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After a two-month construction and installation period, Pekin, Ill.-based Area Recycling Inc. launched its new, state-of...
06/07/2019
Illinois-based Area Recycling MRF Celebrates New Upgrades

After a two-month construction and installation period, Pekin, Ill.-based Area Recycling Inc. launched its new, state-of-the-art materials recovery system. The expansion and equipment upgrade represent a $3.5 million business investment for parent company PDC / AREA Disposal.

The facility’s new sorting equipment was built and installed by Machinex over a two-month period.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, we conducted a survey to establish a baseline of data to provide insight on the trends underlyin...
06/07/2019
Research: Examining Price and Volume Trends Across the Solid Waste Sector

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, we conducted a survey to establish a baseline of data to provide insight on the trends underlying the solid #waste industry. We have repeated that survey once again to revisit the same questions and explore some new questions to allow for a comparison and trend line analysis.

The fourth survey allows us to compare the baseline data captured in 2016, 2017 and 2018 covering collection, recycling, disposal and capital spending.

Twelve groups have urged the Canadian government to add plastic #waste to the Schedule 1 List of Toxic Substances under ...
06/07/2019
Groups Call on Canadian Government to Act on Plastic Pollution

Twelve groups have urged the Canadian government to add plastic #waste to the Schedule 1 List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999.

Twelve groups have urged the Canadian government to add plastic waste to the Schedule 1 List of Toxic Substances under CEPA.

Tupperware Brands Corporation announced its "No Time to Waste" vision to significantly reduce plastic and #foodwaste by ...
06/07/2019
Tupperware Unveils Vision to Reduce Plastic, Food Waste by 2025

Tupperware Brands Corporation announced its "No Time to Waste" vision to significantly reduce plastic and #foodwaste by 2025. Through “No Time to Waste,” the company and its global network of 3 million sales force, 12,000 associates and suppliers are unified in their approach to reduce—and eventually eliminate—waste.

The company is now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastic Economy Global Commitment to help create a circular economy for plastic.

In a newly released study, “Where are Plastic Bags Banned Around the World,” ReuseThisBag.com analyzes which cities in t...
06/06/2019
Study: Where are Plastic Bags Banned Around the World?

In a newly released study, “Where are Plastic Bags Banned Around the World,” ReuseThisBag.com analyzes which cities in the U.S. are leading the way for plastic bag bans, and internationally, which countries have made the most significant push.

A newly released study analyzes U.S. states and cities and countries around the globe that are leading the way for plastic bag bans.

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara, Calif.) legislation to combat tobacco #waste in the oceans, beaches and oth...
06/06/2019
Bill to Combat Tobacco Waste Passes California Senate

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara, Calif.) legislation to combat tobacco #waste in the oceans, beaches and other waterways by establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed off the Senate floor recently in a 25 to 9 vote.

The bill would ban the sale of single-use tobacco products and require multiuse products be collected by manufacturers.

After 20 years, Routeware, Inc., the #waste and #recycling industry’s “Little Engine That Could,” continues to grow base...
06/06/2019
Software Solutions Company Proves to be “The Little Engine That Could”

After 20 years, Routeware, Inc., the #waste and #recycling industry’s “Little Engine That Could,” continues to grow based on new and emerging advances in #technology.

The company’s broad product line includes Big Data analytics, video and picture service and continues to grow based on emerging advances in technology.

EFS-Plastics, which makes and sells pellets for automotive, construction and agricultural commodities from rigids, activ...
06/06/2019
Why EFS-Plastics is on the Chase for Mixed Bales

EFS-Plastics, which makes and sells pellets for automotive, construction and agricultural commodities from rigids, actively seeks mixed bales of plastics.

EFS-Plastics, which makes and sells pellets for automotive, construction and agricultural commodities from rigids, actively seeks mixed bales of plastics.

