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Environmental nonprofits have pushed back on recent industry efforts to get priority legislation included in potential pandemic relief bills. Now, they're pointing to the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act as part of the solution.
Activity has declined across the state following Gov. Newsom's 60-day suspension of recycling center requirements, which expires in June. The state estimates this equates to a $61 million drop in deposits being redeemed.
The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision that the industry giant's exclusive franchise contract does not violate antitrust law. The smaller waste companies waging this legal battle have sought to undercut that agreement.
The Canada-based company's first sustainability report calculates emissions avoided from recycling, organics and other lines of business. GFL also touted its efforts to divert nearly 1.17 million metric tons of material in 2019.
The trade group called the new bipartisan bill "a win" for the industry that could address "bad debt" concerns. SWANA says it is also pursuing "far broader" FEMA reimbursement funding for both private and public sector operators.
Like solar panels, batteries may present a new revenue stream for closed landfills. Projects are complete, or underway, in multiple states.
St. Louis County commissioners recently asked the federal agency to address ongoing discharge issues. The local facility operator says it dilutes leachate in a process removing 95% of contaminants.
The technology company plays up its municipal offerings and highlights case studies from commercial customers, while talking about a "waste wake-up call." More detailed climate metrics are expected in a future edition.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is searching for savings due to the pandemic's financial effects, with funding for curbside collection, community composting and recycling outreach set to be cut.
Pricing had been depressed since last year, due to a variety of global factors. Now, suspensions of some container redemption and curbside recycling programs are further complicating supply issues.
Market analysts expect the cost of recycled PET will eventually start to gain parity with virgin, but recent low oil prices and issues with container redemption programs are complicating that outlook.
The parties have less than two months to receive Department of Justice approval and close this $4.9 billion transaction under original terms. A look at competitive concerns around Chicago show the complexities involved.
One of the industry's largest transactions in years, between two of its biggest companies, has generated significant interest since being announced in 2019. Catch up on all of the latest developments with our ongoing coverage.
Recent proxy filings detail the rising, multimillion-dollar figures paid to the CEOs of Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Covanta and Casella Waste Systems.
Even as coronavirus waste ramped up, prompting concerns about China-like levels, public companies largely saw a decrease in overall volume following the cancellation of elective procedures and other effects.
Testing done near a Norlite facility in New York indicates incineration of PFAS may be spreading the toxic chemicals. Sen. Chuck Schumer has asked two federal agencies to launch a probe amid broader federal scrutiny.
By funding education, sorting technology and end markets, the industry-backed Carton Council earned highly-sought federal recyclability status. Yet some MRFs and governments question if this packaging is worth the effort.
Results are in for seven publicly-traded North American companies, and it's clear the industry is resilient. But many questions remain about adapting to volume shifts and whether early optimism for economic recovery will bear out.
In its first report since going public, GFL outlined financial effects from the pandemic and optimism for an economic recovery. Executives also previewed future growth plans after starting the year with significant M&A spending.
Environmental groups have decried the push for additional infrastructure funding as a "plastics bailout." The picture is more complicated when factoring in stances from other trade groups, including the glass and fiber sectors.