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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Orlando, Fla., Bans Single-use Plastics at Venues and Parks

June 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Commissioners for the city of Orlando, Fla., have signed off on a ban of single-use plastics and polystyrene products at venues and parks. Orlando and its contractors will no longer be able to use items such as plastic straws, cutlery, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What’s Causing Los Angeles’ Trash Problem?

June 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

A growing trash and vermin problem in downtown Los Angeles has prompted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to say that blaming the homeless community is misplaced. According to a CBS Los Angeles report, back in December, a pest control company […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Circulate Capital, USAID, Ocean Conservancy Partner to Combat Ocean Plastic

June 11, 2019

Via: Waste360

Circulate Capital, an investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA), announced a blended finance partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat ocean […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Canada Seeks to Ban Single-use Plastics by 2021

June 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

Canada’s government is looking to ban single-use plastics beginning in 2021, according to a CBC News report. The full list of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Partnership Launches Portal to Address Global E-waste Challenge

June 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, of which the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a founding member, recently launched globalewaste.org, an open source portal that visualizes electronic waste (e-waste) data and statistics globally, by region and by country, for policymakers, industry, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Danone North America Achieves Zero waste-to-landfill Goal at N.J. Plant

June 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

Danone North America announced that its plant in Bridgeton, N.J., has become the first of its manufacturing locations in the U.S. to achieve zero waste-to-landfill status. Danone said the journey involves a constant evaluation to optimize the choice and usage […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

June 4, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

California regulators are weighing several important decisions ahead of their July business meeting. Besides addressing concerns of utility bankruptcy and wildfire prevention, they could be voting on two separate proposals to help expand the roles of demand response and energy […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Pharmacy, University Launch Blockchain Consortium to Reclaim Medical Waste

June 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Good Shepherd Pharmacy and Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy have launched a nationwide consortium of prescription repositories, healthcare organizations and higher education institutions to reclaim medications and track prescription waste. The nonprofit Good Shepherd Pharmacy and Lipscomb University have joined […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Right Critical as Texas Landfill Nears Capacity

June 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Fort Stockton, Texas, landfill is nearing its capacity date, and although a plan is in place for a new location, Public Works officials say recycling properly is more critical than ever. The Fort Stockton Pioneer reports that roughly 80 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cincinnati Chosen for Pilot Program to Increase Recycling

June 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

Cincinnati has been chosen by the U.S. Chamber Foundation for a national pilot program to increase recycling in local communities. The U.S. Chamber Foundation launched its Beyond 34 pilot project in Orlando, Fla., in September 2017. Beyond 34 aims to […]