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Public Utilities, Waste Management

ExxonMobil builds its first large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility

October 12, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

ExxonMobil plans to build its first large-scale plastic waste recycling facility in Texas to be able to better tackle the problem of plastic waste the environment. A smaller, temporary facility, is already operational and producing commercial volumes of certified circular […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Recycling Company Pleads Guilty to Recycling Fraud Scam

October 7, 2021

Via: Waste360

Recycling Services Alliance, Inc., a Sacramento, CA recycling company, will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the company illegally submitted fake weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Why Industry and Government Want to Change the Rules Around a Universal Recycling Symbol

October 5, 2021

Via: Waste360

“Local jurisdictions and their haulers spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually educating our customers on what is recyclable in an effort to improve recycling rates and reduce contamination and recycling costs. But those dollars are wasted if the packaging […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What OSHA’s Federal Heat Standard Means to Waste and Recycling

October 1, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Biden administration has increasingly placed policy and climate change at a point of convergence, emphasizing clean energy and advancement on the environmental justice front. As warmer days become commonplace, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What Waste and Recycling Needs to Watch for in Reconciliation

September 21, 2021

Via: Waste360

House passage of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan last month was not the end of the process, but rather just the beginning. Analysts are calling this one of the most complicated tax and spending pieces of legislation […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berry Global Joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

September 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) today announced its joining of The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which is aimed at increasing recycling access for polypropylene. This announcement extends Berry’s goal of enhancing recycling infrastructure as part of the quest […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

History of Modern U.S. Recycling and the Potential for Zero Waste

September 10, 2021

Via: Waste360

The graphic presented in this article represents the history of U.S. recycling from the late 1960s to early 2000s when dual-stream recycling, under the control of local governments and informed by organized citizens and small businesses, took the nation from […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

$4.2M in Grants Awarded to Improve Polypropylene Curbside Recycling

August 25, 2021

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership today announced a third round of grant funding through its Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, distributing an additional $1.8 million in catalytic grants to advance polypropylene recycling and reduce plastic waste in the U.S. Launched just one year ago, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Trouble with Plastic and What We Can Do to Manage Our Waste

August 11, 2021

Via: Waste360

When I travel, I like to take pictures of innovative signage and recycling bins – I have a whole album devoted to it. No, seriously. Being involved in the waste industry consumes most of my waking life. I work for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

5 Challenges to Address the U.S. Recycling System with Technology

August 3, 2021

Via: Waste360

The pandemic has made the planet more aware of how precious clean water and sanitation are for health, safety, and a better quality of life. Unfortunately, the United States is lagging behind other civilized nations in a very basic area […]