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Landfill Operators Aiming for 100-year Sites

October 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

Some landfill operators are aiming to keep their facilities going for 100 years—or longer—and they have ideas for how to do it. But there are caveats to planning that far into the future. Among them are the inevitable, such as […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Using Genomics Science to Reduce Food Waste

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

A Philadelphia-based company that provides food preservation and waste reduction solutions for fresh produce has introduced a way to predict the health of crops based on their genes. AgroFresh Solutions Inc. recently launched the FreshCloud Predictive Screening solution that uses […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Greenpeace Report Names Top Producers of Plastic Trash

October 10, 2018

Via: Waste360

A report released on Tuesday by environmental group Greenpeace found that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé are the world’s largest producers of plastic trash. In its report, Greenpeace noted that the most common type of plastic found was polystyrene, which goes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

UFO-like Installation Tracks Space Waste

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a UFO-like light installation that tracks pieces of space waste in real time. Creators of the live installation used real-time data provided by tracking services to point green columns of light directly at space […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Waste Company is First to Inject Biogas into California Pipeline

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste management company CR&R Environmental has launched the first commercial-scale California operation to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for injection into that state’s pipeline. And there are other “firsts” associated with the $55 million project. Predominantly privately financed with some […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

World Bank Report Highlights Benefits of Improved Waste Collection & Recycling

October 9, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Beyond individuals and households, waste also represents a broader challenge that affects human health and livelihoods, the environment, and prosperity, according to a new report from the World Bank. The study, What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Organics Program Put on Hold

October 8, 2018

Via: Waste360

Expansion of New York City’s organics collection program has been put on hold because not enough people are participating in it. Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a pilot program in the hopes of collecting hundreds of thousands […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Con Ed plans renewable gas, LNG storage facilities among pipeline constraints

October 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This is not the first time Con Edison has addressed the tightening supply-demand balance in the area. Over the summer, New York regulators approved a $5 million gas demand response pilot aimed at cutting peak demand over the next three […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management Ranks High on 2018 DJSI

October 3, 2018

Via: Waste360

Waste Management has been listed on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. This distinction marks a recognition of the company’s corporate sustainability leadership within the industry. “It is quite an honor to be […]