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Public Utilities, Waste Management

ReFED Releases 2018 U.S. Food Waste Investment Report

November 14, 2018

Via: Waste360

Rethink Food Waste through Economics and Data (ReFED), a nonprofit committed to reducing the $218 billion of food waste in the United States, released its “2018 U.S. Food Waste Investment Report.” The report tracks key trends in the food waste […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

NAWC honors California Water Service innovation

November 13, 2018

Via: WaterWorld.com

WASHINGTON, DC, NOV 13, 2018 — The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized on Tuesday, October 9 at the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AmSty and Agilyx Announce Joint Venture for Polystyrene Recycling

November 13, 2018

Via: Waste360

AmSty and Agilyx have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s first-in-kind polystyrene recycling facility in Tigard, Ore. The process converts used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form, styrene […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Shares of Edison dive as California utility says it is cooperating with wildfire investigation

November 12, 2018

Via: CNBC

Shares of California utility companies plunged Monday as deadly wildfires scorched thousands of acres and continued to threaten life and property. Pacific Gas & Electric shares tumbled as much as 27 percent, and Edison International fell nearly 12 percent. Both […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Can the Electricity Industry Seize Its Resilience Moment?

November 12, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

When operators of Duke Energy’s control room in Raleigh, North Carolina wait for a hurricane, the mood is often calm in the hours leading up to the storm. “Things are usually fairly quiet before the activity starts,” said Mark Goettsch, […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

10 Steps to Get Your Parents the Best Medicare Coverage

November 7, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

Learning about Medicare options is confusing enough when someone turns 65. It can be even more trying for caregivers who have to pick up the pieces where their parents left off. Having helped dozens of caregivers with their parents Medicare […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

StopWaste Chooses Compology’s Dumpster Monitoring Technology

November 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Alameda County, Calif., Waste Management Authority (StopWaste) has been awarded a $263,000 grant by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to work with Livermore Sanitation, Inc. (LSI) and use Compology’s automated, camera-based dumpster monitoring technology to reduce contamination […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

RecycleBalls Teams with Wilson to Recycle Tennis Balls

November 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and RecycleBalls announced they are partnering to collect, recycle and repurpose tennis balls across the United States. RecycleBalls is a Vermont nonprofit founded in 2014 by Shelburne residents Derrick Senior and his son Ryan with the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Is Recycling the Best Solution for Handling the E-waste Issue?

November 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

A recent U.N. report states that the U.S. produces around 6.3 million tons, or 14 percent, of the world’s electronic waste. Worldwide, nearly 45 million tons of e-waste was discarded in 2016, and only 20 percent of that waste is […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

October Waste and Recycling Facility Fires Back Up to 2017 Levels

November 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Over the past 12 months, the waste and recycling industry has experienced 369 reported fires in both the U.S. and Canada. Based on reasonable assumptions, we can extrapolate that 1,800-plus facility fires have occurred in the past 12 months, which, […]