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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Indiana Recycling Coalition Announces Indiana Circular Economy Initiative

September 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) announced its launch of the Indianapolis Circular Economy Initiative (ICEI), a multi-stakeholder, multiyear collaborative effort – in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and many other stakeholders – to address Indianapolis’ recycling challenges and achieve […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

What Will the 2020 Elections Mean for Waste?

September 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

WasteExpo Online Together attendees heard from Democratic and Republican representatives about what the upcoming national election could mean for the waste industry. Speakers included Robert Boland, Deputy Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Jessica Knight Henry, National Political […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

University of California to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

September 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

The University of California (UC) has announced a new policy to “phase out single-use plastic bags in retail and dining locations and then eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles.” Notes David Phillips, associate vice president for UC’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

American Culture Centered Around Reuse Before Modern Recycling

August 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

Before curbside waste collection became the norm, Americans were more resourceful with items that now would end up in landfills. Reusing household items used to be commonplace in the 1800s, far before blue recycling bins arrived at the curb of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Is there a More Sustainable Way to Recycle Old Ships?

August 27, 2020

Via: Waste360

Ship-breaking—the process of breaking old ships down into spare parts and valuable materials for recycling—is dangerous work. Most end-of-life ships sold for dismantling end up in South Asian or West African countries where the work is “lucrative, supports many livelihoods […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington City, Utah Residents Can Opt-Out of Waste Removal Program

August 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Republic Services has been tapped to manage the trash and recycling in Washington City, Utah. The ten-year agreement is raising concerns with council members about the opt-out option to the recycling program for residents. However, the city council is concerned […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Philadelphia Mixes Refuse and Recycling to Manage Waste Backup

August 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Philadelphia, like many other cities, is struggling to keep up with trash collection, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people at home, the volume of waste has increased in residential neighborhoods. With a backlog of pickups in some neighborhoods, the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

COVID-19 Has Impacted Recycling in Omaha

July 17, 2020

Via: Waste360

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Omaha, Nebraska’s recycling schedules. Due to revised pick up schedules, residents have been dumping garbage at drop-off sites and creating dump sites. “They throw mattresses, couches, wood,” Warren Anderson with FirstStar Recycling said. The city’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

AI-enabled Robotics are Helping to Strengthen Recycling Processing Capabilities

July 15, 2020

Via: Waste360

The COVID-19 crisis has “heightened the economic imperative to improve recycling,” particularly as countries seek to bring more parts of their supply chains closer to home. Yet, the sorting and disassembly required in order to recycle effectively and safely is […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Adidas to End Plastic Waste and Support a Circular Future

July 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Sports company Adidas is taking real action to reduce plastic waste. The company is working on creating innovative sustainable materials and processes to create the circular future of sports. Adidas has created the ‘Three Loop’ Strategy. The first loop is […]