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California Bill Proposes a Backstop Authority to Secure State’s Power Grid Needs

April 17, 2019

Amid a flurry of energy, environmental, wildfire and Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy-related bills emerging for this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are also grappling with a complicated, yet critical issue — how to secure the energy resources needed to […]


Alabama Senate Advances Legislation to Stop Single-use Plastics Bans

April 12, 2019

Alabama’s Senate Governmental Affairs Committee recently voted to move forward with legislation that would prohibit cities in the state from banning single-use plastics. Newsweek reports that the bill would stop local governments in Alabama from banning the use of plastic […]


New York State Lawmakers Approve Plastic Bag Ban

April 1, 2019

New York State lawmakers passed a $175.5 billion budget that includes a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. New York is now the second state in the nation—behind California—to ban single-use plastic bags in stores. All counties in Hawaii ban […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NASA Names Recycling in Space Challenge Winners

April 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with NineSigma, has announced the award recipients of its Recycling in Space challenge. According to NASA, the purpose of the challenge aims to help NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems and space programs […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Unilever Ramps Up Plastics Recycling Strategy

April 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Unilever North America announced that 50 percent of the plastic used in its packaging will come from post-consumer recycled content. Unilever made the announcement last week during the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting in Arkansas. In 2017, Unilever made the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management to Acquire Advanced Disposal for $4.9B

April 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Houston-based Waste Management, Inc., North America’s largest environmental solutions company, just announced that it will buy Ponte Vedra, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal Services for a total of $4.9 billion. Under the agreement, a subsidiary of Waste Management will acquire all outstanding […]