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Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

SWANA Applauds Passage of Save our Seas 2.0 Act

December 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) applauds Congress for passage of the bipartisan Save our Seas 2.0 Act (S.1982). We urge President Trump to sign this important legislation. SWANA particularly thanks U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Google Hits Recycling Goal Ahead of 2022 Date

November 9, 2020

Via: Waste360

Tech giant Google has announced that all Made By Google products including Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest devices, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands now are produced with some recycled products. The company originally aimed to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Toy Companies are Becoming Eco-Friendly

November 4, 2020

Via: Waste360

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a surge for toys as more people are staying home. Many of the large toy companies are working to become eco-friendlier by reducing the amount of plastic in their toys. Both the production and disposal […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Mars Inc. Introduces Recycled Plastic into Pet Food Packaging

November 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

Mars, Incorporated has announced it will incorporate recycled polypropylene plastic into the primary packaging for some of its popular pet food brands. For Mars, this marks an important step in its efforts to reduce virgin plastics use across its packaging […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Krogers Awards Students for Zero Waste Community Service

October 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

CINCINNATI — InnerView Technologies and The Kroger Co. announced the second annual Zero Hero Awards, recognizing students ages 14 to 24 taking action to create Zero Hunger | Zero Waste communities. InnerView offers paths for students to explore volunteer opportunities, […]


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Hennepin County, Minn. Residents Step Up to Zero Waste Challenge

October 22, 2020

Via: Waste360

Minnesota’s metro counties have a state diversion goal of 75% by 2030, and Hennepin County has two innovative programs to get residents on board to help reach that mark. Both programs are under the umbrella of the “Zero Waste Challenge,” […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Rehrig Develops Recycling Carts Made from Ocean Plastics

October 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Rehrig Pacific, an LA-based manufacturing and solutions company, has achieved what was previously considered impossible by partnering with innovators around the globe to engineer a way to incorporate ocean-recovered and ocean-bound plastics into new products without compromising strength or appearance. […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Secondhand Shopping: Ikea to Open its first Secondhand Store

September 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

Swedish retailer Ikea has pledged to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its sustainability strategy includes inspiring its customers to live a more sustainable life at home striving for resource and energy independence and creating a better life for […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Prada, Gucci and Burberry Are Creating Sustainable Products

September 11, 2020

Via: Waste360

The fashion industry is doing its part to reduce the environmental impact of their goods. They’re incorporating ECONYL® regenerated nylon, which is made from waste to create their products. ECONYL reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

French Company Converts Used Face Masks into Reusable Product

September 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

Disposable face masks are causing a significant increase in waste. From parking lots to city streets, it’s not uncommon to see masks strewn across the ground. One French company has developed a solution that converts used masks into a plastic-like […]