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Category: Waste Management


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership Releases Best Practices for Personal Electronics & Battery End-of-Life Management

July 28, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) — a nonprofit “action agent” that seeks to transform the U.S. residential recycling system in positive ways — released a new guide called, “Personal Electronics & Battery End-of-Life Management Guide: Steps to Effective Community Collection and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Scores a Solid Q2 – and Raises 2021 Revenue Guidance

July 27, 2021

Via: Waste360

Waste Management (WM) announced its second quarter earnings today. The company continues this industry earnings season strong with revenue of $4.48B. WM once again increased its 2021 financial guidance with confidence based on these strong results. Jim Fish, Waste Management’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

US: Zero Food Waste Act could combat carbon emissions

July 26, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

30-40% of food supply worth $161 million is wasted each year. This translates to $1,500 in wasted food per average family of four. The US is currently considered the world-wide leader in food waste generation, food waste being the number […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EU Commission report calls for new recycling category for Light-EV batteries

July 23, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Waste collection and recycling rates for batteries used in light vehicles such as e-bikes could be improved by the institution of a fifth recycling category, a report finds. Initiated by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, the study calls for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ravago Acquires Equity Interest in Advanced Recycling Company Alterra Energy

July 22, 2021

Via: Waste360

Alterra Energy, an innovative advanced recycling technology company, and Ravago, a global leader in polymer recycling and distribution, announced today that Ravago has acquired an equity interest in Alterra Energy. Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling won’t solve plastic crisis, report finds

July 21, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

A new report says that recycling methods alone won’t eradicate plastic pollution. Published by Filipino public interest network Eco Waste Coalition on Wednesday, July 21, the review outlines how ineffective advanced recycling methods such as chemical recycling, waste-to-energy and pyrolysis […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

$1,3 trillion in global circular economy spend proves insufficient

July 20, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Each year, investors, businesses and governments spend over $1,3 trillion on waste reduction as well as on repair and reuse schemes. The sum in question is inadequate for the purpose of establishing a sustainable and circular economy across borders, a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vehicle energy source generated from tamarind shells

July 19, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

An international research team has developed a way to process tamarind shells into vehicle energy sources. Tamarind pods are usually discarded as agricultural waste. As these husks are often bulky, they end up taking a lot of space on landfills. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Plastic’s Role in Accelerating a Low-Carbon, Sustainable Economy

July 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

Lighter is better. Using less is better. Especially when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. As a surge of companies commit to carbon neutrality in the coming years, many are left with taking a hard look at their enterprise and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

States Work to Divert Food Waste from Landfills

July 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

With food waste in landfills being the third-largest contributor to methane emissions in the United States, companies and government officials are working to divert food waste in an effort to cut greenhouse gases. To date, there are currently 52 bills […]