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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

EU research project aims to reduce waste on vacation

April 22, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

“Tourists cause around 14 percent of the global volume of municipal waste,” emphasizes Iris Gruber from the Institute of Waste Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, and goes on to explain: “Cities with a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Three National Parks Focused on Reducing Waste

September 14, 2020

Via: Waste360

Subaru of America, Inc., the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and National Park Foundation (NPF) have created an innovative partnership to reduce the amount of waste that the Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite national parks send to landfills. With an […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Seattle Software Firm Raises $12M to Help Grocers Cut Food Waste

July 30, 2020

Via: Waste360

A Seattle tech company has landed $12 million in equity funding to fuel the growth of its software, which is aimed at helping grocers manage food orders to reduce waste and spoilage issues. The startup, Shelf Engine, was founded by […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Impact of NYC’s Trash on Other Communities

February 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

A new report by PIX 11 takes an in-depth look at where all of New York City’s trash goes and how it’s impacting other communities. Since 2001, New York City has been shipping its refuse to communities across the country—in […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Waste Reduction Initiatives Ahead of Super Bowl LIV

January 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

Various companies are partnering to reduce waste and promote sustainability ahead of Super Bowl LIV in Miami this weekend. Here’s a look at what PepsiCo, Centerplate, Ball, Bud Light and Food Rescue US are doing for this year’s big game. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Op-ed Claims China is Winning the War Against Plastic Waste

January 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

A recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times calls out the United States for allowing China to win the war against plastic waste. On January 19, China announced a five-year plan to ban single-use plastics across the nation. The initiative […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Indonesia Sets Plan to Reduce Marine Waste by 2025

December 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

An Indonesian government official has announced that the government plans to implement a measure to limit single-use plastics in order to reduce ocean pollution by 70 percent by 2025, the Hurriyet Daily News reports. The announcement was initially made at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vermont Seeks Further Waste Reduction Options

October 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

Vermont lawmakers are looking at ways to further reduce waste from single-use products. During a recent meeting, officials discussed options including the expansion of a bottle bill and a requirement for manufacturers to make products with post-consumer recycled content. The […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Honolulu Requires Chinatown Businesses to Use City-approved Trash Bags

September 24, 2019

Via: Waste360

The city of Honolulu is requiring businesses in the Chinatown area to place trash into city-approved yellow bags for pickup every morning in an effort to keep litter off the streets in the area. KHON 2 reports that the city […]