Hilton to Recycle 1M Bars of Soap by Global Handwashing Day

March 19, 2019

Hilton’s Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and All Suites brands are launching the Clean the World Challenge in partnership with Clean the World, a global health leader dedicated to sustainability and water, sanitization and health. Embassy Suites by Hilton, […]

2019 Sees Increase in State Bottle Bill Proposals

March 13, 2019

So far in 2019, at least six states have proposed bottle bills to ramp up efforts to recycle beverage containers. Bills currently have been proposed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Tennessee and West Virginia. According to a Recycling Today […]

Circulate Capital Publishes Guide to Help Solve SSEA Ocean Plastic Crisis

March 6, 2019

Circulate Capital, the investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA), today released “Investing to Reduce Plastic Pollution in South and Southeast Asia: A Handbook for Action,” […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Maine renews net metering as lawmakers prep new clean energy, utility reform bills

March 18, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The elimination of gross metering in Maine marks a shift in legislative priorities for the state, which clean energy advocates say has struggled through eight years of inaction or rollbacks on renewable power policy. LD 91 reestablishes retail rate net […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Cities Continue to Struggle Under Volatile Recycling Conditions

March 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

As recycling costs continue to rise, many cities across the country are ending their residential recycling programs and turning to burning and landfilling more waste. China’s ban on certain recycled imports, which took effect in January 2018, has prompted volatility […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Finalizes Standards for Managing Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

March 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its standards for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The updated standards, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the Hazardous Waste Listing for Nicotine,” aim to reduce the cost and compliance […]