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The legislation with big organics diversion implications for businesses, among other categories, was adjusted to take into account ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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The sector reacts to the president's $2 trillion proposal, Eunomia digs into state recycling performance, organics pilots are on the rise, New York City is tackling litter and more local stories from around the country
A proposed settlement would see landfills, transfer stations and commercial collection routes in four Southeast states going to portfolio companies of the private equity firm. Texas routes would also be sold to Waste Connections.
The recently reintroduced RECYCLE Act is a distraction from the systemic changes offered by the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, writes the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers' Kate Bailey.
The long-anticipated elevation of Jon Vander Ark, currently the company's president, takes effect in June. Don Slager, a multi-decade industry veteran, will continue in a consulting role through the end of the year.
Establishing public-private partnerships and sustainable distribution of responsibility at community composting sites are among the important tenets to consider, panelists at a U.S. Composting Council event shared.
The quantity and quality of feedstock must improve to support industry pledges and government initiatives to increase recycled content — making deposit return systems all the more important, writes Reloop's Elizabeth Balkan.
A Washington city explains ending its 15-year relationship with Waste Connections, Waste Pro plans to walk from contract troubles in Memphis and more local stories from around the country.
The bill would ban some single-use plastic products, set recycled content requirements and enact a national EPR program. Opponents criticize the bill's efforts to suspend permitting for plastic production facilities.
The coming need to address renewable energy assets that reach the end of their useful lives is spurring conversations about creating an economy that's circular as well as green.
The wide-ranging bill, which calls for numerous energy grid improvements, names landfill gas and municipal solid waste as renewable energy resources. It's one of multiple new federal proposals with waste implications.
The companies, acquired separately by a Macquarie fund in 2019, have a $1 billion annual revenue run rate. Following a recapitalization, CEO Bob Boucher said more M&A is planned and an IPO or sale could happen in the future.
After a year-long pandemic delay, the city is moving on an RFP process to reshape the open market system. Dozens of companies recently took the first application step, potentially including newcomers Waste Management and Winters Bros.
The news follows recent efforts by business groups to extract more clarity from the EEOC. The lack of federal guidance has resulted in a "gray area" for employers.
With demand for CPG products expected to stay elevated, manufacturers should mind trends around e-commerce, transparency and sustainability to maximize growth, the Consumer Brands Association says in a recent study.
Waste Management and Republic Services were listed in an As You Sow report calling on S&P 500 companies to acknowledge racism and provide details related to pay equity, promotions, recruitment and retention numbers.
The company pursued the C$927.5 million deal for many years, which will further solidify its presence throughout Canada. Integration of GFL's major 2020 deals is ahead of schedule and this could close by the end of the year.
"Arguments in favor of a single global ESG reporting framework are persuasive," said the corporation finance lead at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, adding the agency "should play a leading role" in creating such standards.
In the search for better end markets for recycled plastic film, trash bags could be an ideal candidate — but only if recycled content laws and public demand also play a role, speakers at a Northeast Recycling Council panel said.