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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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Alabama Reaches Recycling Milestone

June 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Alabama’s Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) announced that the state reached a new recycling milestone in 2018. Over the last year, the state diverted more than 25 percent of its generated trash from landfill. In addition, Alabama is now recycling […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Ban Could Disrupt Singapore’s “Zero Waste” Plans

June 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

Singapore’s government declared that 2019 was going to be the “Year of Zero Waste.” But China’s ban on waste imports could disrupt that plan. Singapore has sought out waste reduction initiatives due to its only landfill filling up a decade […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Orlando, Fla., Bans Single-use Plastics at Venues and Parks

June 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Commissioners for the city of Orlando, Fla., have signed off on a ban of single-use plastics and polystyrene products at venues and parks. Orlando and its contractors will no longer be able to use items such as plastic straws, cutlery, […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Kohl’s Joins How2Recycle Program

June 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Kohl’s announced it has joined the How2Recycle label program in an effort to help customers be more informed about their recycling decisions. As part of the company’s sustainability efforts to reduce waste and conserve resources, Kohl’s has partnered with the […]