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Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Recycling Partnership Showcases Organization’s Efforts in 2022 Impact Report

August 30, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Recycling Partnership was established with one goal in mind – creating a truly circular economy across the globe to bring an end to overflowing landfills. In its 2022 Impact Report, the organization breaks down all of the individual successes […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

National Movement to Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy Gains Momentum

August 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

In 2020 the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) alliance was established by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America aiming to reduce food waste and transform the food waste that is created into renewable energy with farm-based anaerobic […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste and Recycling Issues Make Progress in Congress and State Legislatures

April 5, 2022

Via: Waste360

President Joseph R. Biden unveiled his FY2023 budget on March 28, barely two weeks after he signed a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill into law to fund the federal government through the end of FY2022. This is just one example […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Plastics Manufacturing Employment Outpaces U.S. Manufacturing

September 24, 2021

Via: Waste360

Despite a widespread movement to lower the production and use of plastics, demand for the material shows no signs of slowing down. The Plastic Industry Association’s 2021 Size and Impact Report, which is released on an annual basis, provides a […]


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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hawaii County Seeks Waste Reduction, Recycling Solutions

September 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

Hawaii Island’s county officials announced it’s time for a “major paradigm shift” for the island’s waste reduction and recycling efforts. One Kohala councilman has sponsored a resolution urging directors of the Department of Environmental Management and Research and Development to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California County Seeks Assistance in Reducing Landfill Disposal

July 26, 2019

Via: Waste360

Kern County, located in California’s Central Valley, is releasing “Waste Diversion Services—Request for Statements of Interest” (request for SOI), requesting non-binding statements of interest. The county seeks interested parties to assist in providing processes, technologies and possible facility development to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

12 New Companies Join Alliance to End Plastic Waste

July 16, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) recently welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain. The new members expand both the global footprint of the alliance and the participation of companies across the plastics value chain seeking […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Trash Can in the Water? Solutions in the Fight Against Ocean Plastics

July 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

It’s hard to forget the image of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged up its nostril or the young whale found dead in the Philippines after consuming 88 pounds of plastic. As difficult as those images are to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

A Look at the Businesses Fighting Food Waste

July 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

Fast Company has taken an in-depth look at 20 companies figuring out how to fight food waste by making new products from food that used to end up in the trash. According to the report, Americans now waste 70 percent […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China to Develop World’s Largest WTE Plant

July 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

China is in the process of developing a facility just outside Shenzhen in southern China that is expected to become the world’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. Pandaily reports that once the plant is fully operational, it will be able to […]