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CEO Patsy Sperduto, along with investors from Ironwood Capital and Laurel Mountain Partners, talk about future development and acquisition plans for the fast-growing company following a recapitalization.
Recent articles have hammered a drumbeat of negativity on plastics recycling, but it can work with the right investment and policy action, writes the senior director of strategy and research at The Recycling Partnership.
As the reusables system rolls out at event venues in the Pacific Northwest city, r.Cup is eyeing operating in “a dozen or more markets” by the end of 2023 working through public-private partnerships.
The Massachusetts-based company, known for farm-based projects, aspires to have 100 anaerobic digesters by 2026. This new investment comes as renewable natural gas projects are increasingly popular.
The company says it’s on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost recovery of certain “key materials,” with more electric vehicles on the way. It has also begun using an industry-created emissions standard.
Some environmentalists and lawmakers want pyrolysis and gasification units to remain regulated as waste combustion, but the plastics industry says the label doesn’t apply to most chemical recycling. EPA will consider new rules.
The college town is aiming to be a regional leader when it comes to reuse, edible food recovery and other areas. An upcoming contract with GFL Environmental also calls for dozens of electric collection vehicles.
The private equity firm is expected to close on its purchase of the Texas-based hauler within weeks, following a protracted process and service issues for numerous local government customers.
Companies like Vanguard Renewables are investing millions to facilitate commercial organics recycling as researchers and state regulators work to keep PFAS and microplastics out of the equation.
The environmental group now says its “Stemming the Tide” report unfairly placed blame on Asian countries for the bulk of plastic pollution and was wrong to promote incineration as a waste disposal option.
Oshik Efrati — co-founder of an Israeli company that has deployed digester units in more than 100 countries — outlines plans to target U.S. homeowners, multifamily complexes and commercial establishments.
At a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, participants urged the agency to approve recycling projects, funded with infrastructure grant money, that avoid creating further environmental harm to disadvantaged communities.
A budgetary expansion of that size would be roughly five times greater than what OSHA received in the most recent Congressional spending bill.
The state is the second to update its extended producer responsibility law to reflect electronic device lightweighting. Other states could make similar changes to their e-scrap recycling metrics in coming years.
The latest private equity firm to enter this space discusses its $150 million investment plans for the Atlanta-area company, plus its own aspirations for other waste and recycling transactions.
Organics recycling has been the norm in San Francisco, Oakland and other jurisdictions for years. Part 5 of our series explores how some are trying to elevate their diversion efforts with residual waste sorting and other strategies.
Return rates are decreasing in many bottle bill states, but factors beyond COVID-19 played a role, a new Container Recycling Institute report says. Oregon and Michigan’s rates remain among the highest.
The fashion company joined Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures in a Series B funding round.
Retirements are leading the trade group’s projection of a 160,000 driver shortfall by 2030. Drug and alcohol violations are seen as one factor sidelining potential drivers.
Single-use plastics in e-commerce, state purchasing requirements, diversion credits from waste-to-energy facilities and a bottle bill expansion for wine are still in play before lawmakers end their session.