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Tag: Waste & Recycling


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Navigates Food Waste Recycling Challenges

February 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

California’s two-year-old organic waste reduction initiative faces significant challenges as the state struggles to implement food recycling programs effectively, jeopardizing waste-reduction targets. The initiative aims to mitigate methane emissions by diverting organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Houston Sees Increased Involvement in Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program

February 15, 2024

Via: Waste360

Houston, Texas is a few weeks into its food waste composting program, and it is seeing a steady increase in participation. Back on January 22, Houston kicked off the composting pilot program in partnership with Zero Waste Houston. The program […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Who Taps Into Chemical Recycling and For What Applications?

November 20, 2023

Via: Waste360

When you hear the industry buzz words, “chemical recycling”, do you think of technology that converts single-use plastic trash to products? The connection would make sense; chemical recycling, which typically uses heat to break down polymers into their building blocks, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

San Diego Rolls Out 210,000 Organic Waste Recycling Bins to Residents

October 13, 2023

Via: Waste360

This week, San Diego’s Environmental Services Department reported that it had completed the delivery of 210,000 new organic waste recycling bins to homes. The milestone was completed on Thursday and represents the biggest change in trash and recycling in San […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Episode 181: Do the Thing: Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs in Waste & Recycling and Beyond

January 23, 2023

Via: Waste360

In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we spoke with Andy Weins from Green Up Solutions about the power of community connection, the beauty of entrepreneurship, leadership lessons from the military that apply to any business and more. His company is […]


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Zero Waste USA Announces The Recycle Cornucopia Program

November 10, 2022

Via: Waste360

Ruth Abbe, President of Zero Waste USA has just announced “Civic and environmental organizations, small businesses, local agencies and local officials will be able to obtain free technical assistance on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting policies and programs from […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Much Can We Recycle?

September 28, 2022

Via: Waste360

A friend of mine likes to say the only thing wrong with recycling rates is the numerator and the denominator. I was reminded of this when I read about a study suggesting the 91.4 percent recycling rate for cardboard boxes, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Ohio EPA and The Recycling Partnership Announce Community Grants to Support Residential Recycling Programs

August 18, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and The Recycling Partnership today announced a $300,000 grant for Ohio communities to dramatically improve residential recycling in Ohio. The grant will fund community projects aimed at working to prevent recycling contamination and […]


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What the UNEA Plastics Treaty Could Mean for Waste and Recycling

March 11, 2022

Via: Waste360

Perform a Google Image search for ocean plastics. The results are thousands of photos from across the globe of disrupted ecosystems, dwindling species populations and polluted beaches. While innovations and advancements in the waste and recycling industry are redirecting resources […]


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ERI’s Box Program for Responsible Recycling of Electronics and Data Destruction Sees Steady Growth

March 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company currently provides the only NAID, R2, and e-Stewards certified secure-at-home (or office) box program in the United States. The program saw a dramatic […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

$1,3 trillion in global circular economy spend proves insufficient

July 20, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

Each year, investors, businesses and governments spend over $1,3 trillion on waste reduction as well as on repair and reuse schemes. The sum in question is inadequate for the purpose of establishing a sustainable and circular economy across borders, a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Toyota Dealer Expands Hazardous Waste Deal with Enva to Cover all General Waste & Recycling

July 23, 2020

Via: Waste Management World

UK Toyota dealer, Steven Eagell, has awarded full service recycling and resource recovery firm, Enva, a contract to provide all the waste and recycling services to its 29 dealerships across the South East of England and the West Midlands. Enva […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Companies Hiring During COVID-19 Outbreak

March 23, 2020

Via: Waste360

COVID-19 is placing severe strains on the operating capability of many businesses. This reality is forcing, in many cases, the layoffs of workers or a severe reduction in working hours per week. However, this reality is placing additional strains on […]