On June 7 and 8, Windex will unveil its efforts to stem the tide of marine-bound plastic pollution in a public fashion t...
06/05/2019
Windex Highlights World Oceans Day 2019 with Interactive Experience

On June 7 and 8, Windex will unveil its efforts to stem the tide of marine-bound plastic pollution in a public fashion through a special ball pit made from recycled plastic at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Windex is unveiling its efforts to stem the tide of marine-bound plastic pollution via a ball pit made from recycled plastic at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

Fire Rover's Ryan Fogelman sits down with Rafael Reveles, a 20-year #escrap veteran, to discuss his experiences and appr...
06/05/2019
May 2019 Updated Fire Report: A Sit Down with the Doctor of E-scrap

Fire Rover's Ryan Fogelman sits down with Rafael Reveles, a 20-year #escrap veteran, to discuss his experiences and approaches to #recycling e-scrap.

Fire Rover’s Ryan Fogelman sits down with Rafael Reveles, a 20-year e-scrap veteran, who Fogelman has named the doctor of e-scrap.

In this month’s edition of #BusinessInsights, we summarize the key messages and highlights of Waste Management's Investo...
06/05/2019
Waste Management Investor Day Encapsulated

In this month’s edition of #BusinessInsights, we summarize the key messages and highlights of Waste Management's Investor Day.

In this month’s edition of Business Insights, we summarize the key messages and highlights of Waste Management’s Investor Day.

This year's theme for #WorldEnvironmentDay is #BeatAirPollution. What are you doing to make a difference?
06/05/2019

This year's theme for #WorldEnvironmentDay is #BeatAirPollution. What are you doing to make a difference?

The National Waste & Recycling Association unveiled its NWRA Export Expansion Program to provide member companies with t...
06/05/2019
NWRA Unveils Program to Help Members Grow Export Opportunities

The National Waste & Recycling Association unveiled its NWRA Export Expansion Program to provide member companies with the tools and resources required to access new and increase existing overseas markets for their recyclables, equipment and services.

NEEP aims to find new and increase existing markets for recyclables, equipment and services.

Good Shepherd Pharmacy and Lipscomb University's College of Pharmacy have launched a nationwide consortium of prescripti...
06/04/2019
Pharmacy, University Launch Blockchain Consortium to Reclaim Medical Waste

Good Shepherd Pharmacy and Lipscomb University's College of Pharmacy have launched a nationwide consortium of prescription repositories, healthcare organizations and higher education institutions to reclaim medications and track prescription #waste.

Good Shepherd Pharmacy and Lipscomb University joined RemediChain to reclaim medicines and track prescription waste.

Horizontal drilling has radically changed how the oil and exploration industry works; operators are drilling further and...
06/04/2019
Three Industry “Bigs” Delve into Oil, Gas Waste Management as Market Surges

Horizontal drilling has radically changed how the oil and exploration industry works; operators are drilling further and faster to get to resources. The gust of activity has driven demand for drilling #waste disposal services, and some solid waste companies are seizing opportunities in this space.

These ventures involve a long, intensive permitting process and answering to a different regulatory body with demanding rules.

Even with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) finalized standards for managing hazardous #waste pharmaceuti...
06/04/2019
Navigating EPA’s Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rulemaking (Part Two)

Even with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) finalized standards for managing hazardous #waste pharmaceuticals beginning to take effect in August, some healthcare waste facilities still don’t have hazardous or controlled substance programs in place. Part two of a two-part series this week looks at enforcement trends and practical steps facilities can take to ensure compliance under EPA’s finalized rule.

Part two of a two-part series looks at enforcement trends and practical steps facilities can take to ensure compliance under EPA’s finalized rule.

Eight New York City business groups distributed a letter to New York City Council members on June 3 urging them to rejec...
06/04/2019
NYC Businesses Distribute Letter Against Reynoso’s Waste Legislation

Eight New York City business groups distributed a letter to New York City Council members on June 3 urging them to reject legislation introduced last week (Intro 1574) by Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

Eight business groups distributed a letter to council members on June 3 urging them to “refrain from endorsing or sponsoring legislation introduced last week.”

General Mills awarded Ugo Angeletti, founder of back2earth, and his sister Emma $50,000 as the winners of its annual Fee...
06/03/2019
Siblings on a Mission to Grow Gardens, Not Landfills

General Mills awarded Ugo Angeletti, founder of back2earth, and his sister Emma $50,000 as the winners of its annual Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program.

Two teens from Miami have been named 2019 General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program winners, earning $50,000.

