyzing Waste and Recycling Facility Fire Data

October 4, 2018

Over the past 12 months, the waste and recycling industry has experienced 366 reported fires in both the U.S. and Canada. Based on reasonable assumptions, we can extrapolate that 1,800-plus facility fires have occurred in the past 12 months, which […]


New Analysis Shines Light on Progress Toward Halving Food Waste

September 27, 2018

At the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now, three years in, a group of sustainable food […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock to Accept Foodservice Packaging for Recycling

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock Company, provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced it will begin accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States. Historically, paper-based foodservice packaging, which includes items […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Using Genomics Science to Reduce Food Waste

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

A Philadelphia-based company that provides food preservation and waste reduction solutions for fresh produce has introduced a way to predict the health of crops based on their genes. AgroFresh Solutions Inc. recently launched the FreshCloud Predictive Screening solution that uses […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

UFO-like Installation Tracks Space Waste

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a UFO-like light installation that tracks pieces of space waste in real time. Creators of the live installation used real-time data provided by tracking services to point green columns of light directly at space […]