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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hazel Tech and PureFresh Sales Partner to Fight Food Waste

July 7, 2020

Via: Waste360

Hazel Technologies Inc., the developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, and PureFresh Sales, a grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit, have formed a partnership. PureFresh has seen […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Plastic Waste Bans Stall Amid COVID-19

July 7, 2020

Via: Waste360

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and states were making progress on plastic waste bans. But after months of quarantine, dependency on single-use plastic has skyrocketed. According to a World Wildlife Fund report, the increase in single-use plastic […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hawaiian Groups Collects Ocean Trash for Recycling

July 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

A nonprofit organization in Hawaii recently collected 103 tons of trash during a voyage to a huge garbage patch in the North Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Voyages Institute’s KWAI vessel recently returned from a 48-day voyage to the Great Pacific […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Dole to Eliminate Food Waste by 2025

July 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Dole grows all type of fruit including bananas, but not all of them end up as food. The company announced that over the next five years it plans to eliminate the waste. To reach its goal, Dole plans to eliminate […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

New Eco-Friendly, Flame-Retardant Carbon Plastic Created

July 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

A research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology’s (KIST) Institute of Advanced Composite Materials has created a flame-retardant carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material (CFRP). CFRP is a composite material that contains carbon fiber and is widely used in the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House Expected to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill

June 29, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that focuses on infrastructure. However, it seems as if the bill has a tough road ahead of it due to Republican opposition, as well as no clear […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kentucky Teen Fills Recycling Void in His Neighborhood

June 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Kentucky teenager noticed trash volume building in his neighborhood as people quarantined during the COVID pandemic and decided take action and make a few bucks at the same time. Ross Millet, who will be a senior at Bowling Green […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo on Target with Recycling Goals

June 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo recently released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting “progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system.” The company tracks its sustainability efforts and shares insights on how this impacts the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities propose West Coast charging stations for electric trucks

June 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The three West Coast states are being aggressive about mapping out plans to electrify trucks. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on a proposal to transition fleets to electric. CARB is mulling requirements to make manufacturers […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

LA Public Works Crews Collect Hundreds of Tons of Trash After Protests

June 5, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Los Angeles Department of Public Works said that its staff and hundreds of volunteers collected nearly 400 tons of trash between Friday and Tuesday, after recent protests against police brutality. “As we continue to provide services and support during […]