In our latest episode of Waste360’s #NothingWastedPodcast, we chat with 9-year-old Ryan Hickman, CEO of Ryan’s Recycling...
06/03/2019

In our latest episode of Waste360’s #NothingWastedPodcast, we chat with 9-year-old Ryan Hickman, CEO of Ryan’s Recycling, about how $5 from his first trip to a #recycling facility turned into a huge passion, how his family helps with his business, his successful beach cleanups and how this work helps him master math and geography. http://bit.ly/2XtGkr2

For healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical reverse distributors that generate and manage hazardous #waste pharmaceutic...
06/03/2019
Navigating EPA’s Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rulemaking (Part One)

For healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical reverse distributors that generate and manage hazardous #waste pharmaceuticals, the current regulatory and compliance landscape can be not only confusing to follow, but it can end up being a maze of potential complications. Part one of a two-part series breaks down how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finalized standards will impact healthcare providers, retailers, pharmacies and reverse distributors.

Part one of a two-part series breaks down how EPA’s finalized standards will impact healthcare providers, retailers, pharmacies and reverse distributors.

The Transform Don't Trash NYC coalition is calling on the New York City Council to move quickly to pass the commercial #...
05/31/2019

The Transform Don't Trash NYC coalition is calling on the New York City Council to move quickly to pass the commercial #waste zone bill, following a report from the New York Post that a private carting company owner was indicted for covering up a murder five months ago. http://bit.ly/2W1c0lX

#WomenLeadersInWaste Tracie Onstad Bills, northern California director of sustainable materials management at SCS Engine...
05/31/2019
Women Leaders in Waste: Tracie Onstad Bills of SCS Engineers

#WomenLeadersInWaste Tracie Onstad Bills, northern California director of sustainable materials management at SCS Engineers, turned her passion for teaching into a career in the #waste and #recycling industry.

SCS Engineers’ northern California director of sustainable materials management turned her passion for teaching into a career in the waste and recycling industry.

A comprehensive study released by The Solar Foundation, in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association, rev...
05/31/2019
Solar Industry Releases New Diversity and Inclusion Reports

A comprehensive study released by The Solar Foundation, in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association, reveals that #solar companies are doing a better job of tracking employee demographics and generally provide positive work environments for their employees, but senior leadership in the industry lacks diversity and gaps remain in wages and job satisfaction.

The Solar Foundation and SEIA also released a diversity and inclusion best practices guide to help organizations build diversity and inclusion programs.

The California State Senate on May 29 passed the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB-54)...
05/30/2019
California Senate Passes Single-use Packaging and Plastics Bill

The California State Senate on May 29 passed the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB-54), which aims to set a bar for reducing single-use packaging across the country.

The legislation applies to all single-use packaging sold in California, as well as the top 10 single-use plastic items found during beach cleanups.

New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso introduced his version of a bill to create a citywide commercial #waste zon...
05/30/2019
NYC Councilman Introduces Changes to Commercial Waste Zone Bill

New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso introduced his version of a bill to create a citywide commercial #waste zoning system on May 29 at City Hall. Read the full details in this article.

New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso’s proposed legislation would divide the city into at least 20 commercial waste zones with each zone serviced by one carter.

When we hear California’s #waste management story, it’s typically about how this West Coast state is ahead of the curve,...
05/30/2019
What’s California’s True Recycling Story?

When we hear California’s #waste management story, it’s typically about how this West Coast state is ahead of the curve, with #recycling rates well above the national average. We hear of California’s ambitious targets and laws to divert from #landfill and cut greenhouse gas emissions. But there’s a less-told story: California, like other states, is feeling the pain of a persistent, downturned commodities market streak.

The less-told story is that California, like other states, is feeling the pain of a persistent, downturned commodities market streak.

Thoughts?
05/29/2019
BEAUTY INSIDER

Thoughts?

Its goal is to help promote "inter-generational responsibility" over environmental protection. 🌱

"Look. Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a drone delivering my order of freshly brewed coffee. E-commerce f...
05/29/2019
Droning On and On: What’s Next for Online Delivery?

"Look. Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a drone delivering my order of freshly brewed coffee. E-commerce fundamentally changed how we buy things. Online purchasing now accounts for 10 percent of retail sales, up from 4 percent a decade ago. No one knows where it will max out, but its continued growth is inevitable." - Chaz Miller, a longtime veteran of the #waste and #recycling industry.

