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Miscellaneous, Public Works

10 Ways to Celebrate the First-ever International E-waste Day

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

The first-ever International E-waste Day, taking place on October 13, aims to promote the proper disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) throughout the world, ultimately leading to an increase in reuse and recycling rates. International E-waste Day has […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock to Accept Foodservice Packaging for Recycling

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock Company, provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced it will begin accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States. Historically, paper-based foodservice packaging, which includes items […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Poll: If Americans are Expected to Recycle, It Has to be Easy

October 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

While traditionally the effort to increase recycling rates has focused on education and awareness, a new study among more than 2,000 Americans conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) suggests action by […]


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

Salem, Ore., Residents Fined for Recycling Incorrectly

September 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

Salem, Ore., residents are being fined for recycling improperly. Back in March, Marion County drastically scaled back its curbside recycling program in response to China’s stringent import regulations. Fines are as much as $15.45 per pickup, and soon they will […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Sand Art Demonstrates Need for a Change in Recycling

September 24, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) recently created its second annual one-day beverage container sand art installation at Hermosa Beach Pier in Southern California. The international recycling authority’s project comes at a time of declining U.S. recycling rates and amid a […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Governor Signs First Wave of Plastic Pollution Reduction Bills

September 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three key bills and made his boldest statement to date on the public health and environmental threat posed by plastic pollution and waste. In addition, Brown also signed RNG (renewable natural gas) Coalition-sponsored bill AB […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Post-Florence Cleanup: What to Do with Trash, Recycling, Storm Debris

September 19, 2018

Via: Waste360

Even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence pulled away from the Carolinas earlier this week, residents and businesses in both North and South Carolina are continuing to struggle through the aftermath of the storm. Florence dumped record-breaking rainfall throughout the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Packaging Recycling Organisations Join Forces

September 7, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Valpak, the UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme and OPRL, the industry standard for packaging recycling labelling, are forming a close alliance to support their overlapping memberships. OPRL Ltd operates the UK-wide On-Pack Recycling Label scheme used by over 600 brands. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Test to Determine if Plastic Film Suitable for Recycling

September 7, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Plastics Recyclers Europe’s RecyClass has released a procedure to assess the recyclability of plastics film in Europe with an aim of increasing circularity of packaging. The RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PE films aims to analyse the impact of different […]