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Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Cities, States Fall Short on 2020 Recycling Goals

January 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

Many cities and states across the U.S. that have vowed to reduce their landfill waste by 2020 are falling short on their waste reduction goals. And, according to a Bloomberg Environment report, the challenges go beyond the implementation of China’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Unveils Five-year Plan to Ban Single-use Plastics

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a new five-year plan, China is taking major steps to rid the nation of single-use plastic waste. On January 19, China announced its plan to ban single-use plastics across the country. The joint proposal from China’s National Development and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Starbucks Sets 2030 Waste, Water Reduction Targets

January 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a January 21 public letter, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be “a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet.” The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Connections Acquires Penn Waste

January 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Penn Waste announced it has been acquired by Waste Connections, Inc. Founded in 2000, Penn Waste offers residential and commercial waste management and recycling services in south central Pennsylvania. In a January 18 blog post, Penn Waste made the following […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Malaysia Returns 150 Containers of Plastic Waste

January 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Malaysia announced it has returned 150 containers of plastic waste to the countries from which they were illegally imported. On January 20, the country’s Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said she ordered 3,737 metric tons of trash to be returned […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Dallas-Fort Worth Named First Region for Bottle Recycling Initiative

January 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will be the first region of investment under the Every Bottle Back initiative to increase the collection of 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles. Launched in October 2019 by the American Beverage Association (ABA), Every Bottle Back […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Officials Focus on City’s Trash Troubles

January 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

Elected officials in New York City have turned their attention to how the city can reduce its growing trash problem. Politico reports that the City Council is contemplating legislation to mandate the separation of food and yard scraps, which comprise […]


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New Hampshire House Passes Two Single-use Plastics Bills

January 16, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Hampshire House on January 9 passed two bills that aim to regulate single-use plastics. House Bill 559 would require New Hampshire stores to charge between 10 cents and 50 cents for plastic bags provided to shoppers and carry […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Partially Approves, Disapproves CARB’s Clean Air Act Plan

January 16, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partially approving and partially disapproving a Clean Air Act (CAA) plan submitted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement the EPA’s Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills […]


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New Jersey’s Plastics Bill Stalls in Assembly

January 15, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey Assembly on January 13 failed to vote on legislation that bans the sale of single-use plastics. The bill, S2776 (Smith/Greeinstein)/S2776 (Pinkin), would prohibit the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and paper bags in stores and foodservice […]