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Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Approves Idaho’s Hazardous Waste Amendments

July 23, 2019

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Idaho’s request for the state to revise some of its hazardous waste provisions. The authorization will take effect on August 8. Under the revisions, Idaho businesses that produce hazardous waste can now […]


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Maryland County to Rebid Trash, Recycling Contracts

July 22, 2019

Via: Waste360

Washington County, Md., officials are rebidding waste and recycling collections contracts after they say their current contractor Apple Valley Waste of Kearneysville, W.Va., proposed “excessive increases” in prices. The Herald-Mail Media reports that the county awarded Apple Valley contracts last […]


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U.S. Requests Nations to Omit Plastic Trade Restrictions

July 22, 2019

Via: Waste360

In a letter to the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) earlier this month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requested that the nations buying U.S. recyclables refrain from implementing trade restrictions outlined in the Basel Convention. […]


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EPA Says Asian Nations Are to Blame for Ocean Plastics Problem

July 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler traveled to Japan to discuss the ocean plastics pollution crisis and what can be done to resolve the issue. And now, Wheeler, along with others from the Trump administration, are […]


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Two N.J. Recycling Companies Accused of Illegally Storing Trash

July 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Reliable Group, LLC and Pace Glass, Inc. were recently issued more than 35 summonses and code violations by Jersey City, N.J., Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut for allegedly storing garbage illegally at their facility located at 1 Caven Point Avenue. According […]


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New IBM Technology to Transform Plastic Recycling

July 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

In 2015, plastics generation was 34.5 million tons in the U.S., which was 13.1 percent of municipal solid waste generation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics, those commonly used in food packaging and polyester clothing, […]


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12 New Companies Join Alliance to End Plastic Waste

July 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) recently welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain. The new members expand both the global footprint of the alliance and the participation of companies across the plastics value chain seeking […]


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NWRA Partners with Orion Talent to Close Labor Gap for Veterans

July 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has partnered with Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military and industry-experienced recruitment firm, to close the labor shortage in the waste and recycling industry. “By 2026, the solid waste collection industry will have […]


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Crossroads Paper Plans to Construct Recycled Paper Mill in Utah

July 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Crossroads Paper announced its plans to construct a recycled paper mill in Utah, which is expected to open in early 2022. The 80-acre plant is expected to produce 1,000 tons of packing paper a day and will depend solely on […]


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New Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions Roll Out

July 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

New innovations are coming to the world of packaging. And one of the latest is the Standcap Inverted Pouch. The pouches initially rolled out in 2015 with Daisy brand sour cream, according to The Washington Post. The pouch rolls down […]