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Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Delays Implementation of Commercial Waste Zone System

March 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

The implementation of New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones bill, which was passed last October and aims to improve recycling, safety and labor standards, is being delayed by at least a month due to the impact of COVID-19. The de […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Call to Design Solar Panels for Recyclability

March 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The International Renewable Energy Agency points out that the world could be saddled with 78 million tonnes of solar panel waste by 2050, according to an Eco-Business report. The report looks at how solar needs to go circular and keep […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington State Moves Forward with Recycled-content Bill

March 13, 2020

Via: Waste360

A bill requiring beverage manufacturers to use at least 10 percent post-consumer plastic content in bottles starting in 2022, 25 percent starting in 2025 and 50 percent starting in 2030 is moving forward in Washington state. Under the measure, the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Report Details Chinese Investment in American Recycling

March 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

Since the implementation of China’s National Sword policy, some Chinese companies have begun investing in recycling facilities in the U.S. in order to maintain China’s manufacturing output. CNBC recently spoke with various experts from the U.S. recycling industry to discuss […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Could Glass Make a Comeback Amid Single-use Plastic Concerns?

March 4, 2020

Via: Waste360

As concern about the environmental impacts of single-use plastics grows, glassmakers are optimistic that this could be their opportunity to win back customers. However, as The Wall Street Journal points out, glass containers often break, which could damage machinery at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Two Bills Target Recycling, Disposal of Wind Turbine Blades

February 27, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Wyoming House of Representatives recently passed two bills targeting the recycling and disposal of wind turbine blades. House Bill 217 would ban the disposal of wind turbine blades in state landfills, while House Bill 129 would allow only the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

20 Reasons to Recycle Hope in 2020

February 20, 2020

Via: Waste360

I envy those of you born in the “glass is half full” camp as you always seem to have a hearty dose of hope close at hand. For those of us born with a “glass is half empty” view of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Community-based Recycling and the Future of U.S. Wasting

February 19, 2020

Via: Waste360

In the wake of the turmoil caused by China’s rejection of contaminated U.S. recyclables and the rising cost of processing recyclables, cities need to understand some history and perhaps revert to strategies and organizations that started recycling and made it […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Lawmakers Stall on Food Waste Bill

February 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The New Jersey State Senate has hesitated to vote for legislation that would prevent food waste from being landfilled or incinerated. Lawmakers held off voting on the bill, which seeks to force large generators of food waste, like hospitals, prisons, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NWRA Calls on Congress to Pass Recycling Legislation

February 7, 2020

Via: Waste360

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies recently held a hearing on “Strengthening Community Recycling Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.” Now, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is calling on Congress to pass recycling legislation. “The National […]