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Public Utilities, Waste Management

PepsiCo, Loop Industries Enter into Sustainable Plastic Agreement

October 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Loop Industries, a technology innovator in sustainable plastic, and PepsiCo announced they have entered into a multiyear supply agreement that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop’s joint venture facility in the United States and incorporate Loop PET […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Mangement Subsidiary Opens Injection Facility for Oilfield Waste in Texas

October 12, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

In Texas, Waste Management has fully opened the new Reeves County Solids and Liquids Injection Facility, designed for the safe disposal of oilfield wastes. An in-direct subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), Waste Management Energy Services of Texas, […]


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

Poll: If Americans are Expected to Recycle, It Has to be Easy

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

While traditionally the effort to increase recycling rates has focused on education and awareness, a new study among more than 2,000 Americans conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) suggests action by […]


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

Greenpeace Report Names Top Producers of Plastic Trash

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

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 […]


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 […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Waste Company is First to Inject Biogas into California Pipeline

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste management company CR&R Environmental has launched the first commercial-scale California operation to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for injection into that state’s pipeline. And there are other “firsts” associated with the $55 million project. Predominantly privately financed with some […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

World Bank Report Highlights Benefits of Improved Waste Collection & Recycling

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Beyond individuals and households, waste also represents a broader challenge that affects human health and livelihoods, the environment, and prosperity, according to a new report from the World Bank. The study, What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]