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Miscellaneous, Public Works

It’s Time to Wake Up to the Threat of Single-use Plastics

May 13, 2019

Via: Waste360

With the May 10 vote to add new measures to restrict and bring disclosure to plastic waste trade through the U.N. Basel Convention, the years-long tremor shaking up plastic recycling became a massive earthquake. Countries will now have the right […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Womer Pedals Her Way to Composting and Recycling Success

May 6, 2019

Via: Waste360

In the fifth episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Sarah Womer, founder of Zero to Go, an education-based waste management company focused on composting and recycling in Hudson Valley, N.Y. We got to speak with her about growing […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

May 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based international recycling company that specializes in recycling the unrecyclable, announced its admittance into the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP). TerraCycle joined the organization at the Supplier Partnership’s second quarter meeting of 2019. The Suppliers Partnership […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Florida Recycler Aims to Outfit the World from Head to Toe

April 29, 2019

Via: Waste360

Creating socioeconomic synergy by addressing the wealth and waste in the United States and the privation and need in developing nations has been the passion of philanthropist-entrepreneur Wayne Elsey for the last two decades. Elsey’s latest venture in that arena, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NASA Names Recycling in Space Challenge Winners

April 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in partnership with NineSigma, has announced the award recipients of its Recycling in Space challenge. According to NASA, the purpose of the challenge aims to help NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems and space programs […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Unilever Ramps Up Plastics Recycling Strategy

April 15, 2019

Via: Waste360

Unilever North America announced that 50 percent of the plastic used in its packaging will come from post-consumer recycled content. Unilever made the announcement last week during the Walmart Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting in Arkansas. In 2017, Unilever made the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Grant to Expand Curbside Recycling Collection in Nashville, Tenn.

April 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

A combined $2.8 million grant from The Recycling Partnership and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), with special support from beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet, will more than double the frequency of recycling collection in Nashville and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Efforts in Columbus, Ohio, Remain Strong

April 4, 2019

Via: Waste360

Despite all the negativity around various recycling programs across the U.S., recycling efforts in Columbus, Ohio, remain strong amid China’s ban on imported waste. According to The Columbus Dispatch, materials recycled in Columbus travel only about 250 miles to various […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Recycling has Changed Since National Sword

April 3, 2019

Via: Waste360

This year marks the second anniversary of China’s National Sword, and China’s import bans, restrictions and contamination regulations are continuing to make things difficult for domestic recycling markets. Since the implementation of China’s waste import ban, more communities across the […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Hilton to Recycle 1M Bars of Soap by Global Handwashing Day

March 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

Hilton’s Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and All Suites brands are launching the Clean the World Challenge in partnership with Clean the World, a global health leader dedicated to sustainability and water, sanitization and health. Embassy Suites by Hilton, […]