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Category: Waste Management


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AXA XL and Green Standards Divert 123 Tons of Office Waste from New York Landfills

April 4, 2024

Via: Waste360

When AXA XL, the specialty risk division of global insurer AXA, relocated offices in New York City’s Financial District, it made the move without sending office waste to any landfill. Thanks to a partnership with Green Standards, AXA XL diverted […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Report Details Composting State of Practice in the United States

April 1, 2024

Via: Waste360

Composting is an endpoint that currently handles roughly 9% of generated MSW1 and is viewed as a critical part of waste diversion. However, information and data regarding composting operations has historically been lacking. The newly released Composting State of Practice, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TOMRA achieves worldwide industry first with groundbreaking food-grade plastics sorting solution

March 28, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

Thanks to TOMRA’s continued investment in GAIN – the company’s deep learning-based sorting add-on for its world-renowned AUTOSORT™ units – it is now possible for the first time to quickly and efficiently separate food-grade from non-food-grade plastics for PET, PP […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Repak Estimates Over 62,000 Tonnes of Waste to be Recycled in Ireland this Easter

March 28, 2024

Via: Waste360

Ahead of Easter, Repak is estimating an increase in the amount of recycling done by Irish residents this holiday. Based on a survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland, Repak expects residents to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of waste, an increase […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Scotland Sets Record Recycling Rate, Record Low Landfill Reliance in 2022

March 27, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has reported that Scotland’s recycling rate reach a record 63.3% in 2022. The new record is an increase of 5% from 2021 (which finished at 57%). Sepa notes the increase is reflected by economic […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Lee County, Fla. Proposes New Recycling Facility to Keep Up with Local Demand

March 22, 2024

Via: Waste360

Lee County, Fla. is looking to expand its recycling ability by adding a new recycling facility to handle household and business recyclables. According to Christine Brady, Lee Solid Waste Assistant County Manager, the proposed recycling facility will help with residential […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tackling Food Waste Represents Multibillion Dollar Opportunity for Grocery Retailers

March 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

Just shy of 5 million tons of unsold grocery store food was landfilled or burned in 2022, according to national nonprofit ReFED. That translates to around $5,000 to $10,000 a week of lost value. As they become increasingly aware of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Walmart and unspun Collaborate to Reduce Apparel Manufacturing Waste

March 14, 2024

Via: Waste360

Walmart, the world’s leading omnichannel retailer, today announced a pilot project with unspun, a pioneering fashion tech company using the world’s first 3D weaving technology, a collaboration that, if successful, could help reduce the environmental impact of garment production, offer […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Beaufort County, SC Holds Meeting to Educate Residents on Composting, Hands Out Materials

March 14, 2024

Via: Waste360

Beaufort County, S.C. is encouraging its residents to compost and will look to educate the community on the benefits of doing so. This week, leaders from the Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling program handed out more than 120 compost […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Virginijus Counts on Lindner’s Shredding and Washing Expertise For Big Bag Recycling

March 12, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

The Virginijus ir Ko recycling plant in western Lithuania has been active in waste management and recycling for more than 20 years, processing around 35,000 tonnes of potential recyclables annually. The majority of the materials to be recycled are waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Coral Springs, Fla. Enters into Agreement with Coastal Waste & Recycling

March 8, 2024

Via: Waste360

Coral Springs, Fla. is ending is current trash and recycling contract and entering into a new agreement with Coast Waste & Recycling. This week, City Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new agreement with Coast Waste & Recycling of Boca […]


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Glacier Gets Investment from Amazon to Fund AI-Powered Robots in Recycling Centers

March 7, 2024

Via: Waste360

Amazon is continuing to invest in companies, announcing its latest partnership with San Francisco start up, Glacier. Glacier, a female-led company, is working to create next-generation, AI-guided recycling robots. The company announced today that is has raised $7.7 million in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Upcycled Uglies Kettle Chips Rescues 25 Millionth Pound of "Ugly" Potatoes

March 6, 2024

Via: Waste360

Uglies Kettle Chips announces it has reached a milestone of rescuing 25 million pounds of “ugly potatoes” that have gone into making the brand’s upcycled Uglies Kettle Chips, since its inception in 2017. The 25 millionth pound was rescued at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Maine to Vote on Program That Would Require Manufacturers Pay for Packaging Recycling Costs

March 5, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Maina Board of Environmental Protection is holding a public hearing this week on a new program that would require manufacturers to pay for the cost of recycling their packaging. “Producers of products, they’ll pay a fee based on the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Princess Cruises Installs Food Waste Biodigesters

March 1, 2024

Via: Waste360

Power Knot Ocean, the market leader for onsite organic waste management solutions in the marine environment, announced today the successful deployment of 26 of its machines aboard Princess Cruises’ latest luxury cruise ship, the Sun Princess. The integration of Power […]


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UN report: World must move beyond waste era and turn rubbish into resource

February 28, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

With municipal waste set to increase by two-thirds and its cost almost doubling within a generation, only a drastic reduction in waste generation will ensure a liveable and affordable future, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment […]


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Cyclic Materials Announces Capacity to Recycle Wind Turbine Generators and MRI Machines

February 28, 2024

Via: Waste360

Cyclic Materials, an advanced metals recycling company building a circular supply chain for rare earth elements and other critical metals, has expanded its operations to accept two new feedstock streams: wind turbine generators and MRI machines. Through its strong partnership […]


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Environmental Solutions Group Announces Further Expansion of Innovative Solid Waste & Recycling Technology Solutions

February 23, 2024

Via: Waste360

Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), part of Dover (NYSE: DOV) and the leading integrated provider of refuse collection vehicles and equipment, digital fleet technology solutions, waste hauler software, and compaction and recycling solutions, announced the expansion of its Connected Collections® suite […]


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GFL Sees Record Solid Waste Pricing in 2023, Provides Guidance for 2024

February 21, 2024

Via: Waste360

GFL (NYSE: GFL) (TSX: GFL) released its Q4 and full-year 2023 earnings, citing a record year in solid waste pricing for its continual growth. Solid waste pricing for the full year reached 9.8 percent, the highest in the Vaughan, Canada-based […]


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California Navigates Food Waste Recycling Challenges

February 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

California’s two-year-old organic waste reduction initiative faces significant challenges as the state struggles to implement food recycling programs effectively, jeopardizing waste-reduction targets. The initiative aims to mitigate methane emissions by diverting organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste […]