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Basic Services, Others

Utilities need accelerated declassification to protect against cyber attacks: NERC CEO

July 16, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

While there has been no loss of load in North America that can be attributed to a cyberattack, the threat of an attack is at an all-time high, according to NERC. To protect the country’s power grid from a coordinated […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

12 New Companies Join Alliance to End Plastic Waste

July 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) recently welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain. The new members expand both the global footprint of the alliance and the participation of companies across the plastics value chain seeking […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NWRA Partners with Orion Talent to Close Labor Gap for Veterans

July 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has partnered with Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military and industry-experienced recruitment firm, to close the labor shortage in the waste and recycling industry. “By 2026, the solid waste collection industry will have […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Crossroads Paper Plans to Construct Recycled Paper Mill in Utah

July 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Crossroads Paper announced its plans to construct a recycled paper mill in Utah, which is expected to open in early 2022. The 80-acre plant is expected to produce 1,000 tons of packing paper a day and will depend solely on […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Clean Energy Opens RNG Fueling Station in New York City

July 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on July 10 welcomed New York City officials, community leaders and environmental advocates to the opening of its newest natural gas fueling station in Hunts Point, N.Y.—the first station in New York City to exclusively offer […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions Roll Out

July 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

New innovations are coming to the world of packaging. And one of the latest is the Standcap Inverted Pouch. The pouches initially rolled out in 2015 with Daisy brand sour cream, according to The Washington Post. The pouch rolls down […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

San Francisco Fails to Secure Funding for Mobile Recycling Program

July 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

San Francisco had planned on using $3 million in funding to run a mobile recycling center that would cover trucks and kiosks, processing, labor and marketing to help cover the loss of multiple recycling centers that have closed across California. […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

The Strange Political Silence On Elder Care

July 11, 2019

Via: The Caregiver Space

Baden-Mayer, a freckled forty-five-year-old, put her house on Airbnb three years ago and moved with her husband and two kids into her parents’ home in Alexandria, Virginia. Her mom, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was no longer able to take care […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Trash Can in the Water? Solutions in the Fight Against Ocean Plastics

July 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

It’s hard to forget the image of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged up its nostril or the young whale found dead in the Philippines after consuming 88 pounds of plastic. As difficult as those images are to […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Oklahoma Gets Serious About Transit Sooner Than Later

July 9, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Public transit is catching on even in some of the reddest parts of America, including Oklahoma where a new state office will oversee an overhaul of bus and rail service. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced Monday it would form […]