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Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy

March 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

California, like many states, has a problem with a rapid influx of end-of-life solar panels, despite that a law (SB 489) passed five years ago to help facilitate collection and processing of these materials. Few clear regulations have been established […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Researchers Develop New Method to Track Ocean Trash

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

Scientists at the University of Miami in Florida are creating mathematical models to predict how wind, current and buoyancy help determine the speed and direction of trash in the ocean. The models, which are being tested by buoys, aim to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Delays Implementation of Commercial Waste Zone System

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The implementation of New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones bill, which was passed last October and aims to improve recycling, safety and labor standards, is being delayed by at least a month due to the impact of COVID-19. The de […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19’s Impact on Plastic Waste Reduction

March 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

Over the last few years, municipalities and companies have set goals or taken action to reduce single-use plastics. But, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, those efforts are being slowed, as the demand for bottled water, face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Companies Hiring During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

COVID-19 is placing severe strains on the operating capability of many businesses. This reality is forcing, in many cases, the layoffs of workers or a severe reduction in working hours per week. However, this reality is placing additional strains on […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Managing COVID-19 Waste: Guidance Amid a Global Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

COVID-19, the new strain from the coronavirus family, has certainly caught the world’s attention. That is primarily because when COVID-19 was identified, one in five people infected with the virus required hospitalization, explained Selin Hoboy, vice president of government affairs […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Feeding America and the Farmer’s Impact to Reduce Food Waste

March 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

Before 2009, when Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks established the National Produce Program strategy, few food banks had a produce plan in place, leaving billions of pounds of edible fresh food to go to waste. Now, under its […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Coronavirus and Waste: Be Prepared for What Could Come

March 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

PegEx released a statement in regard to the coronavirus and its effect on the waste management industry, reminding people that the Centers for Disease Control says that it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Call to Design Solar Panels for Recyclability

March 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The International Renewable Energy Agency points out that the world could be saddled with 78 million tonnes of solar panel waste by 2050, according to an Eco-Business report. The report looks at how solar needs to go circular and keep […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

N.H. House Approves Bills Prohibiting Landfill Expansion

March 16, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Hampshire House recently approved a bill that would prohibit siting or expanding new landfills near state parks and federal lands. InDepthNH reports that two bills, HB 1319 and HB 1422, were inspired by new landfill expansion proposals. According […]