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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ohio Solid Waste District Restarts Glass Recycling Program

June 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Three years after removing glass from its acceptable recycling list, Hancock County Ohio Solid Waste Management District (SWMD) resumes its glass recycling program. “When glass was dropped three years ago, residents were not happy with the decision. Getting glass back […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system

June 13, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

A ‘milestone’ electric thermal energy storage system operated by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is now operational. The heat storage facility is located in Hamburg-Altenwerder in Germany and contains around 1000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium. It […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Orlando, Fla., Bans Single-use Plastics at Venues and Parks

June 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Commissioners for the city of Orlando, Fla., have signed off on a ban of single-use plastics and polystyrene products at venues and parks. Orlando and its contractors will no longer be able to use items such as plastic straws, cutlery, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What’s Causing Los Angeles’ Trash Problem?

June 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

A growing trash and vermin problem in downtown Los Angeles has prompted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to say that blaming the homeless community is misplaced. According to a CBS Los Angeles report, back in December, a pest control company […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Circulate Capital, USAID, Ocean Conservancy Partner to Combat Ocean Plastic

June 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

Circulate Capital, an investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA), announced a blended finance partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat ocean […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Canada Seeks to Ban Single-use Plastics by 2021

June 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

Canada’s government is looking to ban single-use plastics beginning in 2021, according to a CBC News report. The full list of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Partnership Launches Portal to Address Global E-waste Challenge

June 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, of which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a founding member, recently launched globalewaste.org, an open source portal that visualizes electronic waste (e-waste) data and statistics globally, by region and by country, for policymakers, industry, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Pro Closes $46.5M Sale of Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds

June 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

Waste Pro USA, Inc., a regional privately held provider of non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services, announced that it has completed the sale of the $46,515,000 Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds, Series 2019. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Bill to Combat Tobacco Waste Passes California Senate

June 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara, Calif.) legislation to combat tobacco waste in the oceans, beaches and other waterways by establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed off the Senate floor recently in a 25 to 9 vote. Cigarette butts […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Omaha, Neb., City Council Nixes Proposed Trash Contract

June 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Omaha, Neb., City Council rejected Mayor Jean Stothert’s trash contract “compromise” on June 4, as council members still had too many unanswered questions and too many residents were still unhappy with the multimillion-dollar bid. According to a KETV ABC […]