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CDC Announces More Cities That Will Begin Testing for Polio in Wastewater

December 1, 2022

Via: Waste360

After a man tested positive for polio outside of New York City earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began testing for the disease in several wastewater treatment facilities across New York. Studying wastewater systems will allow […]


Miscellaneous

Midwest nuclear hydrogen group applies for hub funding

November 7, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

On the day of the deadline for applicants to submit concept papers, a group known as the Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen Partnership (GLCH) officially announced it would apply for funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub […]


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, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

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 […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Los Angeles County Public Works’ Food DROP Addresses Waste and Hunger

August 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

In Los Angeles County, 2.5 billion pounds of food — the equivalent of 2 billion meals — is thrown away annually, while one in seven residents are food insecure. Those jolting figures are why LA County launched the Food Donation, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Manufacturers to Ramp Down Grease-Proofing Agents Used on Food Packaging

August 11, 2020

Via: Waste360

Three chemical manufacturers have agreed to phase out the use of a group of substances used for grease-proofing on food packaging and take-out containers, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturers — AGC Chemicals Americas, Archroma Management, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

August 6, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As part of Philadelphia’s digital equity initiative, the city announced on Thursday that it will connect 35,000 households with K-12 public school students who lack internet access with up to two years of broadband service, along with devices like laptops […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

An Innovative Solution to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic in Ramen Packaging

July 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Many college students know a thing or two about ramen noodles. But, for Holly Grounds, who studied product design at Ravensbourne University London, a main focus is the packaging of those noodles. “The product can be cooked and eaten in […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas to End Plastic Waste and Support a Circular Future

July 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Sports company Adidas is taking real action to reduce plastic waste. The company is working on creating innovative sustainable materials and processes to create the circular future of sports. Adidas has created the ‘Three Loop’ Strategy. The first loop is […]


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 […]