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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Interstate Waste Services Acquires Cipollini Carting and Recycling

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

Interstate Waste Services, Inc. (“IWS”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. based in Rockaway, NJ. Cipollini Carting and Recycling, Inc. (“Cipollini”), founded in 1989, is a non-hazardous solid waste and recycling collection provider serving […]


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How Much Can We Recycle?

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

A friend of mine likes to say the only thing wrong with recycling rates is the numerator and the denominator. I was reminded of this when I read about a study suggesting the 91.4 percent recycling rate for cardboard boxes, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Why Dow is Getting Behind Hybrid Mechanical and Chemical Recycling Plants

September 27, 2022

Via: Waste360

Debates continue over what place that mechanical and chemical recycling technologies have in the industry. While the former mechanically crushes or shreds plastic and reforms it into secondary products, the latter chemically breaks plastic down into its building blocks, acclaimed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The EPA’s Approach to Battery Recycling Initiatives in Tribal Communities

September 27, 2022

Via: Waste360

In order to build a circular economy of waste for all, we must bring a magnifying glass to every different kind of community and study the different aspects unique to their waste systems. In the United States, the Environmental Protection […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Episode 166: Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure

September 26, 2022

Via: Waste360

Much has been said about recycling and the state of infrastructure. In this NothingWasted! episode, we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo 2022: “Government’s Role in Funding Recycling Infrastructure.” The discussion focused on California’s efforts and investments in infrastructure […]


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How are Petrochemical Companies Doing in Shifting From Virgin Plastic?

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

The shale gas boom has made virgin plastic, a waste byproduct of oil and gas production, cheap and abundant. Global plastic production could increase by one-third in the next few years if the ongoing trend continues, threatening to undermine efforts […]


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Proposed Renewable Natural Gas Plant Washtenaw County Landfill

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

A new biogas converter is being proposed for the Washtenaw County landfill. The proposed plant would be the largest of its kind in the country if approved. Developing a converter would also serve as a step in the right direction […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

GM and Lithion Announce Partnership Agreement for Circular EV Batteries

September 22, 2022

Via: Waste360

Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) and General Motors Co. ( NYSE: GM) today announced that GM Ventures, the automaker’s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Lithion’s Series A financing round, supporting a new GM-Lithion strategic partnership agreement to pursue […]


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Let’s talk about Artificial Intelligence for recycling with Westeria

September 21, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Westeria has made great steps just in the last 10 years to become the innovation leader in each of the four product areas: Windsifting, Conveying, Dosing and Spreading. In the procurement of conveyor technology, we have been able to standardise […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse

September 21, 2022

Via: Waste360

Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, in partnership with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, has released a new resource entitled, “Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse.” It shares key insights gathered from […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Tru Earth Tackles Household Cleaning Products and Packaging Trash

September 20, 2022

Via: Waste360

The world may never reach zero waste, especially as production and consumption of convenient consumer products and their packaging surges. But a couple of guys in British Columbia are giving their best shot at eliminating a sizable chunk of that […]


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Black plastics recycling: towards a circular economy

September 20, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Plastic packaging serves important functions in modern life, and we have come to rely on it heavily. It is an exceptional product that, however, has a significant end-of-life problem. This is especially true of black plastic, which until very recently […]


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Study: U.S. Urban Biomass Has $786 Million Potential in a Circular System

September 19, 2022

Via: Waste360

Urban forests – street trees, municipal parks – in the United States are estimated to span 51.5 million hectares of land and hold 800 million metric tons of carbon. In a new study published in One Earth and funded by […]


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ISRI Statement on Averted Railroad Strike

September 16, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, after successfully advocating on behalf of the recycled materials industry, issued the following statement on the deal to avoid a rail strike: “ISRI applauds the actions and […]


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ACC Encourages House to Pass Recycling Legislation, Send to President Biden’s Desk

September 16, 2022

Via: Waste360

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) applauds the Senate for unanimously passing S. 3742 the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA) and S. 3743 the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (RIAA) in late July. These bipartisan bills are commonsense steps in […]


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BMW Commits to Using Recycled Fishing Nets in New Electric Vehicles

September 15, 2022

Via: Waste360

BMW has announced new plans to use recycled plastic from fishing nets to create their new class of electric vehicles set to launch in 2025. With 100 million pounds of plastic waste lost in the ocean each year, this is […]


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The Waste Crisis: Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

In The Waste Crisis: Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries, an accomplished team of sustainability researchers deliver a concise insight into modern waste management practices that acts as a handbook for waste management professionals. The lead author Sahadat […]


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“Integrated and stepped up approach is instrumental to improve waste management worldwide.”

September 14, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

Directly related to daily human activities, the generation of solid waste has been increasing worldwide, especially in developing regions, where there is a pressing need for investments to promote the replacement of a linear and generally inadequate waste management system […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Meridian Waste Densifies Southeastern U.S. Operations with NC Dumpster Acquisition

September 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

In early September 2022, Meridian Waste announced its purchase of Raleigh, North Carolina-based waste management service, NC Dumpster. Mary O’Brien, Meridian Waste’s chief marketing officer, spoke with Waste360 about the acquisition and what growth it is expected to bring the […]


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Study Shows 40 Percent of Massachusetts Waste is Disposed of in Inefficient Ways

September 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

In the state of Massachusetts, there are only 6 active landfills, all of which are expected to be at capacity by the year 2030. Investigating solutions to this problem, an organization called Zero Waste Massachusetts has found that 40% of […]