Online purchasing accounts for 10 percent of retail sales, up from 4 percent a decade ago. No one knows where it will max out, but its growth is inevitable.

Waste360 recently sat down with Michael Doherty, director of sales and marketing at Sensen Networks Pty Ltd, to discuss ...
05/29/2019
App Aims to Solve Illegal Dumping Problem

Waste360 recently sat down with Michael Doherty, director of sales and marketing at Sensen Networks Pty Ltd, to discuss the company's Gemineye app and its impact on the #waste and #recycling industry in the U.S.

Michael Doherty, director of sales and marketing at SenSen Networks, discusses the company’s new app and its impact on the waste and recycling industry in the U.S.

In this week’s episode of Waste360’s #NothingWastedPodcast, we chat with Anne Bahr Thompson, author of “Do Good: Embraci...
05/28/2019

In this week’s episode of Waste360’s #NothingWastedPodcast, we chat with Anne Bahr Thompson, author of “Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit,” about #sustainability, supply chain mindfulness, the power of small acts and more. http://bit.ly/2JIQm4k

CleanSpark recently announced that it has achieved government acceptance of its #solar plus storage microgrid located at...
05/28/2019
Making the Shift to Solar, Renewable Energy

CleanSpark recently announced that it has achieved government acceptance of its #solar plus storage microgrid located at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Cleanspark achieved government acceptance of its solar plus storage microgrid at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires #landfill operators to mainta...
05/28/2019
Stakeholders Call for More Certain Landfill Post-closure Care Terms

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act requires #landfill operators to maintain post-closure care for 30 years, though states can adjust up or down according to when they determine ending this care will not threaten human health or the environment. But that’s about as far as the directive goes, and some industry stakeholders say it’s not enough.

Some claim federal law regarding post-closure care provides no guidance on how states should assess for human or environmental health impacts.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 24 signed a bill into law that would ban #trash #incinerators in the Finger Lakes ...
05/28/2019
New York Bans Trash Incinerators in the Finger Lakes Region

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 24 signed a bill into law that would ban #trash #incinerators in the Finger Lakes region.

The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act prohibits the siting of a waste-to-energy facility in the Finger Lakes Watershed.

The Waste360 family would like to wish you a happy and safe #MemorialDay.
05/27/2019

The Waste360 family would like to wish you a happy and safe #MemorialDay.

Crain's New York Business just reported that Sanitation Committee Chairman Antonio Reynoso is set to introduce a bill ne...
05/24/2019
“Radical Changes” Ahead for NYC’s Commercial Waste Zone Bill?

Crain's New York Business just reported that Sanitation Committee Chairman Antonio Reynoso is set to introduce a bill next week in New York City that would create an exclusive commercial #waste system in which a single #hauler would be responsible for each zone in the city.

A bill to be introduced next week would create an exclusive waste system in which a single hauler would be responsible for each zone.

The 2019 #NYCFoodWasteFair featured a full-day panel program, more than 70 exhibitors, hands-on workshops and skills tra...
05/24/2019
Insights and Scenes from the 2019 NYC Food Waste Fair

The 2019 #NYCFoodWasteFair featured a full-day panel program, more than 70 exhibitors, hands-on workshops and skills training, demos and tastings and a Zero Food Waste Challenge. Read some of the highlights.

The 2019 NYC Food Waste Fair featured a full-day panel program, more than 70 exhibitors, hands-on workshops and skills training, demos and tastings and a Zero Food Waste Challenge.

Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based #waste and #energy development company, broke ground on the first commercial-sc...
05/23/2019
Brightmark Breaks Ground on Plastics-to-fuel Facility in Indiana

Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based #waste and #energy development company, broke ground on the first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Ind.

Brightmark’s new technology recycles plastic into transportation fuel and wax, and the company has plans in the works for future sites.

After years of planning, the long-awaited East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, N.Y., opened in March. ...
05/23/2019
An Exclusive Look at the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station in New York

After years of planning, the long-awaited East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, N.Y., opened in March. Take a look at this gallery to view some snapshots of the interior and exterior of the transfer station.

The transfer station, which opened in March, is permitted to receive up to 1,860 tons of municipal solid waste each working day.

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