Tag: reusable containers

Public Utilities, Waste Management

University of Michigan Researchers Perform Life Cycle Assessments of Reusable Containers

January 20, 2023

Via: Waste360

While the reduction of single-use plastics has significant environmental benefits, research examining the individual impact of reusable container systems is not widespread. Researchers at the University of Michigan recently developed a parametric life cycle assessment (LCA) of reusable containers and […]

Waste Management

What Happens When Home Meal Delivery Meal Programs Switch to Reusable Containers?

November 1, 2022

Via: Waste360

The problem with plastic pollution doesn’t begin with how it’s managed at the end of a product or package’s life. It begins upstream: this cheap-to-produce material is cranked out rapidly in massive quantities, and largely for single-use applications. More than […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Kansas City’s Trash Volume is Up 20% from 2019

September 2, 2020

Via: Waste360

The numbers are in: Kansas City residents discarded 25,725 tons of waste from May to July, a year-over-year increase of 5,000 tons. Add Kansas City to the list of places where the COVID-19 pandemic is creating big changes in the […]