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Pricing and the Advanced Disposal acquisition were key first quarter boosts. Executives also announced a new chief sustainability officer and weighed in on the Biden administration's infrastructure proposal.
Following similar steps in Portland, Oregon, and Milwaukee, Pittsburgh is betting that recovering materials from condemned buildings instead of demolishing them will support the city's climate and equity goals.
The week of Earth Day saw news on zero waste plan reassessments, organics program expansions, reuse pilots and more. Catch up on updates from New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and other cities around the country.
The Department of Sanitation announced the return of multiple programs affected by pandemic budget cuts on Earth Day, following a council hearing about codifying the city's 2030 goal, but critics say more action is needed.
Stadiums and concessions anticipate surging demand as events resume. Recent pandemic effects have shifted ordering for food trays, clamshells, compostable packaging and more.
All U.S. adults are now eligible to receive a vaccine. Still, the need for PPE and other protections remain: "we've got to keep our head down until we have a significant portion of the population vaccinated," said Casella's CEO.
Amid a wave of similar legislation nationally, the bill would change the makeup of bottles and trash bags over time while banning some types of expanded polystyrene containers.
A second former Recology employee is charged in the ongoing corruption investigation, communities receiving New York City's waste push back, certification organizations seek additional city partners, and more local news.
Closing Rikers Island as a jail offers an opportunity to change aspects of New York's waste management infrastructure and potentially rethink expanding the city's role in overseeing it, former DSNY official Robert Lange writes.
The policy is set to take effect for large generators in 2023, after years of attempts. Proponents hope it will spur development of new regional composting and anaerobic digestion infrastructure.
Numerous organizations, companies and governments have pledged to meet recycling-related goals by as early as 2025. Panelists discussed what could help achieve these targets, despite skepticism.
Vanguard Renewables and Sims Limited joined hundreds of other businesses and investors in a call for the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030
Vanguard Renewables, Sims Limited and hundreds of other businesses and investors signed a letter calling for the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.
New York Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Maine Rep. Nicole Grohoski see the policy as a key strategy for reducing waste and relieving pressure on municipalities' recycling budgets, but critics aren't convinced.
NEW REPORT EXAMINES US UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY AND RECOVERY ACTIVITIES   April 12, 2021, Ann Arbor, Mich. – RRS announced the release of the Examination of US University Sustainability and Recovery Activities report, providing an overview of recycling, organics recovery, and sustainability... Read More...
Catch up on the latest local waste and recycling headlines from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and numerous other municipalities around the country.
The Closed Loop Partners CEO, and author of new book "The Waste-Free World," shares his views on how CPG companies, service providers, local governments and consumers must adapt to build a more circular economy.
NRDC, ReFED and other partners, backed by cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, want federal facilities to divert their organic waste and purchase finished compost. They also seek $650 million in federal funds annually for local efforts.
Panelists at the Northeast Recycling Council's spring conference covered how lessons learned from Canada and Europe could help improve U.S. recycling systems while also debating the merits of chemical recycling.
Box producers are running on lean inventories as online buying booms and creates greater demand for packaging materials.