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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Restaurants Prioritize Food Waste Prevention

October 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

Food waste reduction is on a growing number of foodservice businesses’ radar. In a 2019 National Restaurant Association survey, half of responding restaurant operators said they track their food waste; 22 percent said they donate edible leftovers to charity; and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership, PepsiCo Raise $25M for U.S. Recycling

October 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

The PepsiCo Foundation and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership announced that their “All In On Recycling” challenge has successfully raised $25 million in a little more than a year since it launched in July 2018. The challenge seeks to make […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Electric revolution: As EV demand increases, can utilities and cities keep up?

October 16, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

As the adoption of plug-in vehicles and other electrified transportation accelerates, the revolution is being hosted and facilitated by cities and towns of varying sizes. In concert with local utilities, they are rolling out policies and projects and replacing aging […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Fossil Fuel Companies and the Plastics Pollution Crisis

October 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

As recyclers try to keep up with an influx of newly produced virgin plastics, major petrochemical companies that extract and process the fossil fuels used to make plastics have convinced consumers that they can recycle their way out of the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Governor Calls for Customer Rebates in Wake of PG&E Blackouts

October 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California officials are not happy about Pacific Gas & Electric’s handling of its massive fire-prevention power outage last week. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state regulators on Monday demanded that PG&E address the communications and technology breakdowns that marred its response […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Announces Expansion into North Carolina

October 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the equity interests of Shotwell Landfill, Inc.; Shotwell Transfer Station II, Inc.; Capitol Waste Transfer, LLC; Capital Recycling, LLC; and Morrisville […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Top Trends (and Tips) in Responsible E-waste Recycling

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. However, according to the United Nations, only 20 percent of global e-waste is recycled each year. Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day, developed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vermont Seeks Further Waste Reduction Options

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Vermont lawmakers are looking at ways to further reduce waste from single-use products. During a recent meeting, officials discussed options including the expansion of a bottle bill and a requirement for manufacturers to make products with post-consumer recycled content. The […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

North Carolina Gets Final Authorization for Hazardous Waste Revisions

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting North Carolina final authorization for changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), according to the Federal Register. The agency published a proposed rule on August 23 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

MassDEP Awards $2.9M in Grants to Support Statewide Recycling

October 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

The state of Massachusetts has awarded more than $2.9 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 262 municipalities and regional solid waste districts. The grants aim to help communities across the state maximize their organics recycling and waste […]