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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Coca-Cola, KAB Unveil Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Recipients

September 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced the recipients of their 2019 Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program in a combined effort to improve recycling collection in more public space locations throughout the country. The […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

September 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo, Inc. announced a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic. Progress will be driven by the […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report

September 10, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The report notes that Seattle has taken major steps toward electrification and has big goals it wants to achieve in the coming decades. The city is aiming for 30% EV adoption and a fossil fuel-free municipal fleet by 2030, while […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kroger’s Innovation Fund Names Inaugural Food Waste Prevention Cohort

September 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Innovation Fund, a program of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, recently named its inaugural cohort of innovators, selected from nearly 400 applicants who submitted interest earlier this year during the first-ever open call. The invitation […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy, Game Packaging

August 28, 2019

Via: Waste360

Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy manufacturer Hasbro, Inc. announced that beginning in 2020, it plans to start phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Massive Waste, Recycling Fires Recorded in Massachusetts and South Carolina

August 21, 2019

Via: Waste360

An enormous fire at Thomson Brothers Industries, a recycling center in North Andover, Mass., burned for more than 12 hours overnight on August 20 and continued to smolder into the morning of August 21. CBS Boston reports that firefighters had […]


Miscellaneous

SolarEdge Shares Hit All-Time High as Europe Eclipses US in Sales

August 7, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Solar microelectronics manufacturer SolarEdge followed up record revenue last quarter with even higher sales in Q2. The Israel-based, U.S.-listed company shipped 1.3 gigawatts AC of inverters and pulled in revenues of $325 million for the quarter, up 20 percent from […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Boxed Water Partners with Creamline NYC to Reduce Plastic Waste

August 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

Boxed Water Is Better, a company that provides an alternative to plastic bottles by producing pure water in 100 percent recyclable and paper-based cartons, recently announced a new contract with New York-based Creamline. Creamline, a multiunit restaurant concept offering American […]


Miscellaneous

Dominion invests $1.1B in offshore wind, watches Northeast developments

August 5, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion has expressed the possibility of developing more than 2,000 MW of offshore wind off the Virginia coast. “I would pencil out maybe a $3,000 per kilowatt-hour installed,” Koonce said. “And if you do that, you come up with a […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Glass Recycler to Pay $1.2M Over Alleged Illegal Battery Disposal

August 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Sacramento, Calif., glass recycler will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations that its Sacramento facility illegally disposed of more than 500,000 pounds of discarded batteries from homes and businesses, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced on July […]