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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 […]