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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kentucky Teen Fills Recycling Void in His Neighborhood

June 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Kentucky teenager noticed trash volume building in his neighborhood as people quarantined during the COVID pandemic and decided take action and make a few bucks at the same time. Ross Millet, who will be a senior at Bowling Green […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

PepsiCo on Target with Recycling Goals

June 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

PepsiCo recently released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting “progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system.” The company tracks its sustainability efforts and shares insights on how this impacts the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Senate Breathes New Life into Federal Recycling Conversation

June 18, 2020

Via: Waste360

With COVID-19 taking its toll on recycling, the Senate made an effort to breathe new life into the federal discussion. On June 17, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held an oversight hearing on “Responding to the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

PRE: New Guidelines on the Characterisation of Recycling Input

May 29, 2020

Via: Waste Management World

With the aim of at encouraging the increasing quality of plastics recycling, trade association, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), has published its input characterisation guiding requirements based on the expertise of European plastics recyclers, The organisation explained that the documents provide […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Can Waste Companies Successfully Navigate through the COVID-19 Crisis?

May 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the waste industry, including on the health and safety of front-line workers, as well as on cashflows, margins, waste volumes, recycling contamination levels and waste generation sources. Deemed an essential service, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AMP Robotics Hits Major AI-driven Recycling Milestone

April 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

The “one billion” milestone means that AMP’s technology has specifically targeted and removed one billion individual recyclable items from billions of other materials in the waste stream. This milestone also illustrates the power of the company’s AMP Neuron™ AI platform […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Enacts Food Waste Recycling Mandate – Implementation Issues on Horizon

April 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

People in New Jersey sent 1.3 million tons of food waste to landfills and incinerators in 2017, according to an estimate from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”). However, efforts to reduce food waste in the state recently […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Program Provides Safe Recycling Options to Those Impacted by COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Via: Waste360

While the coronavirus has disrupted recycling programs nationwide, TERRA’s Done with IT mail-in program continues to provide electronics recycling to those impacted by the epidemic in the U.S. Done with IT serves more than 257 million people in 43 states […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Republic Services to Identify Gaps in Recycling Infrastructure

April 10, 2020

Via: Waste360

Following engagement with As You Sow, Republic Services Inc. has committed to publishing a report on how the company can improve efforts to increase plastics recovery and recycling to address environmental problems caused by plastic pollution. It is the second […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Philly Makes Changes to Residential Recycling Collection

April 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and employee attendance, the city of Philadelphia is making changes to its residential recycling collection system. There will be no collection from April 6 to April 11, and starting April 13, collection will run […]