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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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Vermont to Ban Food Scraps from Trash Disposal by 2020

July 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

As of July 1, 2020, food waste will be banned from disposal in Vermont. The move, according to the Rutland Herald, is part of the state’s eight-year plan of sending less waste to landfill. In 2012, Vermont passed a Universal […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Coalition Calls for Recycled Content Minimum in Plastic Bags

June 28, 2019

Via: Waste360

Twenty-seven organizations have called for urgent government action to help deal with the global plastic problem. The industry-led Recycle More Bags coalition proposes using legislative action and procurement policy to drive demand for a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled […]